SoS: August 4, 2014 - August 10, 2014

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

  1. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    IMG_3216.JPG Suzumasa
    Oscar11 synthetic brush
    Proraso pre shave
    Tabula Rasa Steam Punk soap
    Myrsol C

    (This was Saturday's shave. Somehow I didn't hit post and it waited for me to hit post today.)
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  2. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Sunday Shave with AOS's Dovo Master and Hayashi Diamond
    Frank Shaving silvertip badger brush
    Proraso pre shave
    Barrister & Mann Seville soap
    Monotheme Vetiver Bourbon

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  3. fram773

    fram773 Well-Known Member

    Razor: Schick Hydro 3
    Brush: Muhle Black Fiber
    Lather: Dr. Dittmar

    My cartridge experiment continues. They leave my chin very smooth ATG but still can not get as close a shave overall with them as an SE. I probably need more pressure.
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  4. Billy Goatee

    Billy Goatee Well-Known Member

    Produced from 1953 - 1956, the Diplomat, and is twin, the President, are fantastic shavers. The difference between the two is the Diplomat is gold plated, the President is Rhodium plated. (1955 Diplomat shown)

    One of my favorite shaves, I use it as my Sunday - go-to - meet'n ' razor. [​IMG]
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  5. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    5/8 Case Red Imp
    homemade boar
    Fine Clean Vetiver with a dab of 444 balm
    Nice shave this morning. Have a good one.
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  6. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    hot shower w/Yardley Vanilla & Sweet Orchid bar soap
    Somersets PSO
    Frog straight 1 pass
    SchickGrip 2 passes
    Schick (4)
    VDH Deluxe boar
    LASS Topanga Fougere soap (sample) in a warm mug - great scent, I just need to learn how to lather it properly
    Thayers w/aloe
    Wm Neumann Signature 1907 AS (sample) - very nice, I may have to buy a full size bottle of this

    More things to do on a Sunday morning than I have time for.
    I want to sleep in.
    I want to have an extra cup of coffee.
    I want to read the Sunday paper.
    I want to take a long leisurely shower.
    I want to shave with a straight razor.
    I want to be on time for church.
    I want to go out for breakfast.

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  7. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    Is this your first shave with the 94R? first impressions?
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  8. Mr. Shaverman

    Mr. Shaverman Well-Known Member

    I shouldn't have shaved this morning. I usually don't on Sunday mornings so I can shave Sunday night for Monday. But I did, and I'm regretting it. I'd nicked myself the other day in a precarious spot, right where the lip and upper lip meet in that little edge. Impossible to stop the bleeding accept by scab. Reopened it while shaving this morning.

    Razor: Gem Featherweight
    Blade: Gem SS
    Cream: TOBS Eton College
    Brush: VDH Boar
    Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman

    An enjoyable shave if it wasn't for reopening the wound! Waiting to heal so I can leave home without looking like a knife fighting vagabond.
  9. Omelmad

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

    This red brush beats the Green one everyday of the week. Beautiful
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  10. figment714

    figment714 Well-Known Member


    SOTD - Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Cool shower
    Prep: Homemade PSO
    Brush: Simpsons Duke
    Soap: Stirling Bay Rum
    Razor: Weber PH bulldog handle
    Blade: Astra SP (5)
    Post: Nivea Sensitive PSB
    Aftershave: Ogallala Bay Rum, Limes, & Peppercorns

    - Don
  11. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    today's shave
    hot shower prep
    Parker pure badger
    Gillette super speed b2
    cvs persona(2)
    persona lab(4)
    witch hazel generic with tea tree oil
    Florida water
    grey flannel
    today's shave was wild. I was inspired to use my er single edge.I got the same issue,I made it half way through the first pass. then the tugging and pulling started. I brought out the super speed to rescue the shave. I ended up with a very close four pass shave. I finished with witch hazel and Florida water. I'll have to try some stainless se blades.
    hope y'all had a blessed Sunday. 20140810_093334.jpg
  12. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    The President has a Rhodium plated handle and and Nickel plated head, while the Executive is all Rhodium.

    All three are great shaving razors and have the same head geometry but the Executive had a more knurled handle. I have the President and you can tell the difference between the head and the handle. When they are in great shape the difference is minimal but still easily detectable.

    Both can be seen in the thread below.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2014
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  13. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    I have had three shaves under my belt with the 94R and the Big Ben Blade. So far I like it with that blade. Other blades will have to be used later to shore up my first impression.

    The handle is what drove me to the purchase. It is really grippy and looks great. What was the questionable issue is always the Parker heads and surprisingly this time a got what appears to be a really good one with tight tolerances. It is slightly shorter than a Fat Boy and slightly heavier since the handle is solid brass. So it was a nice surprise to get a fully usable and great looking Parker 3 Piece straight out of the box.
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  14. markjnewcomb

    markjnewcomb Well-Known Member

    Try growing a mustache for a week, or even two or three days.
  15. Ryan B

    Ryan B Knight of the Soapocracy


    This time I used my puck of Colgate Cup soap. This shave wasn't very enjoyable.

    The first pass was good, but the second pass was a nightmare on my neck. I got one nick and quite a but of redness. I don't know if it was the Injector blade, or the lather. It might be both.

    My skin feels kind of dried out. I will be taking a few days off to heal up.
  16. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Cuidado, mi hijo para la proxima vez! :)
  17. Dapper-in-a-can-man

    Dapper-in-a-can-man and Dad-on-hand

    Razor: Gillette Fat Handle Tech
    Blade: Voskhod
    Brush: Chopped Made Rite Finest Badger
    Lather: Speick Stick
    Post: Maggard Razors Alum
    Aftershave: Pinaud Lilac Vegetal

    After my black beauty said neigh I changed my entire shave. It was a great shave. 3 pass + touch ups for a BBS shave.

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  18. Ryan B

    Ryan B Knight of the Soapocracy

    Sí, ya tú sabes. Voy a tener cuidado e usaré cosas qué relizan muy buena.
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  19. Clubman4Life

    Clubman4Life Active Member

  20. FatherofSquirrel

    FatherofSquirrel A right jolly old elf

    Menthol shave

    Stirling Glacial (original wintergreen-ya know, the one that had to cure)
    gillette tech w/ gillette silver blue
    vdh brush
    stirling lemon chill whas

    Great shave. :Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:

    The Glacial gives a great shave. total freeze out.

    DFS. Have a good evening.
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