SOS: February 2020

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Boojum1, Jan 31, 2020.

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  1. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Sergio.Johnny will be back shortly..;)
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  2. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    Super Bowl Sunday! Reached for the Colonial General SS because it really just is so good! I just can’t get over how smooth a shaver this razor is. Weighty yes but just effortless to use.

    Today’s soap of choice RazoRock Saturnia which has to rate as one of the best scents I have and it is a great soap. Tuscan herbs and sulphur rich is all I say!

    Leisurely two pass shave on a slow Sunday afternoon! Topped off with Guerlain Oud Essentiel EDP! Man, Super Bowl...Super Shave!

    Rating: 5 / 5

    Razor: Colonial General SS
    Blade: Schick ProLine
    Brush: Yaqi 24mm Tuxedo - Sagrada Familia
    Lather: RazoRock Saturnia
    Aftershave: RazoRock Saturnia
    Additional Care:
    B.I.G. Co. Alum Block
    Guerlain Oud Essentiel
  3. brit

    brit in a box

    fantastic shave and pic Ed..
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  4. brit

    brit in a box

    menthol monday shave
    brit gold flare tip
    ds cosmetic tuxedo
    copper bowl
    proraso green
  5. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    Very nice set up! That Gold Flare tip is the bomb!
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  6. madmedic

    madmedic Resistance Is Futile

    Lovely pic.....but I miss the motorbike!
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  7. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you sir..and a fine shaver.crisp and new..:)
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  8. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Brian.out for detailing and repairs.;).will be back on tuesday..:)
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  9. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Much younger looking after evolving from the moonshiner attire, IMO.
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  10. ajc347

    ajc347 Well-Known Member


    Razor: Haircut and Shave NO75 and Carbon Cx
    Blade: Polsilver
    Brush: Wild West Brushworks
    Pre-Shave: Bart’s Balms Peppermint Beard Oil
    Lather: Signature Soaps Danum
    Aftershave: TFS Arancio Amaro ASB

    Today’s shave was a comparison shave between the H&S NO75 and the Carbon Cx.

    I also tried some Signature Soaps Danum for the first time.

    The Danum struck me as having something of an earthy smell (which I suspect is due to the Patchouli essential oil it contains) and it, in line with the other two Signature Soaps I have tried (Leodis and Capra), performed excellently. These soaps really are a steal at the price point they sell for.

    The soap worked well with the Bart’s Beard Oil which, as always, gave a nice mild menthol feel to the shave.

    Onto the razors:

    The Haircut and Shave has quickly become one of my favoured razors. It’s fit, finish and polish is on a par with a Timeless and I really like the smooth and efficient shave this razor gives. It fits well in my hand, has a long enough handle and is very robustly made (with the blade tabs being completely concealed).

    The Carbon Cx, on the other hand, is quite a different beast. The head is noticeably smaller (with exposed blade tabs) and the baseplate is very thin in profile. The handle is nicely made, although the thin centre section does provide a less than intuitive means of gripping the razor than I’m used to. The polished finish, whilst better than a Game Changer or Start, was a noticeable step down from the Haircut and Shave.

    In terms of the shave itself, I was expecting the Carbon to be more blade forward and more efficient than the Haircut and Shave. I didn’t find this to be the case. Both shaved equally well and I can’t say that I noticed that much difference between them.

    In summary, these are both smooth and moderately efficient razors. If I had to choose one over the other, I would go for the Haircut and Shave as it suits my particular preferences in terms of style, fit and finish more than the Carbon.

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    Last edited: Feb 2, 2020
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  11. Ksblazer

    Ksblazer Well-Known Member

    Brush: Semougue OC boar
    Razor: Gillette black beauty
    Blade: Persona med prep
    Soap: Haslinger Honey
    Post: Dickensons witch hazel
    Aftershave: Epsilon Mediterranean blue
    Lotion: Gillette aftershave lotion
    Cologne: Ferragamo pour homme
  12. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome shave ,pic and review Andy..
  13. Deeter

    Deeter Well-Known Member

    DD Goldedge 6/8
    Kairos 4.7 lather
    Synthetic brush, purple heart
    Becker scuttle
    Witch hazel
    Pinaud clubman

  14. ajc347

    ajc347 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gary.

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  15. TommyCarioca

    TommyCarioca Well-Known Member

    Hot here in Texas

    GIT shave
    Stirling + Creed GIT
    Merkur 34C
    Wolf Whiskers synth beehive


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  16. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    February 3, 2020
    Rex Ambassador
    Mondial Boar
    A&E Frozen Mojitos
    Myrsol Agua de Limon

  17. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    SOTD February 3, 2020

    Prep: Cold water and PAA Cube pre-shave soap
    Blade: Schick Proline
    Razor: RazoRock Black Hawk
    Brush: Stirling Kong synthetic
    Soap: Stirling Dirty South Shavers
    Post: Witch hazel, Fine L'Orange Noire aftershave

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  18. brit

    brit in a box

    fine shave and pic T..
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  19. brit

    brit in a box

    cool shave and pic Perry..
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  20. brit

    brit in a box

    cool shave and pic Clint..
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