SoS: August 25, 2014 - August 31, 2014

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

  1. TSimons

    TSimons not allowed near railroad tracks

    SOTD August 29
    Prep: hot shower
    Razor: Slim Twist
    Blade: Bolzano (day 4)
    Brush: Vie-Long
    Soap: Proraso Green
    Passes: 2 (WTG, XTG) + touch up/ATG
    Post: Proraso Blue AS Lotion

    A night and day difference between the Aristocrat and the Slim Twist. I can feel and hear the Slim Twist working, but no irritation. Any other razor I would have called it done after two passes and been more that happy with a DFS, but the mildness on the Slime Twist earned it a third pass, a combination of ATG and blade buffing. It's hard to be pleased with BBS results!

    Last edited: Aug 30, 2014
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  2. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Amazing shave
    Today I used two B&M samples a friend sent me. Thanks to Joey Knowles I had one of the best shaves ever. B&M makes an excellent aftershave. The scent is not cloven, nor too sweet, it's just right. It goes on like a splash, but feels like a balm. I can certainly see myself buying some. The soap performed like all other B&M soaps... Close to optimal. I bowl lathered the sample with my restored Rubberset, and the brush really shined when used this way.

    Prep: RR/HTGAM lime menthol
    Soap: B&M Bay Rum
    Brush: Rubberset 400-4
    Razor: iKon SC101
    Blade: Personna lab blue
    AS: B&M Kyovu Bay Rum
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  3. Adonis

    Adonis Well-Known Member


    Pre: Maggard Razors PSO – Lime
    Brush: Custom Boar by Steve Neon Barber Handle (The Force)
    Soap: TOBS – Jermyn St.
    Razor: ’40s Gillette Super Speed
    Blade: Super Max Stainless (3)
    Splash: Humphreys Alcohol Free Cucumber Melon Witch Hazel Facial Toner
    Post: Pacific Shaving Moisturizer & Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue AS

    It’s Friday! Start of the famous Labor Day weekend! And a nice smooth, comfortable shave to kick it off!...

    Celebrate Labor Day with That Shave Life!:happy069:
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  4. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Today's Shave (8/29) ...

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  5. lradke

    lradke and doggone it, people like me



    I don't have words to describe how wonderful the Muhle silvertip felt and performed. It did perform like a badger but was the softest brush I have used. :)
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  6. Heloguy

    Heloguy Well-Known Member

    I was there in the beginning of this month. This was breakfast one morning at Boudain's. Enjoy your trip!

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  7. vwp528

    vwp528 Well-Known Member

    That Bartman is beautiful!!
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  8. markjnewcomb

    markjnewcomb Well-Known Member

    Friday 08/29/14

    Prep: Gaia face scrub
    Oil: Shave Secret
    Brush: 20mm Whipped dog set deep
    Scuttle: Georgetown Pottery
    Razor: Gillette New Open Comb
    Blade: Feather
    soap: My French Soap Mix
    Post: alum sprayed on
    Witch Hazel: Generic unscented
    AS: Sampson's all natural

    I pulled out an old Gillette New Open Comb this morning that I haven't touched in about 6 months. I threw in a feather blade and.... Wow! What a shave. Extremely close after 3 passes and no nicks, weeps, or any irritation (No sting with Alum). Definitely a great shave today.
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  9. vwp528

    vwp528 Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot shower with L'Oreal Men Expert Facial Wash, home made PSO
    Razor: PAL Adjustable Injector, AJ Jordan Sheffield straight razor
    Blade: Personna Injector (4)
    Brush: Turkish #6
    Soap: How To Grow A Mustache - Gondolier
    After: Home made ASB
    Cologne: Knize X

    A great Darn Fine Shave + this morning. I switched things up this morning. I went with the PAL Adjustable and was not disappointed. Everything worked well together.

    Have a blessed day!

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  10. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Razor: Mergress XL (s4)
    Blade: Gillette Bleue Extra (D8)
    Brush: Israeli Olivewood w 26mm HMB
    Bowl: Buffalo Horn 5” Lather Bowl
    Pre Shave Soap: MRGLO Lime
    Pre Shave Balm: TSD Iced SubZero
    Shave Soap: QCS Iced Key Lime
    Post: Monster Alum Block
    Aftershave: TSD X2 Iced Mojito​


    Last edited: Aug 29, 2014
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  11. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Revisor 8/8
    Shavemac D01 brush
    Tabula Rasa Steam Punk soap
    Pinaud Lilac Vegetal AS

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  12. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Great setup you used this morning :signs107:
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  13. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Friday morning, August 29, 2014

    Schick E2 Injector with Schick blade (6)
    Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
    Arko shaving soap with hot water lather,
    finish with cold water rinse for a CCS!

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  14. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

    First open comb shave today. 3 pass WTG, XTG, GTX with results very similar to my 37C.

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  15. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented


    Prep: wash with Clear Essentials glycerin soap
    Soap: HTGAM "Non Scents"
    Brush: Plisson synthetic
    Razor: Feather AS-D2
    Blade: Astra SP
    After: Cold rinse, CeraVe lotion

    Great lather from the HTGAM soap, as always. Comfortable shave for the last day before a holiday weekend. It's a cloudy, cooler day - hope it's not really the end of summer.
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  16. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Sorry, Mike, but I'm afraid the end is near...

    "Farewell to summer;
    for autumn make way,
    With this last celebration
    We call Labor Day."

    — Nancy Hughes
  17. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented

    Sigh... Just as we get used to sunshine, it's over. Of course, football season starts next week!

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  18. Heloguy

    Heloguy Well-Known Member

    Today's shave.
    There is something magical about the TOBS creams. Amazingly smooth shaves every time.
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  19. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    is that a knack?
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  20. Ryan B

    Ryan B Knight of the Soapocracy

    Yup there is always next time. I wanted to wait another day to shave, but it's too obvious that I missed stubble. I'll just have to hit it again and be careful. All my best stuff is coming out for this shave. Glad to see you back Frode.

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