SoS: August 13th, 2012 - August 19th, 2012

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. burpsan

    burpsan Well-Known Member

    Saturday Early Afternoon

    After a little tennis and a lot of yard work ...

    Pre (Eucerin cream, warm shower)
    Simpson Milk Churn
    Merkur 23c w/ Kai Stainless Steel
    Post (Cetaphil, Dickinson's WH, cold water rinse)
    Master Bay Rum

    Solid DFS by means of wtg, xtg. Love this set-up :kar:. MWF ... what more can I say. The aftermath (pic):


    (Pic) Anyone need some Kyoto Kujo green onions and too short Gobo (burdock root)?


    Have a good weekend!

    [edit:add pics]
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  2. burpsan

    burpsan Well-Known Member

    Yea, mine are akin to a security camera pic in a barbershop. More like evidence than anything. :o
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  3. SharpSpine

    SharpSpine Well-Known Member

    Saturday, August 18, 2012

    Prep: Tepid shower; ClearyNatural glycerin soap - Aloe
    Lather: RazoRock S.Maria - face lather
    Brush: Semogue TSN '12 LE 28/100
    Razor: Rhodium Gem OCMM
    Blade: Pella PTFE (?); 3 passes
    Post: Cold water rinse; Finest Menthol of Krampert

    The S.Maria has quickly become my favorite eucalyptus scent to date. The TSN LE built a great lather from it. Finishing off with Krampert's original menthol was just perfect. Oh yeah, the brush is splendidly sublime!

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  4. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

    Prep L'Occitane Vetyver soap
    Razor Vintage Otto Busch Worldmaster
    Brush Simpsons Chubby 1 in Super
    Cream Simpsons
    Alum & Witch Hazel
    L'Occitane Baux Balm
    Penhaligon's Castile EDT.


    A lovely super smooth sunday morning shave, the weather put pay to my 30 mile trail ride, well it's going to have to be tomorrow.

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  5. lradke

    lradke and doggone it, people like me

    I completely forgot to post this!


    Aristocrat #58
    Crystal blade
    The Colonel
    TSD Lanolin - Signature


    I love this soap. The only thing that is taking some getting used to is the scent. It doesn't smell bad, I just use cooler scents and this is a warm one. Anyway an awsome 2 pass DFS!
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  6. lradke

    lradke and doggone it, people like me

    How do you find the ergonomics of the Milk Churn handle? I have always loved the look of the brush but was convinced to get the Colonel instead
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  7. ChrisC1977

    ChrisC1977 Well-Known Member


    Did something a little bit different today and with positive results.

    Prep 1: Pre shave lather (A light application of Omega Cream with brush)
    Prep 2: Hot towel for 2 minutes.
    Soap: Daisy Mountain Naturals (Sedona)
    Blade: Astra (New)
    Razor: Parker 22R
    AS: Cold water rinse.

    I have to say that the prep really helped today. A near BBS and a for sure DFS using WTG and XTG method. :)
  8. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

    • Prep: hot washing cloth
    • Music: Herman van Veen, Brons
    • Brush: DVH boar
    • Soap: TSD Signature
    • Razor: Rolls
    • Shave: 3-pass + touch-up
    • Post: hot water rinse, cold water rinse

    Nice DFS!
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  9. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    CO-S8-1a.jpg 732.jpg aquagel.jpg 223796453.jpg Sunday:

    Omega Wooden Handle
    Dovo Bismarck 5/8
    Agressia Fresh SC :love029: :love029: :love029: :love029:
    Arko Aqua AS Gel :love029: :love029: :smiley freezing: :smiley freezing:
    Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS :love029: :love029: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:

    Finally, finally, I had the time to have a nice, slow, and relaxing shave with my Dovo Bismarck and it felt so good. All it took were 2 passes, and I got ultra-mega BBS. The Agressia Fresh cream from Bulgaria, which my dear friend Dmitry (Asd) sent me lathers so rich and thick, it has a nice scent, and it has great skincare. Although menthol is listed in the ingredients, there really isn't any cooling sensation from it, but the Arko Aqua gel and the Aqua Velva took very good care of me that way! ;) :D
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  10. Johnny

    Johnny Little Boy Blue

    Sunday, August 19, 2012. Good Morning!

    Morning Coffee: Dunkin Donuts
    Prep: Wash face with Speick Soap
    Razor: Schick I1
    Blade: Schick
    Soap: Nivea
    Brush: Semogue TSN 2012 LE Boar/Badger Mix
    Scuttle/Mug: DB Bill Bowl
    Post: Cold water rinse followed by some Alt Innsbruck


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  11. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Barbasol Razor
    Super Iridium
    Oscar11 TGN Finest
    Ingram SC
    4711 AS

    Today I said farewell to 3 products. It was the last shave on my last Super Iridium. My tube of Ingram SC is now empty as is my bottle of 4711 After Shave.

    It was a fantastic shave. It will not be repeated, but it gives me the opportunity to work my way through other products I have stockpiled.
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  12. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    soak brush/Semogue SOC/Schwarzweisskeramik XL Scuttle
    warm shower
    Proraso PrePost cream
    TSD English Fern Lanolin Soap & Wheat Cream lathered together with 3 drops M-Bomb:love029: :love029: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Cobra Classic/Feather ProGuard (6)
    cold water rinse
    Monster Block Alum
    cold water rinse
    Thayer's Rose Petal WH mixed with some Roberts Rosewater
    TSD English Fern splash mixed with a pea sized amount of 444 :love029: :love029: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    TSD English Fern Cologne :love029: :love029: :love029:

    Today was TSD English Fern day here,wonderful scent the aftershave has a nice hangtime and the cologne lasts even longer.I got my package yesterday afternoon,2 spritz and I could still detect a faint scent this morning when I woke up.
  13. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Sunday morning, August 19, 2012

    Schick E2 Injector Razor w/ Schick blade (5)
    Semogue 1250 boar bristle brush,
    TABAC shaving soap w/ hot water lather,
    finish with cold water rinse for a DFS!

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  14. asleep2shave

    asleep2shave Well-Known Member

    Prep: Warm shower
    Pre: Lucky Tiger menthol mint vanishing cream
    Razor: Blue Lady Gillette
    Blade: Astra
    Brush Omega boar
    Soap: RazoRock Nonno Michelino Sandalwood
    Post: Booster's Iced Lime
    Lotion: Johnsons Baby Lotion with Shea & Cocoa Butter

    Got a very good shave but nicked my knee cause the baby woke up lol
  15. madmedic

    madmedic Resistance Is Futile

    Sunday 19th August

    Hot shower and facial scrub
    3P Pre/Post Cream
    Ikon Bulldog OC (2nd Gen)/Permasharp Super
    Semogue SOC Boar
    Nanny's Coriander with Goat's Milk Soap
    Alum Block
    Shea Butter
    Lilac Vegetal
    Morgan's Classic Hair Cream

    An excellent BBS
  16. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    SOTD Sunday 8-19-2012

    Merkur 11C w/Astra SP Blade (Thanks Dave!)
    Proraso PSC
    Al's SC - Boheme
    Semogue 1460 Boar
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Brut Original ASB
    British Sterling Cologne

    Beautiful shave to start off a lazy Sunday. Love the heft of the Merkur 11C and Merkur open combs are smooth as silk. The Al's bomb is a delight and finished with the British Sterling Cologne; it is heavenly! Hope everyone has as great a finish on their weekend. :happy005:

  17. xCarbonSteelx

    xCarbonSteelx Well-Known Member


    Proraso PSC / Musgo Real SC / Semogue 830 / Muhle R41 w/ Feather (deadly combo) / Alum / Aqua Velva a/s

  18. Rene

    Rene Well-Known Member

    Sunday, August 19th

    Relatively cool shower (man.... It's hot here :signs015:)
    Arko Moist shaving cream
    Omega Havana Silvertip brush
    Merkur 34C HD w/ Derby blade
    Acqua di Parma Colonia EdC

    Boy..... Does this feel refreshing :happy088:
  19. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    6/8 Double Duck
    TFS Hard Soap, Tobacco Verde
    homemade 30mm Silver Tip Grade A
    AV Ice Sport

    Very nice shave this morning. I'm really liking this TFS Tobacco Verde Hard Soap. Love the scent and skin care, great lather. Personally, this is my favorite scent in a shaving soap that I've come across yet. So unless I burn out on it, it'll see a lot of daily use. 3rd shave with the new brush, it'll be a soap eating monster but is performing as well as I hoped. Have a good one.
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  20. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    Shave of the Day (SOTD) Sunday August 19, 2012
    Prep: Brush soaking in ice water, face wash/scrub with Noxzema, as cold as I could stand it shower
    Razor: 1918 Gillette Old Type 102 Single Ring Open Comb
    Blade: Gillette India Wilkinson Sword (3)
    Brush: Semogue 820 Boar
    Cream: SuperMax Ultimate 3 Sensitive Skin
    AS: Brut Orginal
    Post: Cold Water Rinse, Alum Rub, Cold Water Rinse, Double Splash Of Aftershave.

    With two good shaves in a a fairly mild razor, I thought I would try the India made Gillette Wilkinson sword in a more aggressive razor. The 1918 Gillette 102 (thin head) Single Ring fits that bill, as it is one of the most aggressive razors in my rotation.

    This is only the second time that I have used the SuperMax Ultimate 3 Sensitive Skin cream. I was able to build a nice bowl lather with the Semogue 820 and applied it. The Semogue 820 is much different than the shorter loft Semogue 1438 that I own. Although not broken in yet, the bristles are very soft, and had enough backbone to exfoliate (although not as much as the 1438). I would say that this brush is very good for those who liked to "paint" lather on their face more so that work the lather into their beard. I like to do both, so the bursh is a good choice for me. The lather was very thick and rich, providing a good cushion for the blade.

    With the Old Type Single Ring I can usually feel the blade go against my skin, not today. After the first stoke I had to make sure that I loaded the blade in it, as it felt that smooth. Usually by shave number three I can feel signs of wear on the blade. That is not the case with these blade, it feels as smooth and sharp as the first shave.

    After two passes I had a damn fine shave but decided to push it further. I did a third pass on my neck along with some light buffing and j-hooks. As Beavis (as in Beavis and Butthead) would say: "Damn I'm smooth".

    The alum rub produced zero burn, while the aftershave only gave me a slight sensation of stinging. No weepers or irritation of any kind, just shaving bliss.

    Another great shave with the Gillette India Wilkinson Sword blades. These are far superior to the German and British made Wilkinsons, I would highly recommend them to anyone, as the rival the best of the best at only 13 cents per blade.

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