Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Boojum1, Jul 31, 2018.
That's a beautiful shave Douglas. I hope it was an enjoyable one too.
This is a really nice Kit, Tim. What is it called?
You sir are, if I may say, a completist.
One of your best Clint.
Lovely razor Scott.
Felt like experimenting. Made a shim (well 7 actually) and gave it a whirl! 7 feathers is approximately .032" or one full turn out. Oh my! Really wakes the old dog up. Stupid close but so much milder feeling.
Menthol Monday SOTD
Razor: RazoRock Black Hawk
Blade: Feather Artist Club Professional (D1)
Brush: Vie-Long 13061 Horse Hair
Bowl: Anself Bamboo 4 ½”
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGO Lime
Pre-Shave Oil: Lemon Lime Chill
Shave Soap: Nanny's Silly Signature Ice & Slice
Post: Monster Block Alum
Aftershave: Castle Forbes Lime
Razor: George Wostenholm & Sons I•XL
Soap: Beaver Woodright Thomas Tew
A/S: Fine L’Orange Noir
Enjoy your shave!
Fragrance - Kilian Straight to Heaven Extreme
Aftershave - Klar Seifen "Sandelholz"
Shave Soap - Klar Seifen "Sandelholz"
Deodorant - Periwinkle Lane "Tam Dao"
Preshave Oil - Lather & Wood's "Unscented"
Post-Shave Balm - Nicci Marie Hyaluronic Acid Anti-Aging Face Serum
Razor - Merkur Futur
Blade - 7th Shave
Razor Stand by RV Shaving
Shave Brush by Mervyn Cadman with Synthetic Tuxedo Knot
Brush Stand by Desire Metal Works
Soap Bowl - Custom made by Mervyn Cadman
***EDIT - The Klar Seifen shave soap was awesome. I hadn't used this in so many months that I forgot how great the soap is.
Thanks! It's a variation on my "White Shave Kit". I haven't used this set nearly as much as it deserves.
Williams Top Holder Shave Stick
Yaqi Self Lubricating Open Comb
RazoRock Plissoft Ivory 22 Brush
1978 Bicentennial Aqua Velva Ice Blue Aftershave
SHAVE OF THE DAY
Prep: Occams Crushed Like Pre Shave Soap
Razor: Icon X3 head, Gillette Ball End Tech
Blade: Gillette Rubie
Brush: Razorock Plissoft
Soap: Noble Otter Noir Et Vanille
Post: Soap Commander Fortitude balm
Excellent shsve this morning. Super thick lather from NO soap and the scent is a perfect black tea/ citrus that would make a intoxicating cologne IMO. Lather held a boat load of water and loved every drop of it. Finished off with Fortitude balm which paired well with the soap and felt nice and soothing.
Prep: Occams Crushed Lime pre shave soap, shower with Smitten Soapery Mr. Cool bath soap (sample)
Razor: Icon X3 head, Gillette Ball End Tech handle
Blade: Gillette Rubie
Brush: Razorock Plissoft
Soap: Wild West James & Artemus
Post: SC Fortitude balm
Was in a bit of a rush since we had to hurry up and go to the Yankee Air Museum for the air show. Everyone had a blast and the weather was perfect.
As for the shave, since it was a bit rushed there was room for improvment. Scent of James & Artemus is hard to describe, masculine rose burbon that is both sweet and a bit spicy to my nose. Wild West has some amazing scents with rose notes IMO (Wichita, J&A, Rose Dunn) and are not your typical floral rose scents. Smeared a dab in the bottom of the red lathering bowl aquired from the thrift store for 14 cents (still can't believe it) and the lather started out a bit runny as a result of not shaking brush out enough. Did develop some thickness over time, but due to the circumstances it was no match for the abuse it went through. Threw on some Fortitude balm to help soothe my tender skin. They can't all be winners. Hope everyone is in good health and having enjoyable shaves!
Adjustable (Arko) Anything Goes and whatever else we decide AUGUST!!!!
Razor - Soviet Consul (9)
Blade - (1)
Soap - Stirling Bay Rum
Brush - Jayaruh #54
Post - Alum
Back to the Consul for three shaves as we make our way to the end of Adjustable August. I grabbed a Sharp Star blade since I have far too many of this terrible, horrible, really awful blade. Again, if you have any please send them to Cartel HQ for disposal. I don't want anyone else to suffer! Stirling Bay Rum with the JR54 for a really beautiful lather. I do love the traditional Bay Rum scent. More and more.
The consul on 9 is definitely in beast category. More aggressive than a Gillette but still very manageable. Two passes and touch ups and the baby is in the house, though the alum was slightly warm. I'm tired, though, and rushing a bit which seems to be a bad habit I'm growing as I work more hours. I need to rediscover some of the Zen mentality when I get ready to shave. Still, no issues to really worry about and it was a great way to end the day.
Hope everyone had a great weekend! Next weekend is, of course, a holiday weekend as we begin SEptember. Hope you will have lots to do to wrap up summer with some fun!
hello fello shavers, sunday night shave.
#22 brit crat, nacet, omega brush
arko/wilkinson stick mix,fine a/s.
awesome 2 pass combo shave, dfs+ no drama.
have a great day,gary
very cool pic...
Niceee razor and love the '54' or is it a "52" Ford?
thank you. car is an original release revell 57 ranchero.
Pre-Shave: @nsavage pre-shave, cold water
Razor: Wolfman SB-P WRH2 Stainless Steel
Blade: Voskhod (1)
Brush: Paladin Sumo Lapis
Lather: Mike's Lemongrass & Eucalyptus
Post-Shave: Alum, Thayers Original Alcohol Free Witch Hazel, South Australian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
M Keramiek / APShaveCo SilkSmoke.
Timeless Ti 0.68 OC / Plaid handle.
7 O'Clock Sharp Edge (3).
Jan's Splash "Ylang-ylang/Patchouli/Orange".
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