SoS: August 25, 2014 - August 31, 2014

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. Jasman

    Jasman Well-Known Member

    They make clam chowder outside of New England? :confused:
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  2. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    Yep,Manhattan :happy102:
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  3. Jasman

    Jasman Well-Known Member

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  4. Heloguy

    Heloguy Well-Known Member

    Today's shave
    2 pass BBS Shave.
    Have a great day!
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  5. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    Thanks Guy! I will have that Clam Chowder for sure! Should get some really great sea food there. :eatdrink020:
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  6. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    Yep! Fisherman's Wharf in San Fran...Where the elite meet to eat! :D The key is the San Fran Sourdough bread with the clam chowder that makes it soooo good! :happy088:
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  7. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Not THAT's something we can all agree upon! Safe travels, Bruce! You should have nice, mild Summer weather in SF over the next few days! Enjoy!
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  8. Stubbl E

    Stubbl E Well-Known Member

    Thursday morning -

    Prep - Noxzema & hot towel
    Lather - Cella Extra Extra Purissima & suribachi
    Brush - Omega 40033
    Razor - George Savage & Sons 13/16 Wedge

    2 pass
    Warm water rinse & cold water splash
    Alum block & Witch-hazel AS

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  9. Norseman

    Norseman misunderstood Dark Lord of the Sith


    As the Dark Lord of the Abominable Shave, I thought it would be interesting to crank it up a notch by using two products whose reputation has always exceeded my own experiences.
    I am talking about the Merkur Progress razor and the Martin de Candre soap.

    Mind you, I have never experienced anything negative about these two products, but I have also never understood what the hype is all about. I feel I have better performing soaps and razors than these two items.

    That being said, I have also never quite mastered the art of using an adjustable properly. I have just dialed in the progress on the lower settings and never actually experimented much before.

    The MdC soap has burned me from time to time and I have always felt the lather to be too thin for comfort.
    Tonight was going to be different. I loaded my homemade brush, now christened SithSpawn for a good 30 seconds before going to the bowl for further lathering. The brush called forth the dark side of the force and managed to whip up an abundance of thick, slick, protective and nourishing lather.

    The razor on the other hand, proved to be something of a nuisance. At level two, it was quite the chatterbox. Loud, but also effective, just like an R2 unit. When dialed up to level 4 it became silent, but oh so smooth. I was unsure if it actually cut anything, but it probably did. So to test if more is indeed merrier, I cranked it up to level 5.

    Big mistake, since it acted like a Padawan apprentice, crude and lacking in both style and form and left me feeling like I shaved with a lightsaber instead.

    Face Soap: Fitjar Preshave Soap
    Razor: Merkur Progress
    Blade: Crystal
    Brush: The Sithspawn
    Aftershave Lotion: Aqua Velva
    Aftershave Balm: Proraso Original Aftershave Balm

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  10. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

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  11. theunnamed

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  12. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    And maybe a little shakin' and rattling :scared011:
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  13. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    Thanks Kevin! :)
    An appropriate name and one that any Sith Lord would be proud to own! :kar: It will be a few times before you will Master the Progress light saber. :yoda2
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  14. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    I hope not! :scared003: :D
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  15. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    Things are settling down, the weather is fantastic! Oh wait, your going to SF. Pack a parka :Animatedfrozensmily:Have a super time!
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  16. Norseman

    Norseman misunderstood Dark Lord of the Sith

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  17. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

    Shave of the day, evening shave

    Pre- Hot shower and ARKO + Homemade preshave oil

    Soap/cream- Mitchells wool fat

    Brush- Omega boar 10810

    Razor- Gem Micromatic Open comb

    Blade- Gem stainless steel(4)

    Post- Cold water rinse, alum block and Nivea aftershave balm

    First successful shave with MWF. 2 passes WTG. The lather was OK, I know it can be much better and more protective though =P dried out too fast.

    Some burning on the mustache area. I'm still getting to know this razor so it's understandable.

    The gem blade doesn't look like it's gonna cave any time soon haha. I like that! Very good blade.

    The Arko prep seems to help, but it might be placebo effect. Gonna try it a couple more times and then try without =) I just load Arko on my face in stickform and lather it with my hands and let it sit while I shower, I do this 2 times.

    Didn't get around to using my slim today as much as I wanted to. I was tired and wanted a quick shave. I get that with the MMOC.

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  18. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

  19. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    I know what you mean. The coldest weather I have ever seen is Summer in San Francisco! :D I have packed my light jacket though just for that reason. :cool:
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  20. figment714

    figment714 Well-Known Member


    SoS - Thursday, August 28, 2014
    Cool shower
    Prep: Lime PSO
    Brush: WD Synth
    Cream: TOBS Eton College
    Razor: '56 Ball-end Tech
    Blade: Astra SP (4)
    Post: Thayer's Cucumber WH
    Aftershave: Clubman classic

    Pulled out the Eton College cream today to commemorate the start of college football season. WhooHooo!

    - Don
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2014
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