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

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

  1. burpsan

    burpsan Well-Known Member

    Tuesday Morning - belated post ...

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

    DFS+ by means of wtg, xtg. Extra close today. One more pass and it would have easily reached BBS. In my Merkur 23c, I prefer the Kai to Feather. The Kai really smooths out after a shave or two. Pure silk!
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  2. Smoothy

    Smoothy Well-Known Member

    Wednesday's shave:

    Musgo Real pre shave oil
    Calani Dubai shave soap
    Mühle Basic Nr. 02 shave brush with Silver Tip Fibre
    Merkur Futur on 4
    TiP real.- DE blade (day 2)
    Bloc Osma Alum
    D.R. Harris Marlborough after shave

    All except the after shave identical to yesterday. Day 2 with this unnamed store brand blade and I am rather sure that it is not for me. Today's shave lacked the efficiency I have come to be used to from other blades, notably my all-time favourite. I decided to dial the Futur up to 4 (never done that before) because it just didn't feel like it was getting all the stubble. Definitely reminded me of the Personna blades I have tried in the past, that was the same sensation. Tomorrow, I'll load up a Voskhod. :love055:
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  3. dinatali

    dinatali Well-Known Member

    proraso pre shaving cream
    weber bulldog DLC razor
    Shark #1
    simpson colonel XL
    Omega cream
    Proraso balm
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  4. burpsan

    burpsan Well-Known Member

    Late Tuesday Night or Early! Wednesday Morning

    Got an earlier than usual start planned for tomorrow ... so after my belated SOTD posting, I started thinking about catching a shave before bed.

    Pre (Eucerin, cool shower)
    Simpson Milk Churn
    Merkur 23c w/ Kai Stainless Steel + Astra SP
    Post (Cetaphil, Dickinson's WH, Nivea Sensitive lotion)
    Master Bay Rum

    BBS- with a little effort (I.e., wtg, xtg, atg, water shave). This wonderfully smooth Kai blade finally had enough after 2 passes :kngt:. Should have stopped there, but needed a BBS to be presentable in the morning. Swapped out for the Astra SP :kar: . Too late. A little irritation. Bay Rum before bed? :o Hmmmm ... habit, I suppose. Does make a nice cooling body splash.
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  5. Rene

    Rene Well-Known Member

    Wednesday, August 22nd

    Hot shower
    Palmolive shaving cream
    Omega 639 Havana Silvertip brush
    Merkur 34C HD Razor w/ Astra blade
    Guerlain Heritage EdT
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  6. Norseman

    Norseman misunderstood Dark Lord of the Sith

    Flavours of the day:

    Facewash: Fitjars Black Facial Cleansing Bar
    Razor: Merkur 34c
    Blades: Astra
    Brush: Omega Pure Badger
    Soap: Arko Shave Stick – Urinal Soap Scented J
    Sterex Witch Hazel gel
    Prorasos AS Balm for sensitive skin (Not quite sure if this does the job sufficiently)

    Cologne: Dr. Harris – Marlborough
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  7. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Menthol Wednesday:

    Omega Wooden Handle
    Super Speed/Rapira day 3
    Italian Palmolive Menthol SC :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Visal AS Gel :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Osage Rub AS :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Azzaro Pour Homme EDT

    Menthol Week continues for me with another great and frigid shave with the Palmolive Menthol cream from Italy, followed by two other powerfully-mentholated products. The Visal gel smells nice and not only cools, it also soothes and protects the skin from irritation. I think we all know the beauty of the Osage Rub! ;) :D

    PAL001.jpg visal.jpg Barber_Aftershave_Osage-Rub_LRG.jpg
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  8. DLreno

    DLreno Well-Known Member

    Wednesday, August 22

    59’ E1 Fatboy (dialed to 7)
    EverReady Double Edge Super Stainless (d3) (vintage-Thanks Phil)
    Arko Stick
    Proraso ASL
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  9. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    6/8 Double Duck
    Windsor SS
    Vie Long Beehive Horse hair

    Nice shave this morning. A friend sent me a horse hair beehive brush (Vie Long-Bullgoose) to try out for a few shaves. Nice brush, it performed well, perhaps not as dense as I'm used to but no complaints. This brush is far superior to the only other horse brush I've tried and one I wouldn't mind owning. Have a good one.
    picture hosting
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  10. madmedic

    madmedic Resistance Is Futile

    Wednesday 22nd August

    Hot shower and Facial Scrub
    Proraso Sensitive Pre/Post cream
    Merkur 11C/Permasharp Super (5)
    Muhle HJM Black Fibre Synthetic
    Lea Menthol Shave Cream
    Tea Tree and Peppermint Toner
    Vifrex Dopo Barba
    Osage Rub
    Dax Short and Neat

    The Permasharps just keep on going. Today was a 3 pass BBS.
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  11. lradke

    lradke and doggone it, people like me



    The Manchurian
    Shick Super Stainless

    It was a wonderful shave this morning. Last one dor the blade though. The lather was great, the brush was soft, and the aftershave is fantastic! :)
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  12. xCarbonSteelx

    xCarbonSteelx Well-Known Member


    Proraso PSC / TSD Coconut Lime Verbena / Semogue 620 / Gillette Aristocrat w/ Feather blade / Alum / 444 / Superior 70

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  13. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    Nice kit.....11c/Perma-Sharp Super looks like a marrage made in heaven...:) and enough Menthol to freeze stakes for the
    I hear ya.....Looks like a great time....
  14. SharpSpine

    SharpSpine Well-Known Member

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    Prep: Tepid shower; Prairie Creations preshave soap
    Lather: Proraso green (new) - 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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  15. 5Savages

    5Savages Well-Known Member

    August 21

    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: Lady Gillette
    Blade: Ladas (2)
    Brush: Semogue 1305
    Soap/Cream: RazoRock La Famiglia - Chumba Cheech SS
    Post: RazoRock La Famiglia - Don Marco ASB

    This Lady Gillette was more aggressive than I expected. I do have the RR La Famiglia line nailed down I believe.
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  16. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    Wednesday-Simplicity Personified
    Arko Stick/Omega Baby Pro
    1955 Schick Hydro-magic/EMS-Personna D1
    Rebul Lavanda Colonia/Pour Un Homme De Caron EdT

    Today everything just came together in a most delightful way....Two passes, and the whiskers seemed to melt away!!
    Have a great Humpday Everybody !!
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  17. goshawk

    goshawk Well-Known Member

    August 22 2012

    Gillette Old Bostonian
    Lord Stainless (4)
    Omega Professional boar
    Kappus alo vera s/c
    Pinaud Bay Rum a/s
    Old Spice e de c

    Great shave this A M

    Hav a great day every one

  18. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    Shave of the Day (SOTD) Wendesday August 22, 2012
    Prep: Brush soaking in ice water, face wash/scrub with Noxzema, as cold as I could stand it shower
    Razor: GEM 1912 Damaskeene
    Blade: ASR Carbon Single Edge (2)
    Brush: Semogue 1438 Boar
    Soap: Tabac
    AS: British Sterling
    Post: Cold Water Rinse, Alum Rub, Cold Water Rinse, Aftershave.
    Music: 30 Seconds to Mars - Unplugged versions of Hurricane and Night of Hunter

    After a great SE shave yesterday I thought why not use the Damaskeene today. This and the G-Bar remain my two favorite SE razors, and I have gone through many. Both provide an excellent amount of whisker reduction with very little effort.

    I went with the Tabac today, as who does not love tallow. Unless you are a primate it is impossible to build a bad lather with the Tabac and the Semogue 1438 Boar combination. The two seemed to be paired in a holy union of lather making ability.

    Three passes, light tough ups and I have a better than a DFS.

    The British Sterling along with English Leather and Aqua Velva Musk have become my favorite aftershaves. In all fairness I need to try a few more, such as the Speick and the very loved Krampert's Finest Acadian Spice Bay Rum. I was a "Clubman Man" for the longest of time, but for me and my body chemistry, it is hard to beat British Sterling.
  19. wlmcad

    wlmcad cleaning TSD Route 5

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012, Shaving Ritual

    Razor: 68 Slim Gillette Adjustable (N4) (set on 9)
    Blade: Lord Super Stainless (4th use)
    Brush: Lions Head Silvertip
    Bowl: Gravy Boat Scuttle
    Cream: D.R. Harris (Arlington)
    A/S: Alum & Cold Water Rinse
    A/S: Pinaud Clubman

    This mornings shave was a pleasant 3-pass BBS; life is good! I really like the D.R. Harris soap, nice lather and great scent.

    Lions Head SOTD 01R.jpg
  20. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Wednesday morning, August 22, 2012

    Schick E2 Injector Razor w/ Schick blade (8)
    Semogue 1250 boar bristle brush,
    TABAC shaving soap w/ hot water lather,
    finish with cold water rinse for a DFS!

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