SoS: August 4, 2014 - August 10, 2014

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Here's my planned shave for tomorrow.

    Menthol Monday:

    Gatsby Ice Cooling Gel Facial Wash :love055: :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    #6 Horsehair
    Super Speed/new Rapira
    Italian Palmolive Menthol SC :love055: :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    444 AS Balm :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Osage Rub AS :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Aramis EdT

    When you do something, you do it right - this is a great set-up for Menthol Monday, even if I say so myself. The Gatsby facial wash is chock full of menthol, the Palmolive Menthol cream freezes awesomely, the 444 balm keeps the freeze going, and the Rubby Dubby Doo delivers a powerful icy blast of its own which feels so good. ;) :D
  2. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Planned Shave 4 August 2014

  3. dscaver

    dscaver Well-Known Member

    New set up for Aug 4, 2014

    RazorRock Muguet de France
    Captains Choice lather bowl
    Simpson #46
    Gillette SS, 1947
    Personna Lab blade
    Alum block
    Aqua Velva Ice Blue

    It is supposed to be in the mid 80s this week, so it's a good time to breakout the AV. Besides, one of ladies at work likes the scent. She said she was going to get a jug of it for her husband. The Super Speed is my birth year razor. My dad was in Europe until Germany surrendered. He liked to say "I am not going to say what the first thing I did when getting home, but the second thing I did was put down my duffel bag". Anyway, here I am using a 67 year old razor.


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  4. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor

    Dove Men's Face Wash
    TABAC Shaving Soap
    Frank Shaving Finest Badger
    Gillette Super Speed '47
    DORCO Platinum ST300
    Thayers Cucumber WH
    Aqua Velva Ice Blue

    The TABAC Shaving Soap face-lathered very easily with my Frank Shaving Finest badger brush. Two passes with my Gillette Super Speed '47 and a DORCO Platinum ST300 gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a warm water rinse, alum block, and cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayers Cucumber WH and then Aqua Velva Ice Blue after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2014
  5. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    Tonight's Shave for Monday 04Aug14
    • Shower & Pre-Shave:
    Neutrogena Men Invigorating Face Wash
    Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo - Extra Strength
    Burt's Bees Natural Skin Care For Men Bar Soap
    Pacific Shaving Co. All Natural Shaving Oil
    Wet Face Towel Soaked in "Ice Cold Water"

      • Deodorants :
    Mennen Speed Stick

      • Razor & Razor Blades:
    Weber 3pc. 85mm W/Classic Handle
    Wilkinson Sword DE Blades

      • Shaving Mug & Shaving Soap & Brush:
    VDH Luxury Mug Set
    VDH Luxury Shave Soap
    Whipped Dog 30/65mm Silver Tip Badger Black&White Marbled Resin Handle

      • After Shave Balm:
    RazoRock Ultimate Aftershave
    T.N. Dickinson's Witch Hazel

      • After Shave:
    Cat O' Nine Tails A/S


    Being as it's cooled off heat wise and the humidity is not as bad as yesterday, I just took my shower again tonight and just got done shaving ! Tonight I switched back to my Weber 3pc. . I did use the WTG-XTG-ATG method again tonight. I have used it everyday these past couple of weeks and it seems to be working very well for me. Tonight, I did get a "Rudy Castiel Clean Used Car" aka "Rudy Castiel Clean Shave" again I thought it might be my technique, But I don't think so. If I was doing something wrong I might have been getting a Blood Letting. Using this method so why change, what works.I did get a DFS Shave I did put a new Razor Blade in my Weber . I do like the cooling effect of the Alum Block, or Witch Hazel. I will go as far to say I do not again I Do Not have any Razor Burn, in places on my lower neck still feel raw. So I did go ahead and use both and put some on after my shower, and will use the Alum again it the morning. But depending on just how Lazy I get between now and Saturday Morning, Both Saturday and Sunday Were NO Shave Days ! I did go back to using my Weber 3pc. I know there is such a thing as the 30 Day rule, I think maybe I will not follow that rule. I didn't buy anything for the Last Thirty one days.
    Left to Right; Whipped Dog 30/65mm Silver Tip Badger Brush; VDH Luxury Mug Set Loaded VDH Luxury Soap ; Weber 3pc. 85mm W/ Classic Handle ; Pacific Shaving Co. All Natural Shaving Oil ;Wilkinson Sword DE Blades Black Container ; Captain's Choice Cat O' Nine Tails
  6. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    I see alot of Super Speeds and Aqua Velva........Gives me hope for the future....;)
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  7. Recklesstr

    Recklesstr Arkoholic

    Monday Noon Shave
    Edwin Jagger DE8911
    Blade: Rapira Stainless Steel (3)
    Brush: Isana Men Pure Badger
    Soap: Arko
    AS: Arko Football

    A great and comfy shave.
  8. DLreno

    DLreno Well-Known Member

    Gem Push Button
    GEM (SS-PTFE) (d2)
    Ogallala Stick /Arko-Bowl
    Omega 64
    Kramperts Frostbite
  9. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    8/4/14 - Back to School shave

    Prep: Hot shower, face wash with Stirling Naked and Smooth bath soap
    Lather: Stirling Spice
    Brush: Vie-Long 13061M
    Razor: Gillette New Long Comb
    Blade: Gillette 7 O'Clock Sharp Edge
    Post: cold water rinse and Old Spice
  10. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    today's shave
    hot water wash with nivea men's
    art of shaving pure badger
    Gillette ss(b2)
    persona lab(1)
    aqua velva ice blue
    today's shave was nice.firing on all cylinders, so to say. three pass plus touch up, if every day was this fine, I'd be a happy facial hairless camper. finished with av, menthol Monday is off to a good start.
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  11. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Gillette LC New
    Gillette Silver Blue
    Semogue BC Mistura
    Synergy Bay Rum
    Superior 70

    No menthol, but feeling good in the neighborhood.
  12. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    6/8 Grelot
    Stirling Glastonbury
    homemade badger, it's been a while
    Very nice shave today. Have a good one.
  13. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Scots Pine Bath Soap
    Soap: Old Spice Cream
    Razor: Gillette Slim [6]
    Blade: Polsilver SI (6)
    Brush: Old Spice Barber Boar-1985-22mmx60mm
    Aftershave: Shulton Old Spice

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

    Old Spice all the way today. The Slim and Polsilver gave up a great 6th shave: smooth, close, and nick free I finished up with Shulton Old Spice.


  14. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    hot shower w/Yardley Aloe & Avocado bar soap
    Somerset Extra Sensitive PSO
    Gillette Slim (9) 2+ passes
    SuperMax SP Tiger (5)
    Burma Shave boar
    Palmolive cream in a warm mug
    Thayers unscented w/aloe
    Wm Neumann & Co Peppermint Clove AS (sample)

    Very nice shave this morning but it's time to retire this Tiger for a fresh one. Forgot I had the Wm Neumann samples so I guess I need to start trying them. I'm not big on clove scents which is part of the reason I don't like Bay Rum (cinnamon is another part of it) but this was mostly peppermint and SWMBO gave her approval.
    Have a great week, fellow shavers!
  15. Omelmad

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

    How many brushes do you have?
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  16. 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: Perma-Sharp Super (4)
    Passes: WTG, XTG , ATG (7, 8, 9)
    Post: Cold water splash, Bloc Osma alum, Dickinson's WH, Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS splash
    Cologne: Xeryus by Givenchy

    Because I generally distrust pushing the number of passes a blade takes across my face into double digits, I decided to press my luck this morning and chase the baby with a 3rd pass. My prep and lather were excellent, and I'd seen no real signs of wear on the blade thus far, so I figured this was a reasonable time to try it; after all, I regularly did 3 passes while getting the hang of DE shaving. I'm happy to report that I caught the baby, though at the cost of a weeper along my mustache area which is not atypical of my experiences with an ATG pass there. The menthol has my face feeling reasonably frozen, and the Xeryus is a perennial favorite of mine.
  17. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    Menthol Monday
    hot shower
    M&F Chief
    TSD ISZ PSB :love055::love055::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:
    TSD ISZ Lanolin Soap :love055::love055::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:
    Gillette Red Tip/Polsilver (1)
    cold water rinse
    Monster Block Alum
    cold water rinse
    Stirling Glacial Wintergreen WH :love055::love055::angry021::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:
    The Rub mixed with a pea sized amount of 444:love055::love055::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:
    Anglia Perfumery Imperial Lime edt

    A nice and frosty 2 pass face,1 pass dome for BBS all around!

    Stay frosty,my friends! :cool:
  18. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Razor: Fatip Grande Anthracite
    Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (D8)
    Brush: Oscar11 Amber 28mm TGN finest
    Bowl: Dirty Bird Travel Scuttle
    Pre Shave Soap: MRGLO Lime
    Pre Shave Oil: Homemade Iced Citrus Mint
    Shave Soap: Tiki Citrus Mint Blast
    Post: Monster Alum Block
    Aftershave: Alcolado Glacial​


    Last edited: Aug 4, 2014
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  19. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    F W Engels Perfection
    H.I.S. XL synthetic brush
    Proraso pre shave
    MdC soap
    Nivea mild AS
    Nivea balm

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  20. vwp528

    vwp528 Well-Known Member

    8/4/2014 Menthol Monday!!

    Prep: Hot shower with L'Oreal Men Expert Facial Wash
    Razor: Gem Micromatic Clog Pruf, John Jay Velvet Shaver straight razor
    Blade: GEM PTFE coated SE blade (6)
    Brush: Black Badger 20mm knot from Ace Shaving
    Soap: Arko Ice Mint with a couple drops of TSD MBomb menthol additive
    After: Home made ASB, Aqua Velva classic ice blue
    Cologne: Gravity

    A very cool Darn Fine Shave on a Menthol Monday! The TSD MBomb kicked up the freezy feeling and the Aqua Velva kept the feeling going.

    Have a blessed day!

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