SoS: August 18, 2014 - August 24, 2014

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

  1. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    Prep: warm wash Stirling Naked & Smooth
    Lather: SCS sample
    Brush: Vie-Long 13061M
    Razor: Gillette New SC
    Blade: Persona Super (5)

    I'm not convinced that cold water shaving is "all that". I don't get irritation either way with warm or cold, but soaps and creams work much better for me with warm water. Today's shave was 3 passes and ready to go. The SCS sample keeps on ticking, thought it would be used up today, but looks like it will go through Thursday.
  2. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    today's shave
    hot water wash with nivea men's
    Parker pure badger
    Jack Black supreme cream
    Gillette slim(I1)(7)
    croma diamonte(3)
    Florida water
    today was a great shave.comfortable and easy. like putting on your favorite jeans. three passes and I am bbs smooth. that croma blade is really good, thanks whoever donated it to the box tour. finished with Florida water.
    hope the pic is better today,I cropped it.
    hope y'all find that comfortable easy, fave jeans kinda vibe today. 20140820_073144.jpg
  3. TSimons

    TSimons not allowed near railroad tracks

    SOTD August 20

    Prep: hot shower
    Razor: WW2 Gillette Tech
    Blade: Bolzano Superinox (day 2)
    Brush: Vie-Long
    Soap: Proraso Green
    Passes: 2 (WTG, XTG)
    Post: Proraso Blue AS lotion

    Another great shave from the Bolzano! My jaw line could have used some touch up so I'm calling this one a DFS. As always a fast, easy lather from the Proraso.
  4. LifesShort

    LifesShort Well-Known Member

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Prep: Warm shower, Cetaphil Lotion
    Razor: Schick Injector E2
    Blade: EMS (1)
    Lather: TOBS Jermyn St.
    Brush: Oscar11 w/ Omega 20248 Knot
    Post: Witch Hazel, Cetaphil Lotion
    Aftershave: Old Spice

    This was my first ever shave with an injector. I was really looking forward to it, but I'm a little disappointed. I don't know if my problem is the blade, blade angle, too much pressure, etc. The razor is so light compared to the DE that I'm used to using and I'm afraid I was using too much pressure. I started out with no pressure and it just didn't seem to be doing much of anything, so I added some pressure. It may have been too much. I didn't have any nicks or cuts, but I do have some irritation. Also, the shave is not quite as close as I'm used to getting with my DE. It's still very acceptable; just not what I was hoping for.

    Have a great day!
  5. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Back to Work Day
    Super-cool mentholated shave this morning as I added 2x the normal M-Bomb to the IK soap lather…by accident. You know you've gone too far when you eyes and nose are stinging from the lather! :smiley freezing:
    Still managed a great 3-pass shave, despite the über-chill, from the Henckel Blue Steel.

    Have a blessed Wednesday, all!

  6. Jasman

    Jasman Well-Known Member

    No shave for me today, thanks to my cat getting startled at [whatever] and clawing my face.
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  7. Stubbl E

    Stubbl E Well-Known Member

    Wednesday morning -

    Prep - Noxzema & hot towel
    Lather - Cella Extra Extra Purissima & suribachi
    Brush - Omega 40033
    Razor - JBF Champlin 6/8

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

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  8. markjnewcomb

    markjnewcomb Well-Known Member

    wednesday 08/20/14

    Prep: Gaia face scrub
    Oil: Shave Secret
    Brush: 20mm Whipped dog set deep
    Scuttle: Georgetown Pottery
    Razor: EverReady 1912
    Blade: Gem Blue Star
    soap: AOS sandalwood
    Post: alum sprayed on
    Witch Hazel: Generic Rose scented

    There was a post yesterday regarding AOS sandalwood. It reminded me how much I liked it. So, I pulled it out this morning and had a wonderful shave. only 2 passes, but definitely a DFS.
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  9. vwp528

    vwp528 Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot shower with L'Oreal Men Expert Facial Wash, home made PSO
    Razor: Gillette Aristocrat (3), Dubl Duck Goldedge straight razor
    Blade: Astra SP (8)
    Brush: Turkish #6
    Soap: Mitchell's Wool Fat
    After: Home made ASB, Aqua Velva Musk after shave
    Cologne: Prada - Amber Pour Homme

    I did a "one pass and done" this morning for a Darn Fine Shave. I took my time this morning and had no problems. The MWF lets me get close while protecting my skin. This Astra SP blade just keeps going. I am going to see how long that it lasts.

    Have a blessed day!!

    Last edited: Aug 20, 2014
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  10. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Dear Clawed, be sure to clean well and use disinfectant.
    :eek:bad kitty:eek:
  11. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    hot shower
    HIS synth brush
    3P PSB
    SMS African Black Soap Shave Butter Crème
    40's style SS/o'clock Black (3)
    cold water rinse
    Monster Block Alum
    cold water rinse
    Tend Skin
    SMS Tea Tree Herbal Elixir ASL
    Acqua Di Parma Leather

    The SMS may not be as satisfying as lathering a soap or cream,or face lathering as I do,but the results are great.Nice BBS shave,no razor burn and great skincare!Oh and da dome is also BBS and feels great as per SWMBO's specifications :D

    Stay frosty,my friends! :cool:
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  12. moz68

    moz68 Well-Known Member

    Merkur Progress
    DuraSharp Classic
    M&F Stubby 2
    Catie's Bubbles - LPV
    Nivea - Energy A/S

    Dior - Cuir Cannage
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  13. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    So is this one-pass with the Aristo and one with the DD? Or 1/2 pass with the DE & 1/2 pass with the straight? 3/4 Gillette & 1/4 Goldedge? :D
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  14. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented


    Prep: soak brush, wash with CeraVe cleanser
    Soap: Petal Pusher Fancies "Scentsless"
    Brush: Bethlehem olive wood with TGN F2
    Razor: Feather AS-D2
    Blade: Super Iridium
    After: Cold rinse, CeraVe lotion

    I finally got my lather right with this badger brush today. I gave the brush a gentle squeeze to get rid of much of the water it was holding before loading up on the PPF soap, then I lathered on my wet face.

    Comfortable close shave from the Feather with a Super Iridium blade.

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  15. fram773

    fram773 Well-Known Member

    Razor: GEM MMCP
    Blade: GEM
    Brush: Muhle Black Fiber Synthethic
    Lather: mitchell's Wool Fat

    Near BBS.

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  16. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Wednesday morning, August 20, 2014

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

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  17. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Razor: IKON DLC Slant
    Blade: Volkhod (D6)
    Brush: FS 21mm HMW
    Bowl: Dirty Bird Travel Scuttle
    Pre Shave Soap: MRGLO Lime
    Pre Shave Oil: Jasmine Orange Vanilla
    Shave Soap: IanS Cinnamon Girl
    Post: Monster Alum Block
    Aftershave: Krampert's Acadian Spice Bay Rum​

    Yesterday Catie's Bubbles Le Piment de la Vie and today IanS Shave Soaps Cinnamon Girl were first time using soaps from either Artisian and trying out a spiced soap. I really like the spiced aroma from both with Catie's being a mellow spice aroma where as Cinnamon Girl is heavier and a little spicier. Easy of lather goes to Catie as CG is a thirty soap but both produced enough slick but yogurt like lather for a four pass shave though I only needed two. Post shave feel I would have to give to Cinnamon Girl this time around but it was very close and I did use different equipment and changed up my preshave routine a little. Both of these I will keep in my rotation and look forward to giving the other soaps that I have from both Artisian a turn in the gate.

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  18. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    Kevin, you need to back off on the M-Bomb a bit or you will get brain damage! :D Those "Blue Steel" razors are guduns. :happy088:
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  19. Dapper-in-a-can-man

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

    Prep: Stirling Sharp Dressed Man Bath Soap
    Razor: Gillette Sheraton
    Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (2)
    Brush: Gary's Finest Badger
    Lather: Stirling Sharp Dressed Man
    Post: Maggard Razors Alum
    Aftershave: Stirling Sharp Dressed Man

    3 pass BBS shave. I think I might be a Sharp Dressed Man fan boy....

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  20. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    SOTD Wednesday 8-20-2014

    Merkur 15C w/ Super Max Tiger
    Tiki Fougere SS (Thanks Guy)
    Georgetown Scuttle
    Lijun Finest Badger
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Gold Bond Moisturiing Lotion
    Draggon Noir EDT

    One of the best shaving DE razors around is the 15C. A clean simple design that looks great and shaves without any drama. It is a solid handle copy of the classic Gillette single ring only milder. If you are thinking of entering into the Open Comb shaving world this would be a great entry.
    The Tiki Fougere SS is not only a great performer, it's scent is delightful! The last time I was using it my SWMBO walked by and said "I really like that scent is that the soap?" For her to notice is extraordinary! She never comments (at least positively) on any of my shaving gear! The Draggon Noir is wonderful stuff and I have really missed not having any on hand for a long time. If you get a chance to try it, you will be pleasantly surprised. ;)

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    Last edited: Aug 20, 2014
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