SoS: August 18, 2014 - August 24, 2014

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. LifesShort

    LifesShort Well-Known Member

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Prep: Warm shower, Cetaphil Lotion
    Razor: EJ DE89 w/ Weber Classic Handle
    Blade: Personna Lab Blue (1)
    Lather: Williams Mug Shaving Soap
    Brush: Oscar11 w/ Omega 20248 Knot
    Post: Witch Hazel, Cetaphil Lotion
    Aftershave: Old Spice

    After a couple of rough shaves from my single edge razors I went back to my trusty EJ DE89 and got an incredibly smooth, easy shave. I really need this shave. My face couldn't have taken another bad one. I'll keep working with the SE razors, though, because I know that the problem was my technique; not the razors.

    Have a great day!
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  2. Jasman

    Jasman Well-Known Member

    Frey's Day:

    Prep: Hot Shower, Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub, TSD Jasmine Sambac preshave balm
    Brush: Simpson 56 Best Badger
    Soap: Ginger's Garden Coffee Jasmine
    Razor: Merkur 41c 1904 OC
    Blade: Bic Chrome Platinum (3)
    Passes: WTG, XTG (5, 6)
    Post: Cold water splash, Bloc Osma Alum, Dickinson's WH, Pinaud Clubman AS splash
    Cologne: Le 3e Homme de Caron by Caron

    My face was sufficiently healed, more than two days after my cat got overly excited, to allow me to shave again, particularly with the relatively mild 41c. The lather worked up easily and well, as expected, and the Bic mowed down several days growth as if it were a mere half-day's. I considered a third pass, but decided against it to avoid irritation. I still got a DFS shave with my face feeling moisturized and smooth.
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  3. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Cocoa Butter Bath Soap
    Soap: Maggard Limes & Bergamot
    Razor: Gillette Slim [6]
    Blade: Rapira Swedish Supersteel (4)
    Brush: Plisson Lucite #12 Grey Badger-22mmx56mm
    Aftershave: Fine Italian Citrus

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

    A “Top 5” morning with Maggard Limes & Bergamot. Excellent thick, cushioning lather with a great scent in no time with the Plisson. The Rapira Swede in the Slim is doing just fine. I got an excellent smooth, close, and nick free shave. I finished with Fine Italian Citrus.


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  4. Adonis

    Adonis Well-Known Member


    Pre: Maggard Razors PSO – Lime
    Brush: Shea Moisture Synthetic
    Soap: C.O. Bigelow – Eucalyptus
    Razor: ’72 Gillette Tech with Muhle handle (Frankentech)
    Blade: Rapira Super Stainless
    Splash: Wal-Mart Witch hazel 86%
    Post: Gillette Gel ASB & Fine Platinum AS

    Started out a damp, muggy morning so I was looking to get a little refreshment from my shave. Still went with hot water though, just wasn’t feeling a cold water shave today....

    It's Friday at That Shave Life!:happy108:
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  5. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    I think that the logo engraved on the baseplate is in the center on a short comb and over to one corner on a long comb. Based on your picture, it appears to be a short comb. I prefer my short comb to my long comb.
  6. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    August 22, 2014

    Prep: Hot shower. Axe Boost Energizing Face Wash
    Razor: Personna Injector
    Blade: Schick
    Lather: Nivea Original
    Brush: Omega Boar 10066
    Post: Alum. Dickerson WH
    Aftershave: Speick. HEGA
    Great shave. The Personna is a sleek & sexy razor. Nivea :happy088:
    Go out and get it!
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  7. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Quick shave this morn with the newer, 'milder' version of the R41. I find this version a bit more forgiving than the older (2011), more aggressive version, but the results are quite comparable: BBS in just a few passes, and in about 1/2 the time it takes me to shave using a straight razor. I do find the straight razor process more rewarding (greater focus and concentration required), but I've no complaints about the Mühles—fine razors!—although I do find the stock handles a wee-bit light and slick. Add a custom handle (such as the one shown created by @AKASL) and its a winner!

    Have a great Friday, gents!
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  8. Stubbl E

    Stubbl E Well-Known Member

    Friday morning -

    Prep - Noxzema & hot towel
    Lather - Cella Extra Extra Purissima & suribachi
    Brush - Omega 40033
    Razor - Garland 5/8 Improved Eagle

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

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  9. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk


    Prep: Warm wash with Stirling Naked & Smooth bath bar
    Lather: artisan IanS puck
    Brush: Vie-Long 13061M
    Razor: Gillette New SC
    Blade: Persona Super (1)
    Post: Captain's Choice Bay Rum

    2 passes on the face and 2 passes on the skull this morning. This is a several years old soap I purchased back in the spring. Not much scent, but it lathers quite nicely and provided a good slick cushion. A fresh blade and a little time made for a good shave.
    I won't have time for luxurious spoiling shaves over the next couple of weeks. The Colorado State Fair starts this morning and I will be there for the next 10 days with my students. We run the Children's Barnyard, so have already enjoyed several days of fair setup and what not.
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  10. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    hot shower
    Omega B&B Boar
    Myrsol Emulsion PPB
    RazoRock Chanti Lavender SS
    iKon Slant/o'clock Black (5)
    cold water rinse
    Monster Block Alum
    cold water rinse
    Tend Skin
    Thayer's Lavender WH
    Creed Bois Du Portugal

    Another smooth shave from iSlant and ninja,face and da dome,BBS!!!

    Stay frosty and enjoy the weekend all!!!! :cool:
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  11. vwp528

    vwp528 Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot shower with L'Oreal Men Expert Facial Wash, home made PSO
    Razor: Gillette Fatboy F3 (3), Imperial Razor warranted Barbers Favorite straight razor
    Blade: Astra SP (10)
    Brush: Turkish #6
    Soap: ARKO
    After: Home made ASB, Aqua Velva classic Ice Blue after shave
    Cologne: Bond NO 9 - NY Oud

    Another Darn Fine Shave this morning. Arko really came through this morning. The NY Oud is going to keep me smelling great all day long. This Astra SP blade just keeps going. I am going to see how long that it lasts.

    Have a blessed day!!

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  12. moz68

    moz68 Well-Known Member

    Merkur Progress
    Dura Sharp Classic
    Simpson P8
    B&M - Adagio
    Fine - Fresh Vetiver

    Tom Ford - Oud Wood
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  13. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Razor: Bakelite Slant
    Blade: Gillette Bleue Extra (D1)
    Brush: TGC 25mm Synthetic
    Bowl: Dirty Bird 1.5 Scuttle
    Pre Shave Soap: MRGLO Lime
    Pre Shave Oil: Homemade Lavender Mint
    Shave Soap: Martin De Candre Scented
    Post: Monster Alum Block
    Aftershave: Penhaligon`s English Fern​

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  14. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented


    Prep: wash with CeraVe cleanser
    Soap: HTGAM "Non Scents"
    Brush: Mühle VIVO black fibre
    Razor: Feather AS-D2
    Blade: Super Iridium
    After: Cold rinse, CeraVe lotion

    Pleasant comfortable shave again today.
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  15. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Friday morning, August 22, 2014

    Schick E2 Injector with Schick blade (2)
    Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
    Arko shaving soap with hot water lather,
    finish with cold water rinse for a CCS!

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  16. rmcintyre84

    rmcintyre84 Got out of the kitchen

    Friday, August 22, 2014
    I have settled into a boring, but acceptable, routine of a Merkur HDC paired with a Gillette 7 O'clock Super Stainless; Proraso Preshave for Sensitive Skin; C. O. Bigelow Cream; witch hazel; and Neutrogena Triple Protect Face Lotion. As I said, boring, but it works.

    Yesterday, out of necessity (necessity being one bathroom, two people, and SWMBO's schedule being more important than mine), I had to shower after shaving. I was surprised with a nice shave, no irritation after washing my face again in the shower, and I was even able to use an alcohol-based aftershave after showering without any irritation. I'm going to have to try this a few more times.
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  17. markjnewcomb

    markjnewcomb Well-Known Member

    Friday 08/22/14

    Prep: Gaia face scrub
    Oil: Shave Secret
    Brush: 20mm Whipped dog set deep
    Scuttle: Georgetown Pottery
    Razor: EverReady 1912
    Blade: Gem Stainless Steel (second use)
    soap: French soap mix
    Post: alum sprayed on
    Witch Hazel: I forgot it this morning
    AS: Sampsons all natural

    Second shave with a Gem Stainless Steel. nice shave. Smooth and sweet.
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  18. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    SOTD Friday 8-22-2014

    6/8 Frederick Reynolds Wedge, Hollow Point
    "Washington - The Champion of Liberty" Blade Etch
    Proraso PSC
    Prairie Creations - 7 Seas SS
    Georgetown Scuttle
    Omega Pro Barbershop Boar
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Gold Bond Moisturing Lotion
    Stetson Cooling Moisture ASL

    Always a great shave with the Freddy Wedge. Have a great weekend Gentlemen! :happy005:

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  19. fram773

    fram773 Well-Known Member

    Razor: Schick Hydro 3
    Brush: Muhle Black Fiber Synthethic
    Lather: Dr. Dittmar

    Less is more. The Hydro 3 is acceptable but I much prefer the Dorco Comfort Thin II and I hate the Hydro 5...
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  20. Dapper-in-a-can-man

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

    Prep: Stirling Sharp Dressed Man Bath Soap
    Razor: Schick Injector E3 / Gillette Fath Handle Tech
    Blade: PAL/ Perma-Sharp
    Brush: Gary's Finest Badger
    Lather: Maggard Razors Fougere Sauvage
    Post: Maggard Razors Alum
    Aftershave: Fine Platinum

    So, I went for my first pass on my upper lip today with the PAL blade. It was hell. The tugging was horrid. I said mehhh I'll try my chin. I now know what it would be like to have each hair plucked out. I said to my self "Brent, no, bad." I looked to my left and saw the tech. I snatched it up and finished it my next 2 and a half passed happy and content. The Maggard's was a good lather, but I just wish it was slicker. I like the scent a lot, it seems to have decent cushion, but the slickness just isn't there. I wound up with a BBS shave. What are the base notes you get from Fine Platinum?
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