SOS: January 2021

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by brit, Dec 31, 2020.

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  1. AlfredoT

    AlfredoT Well-Known Member

    2021-01-26, Tuesday

    Today, 113 years ago, my daddy was born.

    Now that I am the age of a grandfather, or great-grandfather, I realize how little I have treasured his wisdom. And I don't speak well of him because he died: I speak well of him because, while he was still alive, I was able to appreciate his wisdom. It's just too bad I didn't do it sooner.

    I still remember his struggles with shaving and I inherited his Ball End Tech and his Omega.
    They are legally mine, although I have no idea where they ended up....

    However, now that I have an exaggerated amount of razors and brushes, today I managed to find a brush small

    enough to draw a wonderful lather from a somewhat small bowl and a modern razor: I managed not to use anything vintage, my weakness as much aesthetically as functionally.

    I offer you a very sad photo that, in my imagination, should have been very, very different.
    But... you are used to it, aren't you?


    Sapone PS: Pear Soap
    Sapone: Bergum's, Brutalt Bra Barbersåpe Håndlaget i Klæbu
    Pennello: Simpson's, Berkeley 46, BB
    Rasoio: Maggard, MR 8
    Lametta: Polsilver, Super Iridium
    AS 1: MilMil, Figaro Gel
    AS 2: MilMil, BeMan, Balsamo Polivalente
    EdT: EdC: Czech & Speake, Oxford & Cambridge
    ST: The Essential Collection, 2003
  2. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    January 26th
    Razor: '41 Gillette Ranger Tech
    Blade: Gillette Nacet (1)
    Brush: Heritage Collection dubl duck
    Pre-shave: PAA Cube
    Soap: HeV Cognac and Cuban Cigars
    PAA Galactic Witch Hazel
    PAA Star Jelly
    AS: HeV Cognac and Cuban Cigars

    Good morning!


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  3. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Tuesday January 26, 2021
    Razor: Fatip Lo Sorto Slant
    Blade: Wizamet (?)
    Brush: Rubberset 400/Oumo Badger
    Soap: Lakewood SOCP (1508.5 Project)
    AS 1: Humphrey's Alcoholado Maravilla 70
    AS 2: NiveaDeep
    Fragrance: Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb

  4. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    New background and lighring. Very inpressive, :happy096:
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  5. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Outstanding shave today, smooth and easy.

    Rating: 5 / 5

    Razor: Merkur 39c Der Vorschlaghammer
    Blade: Voskhod
    Brush: Lutin Chubby Lightning
    Pre-Shave: Proraso White
    Lather: Tabac Original
    Aftershave: Tabac Original Balsam
    Additional Care:
    Tabac Cologne
    Tabac Hair Creme
  6. 120inna55

    120inna55 Well-Known Member

    I love everything about this. Is that knob-and-tube wiring going up the wall?
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  7. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Tabac Tuesday's Shave

    Cold Water Rinse
    Tabac Shave Soap
    SlimGem Silvertip Badger (first shave)
    Triceratops 3d Printed Razor
    Personna GEM SS PTFE
    Tabac ASB

    The Tabac Shave Soap was applied with the @SlimGem Silvertip Badger brush. One pass and touch ups with the Triceratops 3d Printed Razor with a Personna GEM SS PTFE blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Tabac ASB. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2021
  8. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Great shave and nice memories of your father, Sergio.
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  9. AlfredoT

    AlfredoT Well-Known Member

    A sunny pic! :)
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  10. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Thank you Sir
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  11. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Beautiful reflections/thoughts and I LOVE the photo. Nicely done !!
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  12. AlfredoT

    AlfredoT Well-Known Member

    You can't keep one of the greatest photopgrafers of the new century from experimenting!

    Thank you Jim ;)
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  13. shaveman

    shaveman Well-Known Member

    Lupo .95
    Weck Gem
    Tatara Platinum
    Gem PTFE
    Yaqi Sagrada Familiar 2 band
    Proraso Vitamin E Balm
    Don Marco Splash
    Weck Gem.JPG Lupo .95.JPG
  14. AlfredoT

    AlfredoT Well-Known Member

    Perbacco, Matt!
    Thank you.

    Yes, it is.
    I thought it would match a room like this: most of the furniture at home is made of
    old furniture found in attics and barns, which I renovated.
    I've been hunting for electrical oldies and found knobs and wiring brand new (very old stock!) in a hidden shop in Milan: I had the 'actual' ones in my parents home, when I was a child...

    Probably he did not know how to get rid of them and I've been very happy to buy them: a perfect combination!
    Of course the work is poor as I did it personally...
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  15. AlfredoT

    AlfredoT Well-Known Member

    Thank you Joseph!

    And... yes: this is a birthday! :D
    Not mine, though!
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  16. AlfredoT

    AlfredoT Well-Known Member

    Thank you Dave!

    I can't believe it... :D
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  17. Manumik

    Manumik Well-Known Member

    Feather Artist Club SS Shavette
    Proraso Shaving Brush
    Barba Italiana Tiziano Beard Oil


  18. Leo K.

    Leo K. Well-Known Member


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  19. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Fantastic shave my friend!

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  20. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Tuesday morning:

    La Roche-Possay Exfoliating Scrub
    Razorock Plissoft 26mm Monster
    Super Speed/Astra day 2
    Groom SS
    Fino ASB
    Groom AS Splash
    Bleu de Chanel EdP

    This Groom soap and aftershave are both made right here in Montreal and they’re fabulous. The soap has a beautiful old school barbershop scent, it lathers like a champ - real thick, rich, with good slickness, and its postshave feeling is pretty good. The Fino balm is unscented, it’s so moisturizing as well as soothing - a very fine South African product indeed. The Groom aftershave has that same awesome scent as the soap but it doesn’t interfere with the Bleu de Chanel. What a marvellous shave this was!

    Have a great day - be well and safe!

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