Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by IAmTheJody, Jun 30, 2021.
07/17/21 Shave of the Day
Face Wash with Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Hotel Cecil Argan Oil Body Soap - Homage to the Original Burma Shave
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Doppelgänger Green Label Shampoo & Conditioner Bar - Homage to Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Evil CUBE 2.0 Preshave Soap Limited Fresco Edition Mentholated
Phoenix Shaving Fresco Artisan Shaving Soap Ultra Premium CK-6 an Homage to Vintage Old Spice Fresh Scent
Phoenix Shaving Phantom Aerolite 26mm Spectral Synth Hybrid Brush
Creative Flame Pottery Stoneware Shaving Scuttle
Mühle Traditional Grande R41 GS Stainless Steel Safety Razor - 1st Use
Feather New Hi-Stainless Blade - 1st Shave
Lancaster Razor Works Lavender Black Sheep Shaving Towel
Phoenix Shaving No Slip Grip Alum Block
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Alum Block Dry Dock System
Thayers Alcohol Free Lavender Witch Hazel Toner with Aloe Vera
Phoenix Shaving Fresco Artisan Aftershave & Cologne an Homage to Vintage Old Spice Fresh Scent
thank you Sergio..
absolutely splendid line ups and pics gents..
Gillette Aristocrat ('46-'47) Razor
Gillette Rubie Stainless Blade
Frank Shaving Finest Two Band Badger Brush
Love My Skin Sailor's Delight Soap
Dickinson's Witch Hazel w/Egyptian Musk
Old Spice Shulton After Shave
awesome aristocrat Jim..
Thank you Gary.
Awesome Aristocrat shave and pix Gary.
Thank you Gary.
Thank you Gary. All new stuff today and just a great shave. The wife loves Fresco so that is a big bonus.
thank you Jim..
always fun to use a new set up..
Nice Gary. Dig the gold and Aristocrat.
thank you so much Steve.was a great shave..
SE SOTD, Sat, July 17th, 2021. Still experimenting with my protouch blades in different razors(Gem Micromatics only & Schick injectors) with some success and makes my other razors more of value to myself if looking for alternative results, Nothing wrong with Gem coated blades but the pricy Protouch is smoother in some respects with the guard if not looking for a true BBS shave. The Gem coated blade is the best overall SE if looking for longevity and great shaves for the least expensive shave possible IMO. DE blades are the only ones that can even come close to $.02 to $.04 cent shaves a Gem SS Coated blade will give(10 shaves average) .
Razor: Gem Micromatic(MMOC), Mfg 1930-41 and was the first mass produced twist to open(TTO) in the USA or the world and is built and designed to last generations with the rack & pinion spring assisted design. This razor saved Gem during the Great Depression I'm thinking.
Blade: Kai Protouch (4) not designed for the Gem Razors or the Schick injector but will work regardless if cut to length properly & stoned any sharp edges from cutting. Sharp & smooth with reasonable longevity for a AC type blade.
Soap: Ogallala Bayrum & Sandalwood, nice scent with some mild clove mixed in with great lather qualities.
Brush: Yaqi Sagrada Familia 24mm tuxedo knot- excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, nice scrubber + great lather painter.
Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area.
Prep: cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
Post shave: Witch hazel + Ogallala Bayrum + sandalwood.
Results: CCS, DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers = excellent shave with my Gem MMOC with a Kai Protouch modified.
Have some great shaves!
Bath Soap - The Grandpa Soap Company "Pine Tar"
Razor - Plisson-Joris "Odyssey"
Blade - *Fresh Blade
Shave Brush - Everyman Jack Synthetic
Shaving Soap - KaliFlower Organics "Pine Tar"
Lather Bowl by Freida of the Etsy shop ASfreidaturns
Aftershave - Thayers Witch Hazel "Unscented" *with added menthol
Post-Shave Balm - Bijan for men
Deodorant - Bijan for men
Fragrance - Bijan for men
***EDIT - Back from a vacation. 2 days of growth. Mowed down easily. First time use of this soap and it is a very good, borderline great lather. Slickness is fantastic and the protection is better than an industrial level cream, so yeah, I recommend this soap. Smells like a very woody pine with only slight tar effects and a mild smoky note. A very "outdoorsy" scent. The smokiness of the Grandpa soap has some good strength and goes so well with the shaving soap and the Bijan for men fragrance. I highly recommend this entire set. I was saving this for a late-Fall deployment in 4 months, but I had to try it out now and it's a great setup.
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