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

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

  1. Luteplayers

    Luteplayers Well-Known Member

    SOTD 20 Aug 2012

    Razor: Gillette Aristocrat
    Blade: Feather
    Preshave: Proraso
    Brush: Vulfix 1000A
    Cream: CO Bigelow
    A/S: Cold Water Rinse, Thayers WH, Aqua Velva Ice Sport

    Really nice shave with the Bigelow cream, finally getting the hang of making lather. First time using the Aqua Velva After Shave. That was quite invigorating. Can't wait to get the Osage Rub from my TSD order. Could be a while, waiting on the Lanolin soap on that order.

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  2. Sargon

    Sargon Well-Known Member

    Brush: Muehle Silvertip Fibre
    Soap/Creme: Proraso Green
    Razor: Muehle R41
    Blade: Rapira SS
    Pre: Proraso
    Post: Proraso Splash
    Result: DFS, nearly BBS
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  3. Ryan B

    Ryan B Knight of the Soapocracy

    Monday: the first day of the semester, so I started my day off right.

    Pre: Shower, condtioner.
    Razor: Gillette Super Speed '63.
    Brush: Semogue 1305.
    Soap: TSD unscented super lathered with Old Proraso Green.
    Blade: Personna Lab Blue (USA made.)
    Post: cold water, alum block, cold water, Proraso pre/Post Cream.

    Result: DFS with some added swagger when I walked into my first class. ;)
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  4. Dewaine

    Dewaine Well-Known Member

    Razor: Lord L6
    Blade: Shark
    Brush: Omega Boar
    Soap: VDH Glycerin
    A/S: Brut
    and Rive Gauche edt

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  5. Smoothy

    Smoothy Well-Known Member

    Good morning!

    My shave ritual on Tuesday consisted of some of my most used hard- & software with the exception of the razor blade, which was a new brand I was given to try out. It is the store brand “TiP” of German supermarket chain “real.-“. Rumors have it they are the rebranded (or actually ‘unbranded’) Platinum Chrome blades from Personna. Nothing is printed on the blades other than arrows.

    The set-up around the new blade was:

    Musgo Real pre shave oil
    Calani Dubai shave soap
    Mühle Basic Nr. 02 shave brush with Silver Tip Fibre
    Merkur Futur on 3
    TiP real.- DE blade (new)
    Bloc Osma Alum
    D.R. Harris Bay Rum after shave

    Not a bad shave at all, I must admit. I did notice the difference of this blade to my customary Feather blade, especially as I was mowing down 4 days worth of stubble. That usually does not pose resistance to the Feather, I felt however a wee bit of tugging with this TiP blade on the first pass. I am curious to see feel how this particular blade will perform the rest of this week in the face of 'normal daily' stubble.
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  6. dinatali

    dinatali Well-Known Member

    shower with nivea face wash
    Muhle R41
    Feather #4
    Muhle silvertip fiber
    Arko soap
    Nivea Balm
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  7. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

    Prep Clarins Exfoliator
    Razor Vintage Maxotte
    Brush Simpsons M7 LE Finest Silvertip
    GFT Coconut Cream
    Alum & Witch Hazel
    L'Occitane Baux Blam
    L'Occitane Baux EDT
    A lovely two pass shave from the Maxotte, this razor as the finest grind of all my razors you could bend the blade with your finger if you wanted.
  8. Norseman

    Norseman misunderstood Dark Lord of the Sith

    Tuesday 21.08.2012.

    Facewash: Fitjars Black Facial Cleansing Bar
    Razor: The Ususal Merkur 34c (I have to expand this collection)
    Blades: Feather
    Brush: The Usual Muhle Classic Silvertip Brush (I have to expand this collection)
    Preshave: Prorasos green Pre Shave cream. Used before each PAss
    Shave Cream: Proraso Green
    Cold water rinse
    Aftershave: A Witch Hazel gel (not sure this is suited to the job)
    Prorasos old formula Liquid Aftershave Balm (good stuff)

    The Result: An excellent shave :)
  9. Rene

    Rene Well-Known Member

    Tuesday, August 21st

    Hot shower
    Proraso shaving soap
    Omega Havana Silvertip brush
    Merkur 34C HD w/ Derby
    Davidoff Cool Water EdT
  10. DLreno

    DLreno Well-Known Member

    Tuesday, August 21

    Sheffield 6/8, W. Burnell (WTG)
    65’ K2 Gillette Slim (setting 7)(XTG, ATG,)
    EverReady Double Edge Super Stainless (vintage-Thanks Phil) (d2)
    Arko Stick
    Dominica Bay Rum
    Result: A very solid DFS.
  11. Mechguy

    Mechguy Well-Known Member

    Late post having computer issues
    Monday 20Aug12

    Proraso white soap (old style)
    Simpsons Berkley 46, face later
    Gillette New, with Gillette 7O'Clock Super Platinum Blue
    Alcolado Glacial splash, with Gillette extreme cooling balm

    A two pass, DFS++. Very nice, trying to finish up the proraso white soap. I hope the new stuff is as good as the old.
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  12. wlmcad

    wlmcad cleaning TSD Route 5

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012, Shaving Ritual

    Razor: 68 Slim Gillette Adjustable (N4) (set on 9)
    Blade: Lord Super Stainless (3rd use)
    Brush: Vie Long 13061
    Bowl: Gravy Boat Scuttle
    Cream: Honeybee Soap (Yuzu)
    A/S: Alum & Cold Water Rinse
    A/S: Aqua Velva Musk

    It feels good to be back into my rotation of creams and soaps. This is also the first time I was able to use my Vie Long Horse Hair brush. This mornings shave was a pleasant 3-pass BBS; life is good! :happy096:

    Vie Long SOTD 01R.jpg
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  13. Neolithium

    Neolithium I am Canadian, eh

    Tuesday Morning
    Muhle R41+Red Israeli Personna
    Semogue Owners Club Boar
    Proraso White + MBomb
    Cold Water Rinse

    Wax & Aftershave to be determined after PT, but lets call it FatJacks and Old Spice Pure Sport for now!
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  14. xCarbonSteelx

    xCarbonSteelx Well-Known Member


    Hot shower / RazoRock Nervous Wreck / Semogue 620 / Gillette Aristocrat w/ Feather blade / Alum / 444 / Floid Blue

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  15. 5Savages

    5Savages Well-Known Member

    August 20

    Audio: Audiobook: John Sandford's "Bad Blood"
    Prep: Nivea Moisturizing Face Wash
    Pre-Shave Lather: Institut Karite
    Shave Oil: 5Savages Shave Oil (grape seed & castor oil, clove & tea tree EOs)
    Razor: SABI 3-piece razor, Gillette Tech for the 4th pass.
    Blade: Ladas (1)
    Brush: Vulfix 660S
    Soap/Cream: RazoRock La Famiglia - Don Marco SS
    Post: RazoRock La Famiglia - Don Marco ASB

    After 3 uncomfortably aggressive passes with SABI, I switched the blade over to a tech for a 4th pass. Compared to the wide-gapped SABI, the Tech felt like it didn't even have a blade.
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  16. Johnny

    Johnny Little Boy Blue

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012. Good Morning!

    Morning Coffee: Dunkin Donuts
    Prep: Wash face with Prairie Creations Pre-Shave Soap
    Razor: Schick I1
    Blade: Schick
    Soap: Prairie Creations KISS Unscented
    Brush: Semogue TSN LE 2012 #46
    Scuttle/Mug: DB Bill Bowl
    Post: Cold water rinse followed by some Prairie Creations Unscented Balm


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  17. SharpSpine

    SharpSpine Well-Known Member

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012

    Prep: Tepid shower; Prairie Creations preshave soap
    Lather: Prairie Creations Honeysuckle - face lather
    Brush: Semogue TSN '12 LE 28/100
    Razor: Rhodium Gem OCMM
    Blade: Pella PTFE (?); 3 passes
    Post: Cold water rinse; Finest Menthol of Krampert

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  18. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    Shave of the Day (SOTD) Tuesday August 21, 2012
    Prep: Brush soaking in ice water, face wash/scrub with Noxzema, as cold as I could stand it shower
    Razor: GEM Heavy Flat Top G-Bar
    Blade: ASR Carbon Single Edge
    Brush: Semogue 820 Boar
    Soap: TSD Sandalwood Wheat Cream
    AS: Aqua Velva Musk
    Post: Cold Water Rinse, Alum Rub, Cold Water Rinse, Aftershave.

    It has been a well over a month since I have used my beloved G-Bar. Between the blade test and putting away many of my razors, it just sat in a drawer calling out my name. I whipped up a good lather, loaded her with a fresh carbon blade and gave her a spin.

    Ahh that sound, that whisker cutting sound, it sounds like victory. I forgot the amount of audio feedback you get when using a single edge. You know when you have the angle right, as your stubble is screaming in terror as they are being cut from your face.

    After two passes and I had better than a DFS, but wanted to push for a BBS. It did take mutliple addtional passes, j-hooks and buffing on my neck to get there, but the end results are well worth it. I have such a remarkable close shave this morning I must ask myself why I do not use this razor and blade combo more often.

    Little to no burn came from the alum rub, with just a slight amount of stinging after a generous splash of the Aqua Velva Musk.
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  19. SharpSpine

    SharpSpine Well-Known Member

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  20. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    30 minute marinade of TSD ISZ Preshave Balm :love029: :love029: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    soak brush/Savile Row 3824/Ayars Bowl
    warm shower
    Musgo Real Glyce Lime Oil Soap
    Vostok Shave Soap & Shaving Cream lathered together :love029: :love029: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Gillette Ranger Tech/SuperMax Super Stainless (3)
    cold water rinse
    Monster Block Alum
    cold water rinse
    Thayer's Medicated Superhazel mixed with 3 drops M-Bomb :love029: :love029: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    The Penguin followed 20 minutes later with Vostok Aftershave Balm :love029: :love029: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:

    Yep I'm still feeling the Menthol love after 1 hour :DThe Ranger Tech and SuperMax Super Stainless is a great combo,great 2 pass face,1 pass headshave,nice and smooth,BBS all around.
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