SoS: April 27, 2015 - May 3, 2015

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    28 April Plan

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  2. celestino

    celestino Friendly Neighborhood Wetshaver

    Thanks, Herm! It is just a Japanese Maple tree with sunlight hitting in a lovely way! :)
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  3. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Tuesday Planned SOTD

    Razor: PILS 101NE
    Blade: Super Iridium (D4)
    Brush: Simpson Chubby 2 Synthetic
    Bowl: Turkish Porcelain Bowl 4 ¾”
    Pre Shave Scrub: RazoRock GLO
    Pre Shave Oil: Homemade Jasmine Orange Vanilla
    Shave Soap: Dr. Jon Savannah Sunrise
    Post: Monster Alum Block
    Aftershave: Alvarez Gomez Agua De Colonia


  4. NCoxSTL


    Arko April Focus - CJB Kamisori
    April 27, 2015 - Week 5 Day 2
    Prep - Hot shower and towel
    Brush - Omega Pro 48
    Soap - Arko
    Razor - CJB
    Blade - [​IMG]Post - Alum, Clubman

    Two passes today, no nicks etc., although I skirted the area of the slice from yesterday. Finished with a pass of the SS/SM Platinum to clean up and moved on to work. Alum was quieter by a slight bit and overall a nice shave. Used both hands again without consideration for which side of the blade. Just chose the grip and angle that worked. The Feather Pro actually feels quite smooth to me and the sharpness allows for less clean up where I have the technique more dialed in. One more day and then a couple of easy shave days leading to Friday.
  5. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

    Planned Tabac Tuesday SOTD
    Sonnal Nicplata slant razor
    Gillette spoiler blade
    Vintage bristle and badger mixed brush
    Tabac shave soap
    Groom Aftershave
    Tabac Eau de Cologne

    I look forward to Tuesdays more than any other day of the week. Tabac products are fantastic. Im just glad there is only one scent, otherwise I'd own even more stuff :lyrtuy5:

  6. sir_mike

    sir_mike Well-Known Member

    SOTD 4-27-15

    Razor: ATT H1 head w/MR1 handle
    Blade: Astra SP (2)
    Soap: Cella (sample from brick)
    Bowl: VDH
    Brush: Tweezerman
    Post: Gentleman Jon Alum block

    Preshave was just face wash with warm water and post shave was rinse with warm water then some cold water splashes and pat dry, then apply the alum block

    Comments: For the second time trying out the H1 plate, again the shave was like Wow! It going up against only a one day growth. The shave was very, very good, I managed to get a DFS easily in only two passes and almost no touch up. Dang close to a BBS everywhere, even on the neck area! No weeper but a little irritation felt in the jaw line from the Alum blocks feedback. Absolutely no complaints today as the H1 plate but I can see where it might not be mild enough for everyday use. I used it yesterday and it took off the two day growth like nobody's business! Today I could feel the blade a bit more but I wanted to so I didn't change the soap or blade I used so I could see what it would feel like as a daily driver and at this point I have to say I am undecided in that regard. I did get another great shave with it but like I said, I could feel it more so more caution is needed if one plans on using it daily vs a growth of two or more days!

    Please feel free to leave comments on any items used as I enjoy reading them to see what others say about the gear I am using/trying out!

  7. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

    Arko April!!!


    27 April 2015

    Have a great Tuesday!!!
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2015
  8. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Thanks, great info/'review' on the H1 plate.
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  9. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos


    Fat Tuesday April 28 SOTD:

    Homemade PS Oil
    Vie-long Horsehair Brush
    Palmolive Classic
    FB w/Rapira PL set on 8
    Stirling Unscented PSB
    Skin Bracer AS
  10. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Tabac and Sherlock make a great pair. The lather was near optimal, as usual, and my Aristocrat made short comfortable work of my stubble. My face feels smooth and I smell good. I used the last of my Proraso White pre barba today, it's a an excellent product, but it's time to try something new.
    Prep: Proraso White
    Soap: Tabac!
    Brush: HIS XL
    Razor: 1948 Gillette Aristocrat
    Blade: voskhod (3)
    AS: Chiseled Face Sherlock
  11. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    I enjoyed the Stirling Frozen Tundra again this morning - it really gave me lots of menthol chill with nice lather and post-shave care. The resulting shave was terrific.
  12. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    Prep: hot shower
    Lather: St. James Mandarin & Patchouli
    Brush: Omega 10006
    Razor: Gillette New SC
    Blade: Merkur Super
    Post: Ogallala Bay Rum Limes & Peppercorns

    Face lathered the cream with the Omega boar brush and had a nice lather in a short time. Like the stiffness and soft tips of the brush. 2 passes and good to go.
  13. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Schick I2 razor
    Personna blade
    CO Bigelow SC
    FS Finest brush
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel/Sage mix
    Pinaud Lime Sec Cologne

    2 pass BBS today! Woot! That is all, over and out
  14. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Rod's new Glacial formula is very much improved. The lather forms much easier now and it's richer. He worked really hard to get it right and his efforts definitely paid off. I LOVE them.
  15. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    today's shave
    hot water wash with dove+ care
    rubberset 400
    rustic shave soap tobacco
    Gillette fatboy(d4)(7)
    Henckels#81" the spotted Emperor" 4/8 full hollow
    lilac vegital
    FAT TOBACCO TUESDAY. today I did a two and two shave for a completely smooth mug. finished with glassed veg.
    hope y'all did as well, or better.
  16. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member

    Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Executive Man Bath Soap
    Soap: Stirling Executive Man
    Razor: Gillette NEW Short Comb
    Blade: Gillette “Spoiler” Super Stainless (6)
    Brush: Whipped Dog High Mountain/Bethlehem Olivewood-24mmx50mm
    Aftershave: Stirling Executive Man

    WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angles for my beard)

    Stirling Executive Man today. 20 seconds to load the WD High Mountain. Great, easy, thick, lather. Gillette “Spoiler” still in the NEW SC-Shave #6. Excellent smooth, close, shave. I finished with Stirling Executive Man.


  17. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Back-to-Work Day
    Had a chance to try out some RazoRock 'Sensitive Skin' shaving soap this iron. Like most RazoRock soaps, it lathered easily sand provided a good slick cushion.'Green Tea' is a subtle scent I didn't find displeasing.
    Overall, a very nice 3-pass shave with the Böhler!
    Have a great Tuesday, all!
  18. NCoxSTL


    Arko April Focus - CJB Kamisori
    April 28, 2015 - Week 5 Day 3
    Prep - Hot shower and towel
    Brush - Omega Pro 48
    Soap - Arko
    Razor - CJB
    Blade - [​IMG](3)
    Post - Alum, Proraso

    Final day (for now) for the CJB and I finished with a decent day. The slice from Sunday opened just a bit when I went over that area with the blade but nothing serious at all. The rest of the shave was good. A couple of minor nicks on the neck. Still I feel that I gained a lot of proficiency with this razor and will definitely be back with it and a straight of some kind (likely kamisori) in June. Alum reminded me that I finished a little rough and the Proraso did its burn too but I'm awake and ready to go!
  19. LaSalle82

    LaSalle82 Well-Known Member

    SOTD April 28.............

    Running a little late this morning but still had just enough time for a quick shave.

    Semogue 1438 w/Palmolive Stick (face lather)
    Schick G1 Injector w/Schick Blade (9)
    Osma Alum finished off with Ice Blue Aqua Velva

    Single pass CCS and off to work for the end of the month rush!

  20. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Razor – Mongoose B2
    Blade –Feather Super Pro (3)
    Brush –Rudy Vey with Shavemac Finest
    Lather – Soap Commander Confidence
    Post - Witch Hazel and Myrsol F/Extra Sample


    I have definitely found my blade of choice with the Mongoose. Fantastic 2 pass BBS shave this morning with only minor touch ups in my trouble areas. I have found the key for me with these blades is to start with the first pass ATG followed by a XTG pass and touch ups. Soap Commander Confidence soaped provided a slick and protective lather. Only 1 or 2 more shaves left in this tub. I will purchase other Soap Commander scents in the future. Followed up with witch hazel and Myrsol F/Extra from my sample pack.
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