SoS: August 20th, 2012 - August 26th, 2012

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Steve gave me some great inspiration just now to start this week off, so not only is it Menthol Monday, it's Menthol Week! In the meantime for:

    Menthol Monday:

    Omega Wooden Handle
    Super Speed/new Rapira
    Egyptian Ingram SC :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Diana Sport Menthol Balsam :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Osage Rub AS :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Givenchy Pour Homme EDT

    I don't know how much colder than this it could possibly get because the Egyptian version of Ingram is so damn cold that you feel the menthol sensation for an hour after the shave. Add the Diana Sport balsam and the Osage Rub and you'll be frozen almost the whole day! ;) :D

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  2. xCarbonSteelx

    xCarbonSteelx Well-Known Member

    The thermometer may say 100 degrees outside in Phoenix... It was reaching near Arctic conditions in my bathroom this morning!

    Proraso PSC / Proraso Soap / Semogue 620 / EJ DE89 w/ 7 o'clock yellow / 444 / The Rub / Proraso a/s balm

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  3. Dusty5150

    Dusty5150 Well-Known Member

    Happy Monday!

    Hot Shower, soak brush
    Proraso Pre-shave Cream
    Proraso Green Soap
    Vulfix 404 Boar/Badger Mix
    '58 Flare Tip SuperSpeed w/ Voskhod blade
    Warm+Cold Water Rinse
    Blue Floid AS
    4 pass DFS :D

    Hope y'all have a fantastic week!
  4. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Monday morning, August 20, 2012

    Schick E2 Injector Razor w/ Schick blade (6)
    Semogue 1250 boar bristle brush,
    TABAC shaving soap w/ hot water lather,
    finish with cold water rinse for a DFS!

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  5. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    Menthol Monday:
    soak brush/Shavemac custom 167 2 band,d01/Scharzweisskeramik XL Scuttle
    warm shower
    Proraso PrePost cream
    TSD 2x Iced Mojito Shave Soap & Wheat Cream lathered together :love029: :love029: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:

    Merkur 39c"The Hammer" / Perma-Sharp Super (3)
    Warm Water Rinse
    Monster Block Alum
    Warm Water Rinse
    Thayer's Medicated Superhazel mixed with 4 drops M-Bomb :love029: :love029: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    TSD 2x Iced Mojito splash mixed with a pea sized amount of 444 :love029: :love029: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:

    Todays shave was not only frosty but it was one of the most comfortatble shaves I've had.The 39c and Perma-Sharp Super is a great combo and the blade shows no signs of slowing down.Looks like I'll have to do maybe another shave or 2 with this blade and see how long I can stretch it.
  6. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    Shave of the Day (SOTD) Monday August 20, 2012
    Prep: Brush soaking in ice water, face wash/scrub with Noxzema, as cold as I could stand it shower
    Razor: Gillette NEW short comb mounted to an iKon Bulldog handle
    Blade: NOS Schick Plus Platinum
    Brush: Semogue 1438 Boar
    Soap: Tabac
    AS: Nivea Sensitive Aftershave Balm, followed by a splash of Gillette Cool Wave
    Post: Cold Water Rinse, Alum Rub, Cold Water Rinse, Aftershave.

    I have not used the old stock Schick blades for a while so I thought that I would break them out. At one point these where my favorite blade, not so much now.

    Although the shave was comfortable, there was a slight amount of tugging around my neck. There are much better blades out there for a lot less money. At about $1.00 per blade, I will not be buying any more of these.

    This is the first time in months that I have used the Nivea balm. I felt like I needed some moisturize on my face and this is good for that, just not enough of a scent for my taste.

    Overall not a bad shave. Still was able to achieve a DFS in 3 passes with light tough ups.
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  7. DLreno

    DLreno Well-Known Member

    Monday, August 20

    59’ E1 Fatboy (dialed to 7)
    EverReady Double Edge Super Stainless (vintage-Thanks Phil)
    Ingram SC
    Osage Rub
    Stephans Island Lime
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  8. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    6/8 DD
    Semogue 1800

    Nice shave this morning. Still working on breaking in the 1800. It's not "there" but getting closer. Have a good one.
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  9. dougr

    dougr Well-Known Member

    The Wrench - Merkur Futur
    The blade - Polsilver
    The Lube - La Toja
    The Buffer - Semogue LE Horn 2008/9...Thanks Bruno:)
    The Oil - Uplands from Bullgoose Phil -really nice
    Sun and skin - PCA spf 25
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  10. wlmcad

    wlmcad cleaning TSD Route 5

    Monday, August 20, 2012, Shaving Ritual

    Razor: 68 Slim Gillette Adjustable (N4) (set on 9)
    Blade: Lord Super Stainless (2nd use)
    Brush: Lions Head Silvertip
    Bowl: Gravy Boat Scuttle
    Cream: Razorock sample
    A/S: Alum & Cold Water Rinse
    A/S: Aqua Velva Musk

    I am going back to my rotation after the finishing out the Blind Blade Test. It felt nice trying out another cream today.
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  11. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    SOTD Monday 8-20-2012

    Parker 90R TTO w/Wilkinson Stainless Blade
    Proraso PSC
    Tabac Original SC
    Omega Boar
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Brut Original ASB
    Aqua Velva Musk ASL/Cologne

    Haven't used the Parker for awhile so thought I'd give it a go. Parker's kinda got a bad rap about their QC but they fixed that way back in 2010. They are now very good blue collar razors for a meager price that delivers a very nice smooth shave. The 90R is on the aggressive side and should handle the toughest of beards with no problem. Great no fuss razor for a good and close quickie shave. :happy088:

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  12. Johnny

    Johnny Little Boy Blue

    Monday, August 20, 2012. Good Morning!

    Morning Coffee: Dunkin Donuts
    Prep: Wash face with Speick Soap
    Razor: Schick I1
    Blade: Schick
    Soap: MdC
    Brush: Semogue LE 2010
    Scuttle/Mug: Schwarzweisskeramik
    Post: Cold water rinse followed by some Pitralon Classic


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  13. burpsan

    burpsan Well-Known Member


    Pre (Eucerin, warm shower)
    Omega 10083 Pro boar
    Merkur 23c w/ Kai Stainless Steel
    Post (Cetaphil, Dickinson's WH, cold water rinse)
    Master Bay Rum

    DFS! by means of wtg, xtg. Over the last several days, each time I've reached in the den to grab a soap, I've gone right to the MWF without hesitation :kar:. My face is happy = :) (can you tell?).

    Have a great Monday!
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  14. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    Glad to hear Bruce that you are one that judges a razor by it performance and not be it's country of origin or bad rap that is spread by people.

    Far too often I think many people repeat the same mantra of disinformation that they read on a forum and they take it for the word of God without every trying the razor themselves.

    I have never had an issue with Parker or Sabi razors (another affordable brand). I concur with you that they are both far more aggressive than their Gillette or EJ counterparts.

    Not everyone has a spare $60 to $200 to drop on a modern razor, so I think that it is nice to see decent products in the low to mid-range price.
  15. Neolithium

    Neolithium I am Canadian, eh

    Muhle R41 + Red Personna
    Semogue Owners Club Boar
    Proraso Green (New Formula)
    Cold Water Rinse
    Foad's Moustache Wax

    Ran out of time for aftershave but oh well. Still nice BBS in 2 passes.
  16. madmedic

    madmedic Resistance Is Futile

    Monday 20th August

    Hot shower and facial scrub
    Vitos Pre/Post Cream
    Fatip Piccolo/Perma Sharp Super (3)
    Semogue TSN 2012 LE Badger/Boar
    Arko Ice Mint Shave Cream
    Home prepared Les Vinaigre des Toilette (mentholated)
    444 ASB mixed with Osage Rub
    Brut Alaska AS
    Murray's Superlight Pomade

    3 Pass BBS
  17. ChrisC1977

    ChrisC1977 Well-Known Member

    Shower: Burt's Bees Men's Care Soap
    Razor: Parker 22R
    Blade: Astra (Day 2)
    Soap: RazorRock (Cumba Cheech) This came the mail today for my wife to try. I did a test lather and so didn't let it go to waste! :) Nice lather. The scent is very nice, although not one I would choose to shave with personally.
  18. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

    • Prep: hot washing cloth
    • Music: David Bowie, best of, cd2
    • Brush: Omega travel boar
    • Soap: Palmolive stick
    • Razor: Gillette flare tip Rocket
    • Blade: Derby (#4)
    • Shave: 3-pass + touch-up
    • Post: hot water rinse, cold water rinse
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    Guess what. DFS. :)

    Have a great week!
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  19. NUMCKS

    NUMCKS Well-Known Member


    Razor - Gladweg push button DE
    Blade - Rainbow (4)
    Brush - VDH boar
    Lather - Williams (current)
    A/S - Lucky Tiger Aspen
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  20. JayPo007

    JayPo007 Well-Known Member

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    I want to like the derby blade. I tried it several times now. First pass is great. Anything after that is nicks. Had to bust out my AOS alum block for some damage control. The M Bomb and TSD aftershave smoothed things over.

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