SOS: January 2019

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Boojum1, Dec 31, 2018.

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  1. Droo78

    Droo78 Well-Known Member

    I bought a couple of those Dollar Tree razors last month. I figured for a buck a piece, maybe I’ll add them to a bug out bag if I never use them. How was it?
  2. celestino

    celestino Friendly Neighborhood Wetshaver

    Thank you. :)
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  3. celestino

    celestino Friendly Neighborhood Wetshaver

    18 January 2019

    * Muhle R41 + Stork Aristocrat 1 Titanium
    * Wizamet Iridium Super
    * Maseto Shaving XD 2-Band + Oscar11 Amber Barbeiro
    * Jabonman/Eufros Kasbah
    * Unrefined Shea Butter

    * Bergamot/Vetiver EO

  4. NCoxSTL


    January - Shavettes and Jeeves!

    January 17 - Blade Trials

    Razor - 1962 (H1) Gillette Slim (9)
    Blade - [​IMG] (3)
    Soap - Arko
    Brush - The Canuck
    Post - Alum

    Final trial shave for the Vi-John Super Stainless. The Slim is on "me" and ready to go and the Canuck turned the Arko into its usual easy and magnificent lather. I can say that I'm feeling just a bit of roughness with the blade at this setting and that may be because of the razor or it could also be the third shave effect on the blade. My experience with Indian blades reminds me that they aren't always the longest lasting in the stash. However, the overall feel was still smooth and the result was fine. I managed to remember the little cut by my ear and adjust to the cap as I went over that so no blood tonight. Three passes, the baby is in the house and the alum is barely beginning to talk a little. As I said, not usually the longest lasting blades but more than capable, nevertheless.

    I would have to give the Vi-John an A- for its performance in the trial. It seems to prefer a middle to aggressive style razor though it performed well in the mild setting as well. Just had to work a bit harder there. No bloody messes, no screaming alum - I'd say it's a fine blade and would be fine in a pinch when the shavepocalypse happens! Still to come, it's platinum brother.

    More winter weather on the way for the STL area, though not supposed to be as bad as last weekend. We'll see. Hope your Friday leads you into the weekend in fine style!

  5. 120inna55

    120inna55 Well-Known Member

    Talbot Shaving | Double Trouble
    APShaveCo. Elegant Emerald | SynBad 24mm
    The New Improved Schick Injector Razor | Personna 74

  6. Sparrow

    Sparrow Well-Known Member

    Yes it is indeed a Milord Tech:thanks:
  7. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Well-Known Member

    Date: 18 January 2019

    Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
    Brush:- Stirling Finest Badger 26/54mm knot
    Soap/Cream:- Stirling ~ Naked & Smooth
    Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
    Razor/Blade:- Gillette US Ball End Tech K2 1965 / Vintage NOS Gillette Super Stainless (spoiler) #3
    Post-shave:- Thayers Witch Hazel & Tea Tree Oil / WAHL Bay Rum Aftershave Splash
    Fragrance:- L'Eau Bleue D'issey Pour Homme
  8. novicz

    novicz Well-Known Member


    Tatara razor, Wolf whiskers brush, Perma sharp super blade, Mike's natural soap, Denim original aftershave
  9. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    I agree. I have 3 of Doug's brushes two of them the D7-XLT and wonderful brush design.
  10. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    absolutely awesome...
  11. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    lovely set up and pic..
  12. ilts

    ilts Well-Known Member

    Good Morning Everyone SOTD 01/18/19

    '59 Gillette "Fatboy" (set on 6)
    Wilkinson Sword (9)
    Butterfly Boar
    Clubman Pinaud SS
    Cold Water Rinse, Alum Block
    Clubman Pinaud A/S

    Have A Great Day! DSCF3276.JPG
  13. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos


    January 18 SOTD:

    Razor: Karve Christopher Bradley
    Blade: Feather Hi-Stainless
    Brush: Ever-Ready 150
    Lather: Palmolive Classic Shave Stick
    Aftershave: Fine Platinum
    Additional Care:
    Stirling Unscented PSB
  14. Jan Zoethout

    Jan Zoethout Well-Known Member

    SOTD 20190118.


    Vintage brush / Maggard synth.
    Brick "Tough & Masculine" shaving soap.
    Seygus "Extrem" SB.
    Kai Stainless (9).
    Wars "Classic" EdC.
  15. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Friday's Shave


    Cold Water Wash
    Jeeves of Hudson Street
    Jayaruh #327
    J.A. Henckels Rapide
    Stetson AS

    My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Jeeves of Hudson Street Shaving Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #327 boar brush. I did two passes with the Henckels razor with a CVS CS SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Stetson AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2019
  16. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member


    Prep: Warm Shower-Stirling Scots Pine Sheep
    Soap: Stirling Gentleman
    Razor: Gillette Red Tip Super Speed
    Blade: ASCO Red Box Super Stainless (3)
    Brush: Maggard 2-Band Badger-24mmx56mm
    Aftershave: Stirling Gentleman w/Menthol

    WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angles for my beard)

    Stirling Gentleman today. 20 seconds to load the Maggard 2-Band Badger brush. Easy, thick, slick, lather. ASCO Red Box Super Stainless in the Gillette Red Tip Super Speed. Excellent smooth, close, shave. I finished with Stirling Gentleman aftershave.


  17. shaveman

    shaveman Well-Known Member

    Muhle 41 Weber Bulldog Handle
    Astra Superior Platinum 3rd use
    Simpson Commodore X2 Finest
    Ogallala Bay Rum Peppercorns Limes Shave Soap
    Cremo Post Shave Balm
    PAA Atmotic After Shave
  18. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    SOTD January 18, 2019
    Alphabetical journey through soaps and creams
    Letter R Fat Friday detour

    Prep: Cold water and Stirling mentholated pre-shave soap
    Blade: GEM PTFE
    Razor: GEM Featherweight
    Brush: Omega 10049 boar
    Soap: Mitchell's Wool Fat
    Post: Witch hazel, Fine American Blend aftershave

    Have a great day!

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  19. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Great picture and setup Gus.
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  20. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    They are definitely more aggressive then a Super Speed. They have a substantial blade reveal, gap, and positive exposure. The only downside is that they are quite light.
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