SoS: August 4, 2014 - August 10, 2014

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

  1. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Congratulations on the GEM Jr. The angle is the thing to watch. It is a low angle, about 15 degrees with just the weight of the razor, no pressure.
    Getting under the nose with these is a trick. Use the side to side method. I find it works best. It is illustrated in these GMM instructions.
  2. DLreno

    DLreno Well-Known Member

    Muhle R41 (2013)
    Rapira (d2)
    Vulfix 404
    Palmolive (in bowl)
    Barbasol Brisk
  3. LifesShort

    LifesShort Well-Known Member

    Excellent reply. Thanks for the instructions. I didn't think about trying the side to side method. I'll definitely give that a try.

    At first I tried placing the head flat against my face. I read somewhere that this was the way to do it. I quickly found, however, that I needed to tilt the razor ever so slightly for a much better shave. After using this razor only 1 time, I'm extremely pleased with the results. I got a better shave than with my DE, but I had a slight bit of tenderness. It was bad at all though, and I didn't have any irritation. I'm sure that will get better as my technique improves.
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  4. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    Sunday, August 10 - double razor fun!

    Prep: warm wash with Stirling Naked & Smooth bath soap
    Lather: Stirling Spice
    Brush: Omega B&B branded boar
    Razors: Gillette Tech (face) Gillette New SC (scalp)
    Blades: Astra(2) Persona Super (3)
    Post: cold water rinse and sample of Blue Spice

    The first week of school kept me pretty busy, so I had not shaved my head since Wednesday. I wanted to make sure and get a good shave on both my face and my scalp. I've had a bit of heat rash on my neck due to wearing a collared shirt now that school is back in, so I used the Tech for my face. The amount of stubble on my scalp called for a more efficient razor, so the New SC volunteered. Results, DFS on the face and CBS on the scalp.
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  5. markjnewcomb

    markjnewcomb Well-Known Member

    Sunday 08/10/14

    Prep: Gaia face scrub
    Oil: Shave Secret
    Brush: 20mm Whipped dog set deep
    Scuttle: Georgetown Pottery
    Razor: 1912 EverReady SE
    Blade: Gem Blue Star
    soap: french soap mix
    Post: alum sprayed on
    Witch Hazel: Generic unscented

    I was ready to fill my scuttle with hot water before jumping into the shower and at the last minute decided to just use cold water. My thinking at the time was that the lather never really felt warm, so it was not worth the bother. So, using cold water this morning was very different than using warm water. I did not notice, as some claim, a difference in the shave, but it was not as sweet as having nice, warm lather. Overall, I had a stunning shave.

    I became hooked on using an SE the first time I tried it. They can give some truly outstanding shaves. Yes, the upper lip is a huge problem until you master it, but, IMHO, well worth the effort.
  6. TSimons

    TSimons not allowed near railroad tracks

    SOTD August 10 - Straight Razor-a-thon

    Vacation shave

    Prep: hot shower
    Razors: G. Wostenholm and Son Celebrated I.XL & G. Wostenholm and Son CANUCK
    Brush: Vie-Long
    Cream: Proraso blue
    Passes: 2 (WTG, XTG)
    Post: Witch Hazel, Dove Men hydrate+
    Well I couldn't decide which razor to use this morning, so I used both. A perk on not having a large selection of straights I suppose. I started with the Celebrated and got a nice pass out of it. Re-lathered and switched to the Canuck for the final pass. The edge seemed to be a little sharper with the Canuck it it finished up very nicely.
    Jasman, Stroker, LifesShort and 14 others like this.
  7. Slow Joe

    Slow Joe Relishing his obsession

    Sunday 10-8-14

    Lather - Cella
    Razor - Super Speed
    Blade - Wilkinson Sword
    Brush - Semogue
    Aftershave - Nivea Balm

    Great shave with a wonderful thick Cella lather, usually I change my razor when I change my blade, but I am really enjoying using the Superspeed that I kept using that.
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  8. lradke

    lradke and doggone it, people like me


    Muhle R106
    Manchurian Colonel
    Persona plat.
    Martin de Candre
    Lucido splash
    Clinique balm

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  9. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    hot shower
    Semogue BC Cerda
    Myrsol Emulsion PPB
    Mama Bear's Rosemary Mint :love055::love055::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:
    EverSharp Hydro-Magic/Pella Coated (6)
    cold water rinse
    Monster Block Alum
    cold water rinse
    Tend Skin
    TSD 2X Iced Lime WH :love055::love055::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:
    Somerset's ASB :love055::love055: :smiley freezing:

    Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Wood edt

    Skipped the headshave and just did a very smooth 2 pass face.

    Stay frosty,my friends! :cool:
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  10. Adonis

    Adonis Well-Known Member


    Pre: HeadBlade HeadShed & Maggard Razors PSO – Lime
    Brush: Omega 48 Pro (Brushzilla)
    Soap: Maggard Razors – Fougere Sauvage
    Razor: ’38-39 Gillette Senator TTO
    Blade: Treet Platinum
    Splash: Wal-Mart Witch Hazel 86%
    Post: Brut Original Fragrance Moisturizing ASB & Pinaud Clubman Classic After Shave Lotion

    A great way to start my Sunday morning! Today I’m going to be focused on a few shaving related projects I’ve wanted to get started on so I wanted to start the day with a fantastic shave. Plus a friend just informed me he has a razor that he’s sure I’ll be interested in! Bonus!...

    More at That Shave Life!:lam:
  11. RaZorBurn123

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

    August 10, 2014

    Prep: Hot shower. Axe Boost Energizing Face Wash
    Razor: iKon DLC Standard Head
    Blade: Bolzano
    Lather: Martin de Candre
    Brush: Simpsons Berkeley 46B
    Post: Alum. Dickinson WH
    Aftershave: Halston Z-14. AKAT
    Bolzano is a very sharp, smooth blade. iKon DLC Standard is awesome. MdC leaves my face so soft, I only use post products because of habit.
    Go out and get it!
  12. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Superb Sunday Shave
    I went with B&M Ferox today because I love the post shave feeling from the lanolin and Shea butter. I was not disappointed. My Plisson whipped up great lather and applied it comfortably. My New LC smoothly dispatched my stubble. I used HTGAM Gondolier Aftershave/Cologne for the first time after a shave, and I'm impressed. The scent is the same classic as the soap of the same name, but strong enough to be a cologne. I'm curious to see how long it lasts. There was a very short lived alcohol sting (maybe from taking my time shaving!), then a pleasant moisturized dry down. It feels a little tacky for a bit, but absorbs quickly and feels very good.

    Prep: RR/HTGAM lime menthol
    Soap: B&M Ferox
    Brush: Plisson Synthetic
    Razor: Gillette New LC
    Blade: Personna lab blue
    AS: HTGAM Gondolier AS/Cologne
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  13. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    New day & a new razor to try. My first shave with the C-Mon Special 5/8.
    A very smooth shaver which reminded me very much of the Dubl Duck. I can see now why these razors have been so popular.
    Takes a keen edge, feels great in the hand, and easy to pull a great 3-pass shave from.
    This one is a keeper.

    Have a blessed Sunday, all!
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  14. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Razor: iKon Deluxe OC
    Blade: SuperMax SP Tiger (D5)
    Brush: Vie-Long Pro Horsehair
    Bowl: Woodhead medium scuttle
    Pre Shave Soap: MRGLO Lime
    Pre Shave Oil: Homemade Rosemary Mint
    Shave Soap: Mitchells’ Wool Fat
    Post: Monster Alum Block
    Aftershave: D.R. Harris Marlborough​


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  15. Linc

    Linc Member

    Preshave: AoS Pre-shave oil
    Soap: HTGAM Synergy Irish Cream
    Brush: Omega Boar
    Razor: Gillette Flare Tip A-1
    Blade: Voskhod
    Post-shave: AoS post-shave balm

    This was my first time using that razor and blad since I got them a couple of weeks ago, and also my first time using any DE razor for that matter. I am in love! (Don't tell my wife) not nearly the irritation I'm used to getting with my gillette fusion proglide. I couldn't believe how well the razor and blade shave my sensitive neck. BBS and no major Knicks or cuts throughout either which was awesome especially for my first time shaving with a DE. Now I know what all the hype is about. Have a great Sunday! image.jpg
  16. markjnewcomb

    markjnewcomb Well-Known Member

    How do the CVS blades compare in longevity to a stainless steel blade?
    How do you compare the longevity of a CVS SE to a DE blade?
    Were you drying off the blades after you shave? I have heard this makes a huge difference.

    I usually get 2 shaves out of either a Voskhod or a Feather DE. I am very new to SE shaving, and have only tried the Gem Blue Star and the CVS, both high carbon blades and made by the same company. For me, they seem to be giving me 4 good shaves, but still need to make sure they can consistently can do this. I have been drying my blades.
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  17. Neolithium

    Neolithium I am Canadian, eh


    Gem Clog Pruf
    Gem SS Blade
    Semogue 610
    Pinaud Clubman
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  18. Stubbl E

    Stubbl E Well-Known Member

    Sunday morning -

    Prep - Noxzema & hot towel
    Lather - Cella Extra Extra Purissima & suribachi
    Brush - Omega 40033
    Razor - Gillette Single Ring & Garland 5/8
    Blade - Feather (12)

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

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  19. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented


    Prep: CeraVe facial cleanser
    Soap: Petal Pusher Fancies "Scentsless"
    Brush: HIS synthetic
    Razor: iKon ShaveCraft 101
    Blade: Personna med prep
    After: Cold rinse, CeraVe lotion

    The PPF lathered up easily and I had a pleasant three pass shave. Very comfortable and smooth.

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  20. Omelmad

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

    You are really getting the most of your blades =P nice
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