SOS: February 2020

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  1. NCoxSTL


    February Favorites

    February 16

    Razor - 1972 (S2) Gillette Super Adjustable (Black Beauty) (9)
    Blade - [​IMG] (1)
    Soap - Soap Commander Courage
    Brush - I*V 10 Mesquite w/ Hybrid The Moreau [​IMG]
    Post - Alum

    Finally got to call it a day on a busy Sunday. At least the sun came out and it was in the 50's. Back down to the 30's tomorrow. Never know until it's here.

    Time to rotate razors and I went to the Gillette Black Beauty. This adjustable, set on 9, gives you the same gap that the Slim and Fatboy offer at 8. Not quite as aggressive as its older brothers, but it still does a fine job. It's well balanced and has plenty of weight. Just let that heavy head work as you guide with the handle. I used a new Rapira SS blade and it was smooth and nice. Another round of using up the Soap Commander, though I'm beginning to think the remaining ring of death is actually eternal. I chose the I*V10 brush for two reasons. Number one, I love that hybrid knot. Number two, I was fortunate enough to win its brother, the #10, in the raffle earlier. Looking forward to having another of these around to use and admire.

    Three full passes and I'm good to go. My schedule tomorrow is brutal. No work but I have two doctors appointments and two other meetings. Sheesh! No sleeping in on this "day off". Have a great start to your week!

  2. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Today's Shave;
    • Karve Brass (D, C, and B)
    • Gillette Rubie (1)
    • Shannon's Soaps Black Magic
    • VdH Bowl
    • Fine Lather Bowl
    • Zenith B18
    • Gentleman Jon's Alum Block
    • Brut AS
    • Brut Splash On
    • Brut EdT
    • Homemade Hair Tonic
    • Clubman Whiskey Woods Body Powder
    • Brut Antiperspirant Deodorant
    • Dapper Dan Heavy Hold Pomade
  3. hins2jw0

    hins2jw0 Well-Known Member

    February 16th SOTN

    Wow what a shave tonight!! I wonder how many shaves this guard blade has left in it?? Maybe 2 or 3... We shall see. I'm smooth and smell great for bed. Happy shaves all.



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  4. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    That brush looks awesome.
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  5. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    That looks really cool.
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  6. brit

    brit in a box

    monday shave
    m-4 superspeed
    ap shave co tuxedo
  7. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Uh oh, Tabac Tuesday on a Monday! LOL. It's cool, I went full Brut today. Tabac for tomorrow.
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  8. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you,:)..
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  9. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Well-Known Member

    Date:- 17 February 2020

    Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
    Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
    Brush:- WCS Two-Tone Tall (Blue & White) Extra Dense Synth. 26/56mm knot
    Soap/Cream:- Barrister & Mann ~ Bay Rum
    Razor/Blade:- Rockwell 6C-R3 / Vintage NOS Gillette Super Stainless (spoiler) #15 ... finished
    Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Natural Glycerin (20 drops) & Tea Tree Antiseptic (10)
    Fragrance:- Davidoff Cool Water Wave
  10. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member

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  11. Shavingexperience

    Shavingexperience Well-Known Member

    it really is like a high end badger, at least that is my opinion. It really does hold lots of water and even the lather will be sucked into the hairs if you lather too long so even that unfortunate feature is the same ;). I really do love it, specially because i've got a bit more backbone than my own badger and the hairs are somewhat more steady/firm (jet still very gentle to the face) than a badger which i prefer. So I made a painful decision that my (much more expensive) badger will most likely not be used again in the near future
  12. Shavingexperience

    Shavingexperience Well-Known Member

    its a high end dell.
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  13. ilts

    ilts Well-Known Member

    Good Morning Everyone SOTD 02/17/20

    Gem MMOC
    Gem Blue Star (1)
    C.O. Bigelow
    Cold Water Rinse, Alum Block
    Aqua Velva Ice Blue A/S

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  14. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
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  15. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Monday‌ ‌02.17.20‌ ‌SOTD‌ ‌

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    Pre'Pre'‌ ‌De‌ ‌Provence‌ ‌Artisanal‌ ‌French‌ ‌Soap‌ ‌lather‌ ‌and‌ ‌rinse‌ ‌
    Gillette‌ ‌‘60‌ ‌F4‌ ‌Fatboy‌ ‌Adjustable‌ ‌
    Astra‌ ‌Superior‌ ‌Platinum‌ ‌(2)‌ ‌
    Vintage‌ ‌Kingsley‌ ‌(Austria)‌ ‌Pure‌ ‌Badger‌ ‌
    Williams‌ ‌Shaving‌ ‌Soap‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌vintage‌ ‌mug‌ ‌
    Aqua‌ ‌Velva‌ ‌Aftershave‌ ‌(Spanish‌ ‌Version)‌ ‌by‌ ‌Williams‌

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  16. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Beautiful handle on that brush, Celestino.
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  17. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    I am not really a PC expert, but this might help.
    Make sure to adjust the photo size to UNDER 1mb, then try to drag the photo right onto your post. See if that works.
  18. 120inna55

    120inna55 Well-Known Member

    I have the EdT as well, but I felt the Viride was the direction I wanted to take this today.
    I like that brush. I'm a big fan of APShaveCo's synthetics.
  19. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    SOTD 02/17/20

    RAZOR: Rex Ambassador
    BLADE: Voskhod
    PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with PAA’s Cube Preshave Soap before each pass
    BRUSH: Viking Silvertip Badger
    SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
    POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by Thayers Lavender WH and finished with Fine Accoutrements Snake Bite AS Splash
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  20. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Paul the shave cream was a gift from the wife. I will not purchase more. It is ok at best.
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