SOS: August 2018

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Boojum1, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    Wednesday SOTD
    August 1, 2018


    Blackland Dart with TRIAD Helix Hex Ti
    Polsilver SI
    Alpha T-400 by Vlasta with Envy White Two Band
    Fine American Blend Soap & AS
    Stirling Black Ice Witch Hazel
    BB 1818

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  2. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Williams Wednesday's Shave
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    Keeping It Simple Shave Week

    Williams Mug Shave Soap
    Jayaruh #309
    Alumigoose
    Feather Professional
    CWR
    Aqua Velva AS

    My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Williams Mug Shave Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #309 synthetic brush. I did just one pass with the Mongoose Alumigoose Razor on loan from Redfisher with a Feather SS Professional blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Aqua Velva AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
     
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  3. 120inna55

    120inna55 Well-Known Member

    Phoenix Shaving | Et Tu
    Phoenix Shaving - The Green Ray | Tribble Synthetic
    Ever-Ready SE | Delta Echo | Gem PTFE


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    If my scent memory serves, Et Tu is an accurate dupe of Brut by Fabergé from the 60s and 70s as opposed to the contrived saccharine contemporary. Even though Phoenix Shaving's splashes never suffer from longevity issues, Et Tu's bright and bold classic fougère has me trying to remember where I stowed my old bottle of the original cologne to prolong, if not legitimize the experience.

    I've spoken about the Crown King soap base before. All of Phoenix Shaving's soaps use the same high-butter vegan base. It's simply in good company with the upper-level performers in the crowded artisan race. It lathers easy and fast with lots of volume but still dense and paintable. First pass slickness as well as residual slickness remain above average, but post-shave is better than most.

    I'm one of the nagging voices that contributed to Phoenix dropping alum from their splashes. While I've heard the proprietor bemoan his assertion that the negligible alum content was unlikely to be causing the grief reported by some, writing it off as placebo, I for one am happy with the reformulation. I stipulate the benefits of alum in the wet shaving realm, but each time I used the splashes containing alum, my scalp and face lit up like a beet. Along with the resulting warmth, the redness would pass after 15 minutes or so. I just couldn't dismiss the consistent reaction as stigmata. The current formula still offers excellent astringency and then soft, silky, well-nourished skin. I can now use their splashes with abandon.

    It's hard to dispute Phoenix Shaving's artwork leading the pack in the unique, wacky, and cool categories, but have you seen these new bottles? Is there anything out there in the artisan realm that even approaches these as regular stock offerings? The splash kind of outshines the tub, showcasing thick, textured, and heavy glass complete with embossing. Underneath the faceted Bakelite lid (You read that correctly---it's Bakelite---I confirmed it with the 'clink' test.) you'll even find a tamper-proof seal. There is no insert but rather a practical and effective orifice reducer molded from the glass. These are professional and classy in every way, and the bar has been raised.

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  4. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

  5. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    awesome ...
     
  6. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Razor: ATT SE1 w/Kai Mild blade
    Brush: Razorock “Amici” by Semogue
    Soap: CRSW Limenthol
    A/S: Razorock Irish Countryside
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    Enjoy your shave!
    Tom
     
  7. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    hello fello shavers,tuesday night shave.
    rr mamba ,nacet,omega pro,crystal bowl/
    klar sport soap,speick a/s.
    2 pass combo shave, no drama ,dfs
    nice shave.. have a great day ,gary 20180731_231346.jpg
     
  8. ilts

    ilts Well-Known Member

    Good Morning Everyone SOTD 08/01/18

    Gem 1912
    Gem Personna (8)
    Erskine 3103 Boar
    Williams
    Cold Water Rinse, Alum Block
    Pinaud Clubman A/S

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  9. Jan Zoethout

    Jan Zoethout Well-Known Member

    SOTD 20180801.

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    M keramiek / APShaveCo SynBad.
    Stirling "Wintergreen" (sample).
    Colonial Razors "The General".
    Kai Captain Titan Mild (14).
    Rebul Lime EdC.
     
  10. Navarrsky

    Navarrsky Well-Known Member

    Custom Robert Williams "The Queen of Spades"
    Paladin HNB LE
    Crown & Crane soap
    Penhaligon's AS

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  11. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Terrific picture, Mark!
     
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  12. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    August 1, 2018
    Karve E Plate
    Feather
    DK 7 with Druida Manchurian
    Figaro Sapone Speciale
    Myrsol Antesol

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  13. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    I have to agree with the new bottles, they are awesome. I have avoided Et Tu so far, but I may have to look into it now. How is Tombstone?
     
  14. Number six

    Number six Well-Known Member

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    Yintal "Bronze"/Dorco Prime :: Elite Manchurian :: Wickham 1912 :: Lúcido AS

    Still in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The Yintal continues to give efficient and smooth 2-pass shaves. Definitely my product of the year. Of course the Elite and Wickham's are outstanding and I enjoy using them regularly in my very reduced den. I've become fond of the Lucido's functional scent and soothing finish.
     
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  15. Terry

    Terry Well-Known Member

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    New razor!
    Merkur 37c slant just received yesterday, installed a feather (new of course) and got a wondeful 2 pass DFS on the mug :):).

    Cold shave
    Witch Hazel wake up splash
    Homemade preshave oil
    For the brain cap
    Razorock german slant with a Dorco ST 301, second use. (No I haven't moved up yet, but soon). Found that if I shave my head every day it only takes one pass.
    Amici soap
    Cheap brush that works great
    Shower
    Finish with Nivea


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  16. 120inna55

    120inna55 Well-Known Member

    Thanks.

    I haven't used it, yet.
     
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  17. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    My Wednesday SOTD - hope you like it:

    L'Oreal Men Expert Facial Wash
    Razorock Plissoft 26mm Monster
    Super Speed/Astra day 4
    Krampert's Frostbite SS
    Lucky Tiger AS Cream
    Krampert's Frostbite AS Splash
    Quorum EdT

    BBS and well chilled - this Frostbite soap and aftershave have a very interesting scent which I like a lot. The soap is so easy to lather and the menthol effect, while not being a bona fide face-freezer is pretty strong. The aftershave is somewhat colder and it's very skin-friendly!

    Enjoy your day!
     
  18. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    SOTD August 1, 2018

    Prep: Cold water and Stirling mentholated pre-shave soap
    Blade: GEM PTFE
    Razor: Jayaruh 'Woody' SE
    Brush: JR #60 synthetic
    Soap: Country Club for Men Cahaba Blues
    Post: Witch hazel, Jeeves of Hudson Street Tobacco Bay Leaf aftershave

    Have a great day!

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  19. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Great way to start off August Mark. :happy096:
     
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  20. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Excellent picture of good gear Perry. :happy088:
     
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