SoS: December 20-26 2010

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by rodd, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. rodd

    rodd Knotty Boy

    Let's see those shaves for the week! As always, bonus points for pictures!

    I can't believe this is already the last full week of the year!
  2. DLreno

    DLreno Well-Known Member

    Monday, December 20

    EJ DE86
    Astra SP (1)
    TOBS Traditional SS
    Castor-Grapeseed-Glycerin Preshave
    Ever Ready Boar
    Osage Rub
    Bay Rum Menthol-Lime Blend

    DFS on 2+ passes. Great menthol blast.
  3. MikekiM

    MikekiM Well-Known Member

    Monday, December 20th, 2010
    Cream/Soap: Tom's of Maine
    Brush: Made Rite, Finest Badger
    Razor: iKon Deluxe Open Comb, Classic Long Handle
    Blade: Astra
    Splash: Barbasol Pacific Rush
    Balm: Jack Black, Post Shave Gel

    Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
    Cream/Soap: Van der Hagen DLX
    Brush: Franks Shave, Best
    Razor: iKon Deluxe Open Comb, Classic Long Handle
    Blade: Astra
    Splash: none
    Balm: Kiehl's

    Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
    Cream/Soap: Mitchell's Wool Fat
    Brush: Hoffritz reknot, Super Silvertip
    Razor: iKon Deluxe Open Comb, Classic Long Handle
    Blade: Astra
    Splash: none
    Balm: Kiehl's
    Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
    Cream/Soap: Mitchell's Wool Fat
    Brush: Frank Shaving..Best
    Razor: iKon Deluxe Open Comb, Classic Long Handle
    Blade: Astra
    Splash: none
    Balm: Kiehl's

    If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it.. the past week of shaves have displayed deadly perfection. The MWF is reaching top position in my rotation. It lathers wonderfully and without issue. It doesn't dry down too quickly and it's slick as an eel in a Christmas Eve frying pan. The iKon Classic long handle seems to allow for just the right amount of pressure [read: no pressure] while giving a perfect amount of control. I originally thought it would be too slim for my hands but after using a number of different handles and razors, it is my favorite by a decent stretch.
  4. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Menthol Monday:

    Omega Wooden Handle
    Super Speed/Gillette Rubie day 2
    Noxzema SC :love008 :love008 :love008 :happy023
    Lubriderm unscented moisturizer
    JHL AS
    JHL Cologne

    My darling Noxzema, I love you so much for the way you lather so easily and rich, and for your great old-school scent, as well as your wonderful menthol effect--U da BOMB!!! ;) :D
  5. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©


    Prep: Hot shower, soak brush, hand strop blade
    Coffee: Home roasted Kenya, BLACK
    Cream: Tom's of Maine
    Brush: Omega 10098
    Razor: Futur @ 2.5
    Blade: Dorco ST-301, day 1, 3+ passes
    Post: Cold water rinse, Osage Rub, Brut AS
    'Stache Wax: Steve's Own

    Shave Rating: 5 Blades

    I'd be hard pressed to believe it could have been any better.
  6. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Gillette Old Type BRW Improved handle
    Red Pack Israeli Personna

    Ever-Ready 150 Finest re-knot
    Arko Shave Stick

    Superior 70 Bay Rum
  7. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    Happy Monday From Florida!

    Hot Shower
    RAB Scuttle
    PanChango Special Re-Knot
    TOBS Lemon-Lime SC
    Fat Handle Feather Portable
    Gillette Goal Blade (1 and only time)
    Cold Water Rag
    Boosted Witch Hazel / Alum Powder Blend
    Svoboda Vitamin F ASC

    2.5 Passes = Total Junk Shave.

    I will stop just short of saying that you are better off shaving with a rusty tin can than a Gillette Goal blade, yanno, because someone out there may like these blades. I had to quit half way through the shave because yeah, it was that bad.

    Have a great day Ya'll!
  8. 1OldGI

    1OldGI New Member

    I could have easily withstood another day of weekend but oh well.
    Hot Shower
    Imperial Extra Hollow Ground
    Omega Boar
    Omega Soap
    Aqua Velva Classic
    Pierre Cardin EdT
    Worm Dirt Stash Wax
  9. Rene

    Rene Well-Known Member

    Monday, December 20th

    Loooooooong hot shower (Holiday :D)
    TSD Egyptian Spice ss
    Kent T8 Pure Badger
    Mühle R89 w/ Derby Extra
    Alum block
    Nivea for Men ASB
    Canali Men EdT
  10. markb

    markb New Member

    15/16 Henckels Friodur | Prairie Creations "Mayan Magic" | C&E Pure Badger | Thayers | Clubman Classic Vanilla | Creed Royal English Leather

  11. ocharlas

    ocharlas Well-Known Member

    Gillette Super Speed
    Personna Red (1)
    Golden Nib Silvertip Badger
    King of Shaves preshave oil
    Proraso Ultra Sensitive (first menthol shave...brisk!)
    Nivea Post Sensitive
    Brut AS

    I cannot describe how much more pleasurable my shaves have become since getting this brush. Lathers infinitely better than my boar.

    4/5 - 1 of 2 best shaves ever for me (up with Saturday's)
  12. KiltedShaver

    KiltedShaver Member

    Merkur HD
    Shark Chrome
    Fuller Finest 2band badger brush
    Mitchell's Wool Fat soap
    Pacific Shaving shave oil
    Speick lotion
  13. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    SOTD Monday December 20, 2010

    Razor: 7/8 Frederick Reynolds Wedge, Hollow Point
    "Washington The Champion of Liberty" blade etch
    Pre-Shave Cream: Proraso Crema Pre Barba
    Shave Soap/Mug: Mitchell's Wool Fat
    Scuttle: Robt. Becker Ceramic
    Brush: Semogue 1460 Boar
    Astringent: Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    ASB: Nivea Replenishing
    Aftershave/Cologne: Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum
    Results: Fragrant and silky smooth!

    The VIBR was great this morning as usual and has always been my most favorite Bay Rum Aftershave!
    Todays shot is of the Siskiyou Mountains along my lower pasture. Can you hear the song "White Christmas" being sung in the background. :D

    Attached Files:

  14. Dslazar9

    Dslazar9 Took the Menthol-cratic Oath

    Gillette New
    Shark Blade
    Musgo Real SC
    C&E BBB
    Thayer's Home Mentholated Cucumber Witch Hazel
    Mama Bear's Winter Unscented AS Balm

    -not much left to shave-after the lather catcher yesterday most of the little hairs were afraid to resurface.
  15. BassTone

    BassTone Well-Known Member

    First SOTD for me here at TSD

    Hello Gents, I'm fairly new to TSD, I think this may be my first SOTD here. Been wet shaving and DE for a while, recently though I've taken to SE shaving. Really liking it too! Any R&B members may know me as John the painter.

    Omega 11126 banded boar brush with wooden handle
    Vintage Every-Readay flip-front (hinge is in the front near cutting edge) ornate brass SE razor with open comb.
    Treet carbon SE blade
    Jock Soap pre-shave oil
    Pre de Provence shave soap
    Thayer's witch hazel, lavender
    Speick AS splash
    Royall Lyme as cologne

    Super, smooth and close shave this morning. Had one small nick under my lip, but my styptic took care of that right away. BBS! :D Happy Shaving!
  16. BullGoose

    BullGoose Well-Known Member

    Monday, December 20, 2010

    Razor: Merkur Futur
    Blade: Super Iridium
    Brush: Simfix Grosvenor LE
    Pre-Shave: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
    Soap: PC Peppermint with Menthol shave stick
    A/S: TOBS #74 Original

    Another great shave!
  17. markb

    markb New Member

    That's absolutely beautiful Bruce! Thank you for sharing! :)
  18. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    Welcome to TSD SOS of the day! SE shaving is a much overlooked approach and provides some of the best shaves. Wish you could take a pic of that bad boy for us to enjoy. Thanks for sharing your experiences. :cool:
  19. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    Thanks Mark! I don't mean to bore everyone with the snow pics, it's just I'm trying to get into the Christmas spirit with the "White Christmas/Currier & Ives" winter shots. :D I'm getting ready for the Christmas Dinner and some Football games this coming weekend! :happy108
  20. Dslazar9

    Dslazar9 Took the Menthol-cratic Oath


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