SoS: August 11, 2014 - August 17, 2014

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Menthol Monday

    Added a bit of chill to my routine with some TSD IcedSubZero pre-shave balm and a healthy dose of TSD M-Bomb to the MdC soap.
    Same great scent and slickness with the MdC, but with a cooling tingle that I found very refreshing!
    The Böker performed as usual—flawless—for a great start of the day…

    Have a wonderful Monday, all!

  2. Stubbl E

    Stubbl E Well-Known Member

    Monday morning -

    Prep - Noxzema & hot towel
    Lather - Cella Extra Extra Purissima & suribachi
    Brush - Omega 40033
    Razors - Gillette Single Ring & Champlin 6/8
    Blade - Feather (13)

    2 pass
    Warm water rinse & cold water splash
    Alum block & Witch-hazel AS

  3. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented


    Prep: CeraVe facial cleanser
    Soap: Mike's natural, unscented
    Brush: Mühle VIVO black fiber synthetic
    Razor: Merkur Progress
    Blade: Personna med prep
    After: Cold rinse, CeraVe lotion

    I haven't used the Merkur Progress in 6 months, so I thought it was time to bring it out. Quite a different experience from the ShaveCraft that I have been using most days this year. The Progress is hefty with a significant proportion of the weight in the head, the preferred angle is different, and there is more audible feedback from the blade as it cuts hairs. I got a decent enough shave, but I think I need to use it more often so there is not such a learning curve each time I pick it up.

  4. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Monday morning, August 11, 2014

    Schick E2 Injector with Schick blade (6)
    Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
    Arko shaving soap with hot water lather,
    finish with cold water rinse for a CCS!

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  5. digitaldome

    digitaldome Well-Known Member

    SOTD 8.11.14
    Razor: Cobra Classic
    Blade: Kai Captain Titan Mild
    Brush: HL Thater 4125/2 Two Band
    Cream: TOBS Grapefruit
    AS: Speick
    ASB: GFTrumper's Lime Skin Food

  6. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    SOTD Monday 8-11-2014 It's good to be home shave!

    9/16 Torrey Wedge
    Proraso PSC
    Erasmic SC
    Georgetown Scuttle
    Semogue 820 Boar
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Gold Bond Moisturizing Lotion
    Florida Water Cologne

    After 10 days on the road and shaving in hotel mirrors, it is a real treat to get a normal morning shave in a mirror I can actually see my beard instead of guessing. I stropped the Torrey I had with me on the road and used it to check the edge. Still keen and delivering a close shave after a good stropping.
    It was a real treat to meet up with Guy (Ram57) and spend a couple of hours talking about "Life, the Universe and Everything" (to steal a Douglas Adams Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy phrase.) Guy is a great and super nice person and we shared a lot of memories of the places where we lived. It is amazing how many places where we both have lived and the numerous things we have in common. It was great to actually meet face to face with someone that I have been talking to and following every morning on the forum. Definately a high point of my trip!

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  7. dscaver

    dscaver Well-Known Member

    Monday Aug 11, 2014 early AM shave:

    Warm Shower
    Simpson 46B
    Locally made shave soap from the local farmers market.
    Warm shave mug
    Gillette Ball End Tech
    Astra SP
    Lucky Tiger AS and Face Balm
    Pinaud Clubman

    The lather was a little weak from the new shave soap, first time around with this hard soap. Overall it was a good two pass DFS shave this morning.

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  8. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    6/8 Wusthof
    It's the only accurate thing about todays pic. I was in a hurry.
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  9. Dapper-in-a-can-man

    Dapper-in-a-can-man and Dad-on-hand

    Razor: Gillette Fat Handle Tech
    Blade: Voskhod (3)
    Brush: Gary's Finest Badger
    Lather: VDH Luxury
    Post: Maggard Razors Alum
    Aftershave: Barbasol Pacific Rush

    Shouldn't have shaved today. I did two passes. Where I messed up was the first pass, first initial stroke, first initial impulse to shave. Other than the horrid irritation, razor burn, and how I should have used a new blade... It was a great shave.

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  10. fram773

    fram773 Well-Known Member

    Youre using a carbon steel blade. I only get one shave out of those. With the GEM stainless blades you will get 7+ easy.
  11. markjnewcomb

    markjnewcomb Well-Known Member

    I will pick some up.
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  12. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Planned Shave 8-12-2014

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  13. figment714

    figment714 Well-Known Member


    SoS - Menthol Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

    Cool shower
    Prep: Peppermint PSO
    Brush: B&B Essential Boar
    Soap: Stirling MITA
    Razor: Weber PH
    Blade: Persona Lab Blue (1)
    Post: Stirling Lemon Chill WH
    Aftershave: Iced Lime Sec

    - Don
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  14. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Cold Water Shave

    Dove Men's Face Wash
    TOBS Lavender Shaving Cream
    Semogue 1305 Boar Brush
    Schick Eversharp I2 Hydro-Magic
    Schick Stainless
    Thayers Rose Petal WH
    Pinaud Clubman AS

    Today, I continue to shave completely with cold water again. The TOBS Lavender Shaving Cream face-lathered very easily with my Semogue 1305 Boar brush. Two passes with my Schick Eversharp I2 Hydro-Magic and a Schick Stainless blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. I had lots of lather left over. After a cold water rinse, alum block, and cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayers Rose Petal WH and then Pinaud Clubman after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed... What a nice shave! I'm liking this cold water shaving.
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  15. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    What an awesome pic! :)
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  16. Clubman4Life

    Clubman4Life Active Member

  17. Ryan B

    Ryan B Knight of the Soapocracy

  18. Mr. Shaverman

    Mr. Shaverman Well-Known Member

    Cold shave on a hot night...

    Razor: Merkur 1904 OC
    Blade: Voskhod Teflon
    Cream: Proraso Green
    Water: COLD
    Brush: VDH Boar
    Aftershave: Osage Rub applied liberally
  19. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

    Filarmonica 14 Especial half hollow 8/8
    Kanayama cordovan #8000
    Simpsons LE P8
    L'Occitane Cade soap
    Alum & Witch Hazel
    L'Occitane Baux balm
    L'Occitane Ambre & Santal Edt

  20. Recklesstr

    Recklesstr Arkoholic

    Tuesday Morning Shave
    Gillette Fat Boy (S3)
    Blade: ASCO (1)
    Brush: Vie-Long White Horse Hair
    Soap: Derby
    AS: Barbon

    2 days growth beard gone in 2 passes very easily with BBS result. Although I'm extremely happy with Asco blades (on EJ DE89 and Wilkinson Sword Classic) For the first time I felt tugging in my neck. Maybe I need more practice on gillette fat boy.
    Have a great day folks!
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