SoS: February 2023

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Str8 Shaver, Feb 1, 2023.

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  1. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Monday 02.27.23
    RAZOR: Shield Polished Titanium Single Edge AC Razor
    BLADE: Schick Proline
    BRUSH: AP Shave Co. 24mm G5C Synthetic
    LATHER: Phoenix and Beau Albion Shaving Soap
    POST: Phoenix and Beau Albion Aftershave Splash
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  2. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented

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    Sunday Shave

    Lather: Ariana & Evans Pedro Fiasco's Shaving Cream Unscented
    Brush: Ever-Ready
    Razor: Henson AL13 V2 +
    Blade: Wizamet Super Iridium
    Post: Ariana & Evans Post-Shave Serum

    Comfortable and close shave. The Ariana & Evans cream is excellent and the Post-Shave Serum is great for sensitive skin.
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  3. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Menthol Monday SOTD

    Razor: Fatip Slant OC/Jurgen Hempel Ti
    Blade: Kai (D1)
    Brush: Semogue Torga C5 Premium Boar 24mm
    Bowl: TW 3D Printed
    Pre-Shave Scrub: SheaMoisture African Black Soap
    Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Eucalyptus & Spearmint
    Shave Soap: Grooming Dept Aether
    Butter: Saponificio Varesino Puro Burro di Karitè
    Aftershave: Krampert’s Frostbite
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  4. brit

    brit in a box

    zingari man

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  5. madmedic

    madmedic Resistance Is Futile

    Monday 27th February

    Boti 27mm Horse - MWF - Focus R28 Slim Al/BIC - Lustray Blue Spice AS - Banana Republic Cypress Cedar
  6. Gian

    Gian Well-Known Member

  7. Str8 Shaver

    Str8 Shaver Well-Known Member

    27 February, 2023

    Prep: Hot towel
    Razor: Merkur 34C HD
    Blade: Wizamet Super Iridium
    Brush: Brad Sears Archduke 26/50 2-Band Manchurian
    Soap: Westman Shaving: Mazagran
    Post: CeraVe moisturising lotion..

    a very pleasing shave with the Wizzie/Merkur combo, they don't 'wow' me like the Polsilvers, or the Platinums for that matter, but they are growing on me..
  8. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Menthol Monday's Cold Water Shave

    Cold Water Rinse
    Ingram Shave Cream
    Jayaruh #436 2-band Badger
    Burham Safety Razor
    Personna GEM SS PTFE
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Osage Rub

    The Ingram Shave Cream lathered well with the Jayaruh #436 2-band Badger brush. Two passes and touch ups with the Burham Safety Razor and a Star Personna GEM SS PTFE Blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Dickinson's Witch Hazel and Osage Rub. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
  9. shaveman

    shaveman Well-Known Member

    Yaqi Sputnik
    Voskhod Teflon blade
    Proraso Sandalwood Shave Cream
    Yaqi Sagrada Familiar 2 Band
    Ogallala Bay Rum
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  10. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    February 27, 2023
    Leaf Twig
    Ōku Botiho
    Mitchell’s Wool Fat
    Speick After Shave

  11. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Menthol Monday:

    Hot shower
    Yaqi 30mm Barber Pole
    Canadian Tech/Rapira day 13
    Delmy SC
    Prep ASB
    Henri et Victoria Bergamot Vetiver AS Splash

    Not as freezing cold a setup as I would normally select for a Menthol Monday shave but still cold enough to please me. This Delmy cream is also from India like the soap version and it’s apparently very popular in Indian barbershops. It has a nice clean scent with aloe vera notes, it’s very easy to lather from just a couple of dabs on both cheeks, it’s really quite cooling -in fact it’s more mentholated than I expected, and it’s VERY gentle on the skin. Needless to say the Prep soothed, moisturized, and cooled my skin so well while Claude’s Bergamot Vetiver aftershave went on icy cold and it smells so nice. This Rapira blade is getting kinda dull but I still managed to get a great three pass BBS shave with it!

    Have a good week - be well and stay safe![​IMG]

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  12. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    Monday February 27, 2023
    Brush: Dogwood Handcrafts
    Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper Bowl
    Lather: Southern Witchcrafts Incorporeal
    Razor: Henson Ti22 V2 +
    Blade: Gillette Platinum (1)
    Post: Osma Alum Block
    Post: Southern Witchcrafts Samhain

  13. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 2/27/2023

    Henson +++ razor
    Astra SP blade
    Maggard Purple Swirl Synthetic brush
    Blues Shave Soap
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    Very nice shave to start the week. The Blues SS lathered easily and provided great protection. Smells nice too. The Henson is such an easy razor to use, at least for me it is. Nice, close and comfortable shave which is what we're all looking for. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  14. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    PAA Symmetry / Gillette Stainless
    AKA Brushworx / Gillette Stainless
    Razorock / Don Donato [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  15. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Feb 27th
    Goodwill #195 w PermaSharp (2)
    Omega Pro/ Resin
    Haslinger Schafmilch SS
    Stirling Autumn Glory
    Everything worked as it should to easily take care of 72 hrs growth. Love the Goodwill and this splash is a fave scent.
    Have a great day all.
  16. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    MMMonday + Daily double, February 27th 2023. Testing 4th shave of 4 consecutive daily shaves with the Yaqi SLOPE slant razor head.

    Razor: (L) Gem Micromatic Flying wing(AKA=MMFW, MMBT, guiding eye....)-Mfg 1947-50, Tame mid range, a well built & designed razor and the heaviest of the 3 Micromatic variants. Very easy going shave this morning with excellent results.(have used this razor a lot over the years and thought it was a good choice for comparing similarities to my new Yaqi slant for shaving results).
    Razor: (R) Yaqi "SLOPE" 316 SS slant head (NEW Head design)with a Yaqi "Chippendale" Darwin looking handle-Mfg Jan 2023>, mild to tame mid range with excellent efficentcy, well designed and accurate CNC QC with adequate finish for most of my personal shaving needs. It is a compact slant compared to other slants in the market. I decided to use different blades while testing and the Perma-sharp was next of 3 blades to be tested. The shave was stellar with a new blade and mostly carefree shaving experience this morning.
    As for the Chippendale handle I'm adjusting to using it(different hand feel ) and really enjoy using it ATG pass( very comfortable) in the hand IMO. Very attractive handle and hard to Manufacture IMO.
    Blade : Gem Personna SS PTFE(7) very sharp, excellent longevity, smooths out nicely, predictable + safest blade to handle.
    Blade : Gillette Perm-sharp (1) sharp & smooth with great longevity, DE top tier blade for balanced performance shaving needs.
    Soap : Gillette Pure cream, nice clean scent with excellent lather qualities, makes excellent ubber lather with other soaps.
    Brush : Yaqi "black marble" 24mm tuxedo knot, excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, gentle splay scrubber + excellent lather painter.
    Pre shave : (Dedicated Cashmere synthetic)Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser with a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep : Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
    Post shave : Razorock Blue barber with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless).
    Results : (L)- CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG] had a excellent shave with my MMBT with a Gem coated blade on (7) uses.
    Results : (R)- CCS,DFS.BBs + no irritation + no weepers = [​IMG]had a excellent shave with my Yaqi "SLOPE" 316 SS slant head with a Yaqi "Chippendale" Darwin looking handle with a Gillette Perma sharp blade (1) use. The Yaqi SLOPE slant slightly out performed the MMFW maybe because of the # of uses (7) on the GEM blade possibly. Both excellent blades. I like to do a feel test after 2 passes with no pickups yet to compare efficentcy of the two razors when comparing. The MMFW had a little more stubble feel under the chin area but the rest was similar on cheeks.
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    Have some great shaves!
  17. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented


    Monday Shave

    Lather: Ariana & Evans Pedro Fiasco Shaving Cream Unscented
    Brush: Ever-Ready
    Razor: Henson AL13 V2 +
    Blade: Wizamet Super Iridium
    Post: Ariana & Evans Post Shave Serum unscented

    Repeat of Sunday shave, very nice.
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  18. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Here's how I close out February tomorrow:

    prep-Dial 4 Men Bodywash(in shower_
    shave-Sir Hare Co.(Alpha*)
    brush-Jayaruh #59
    razor-Gillette Sensor Deuce Pivot DisposeABLE
    A.S.-Stoylin Unscented.

    *- Toba
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2023
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  19. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    The Mappin & Webb left me smooth and smooth - easy peasy :happy036:

    Hot water preparation
    Argan Oil PSO
    Shavemac 2-Band Silvertip Badger
    T&H Grafton Shaving Cream
    Mappin & Webb 11/16
    Thayer Rose Petal Witch Hazel


    Happy shaving - Karl
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  20. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Gillette 501 Special Set
    Personna 74 Tungsten Blade (23)
    Simpson BAC3 w/Two Band Badger Brush
    Cremo Refreshing Mint Shave Cream
    Sea Breeze Astringent
    Aqua Velva Ice Blue After Shave

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