SoS; January 2018.

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Queen of Blades, Dec 19, 2017.

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  1. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

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    Starting in January the SoS thread will be a month long thread.
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  2. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Where did 2017 go to? Anyway, I wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year!

    Menthol Monday:

    Stirling Mentholated Pre-Shave Soap
    Razorock Plissoft 26mm Monster
    Super Speed/new Astra
    Stirling Glacial Wintergreen SS
    Stirling Glacial Wintergreen ASB
    Stirling Glacial Wintergreen WH
    B&M Arctique AS Splash
    Givenchy Gentleman EdT

    An all-out Grand Freeze to start off 2018!
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  3. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year, too. For the first week of 2018 I am using my Gillette New Improved.
    Menthol Monday's Shave

    Proraso Pre Shave
    Fine Snake Bite
    Jayaruh #144
    Gillette New Improved
    Astra SP
    Thayer's Lemon WH
    Barbasol AS

    I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Fine Snake Bite Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #144 Badger brush. I did two passes with the Gillette New Improved and an Astra SP blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Barbasol AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2018
  4. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Nothin fancy for me as 2018 begins:

    prep-Dove Care + Men Bodywash(Clean&Comfort)
    shave-Rise Super Foam Regular
    razor-Pivot Times Sq. Ball Drop DisposeABLEfrom Gillette Sensor Deuce
    A.S. TSD Splash(Russian Leather)*
    course THAT is fancy, as it comes from the TSD Shop. :)
    note: What's happening with this apparent new format-"SOS January"?????
  5. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Well-Known Member

    Date: 01 January 2018

    Happy New Year

    Pre-shave: - Cold Water straight from the tap
    Brush: - Maseto Extra Density 2 Band Finest Badger 24/54mm knot
    Soap/Cream: - Mitchell's Wool Fat
    Bowl: - Captain's Choice
    Razor: - GEM Micromatic Bullet Tip
    Blade: - GEM Personna SS PTFE Coated #1
    Post-shave: - Thayers Witch Hazel / Lucky Tiger Aftershave & Face Tonic
    Fragrance: - Dolce&Gabbana Pour Homme

    This is my very first shave with a GEM Micromatic Bullet Tip SE.... All I can say is WOW!! very very smooth shave far better than the Colonial Razors the General, I should've got the GEM Micromatic Bullet Tip years ago. Getting tricky shaving WTG above my lip under the nose so I have to go XTG on the first pass, because the head is very tricky around the nose area.

    Question to all GEM lovers.. Do you flip the blade over after each shave or do you just leave the blade in the GEM, how many per shaves can the GEM blade reach to the maximum before it's start tugging I just need a rough idea of a total number.

    Cheers :happy088:
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2018
  6. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Hey, @SpeedyPC , congratulations on your 1000 posts, and happy new year.
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  7. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Well-Known Member

    Thank you @Jayaruh I didn't see that and I didn't realised I've reach 1000 post. Happy New Year to you :happy088:
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  8. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member




    Razor - Vintage Gillette Superspeed circa 1947-1952 (re-plated in nickel by Razor Emporium)
    Blade - BiC Chrome-Platinum *2nd shave
    Bath and Shave Soap - Vintage Early American Old Spice
    Bubble bath - Vintage Early American Old Spice
    Deodorant - Vintage Early American Old Spice Body Talc
    Fragrance - Vintage Early American Old Spice Toilet Water

    This will be a special one. I'm going old-school to start the year. Really old school.

    The bubble bath, talc and toilet water smell like they were made yesterday. The soap....lost some scent quality, but still wasn't bad. I really like the smell of this. I think the Early American Old Spice that I have here smells much more like the modern P&G Old Spice, but more natural. The P&G Old Spice florals smell harsh and chemical. This vintage Early American Old Spice smells natural and very refined. Like expensive niche fragrances smell today that cost hundreds. I really got a treat today with this stuff. The vintage smells much more smooth with absolutely no cloying or harshness. There is more of a powderyness to it and it's not the talc, it's the scent. Very nice. I highly recommend this stuff. It's better smelling than all my other Old Spice cologne hands down. I will try to eventually find another bottle in this condition.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2018
  9. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    If I did my Modding correctly, Joanna's announcement about the SOS now being a monthly thread is now the First Post at the top of this, the first Monthly SOS thread. No other change except that the thread will continue until the end of the month.
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  10. sdguero

    sdguero Well-Known Member

    Happy New Year, friend! Glad you had a great shave with the Gem.

    To answer your questions: 1) I do not intentionally flip the blade over; but, 2) I always remove the blade and set it aside for drying. Typically, I can get 3 or 4 decent shaves with no tugging. The most I’ve pushed a blade is either 7 or 8. I only have experience with the Gem SS and CS blades since I can but them locally. I have better luck with the SS blades.

    Of course, YMMV. Enjoy!
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  11. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    Catch me on the second or third ... when I wake up. Happy New Year!!!!
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    SHAVEWIZARD420 Well-Known Member


    Prep: Occams Crushed Lime
    Razor: Wilkinson Sword Classic
    Blade: Laser Platinum
    Brush: Razorock BC Plissoft
    Soap: Wholly Kaw Fern Concerto
    Post: Mickey Lee Italian Stallion milk

    Got a terrific lather from Fern Concerto. The scent is familiar but I can't put my finger on where I have encountered this scent before, anyways it is a fresh clean scent. Did end up with some irritation on neckline but did get a BBS shave. Finished off with Italian Stallion milk with a little menthol added, very moisturizing.


    Prep: Musgo Real Oakmoss
    Razor: Wilkinson Sword Classic
    Blade: Laser Platinum
    Brush: Razorock BC Plissoft
    Soap: B&M Night Music
    Post: B&M Fougere Gothique A/S

    Decided to go with Night Music tonite, very unique scent that I honestly didn't care for at first but has grown on me. The lather has a brown tint to it which reminds me a bit of Ballenclaugh Vanderpool since they both have that yellow brown lather. B&M is one soap that seems to be hit or miss for me, sometimes the lather is perfect, other times it seems lacking in cushion. This shave turned out allright but did seem to be lacking a bit, this is a older formula which may play a roll. Finished off with Fougere Gothique which reminds me a bit of Petrichor but deeper and more complex, beautiful earthy scent. Hope everyone had a safe new years eve!
  13. Smooth Steve

    Smooth Steve Well-Known Member

    2018 New Years Day Shave!
    Face Wash with The Sudsy Soapery Lavender & Peppermint Soap with Soothing Oatmeal
    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Lime Ginger Tea Tree Conditioning Shampoo Puck
    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements ICE Pre-Shave Soap
    RazoRock The Dead Sea Shaving Soap
    Stirling Soap Company 24mm x 57mm Boar Brush
    Creative Flame Pottery Stoneware Shaving Scuttle
    Wolfman WR1-DC .61mm Gap Light Blue Anodized Ti Razor with WRH7 Ti Handle
    Astra Green Superior Platinum Blade - 3rd Shave
    RazoRock Alum Block
    Thayers Lemon Witch Hazel Astringent with Aloe Vera Formula
    RazoRock The Dead Sea After Shave Splash
    NIVEA Men Sensitive Cooling Post Shave Balm
    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Sandalwood Natural Deodorant

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  14. Navarrsky

    Navarrsky Well-Known Member

    Didn't have time to answer in the topic "December", I will answer here ..

    Douglas Carey,
    Primotenore, Hodge, thanks for the kind words, gents!
    I wish you all a safe, healthy, prosperous and happy 2018! :eatdrink047:

  15. madmedic

    madmedic Resistance Is Futile

    New Year's Day 2018


    Olive Oil Soap
    RSC Facial Scrub
    Vitos Preshave Cream
    Valobra Shave Stick
    Shavemac in Finest Badger
    Dovo 5/8 Special Razor
    Alum Block and Rinse
    BBA PS Balm
    4711 AS

    3 passes for a wonderful BBS start to the New Year.
    This year I intend to run down the stocks of blades and soaps which I already have. My only expenditure ( I hope) will be to have my collection of straight razors returned to optimum condition!

    May I wish you all a 'Good' 2018.I always believe 'Happy' to be a little optimistic !
  16. ilts

    ilts Well-Known Member

    Good Morning And Happy New Years Everyone!

    Ming Shi 2000s (set on 5)
    Ming Shi MP-035 (1)
    C.O. Bigelow
    Cold Water Rinse, Witch Hazel
    Barbasol Brisk A/S

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  17. Morman Bridge

    Morman Bridge Well-Known Member

    Hi all, it's been awhile since I posted here, so I want to start the new year off with an SOTD post. Here's today's shave with my 1914 Ever Ready little lather catcher -


    It was a two pass DFS!

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  18. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    I looked at the outside temperature before and it's -26C. That's how cold this shave felt after using the Glacial Wintergreen trio. Guys, I'm very seriously talking - for those of you have never tried a Glacial soap, unless you can tolerate extreme menthol DO NOT touch them because you'll find it lethally-cold. The Arctique aftershave cannot be splashed on liberally - just a couple of dabs are enough. Any more than that and you'll suffer, and I mean suffer. This first shave of 2018 was a pleasure and absolutely BBS!

    Have a great New Year's day and be safe and warm!
  19. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    January 1, 2018
    Cobra Classic
    Feather Pro (1)
    30 DC LE with Omega 20107 knot
    Fine Platinum

  20. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Good to see your posting Alan. Happy New year.
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