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

    Menthol Monday:

    Prep: Hot shower, Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub, TSD Jasmine Sambac preshave balm
    Brush: Simpson 56 Best Badger
    Soap: Ginger's Garden Grass Stain Menthol Snow
    Razor: Merkur 41c 1904 OC
    Blade: Asco SS: Red (2)
    Passes: WTG, XTG (3, 4)
    Post: Cold water splash, Bloc Osma Alum, Dickinson's WH, Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS splash
    Cologne: Xeryus by Givenchy

    School starts up again today; need to make the attempt to look sharp. The Neutrogena consistently does a great job prepping my stubble for the blade, while the Ginger's Garden lathers up easily and thoroughly to allow for the most cushion and glide. As was the case yesterday, I can clearly tell the difference between shaving with a stainless steel blade and shaving with a chrome platinum (or tungsten-coated) blade. Two passes had my face nicely chilly from the menthol, with DFS results and no irritation or weepers.

    Ty, it's always nice to see another person enjoying the Bolzano!
  2. moz68

    moz68 Well-Known Member

    Cobra Classic
    Feather Pro
    Oscar11/7 Plisson Synth
    QCS - Vostok
    Fine - Snake Bite

    Dior - Cuir Cannage
  3. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    Prep: warm wash with Stirling bath bar
    Lather: IanS - Hobbyist hard soap
    Brush: Vie-Long 13061M horse
    Razor: Gillette New SC
    Blade: Persona Super (5)
    Post: cool rinse and Captain's Choice Bay Rum

    Starting another week of school, both as a teacher and as a student. Master's classes start tonight. Wonder how much older I will be than the professors? Doesn't matter. Great shave to start out the morning. Persona Super blade is very good in the New and this soap is starting to come to life and the lather improves with every shave.

    Have a great week all.
  4. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    6/8 Clauss
    ex homemade horse turned badger
    Fine Clean Vetiver and a dab of 444
    Nice shave today. Have a good one.
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  5. TSimons

    TSimons not allowed near railroad tracks

    I've only had four shaves with the one blade so far, but I have enjoyed the first three of those shaves. Shave number four was still good, but the Bolzano was tugging a little too much for my liking.
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  6. vwp528

    vwp528 Well-Known Member

    Happy Birthday to your Dad, Jeff!
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  7. vwp528

    vwp528 Well-Known Member

    8/25/2014 Menthol Monday!!

    Prep: Hot shower with L'Oreal Men Expert Facial Wash, home made PSO
    Razor: Gillette Aristocrat, John Jay Velvet Shaver straight razor
    Blade: Astra SP (12)
    Brush: Turkish #6
    Soap: TSD Lanolin - Iced Subzero with a couple drops of TSD M-Bomb menthol additive
    After: Home made ASB, Barbon after shave
    Cologne: Prada - Amber Pour Homme Intense

    A very cool 2 pass Darn Fine Shave + this morning. The Iced Subzero with MBomb really brought the chill this morning. The Barbon kept the cool feeling going and the Prada - Amber will keep me smelling great all day. The Astra blade just keeps going. I am going to see how long it lasts.

    Have a blessed day!

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  8. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member

    Tell Dad "Happy Birthday" Jeff!!!


    Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Cocoa Butter Bath Soap
    Soap: RazoRock “The Freedberg”
    Razor: Gillette NEW Short Comb
    Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (3)
    Brush: oscar11 TGN 2-Band Finest-24mmx50mm
    Aftershave: Fine Platinum

    WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angles for my beard)

    RR “The Freedberg” today. Great lather! Great scent! As expected, along with the Gillette Silver Blue and the NEW SC, I got an excellent smooth, close, and nick free shave. I finished with Fine Platinum.

    Hi ho, hi ho……….


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  9. LifesShort

    LifesShort Well-Known Member

    Happy birthday to you Dad, Jeff!
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  10. LifesShort

    LifesShort Well-Known Member

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Prep: Warm shower, Cetaphil Lotion
    Razor: EJ DE89 w/ Weber Classic Handle
    Blade: Personna Lab Blue (3)
    Lather: Williams Mug Shaving Soap
    Brush: Oscar11 w/ Omega 20248 Knot
    Post: Witch Hazel, Cetaphil Lotion
    Aftershave: Old Spice

    Absolutely fantastic BBS shave with zero irritation. I'd be a very happy man if every shave could be this good.

    Have a great day!
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  11. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    92 that is awesome. Birthday wishes to your dad!! :bounce017::greet002:
  12. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Menthol Monday

    Razor: 2011 Muhle R41 w Tradere Handle
    Blade: Gillette Bleue Extra (D4)
    Brush: Oscar11 Amber 28mm TGN finest
    Bowl: Mud Place Shaving Mug
    Pre Shave Soap: MRGLO Lime
    Pre Shave Balm: Homemade Iced Citrus Blast
    Shave Soap: Tiki Chilled Salsa
    Post: Monster Alum Block
    Aftershave: TSD X2 Iced Mojito


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  13. VedderLG

    VedderLG Well-Known Member

    Prep: CWS

    Brush: WD Silvertip

    Soap: RR Captain's Choice Bay Rum

    Razor: Parker 91r

    Blade: Rapira PL

    After: Alum, WH and RR The Beach splash

    First time using RR Captain's choice. Great easy, slick and protective lather. Face feels great. I rather enjoyed the scent.

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  14. RaZorBurn123

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

    August 25, 2014

    Prep: Hot shower. Axe Boost Energizing Face Wash
    Razor: Schick I1
    Blade: Schick
    Lather: B&M Unscented
    Brush: Semogue 1305
    Post: Alum. Dickerson WH
    Aftershave: Aqua Velva Ice Blue. HEGA
    The B&M did not disappoint.
    Go out and get it!
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  15. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Filarmonica Especial Barbas Duras
    Oscar11 synthetic brush
    Proraso pre shave
    Yeti Snot soap
    Nivea sensitive shave cream
    Myrsol Plastic Shave

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  16. markjnewcomb

    markjnewcomb Well-Known Member

    Monday 08/25/14

    Prep: Gaia face scrub
    Oil: Shave Secret
    Brush: 20mm Whipped dog set deep
    Scuttle: Georgetown Pottery
    Razor: EverReady 1912
    Blade: Gem Stainless Steel (fifth use)
    soap: Pre de Provence
    Post: alum sprayed on
    Witch Hazel: Generic unscented
    AS: Sampson's all natural

    I had a most bodacious shave today (I watched Bill & Ted last night, which is where "bodacious" comes from). I like french soaps, and Pre de Provence is one that I like a lot. Great lather and extreme slickness is the usual when I use this. 3 passes and BBS for Monday morning.

    The gem stainless has held up for 5 shaves so far - a record for me. I will use it again tomorrow and if this particular blade can go 6 shave I will assume this brand can reliably go 4 shave on my face. I haven't had any blade so far that could reliably go 4 shaves, so I am hoping.
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  17. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented


    Prep: wash with Clear Essentials glycerine soap
    Soap: Mike's Natural Soap, unscented
    Brush: HIS synthetic
    Razor: Feather ASD2
    Blade: Feather
    After: Cold rinse, CeraVe lotion

    Comfortable, smooth shave. I like how the mild Feather razor pairs with the very sharp Feather blade. Mike's Soap performed well, as expected.
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  18. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Monday morning, August 25, 2014

    Schick E2 Injector with Schick blade (4)
    Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
    Arko shaving soap with hot water lather,
    finish with cold water rinse for a CCS!

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  19. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    SOTD Monday 8-25-2014

    7/8 James Barlow & Sons ECHO Wedge
    Proraso PSC
    Tiki 7 Seas SS
    Georgetown Scuttle
    Semogue 820 Boar
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Gold Bond Moisturizing Lotion
    Draggon Noir EDT

    The Barlow Wedge I picked up in an antique shop in Canyonville Oregon about three years ago. It is a true wedge and in original condition and this razor is one of my four best antique razors. The Tiki 7 Seas SS and the Draggon Noir are a great pairing. Outstanding shave this morning. :cool:

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  20. Erik Redd

    Erik Redd Lizabeth, baby, I'm comin' to join ya.

    I'm using the Arko Citrus cream this week, it's a fantastic latherer. It has a real light citrus scent.

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