SoS: August 15, 2016 - August 21, 2016

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. Salty Belle

    Salty Belle Well-Known Member

    Great pic Doug:)
     
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  2. nikonNUT

    nikonNUT Well-Known Member

    A toggle! Really stunning!!!
     
  3. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    I'm glad to see you making progress. Have fun!
     
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  4. NCoxSTL

    NCoxSTL AAACK!

    Awesome Adjustable Arko August!!!!

    August 17

    Grand Blade Trial -Week off


    Razor - 1947 Gillette Super Speed
    Blade - [​IMG] (3)
    Soap - Tabac
    Brush - BoS Omega 10066
    Post - Alum, Aqua Velva Ice Blue

    Third shave on the Voskhod in the '47 Super Speed and I chose Tabac with the BoS today for lather. Great as always and nice to have Tabac floating about for a day. SWMBO was happy about that as well. This combo is still producing fantastic shaves with no alum burn to speak of and a great two pass shave today for a near BBS. I was going to do three passes but decided to stop after two and just let it ride. AV Ice Blue for a change and it made for a good start to an otherwise typical "Monday" for me. Yeah, I'm glad it's over. I knew when I got up this morning it would be a long day.

    Thinking of going pain stick tomorrow. Four more days of free-shaving until the next round of the Grand Blade Trial gets underway. I think I'll keep this pattern up. Ten blades in the trial, then a week off to have a bit of fun and keep in touch with the rest of my gear and blades. It will add some time to the process but hey....no reason to rush. Hope you all had a great day today! At least for most of you we're halfway through the week!


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  5. alfredus

    alfredus Well-Known Member

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    Pre-Shave: Cypriotian Olive/Argan Oil soap, cold water
    Razor: Standard Razor
    Blade: PolSilver SI (1)
    Brush: Rudy Vey Shavemac
    Lather: Mike's Hungarian Lavender
    Post-shave: Alum, Barrister & Man Kyovu Original, South Australian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil​
     
  6. whiteboy_cannon

    whiteboy_cannon Well-Known Member

    Wow gorgeous toggle. And great lighting for the photo, is it just natural lighting from a window?
     
  7. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Cool photo!

    Sent from my Galaxy S6 using Tapatalk
     
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  8. 120inna55

    120inna55 Well-Known Member

    Chiseled Face Groomatorium - Midnight Stag
    Ever-Ready 100T w/TGN Finest
    RazoRock Black Mamba | Gillette 7 O'clock Black (1)

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  9. michaelAD

    michaelAD Well-Known Member

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    Epic shave courtesy of a couple of unobtainium (at least for me) items on loan from the formidable den of @Boojum1.
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    Cold shower, Jack Black Deep Dive Glycolic Facial Cleanser
    Wolfman WR1- DC with WRH7
    Polsilver SI (2)
    Simpson Chubby 2 Manchurian
    Stirling Glacial Obsidian
    Stirling Black Ice Witch hazel & Aloe

    Having never used either a Wolfman or a Chubby 2, let alone a dual comb bronze Wolfman or a Chubby 2 in Manchurian, but frequenting the forums and seeing the borderline cloying reviews of both, I had very high expectations. I'll spare you all the hyperbole and just say that the hype is deserved. This was the best shave I've ever had. Although I usually like a longer handle, the Chubby 2 was a wall of badger with slight scrub and strong backbone, and the thick handle was surprisingly comfortable and manueverable. Both sides of the Wolfman were undoubtedly efficient, but unbelievably smooth. I could definitely feel the blade more on the OC side, but it never felt like too much. Two WTG passes with some small XTG touchups on the chin provided a wonderful, irritation free shave. Needless to say, no cuts, no nicks, no weepers.

    I only wish I could have taken a better picture, because mine doesn't do either of these items justice.
     

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  10. ilts

    ilts Well-Known Member

    GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!! SOTD 08/18/16

    Gem 1912
    Gem Personna(4)
    E-Shave Badger
    E- Shave Orange Sandalwood Cream
    Three Passes,Cold Water Rinse,Alum Block
    E-Shave PSB,Old Spice A/S

    A very close and comfortable shave with the E-Shave Products and the Gem 1912.:happy088:

    HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE!!:) DSCF0587.JPG
     
  11. ClaudioBP

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  12. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Great picture! Makes me think of fall!
     
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  13. MPF9

    MPF9 Well-Known Member

    Thur 18th Aug

    RazoRock Plissoft 22mm
    Vitos Red super
    Ever Ready 1924 with S/S handle
    Gem S/S [ 4 ] + 1/2 Spine Shim
    Alum Rub & Rinse off
    Massimo Dutti A/S lotion

    Good choice of soap [ croap ] as provided creamy lather, which aided glide and provided cushion for the Razor. I find that the 1924 handles better with the longer handle. Always good when you are rewarded with an excellent quality shave , from a razor which needs the lightest of touches to avoid any mishaps.

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  14. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    August 18, 2016
    Wolfman WR-01 Ti OC with Triad Ti
    Feather (2)
    Tres Amigos Elite Ironwood with Envy White
    Route 66 Perfect Storm
    Witch Hazel
    Floid Blue
    Whipped Shea Butter

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  15. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Great picture of quality products. Have an excellent day Clint. Finishing wax makes a big difference on wooden handles. :happy088:
     
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  16. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Thanks very much my friend. Have a good day.
     
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  17. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Doug. I agree the wax does keep the brush looking new.
     
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  18. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    I really like your picture. What a great jester Mark. :happy096:
     
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  19. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Thank you Kathleen.
     
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  20. Robyflexx

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    Thu. 8/18/16

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    Wonderful shave this morning with the PAL Injecto-Matic. Excellent beautifully scented lather from the Van Yulay "Jared' shave soap. Three easy passes for a dolphin smooth finish. I am smooth and refreshed. Have a great day guys. :)
    Thu. 8/18/16

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    Wonderful shave this morning with the PAL Injecto-Matic. Excellent beautifully scented lather from the Van Yulay "Jared' shave soap. Three easy passes for a dolphin smooth finish. I am smooth and refreshed. Have a great day guys. :)
     

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