SoS: August 18, 2014 - August 24, 2014

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

  1. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    SOTD for Thursday 21Aug04 .
    This will be another Cold Water Shave

    Left to Right; Whipped Dog 30/65mm Silver Tip Badger Brush; VDH Luxury Mug Set Loaded VDH Luxury Soap ; Weber 3pc. 85mm W/ Classic Handle ; Pacific Shaving Co. All Natural Shaving Oil; Wilkinson Sword DE Blades Black Container ; Captain's Choice Cat O' Nine Tails

      • Shower & Pre-Shave:
    Neutrogena Men Invigorating Face Wash
    Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo - Extra Strength
    Burt's Bees Natural Skin Care For Men Bar Soap
    Pacific Shaving Co. All Natural Shaving Oil
    Face Towel Soaked in "Ice Cold Water"

      • Deodorant's :
    Mennen Speed Stick

      • Razor & Razor Blades:
    Weber 3pc. 85mm W/Classic Handle
    Wilkinson Sword DE Blades {3}

      • Shaving Mug & Shaving Soap & Brush:
    VDH Luxury Mug Set
    VDH Luxury Shave Soap
    Whipped Dog 30/65mm Silver Tip Badger Black&White Marbled Resin Handle

      • After Shave Balm's:
    RazoRock Ultimate Aftershave
    Nivea After Shave Balm

      • After Shave:
    Captain's Choice Cat O' Nine Tails A/S

    Being as "She Who Must be Obeyed" has another appointment on Thursday Morning, for physical therapy. I have already showered and shaved tonight before I get ready to go to bed tonight. I again used the WTG-XTG-ATG method. Being as it has worked well and produces a great DFS Shave. I did get another BBS Shave tonight. Also I did get a BBS Shave again and I did not have any "Nick's or Weeper's" using this method. Also I did another "Ice Cold Water Shave" it was another superb shave, with BBS results. I used to hate to shave with "Cold Water" but using "Cold Water" is almost like learning a new superlative way to produce Superb results. I will continue using my Wilkinson Sword DE Blades. I did not need to put in a New Razor Blade again tonight. I decided to make another pass with myWeber 3pc. 85mm W/Classic Handle I did 3 passes total this evening. I did get a "Rudy Castiel Clean Used Car" aka "Rudy Castiel Clean Shave" aka BBS Shave! Tonight I again felt a little Razor Burn on my lower neck area, so I did use some RazoRock Alum Block. Tomorrow in the morning I will also put on some more Nivea Aftershave Balm, before the Captain's Choice Cat O' Nine Tails A/S splash. In the morning I might use "Captain's Choice Lime" A/S. Being as "She Who Must be Obeyed" enjoys the scent of it. I think I will let "She Who Must be Obeyed" decide which A/S.

  2. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD


    Neutrogena Men Facial Wash :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Large Horsehair Barbershop
    Super Speed/Rapira day 4
    QCS Vostok SC :love055: :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Lubriderm Unscented Moisturizer :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055:
    Barbon AS :love055: :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui EdT

    Finally I was able to use something else rather than a Stirling soap and I actually enjoyed it very much. The Vostok cream provides awesome lather really easily and although it's considerably less-mentholated than any of the Glacial soaps, it still packs a hell of a menthol punch with very good skincare. The Barbon aftershave increased that punch so nicely. My Rapira blade is still holding up well and I got another terrific BBS shave with little effort. ;) :D
  3. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    The streak is intact... I've still never been disappointed by Tabac. This morning I realized my neck is still a bit tender, so I went for a mild razor. My SC101 is mild yet very effective. I can usually count on no irritation or weepers, and today is no exception. Using my Rubberset today reinforced what I already know - I much prefer my HIS. The knot I put into the Rubberset is almost too dense for my preference. Now I need to decide if I should sell it, or re-knot it with a different knot. I'm going to find out if HIS knots come separately in 24mm.
    I finished the shave in style with Krampert's Finest Acadian Bay Rum, one of my favorites in this scent family.
  4. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk


    Prep: warm wash with Stirling Naked & Smooth bath soap
    Lather: SCS sample
    Brush: Vie-Long 13061M
    Razor: Gillette New SC
    Blade: Persona Super (6)
    Post: Captain's Choice Bay Rum

    3 pass. Blade was starting to tug at the end so it went to the great blade bank in the sky.
  5. TSimons

    TSimons not allowed near railroad tracks

    SOTD August 21

    Prep: hot shower
    Razor: WW2 Gillette Tech
    Blade: Bolzano Superinox (day 3)
    Brush: Vie-Long
    Soap: Proraso Green
    Passes: 2 (WTG, XTG)
    Post: Arko Ice Mint

    I'm really enjoying thus Bolzano blade. Quick and effortless DFS + results after two passes, what could be better? I was briefly tempted to tack on a third pass and chase down the BBS, caution overruled. Switched out to the Arko Ice Mint AS for a nice cooling effect. My menthol products tend to not offer that feeling, so it was a nice surprise.
  6. LifesShort

    LifesShort Well-Known Member

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Prep: Warm shower, Cetaphil Lotion
    Razor: Gem Junior
    Blade: Gem SS
    Lather: Arko Shave Soap
    Brush: Oscar11 w/ Omega 20248 Knot
    Post: Witch Hazel, Cetaphil Lotion
    Aftershave: British Sterling

    My face was still very tender from yesterday and I wish that I could have skipped the shave. However, my work environment requires that I shave daily. The last time I used the Gem Jr. I got one of my best shaves ever, so I thought I would use it again today. Big mistake. My face is now even more tender than it was after yesterday's shave. I guess I'll go back to my EJ DE89 tomorrow because I know that I can get a great shave from it without any irritation.

    Have a great day!
  7. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Cocoa Butter Bath Soap
    Soap: Proraso White Tub (Green Tea & Oat)
    Razor: Gillette Slim [6]
    Blade: Rapira Swedish Supersteel (3)
    Brush: oscar11 TGN 2-Band Finest-24mmx50mm
    Aftershave: Fine American Blend

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

    Proraso White tub for sensitive skin with menthol. This was one of the first soaps I used and it is still a favorite. The Rapira Swede and Slim are still chugging along. I got an excellent smooth, close, and nick free shave. I finished with Fine American Blend.


  8. Adonis

    Adonis Well-Known Member


    Pre: Shave Secret
    Brush: Custom Boar by Steve Brown Swirl Handle
    Soap: Soap Commander Refreshment – Sweet Tea
    Razor: PAL Adjustable Injector Razor
    Blade: Schick Injector Blade (2)
    Splash: Thayers Natural Remedies Lemon Witch Hazel w/ Aloe Vera Astringent
    Post: Nivea ASB & Master Well Bay Rum AS

    I apologize for missing Wednesdays SOTD, but life asserted itself and I wasn’t able to fit it in to the schedule. It was uneventful anyway as it was rushed even more than usual. ..

    That Shave Life!:happy097:
  9. RaZorBurn123

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

    August 21, 2014

    Prep: Hot shower. Axe Boost Energizing Face Wash
    Razor: iKon DLC Standard
    Blade: Bolzano
    Lather: MdC
    Brush: Simpsons Berkeley 46B
    Post: Alum. Dickerson WH
    Aftershave: 4711. HEGA
    Go out and get it!
  10. moz68

    moz68 Well-Known Member

  11. Stubbl E

    Stubbl E Well-Known Member

    Thursday morning -

    Prep - Noxzema & hot towel
    Lather - Cella Extra Extra Purissima & suribachi
    Brush - Omega 40033
    Razor - Boker Good as Gold 5/8

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

  12. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    hot shower
    Semogue BC Cerda
    Proraso PPB :love055::love055: :smiley freezing::smiley freezing:
    Stirling MITA :love055::love055::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:
    Weber DLC Classic Handle/o'clock Black (4)
    cold water rinse
    Monster Block Alum
    cold water rinse
    Tend Skin
    Stirling MITA WH & Aloe :love055::love055::angry021::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:

    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Santal Noble edt

    Great shave with the Weber Ninja combo,face and dome BBS!

    Stay frosty,my friends! :cool:
  13. markjnewcomb

    markjnewcomb Well-Known Member

    Thursday 08/21/14

    Prep: Gaia face scrub
    Oil: Shave Secret
    Brush: 20mm Whipped dog set deep
    Scuttle: Georgetown Pottery
    Razor: EverReady 1912
    Blade: Gem Stainless Steel
    soap: French soap mix
    Post: alum sprayed on
    Witch Hazel: Generic unscented

    I used the Gem Stainless Steel blade for the first time today. It seemed a tiny bit rougher than a new Gem Carbon, but still very nice. I am hoping that the stainless will last more than 3 or 4 shaves, which is all I can get out of the Carbon blade. I have heard the Stainless will last much longer. After this blade is worn out I will try a Gem Stainless with Teflon (PTFE).

    I remain convinced that there is no single soap/croap/cream that can perform as well as a custom mixture. I encourage people to try their own combinations to find out what works best for them. Today I went back to my french soap mix after 2 days using other soaps. This seems to be the perfect mix for me. My mix is:
    2 oz. Provence Sante
    1 oz. Pre de Provence
    1 oz. L'Occitane Cade
    1/2 oz. TOBS lavender
    3 tbsp Glycerin
    Mix well and place into container.

    Let's all have a great day.
  14. vwp528

    vwp528 Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot shower with L'Oreal Men Expert Facial Wash, home made PSO
    Razor: Gillette Red Tip SS, Wade & Butcher Bow straight razor
    Blade: Astra SP (9)
    Brush: Vie Long Horse Hair 23mm knot
    Soap: TSD - Iced Subzero
    After: Home made ASB, Aqua Velva classic Ice Blue after shave
    Cologne: Aqua H2O

    A great 2 pass Darn Fine Shave + this morning. The TSD - Iced Subzero brought the chill this morning and the AV Ice Blue kept the cool feeling going. The Aqua H2O 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!!

  15. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Razor: iKon DLC Slant
    Blade: Volkhod (D7)
    Brush: H.I.S. 1918 25mm
    Bowl: Aesop Stainless Steel Bowl
    Pre Shave Soap: MRGLO Lime
    Pre Shave Oil: Homemade Lavender Mint
    Shave Soap: IanS Lavender Fields
    Post: Monster Alum Block
    Aftershave: Florida Waters​


  16. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    SOTD Thursday 8-21-2014

    5/8 Joseph Allen NON-XLL Wedge, Hollow Point
    Proraso PSC
    Classic Brand Bay Rum SS
    Georgetown Scuttle
    Omega 31064 Boar
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Gold Bond Moisturizing Lotion
    Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum ASL

    A Bay Rum sort of day. :happy069:

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  17. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented


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

    The HTGAM soap really is excellent, it loads and face lathers easily, and my face feels great afterwards. Great, comfortable shave.
  18. Heloguy

    Heloguy Well-Known Member

    Hi all,
    Its been quite a while since i have been active on the forums. Extremely busy year, and lots going on. It is great to be back and read through these forums. That being said, today's cold water shave was awesome....

    Hot shower
    Face lathered with a boar brush
    Proraso Sandalwood Soap
    Gillette saloon pack blade (India)
    1970 P2 Gillette black beauty short handle (birth year razor)
    2 Pass shave for a BBS finish
    Cold water rinse
    Dickinson's WH with addes menthol crystals
    Clubman original AS with added menthol crystals

    Have a great day!!!
  19. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    hot shower w/Old Spice scented body wash
    Homemade PSO
    Parker 80R 3 passes
    Gillette 7 O'Clock SharpEdge (4)
    VDH Deluxe boar
    Frankensoap sample in a warm mug
    Thayers w/aloe
    Old Spice AS

    Little late posting. Busy day today.
    Had some LASS Vanilla Eucalyptus Mint soap left in the bottom of my mug from a sampler and added the rest of a Musgo Real Oak Moss sample to it. For some reason the lather was a little thin even though I whipped up a bunch of it and I added water very sparingly. When I finished and rinsed the mug I noted there was a fair amount of product still in the bottom of the mug even though I beat it to death with the brush.
    Easy passes today as I'm still a little tender from Tuesday's shave but we should be all healed up in another day or so.
  20. Slow Joe

    Slow Joe Relishing his obsession

    Proraso shave of the day edit.jpg

    Nice shave today. IMHO you can't go wrong with Proraso, and I really like the Clubman special reserve. Tomorrow will be an interesting day. It will either be my first ever shave woth an Open comb razor or it will be the first ever shave with a Single Edged razor. Should be fun.

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