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

    View attachment 30511 3a1937f99fdbe67b7d2c375377c9a816_image_119x120.jpg svobodako-vitamin_f-aftershave-balm.jpg Barber_Aftershave_Osage-Rub_LRG.jpg View attachment 30511 Last day of Menthol Week! (til tomorrow!)

    Omega Wooden Handle
    Dovo Bismarck 5/8
    Viking Sensitive SC :love055: :love055: :smiley freezing: :smiley freezing: (original Bulgarian version)
    Svoboda AS Balsam :love055: :love055: :smiley freezing: :smiley freezing:
    Osage Rub AS :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Brut Cologne

    My dear friend Dmitry gave me so much inspiration to use my Dovo Bismarck, so from now on, every Sunday that's what I'm going to shave with. I had such a wonderful and ultra-BBS shave with it. It shows that I didn't lose my technique after all. The original Bulgarian Viking Sensitive cream which I bought from lathers so easily and smells quite nice, it gives VERY soothing skincare with a good menthol sensation. I still however, prefer the Russian version. The Svoboda balsam and the Osage Rub are absolute wonders. ;) :D
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  2. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    soak brush/Savile Row 3824/Ayars Bowl
    warm shower
    Proraso PrePost cream
    TSD Jasmine Lanolin Soap & Wheat Cream lathered together with 4 drops M-Bomb :love029: :love029: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Cobra Classic "The Snake"/Feather ProGuard (7)
    cold water rinse
    Monster Block Alum
    cold water rinse
    Thayer's Rose Petal WH mixed with 2 drops M-Bomb :love029: :love029: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    TSD Jasmine splash mixed with a pea sized amount of 444 :love029: :love029: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:

    The lather was nice and slick and frosty,smells great too :D A great BBS face and head shave from "The Snake"
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  3. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©


    Prep: Hot shower, AoS pre-shave oil
    CD: John Elefante ~ Defying Gravity
    Coffee: Home roasted, fresh ground Nicaragua RFA, BLACK
    Soap: AoS Sandalwood + 3 drops TSD M Bomb
    Brush: C&E Pure Badger
    SE: Gem Push Button
    Blade: Gem, day 4, 3+ passes
    Post: Cold water rinse, ice water splash, L'Oreal Comfort Max ASB + 2 drops TSD M Bomb, B&BW Noir
    'Stache Wax: Steve's Own/Firehouse Wacky Tacky mix

    Great shave to start the day.
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  4. ChrisC1977

    ChrisC1977 Well-Known Member

    Sunday 8-26-12

    Shower: Burt's Bees Men's Care Soap
    Razor: Parker 22R
    Blade: Astra (New)
    Soap: Omega
    Brush: TBS: Syntax

    2 passes plus touch up for near BBS. A few stubborn micro spots. My daughter chose the soap fo the day and whipped it up for me. She also helped apply the lather. I am certain that this is the reason my shave was as good as it was. :)

    Happy shaves all!
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  5. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    New rotation today:
    aka: Caribbean Dreams....​

    Back to the Merkur 3-piece w/ Astra balde
    TSD Coconut-lime-verbena soap (new puck)
    C&E BBB(brush)
    TSD Mojito AS splash
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  6. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    13/16 Crown & Sword
    TFS Tobacco Verde
    homemade 30mm Grade A brush
    TSD Sandalwood balm

    Tuned up the C&S last night before bed and had a very nice shave this morning. This will probably be the razor of the week for me. I can't speak to highly of the TFS Tobacco Verde, I really like this soap. Great lather and scent, the skin care is superb. As they say, YMMV. This one has favorite written all over it. Have a good one and enjoy your day.

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  7. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Sunday morning, August 26, 2012

    Schick E2 Injector Razor w/ Schick blade (2)
    Semogue SOC boar bristle brush,
    TABAC shaving soap w/ hot water lather,
    finish with cold water rinse for a DFS!

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  8. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    SOTD Sunday 8-26-2012

    Edwin Jagger DE86811 w/Astra SP
    Proraso PSC
    Speick SC
    Semogue 820 Boar
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Brut Original ASB
    English Leather Cologne

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  9. dougr

    dougr Well-Known Member

    Razor: Paul Revere and Easy Rider injectors
    Blade: Ted Pella/EMS
    Soap:Gillette w menthol
    Brush: Plisson
    ASB: Dirty British R2 SOTD 010.jpg
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  10. Neolithium

    Neolithium I am Canadian, eh

    Edwin Jagger DE87 + Unknown Platinum blade
    Simpsons Chubby CH1
    Proraso Wheat SC
    Cold Water Rinse
    Old Spice Classic A/S
    Bounders Moustache Wax
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  11. Norseman

    Norseman misunderstood Dark Lord of the Sith

    25.08.2012 - Morning Shave:

    Soap: MWF
    Brush: Omega Pure badger
    Razors: Weishi and Merkur 34C
    Blades: Derby and Astra
    Witch Hazel
    Fitjars AfterShave Balm

    25.08.2012 - The Evening Shave:

    Soap: MWF
    Brush: Muhle classic silvertip
    Razors: Merkur 34C
    Blades: Astra green
    Witch Hazel
    Fitjars AfterShave Cream

    26.08.2012 - The Emergency
    Wilkinsons Sword Quattor Titanium Precision (I am a bad bad boy Abbot)
    Bulldog Shave Cream.
    Witch Hazel
    Prorasos Liquid AfterShave Balm for Sensitive Skin.
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  12. TitanTTB

    TitanTTB Well-Known Member

    Sunday, August 26 2012

    Razor: Fatboy @5
    Blade: Astra
    Soap: Arko
    Brush: VDH
    After: Witch Hazel

  13. Johnny

    Johnny Little Boy Blue

    Sunday, August 26, 2012. Good Morning!

    Morning Coffee: Dunkin Donuts
    Prep: Wash face with Prairie Creations Pre-Shave Soap
    Razor: Schick I1
    Blade: Schick
    Soap: Proraso
    Brush: Vulfix Mayfair Boar
    Scuttle/Mug: Sara Bonnyman Bowl
    Post: Cold water rinse followed by some Proraso A/S & Balm


  14. Asd

    Asd Well-Known Member

    YES!!!!! Finally I convinced you to get back to straights! Lucky day it was! I wish you the smoothest and most pleasant shaves only!

    Sunday shave was a bit late...
    4/8 Rebell from herzi
    Vie-Long horsehair brush
    Palmolive shave stick
    Cold water splash
    Mayor Energy Platinum AS splash
    So smooth! Guy and gals, a little fun story for you - you all know that you have to splash an alcohol AS into your palm and then rub it over your face. And that first moment can become a REAL awakening... just because of 5 or 6 torn calluses on the fingers and palm. 70% alcohol splash, you see :D:git::shocked029: ...
  15. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    Shave of the Day (SOTD) Sunday August 26, 2012
    Prep: Brush soaking in ice water, face wash/scrub with Noxzema, cold shower
    Razor: 1918 Gillette Old Type 102 Single Ring Open Comb
    Blade: Perma-Sharp Super
    Brush: Semogue 820 Boar
    Soap: Tabac
    AS: British Sterling
    Post: Cold Water Rinse, Alum Rub, Cold Water Rinse, Double Splash Of Aftershave.

    The 102 Old Type Single Ring is becoming one of my favorites, I need to find a replated one. Paired with the Perma-Sharp Super, it makes for one excellent shave.

    As much as I love the Perma-Sharps I cannot understand the high prices that vendors are selling these blades for. My company does business with a few shaving related distributors, so I know the price vendors are paying for them.

    Most vendors are selling these at a 42.31% GPM, which equated to a 73.33% mark-up. I understand that we all need to make a profit, but that is just pure greed in my opinion. As much that I love the Perma-Sharps, unless vendors bring their profits down to a more reasonable margin I will stick with blades that perform as well but cost much less.

    The Semogue 820 Boar and Tabac is a winning brush/soap combo. I face lathered today and had enough lather left over for at least two additional passes.

    Two full passes and touch-ups provided close to a BBS. The British Sterling is always a nice way to end a shave, as I find both the initial and developed smell very appealing.
  16. lradke

    lradke and doggone it, people like me



    British Aristocrat
    Gillette Blue
    The Colonel
    Proraso Red
    Proraso Splash

    It was a wonderful shave this morning! The menthol in the red was just right, and the razor was beautiful as always (it's fast becoming a favorite). I had a few cuts, but I was speaking to the congregation at church today (about 200+ ppl) so I was a bit nervous. But the save was very relaxing nonetheless.
  17. wlmcad

    wlmcad cleaning TSD Route 5

    Sunday, August 26, 2012, Shaving Ritual

    Razor: 68 Slim Gillette Adjustable (N4) (set on 9)
    Blade: Bolzano Superinox Inossidabile (1st use)
    Brush: Semogue TSN LE 21/100
    Bowl: Gravy Boat Scuttle
    Cream or Soap: TOBS Sandalwood
    A/S: Alum & Cold Water Rinse
    A/S: Pinaud Clubman

    I tried out my new brush today; this brush has more backbone than any brush I’ve tried so far. This brush whipped up an awesome lather in my gravy boat scuttle very quickly with almost no effort. I got a great shave today an easy and comfortable 3-pass BBS!

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  18. 5Savages

    5Savages Well-Known Member

    August 26
    Audio: Audiobook: William Kent Kruger's "Thunder Bay" - I'm just about to bail out of this one...pretty boring.
    Prep: Nivea Moisturizing Face Wash
    Pre-Shave Lather: Institut Karite
    Shave Oil: 5Savages Shave Oil (grape seed & castor oil, clove & tea tree EOs)
    Razor: Gillette Old Type
    Blade: Astra SP (3)
    Brush: Vulfix 660S Medium
    Soap/Cream: Kiss My Face - Cool Mint SC
    Post: Neutrogena Men Triple Protect Lotion

    This Old Type is redefining what a great shave is. I can't wait to try it with a Voskhod and a Personna Super Lab. With an Astra, which was a marginal blade for me before, it gives me the best shave I've ever had. Amazing!

    I'm going through my 4 KMF creams to see if I want to stock up on any before the $3 coupon expires. Then again, considering my quantity of creams, it probably doesn't make sense for me to stock up on any of them since I won't get to using them for 5 years, minimum.
  19. kaleoaal

    kaleoaal New Member

    Brush: TI Super Badger
    Soap: Klar Kabinett
    Razor: 1919 Gillette Old Type
    Blade: Red Personna
    "A/S": Avène antirougeurs
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