SoS: August 4, 2014 - August 10, 2014

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

  1. fishcrow

    fishcrow Birdman of TSD

    Tuesday, 08/05

    Hot Shower
    Axe Peace, facial prep

    Omega "48"
    RazoRock "Son of Zeus"

    Fatboy/Gillette 7'oclock Black

  2. The Stallion

    The Stallion Member

    SOTD = 8/5/14
    Razor - Dovo Special
    Brush - Thater Silvertip
    Soap - MDC Original
    AS - Fine Lavender
  3. Stubbl E

    Stubbl E Well-Known Member

    Tuesday morning -

    Prep - Noxzema & hot towel
    Lather - Cella Extra Extra Purissima & suribachi
    Brush - Omega 40033
    Razor - Gillette Single Ring
    Blade - Feather (7)

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

  4. Omelmad

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

    Shave of the EVENING

    Pre- Hot shower + homemade PSO

    Soap/cream- Stirling Grapefruit shave soap

    Brush- Plisson synthetic

    Razor- Mühle R89

    Blade- Astra SP(2)

    Post- Cold water rinse and L'oreal men expert hydra energetic =)

    About 3 days growth and first time using Stirling grapefruit. Rod makes art with his scents. Really great scent. Once again the lather didn't disappoint.

    I did a 4 pass shave, 2 passes WTG and 2 passes XTG both directions. I'm getting closer shaves. I believe I'm finding my angle and also the tip from @RaZorBurn123 to buff on my chin is paying off.

    A liiiiittle burning sensation under the nostrils and on the area between the chin and lower lip.



    Picture of the lather for the fourth and final pass. The "crema". I think I loaded my brush to much =P

    I really have no idea how to pick 3 favorites out of the 10 samples I got from Kerry. Maybe I'll end up buying 10 full size pucks.
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  5. Mouser

    Mouser Well-Known Member

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    Simpson's Chubby 2 Best
    Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge
    Gillette gold Fat Handle Tech
    Personna 74
    Alt Innsbruck
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  6. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Those Feather razors look considerably different than what I was expecting.
    A mild shaver, no doubt. Hope you're not ticklish! :D
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  7. figment714

    figment714 Well-Known Member


    SOTD - Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Cool shower
    Prep: Homemade PSO
    Brush: WD silvertip
    Soap: Stirling SDM w/ M-Bomb
    Razor: Weber PH
    Blade: Astra SP (1)
    Post: Thayer's Cucumber WH
    Aftershave: Clubman classic

    - Don
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  8. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Took a break for Trac II, VDH, Omega brush. 2 pass DFS, quick and dirty. Really dirty; have made 50 trips up the truck ramp. Used more Floid Blue than last night, now I can feel the mild menthol it has. Nice stuff, too bad it's so pricey. Back to work.
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  9. markjnewcomb

    markjnewcomb Well-Known Member

    Tuesday 08/05/14

    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: my french soap mix
    Post: alum sprayed on
    Witch Hazel: Generic unscented

    Very nice 3 pass shave. Smooth and mild.
  10. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Schick E2 Injector with Schick blade (3)
    Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
    Arko shaving soap with hot water lather,
    finish with cold water rinse for a CCS!

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  11. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Happy Anniversary Jayaruh! :)
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  12. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Thank you, and thanks to all the other shavers for their "Happies." It was a good day. She decided to keep me.
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  13. 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
    Pinaud Clubman AS

    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 Pinaud Clubman after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2014
  14. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Doch, doch - Dein Deutsch ist prima. Wann Du Hilfe willst, bin ich hier. Keine Sorge! ;)

    Eine gute und erholsame Nacht! :)

    Alles Beste!
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  15. Dapper-in-a-can-man

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

    Happy Anniversary @Jayruh !!!!!
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  16. SRNewb

    SRNewb Well-Known Member

    SOTD 5 August 2014

    Prep- Wash face with Irish Spring
    Hot towels
    Brush-VDH Boar
    Soap- Stirling Sandalwood
    Razor- Boker American Line SS St. Louis
    Strop- home made from Fender leather guitar strap and a black nylon guitar strap.
    Post- Cold towel
    AS- AV Musk


    I have started doing a few laps on nylon before going to leather. The resulting edge is much keener than just leather. Will be continuing this going forward.
    This shave marks the return of hot towel pre and cold towel post. Don't know why I ever stopped. Fantastic shave!
  17. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Tamako YSK
    Oscar11 synthetic brush
    Proraso pre shave
    Dr. Dittmar Spezial soap
    Aubrey Men's Stock North Woods AS

  18. Mr. Shaverman

    Mr. Shaverman Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Night

    Razor: Merkur 1904 OC
    Blade: Voskhod
    Brush: VDH Badger
    Cream: TOBS St. James
    After: Proraso White balm

    Keeping with the face lathering thing I've been doing with soap, I decided to face lather the cream. Good results I used the OC just because I like to use it every once in a while, and it's mild enough that it doesn't need a couple of days growth. Gave me a bit of a burn, but I expected that. I've found Proraso White balm is a great aftershave for any of the TOBS creams that are of the barbershop/soap/clean type scent (St. James, Eton, etc.) It blends well into those scents.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2014
  19. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    That's good to hear, because the Return Policy on you probably expired some time ago….;):D
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  20. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    SOTD for Wednesday 06Aug14
    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

    • 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"

    • Deodorant's :
    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's:
    RazoRock Ultimate Aftershave
    T.N. Dickinson's Witch Hazel

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

    I will again use the WTG-XTG-ATG method. Being as it has worked well and produces a great DFS Shave. I have not had any "Nick's or Weeper's" using this method. I was given a sample of some Razor Blades, (I won them as a PIF). I will continue to use my Wilkinson Sword DE Blades until Friday. Then on Saturday I will put a different blade in of the sample razor blades. I also received some shaving soap samples and I will start using it on Saturday.


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