SOS June 2019

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by celestino, May 31, 2019.

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  1. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Have tip let us know what your thoughts are
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  2. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Will do.

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  3. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Gillette Black Beauty Razor
    Personna Israeli Stainless Blade
    DIY Boar Brush
    Williams (modern) Shave Soap
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Avon Wild Country After Shave

    A very nice shave today. Two passes with some touch up for a very smooth and comfortable BBS shave.

  4. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

    Supporting Vendor
    SOTD June 14th

    Stirling Mentholated Pre-Shave Soap
    EDRIO #80 Schick Injector N1
    Schick blade
    Jayaruh #352 (30mm, Cruiser Class)
    Aqua Velva Ice Sport (Avon Bishop Decanter)

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  5. jtspartan

    jtspartan Well-Known Member

    June 14th SOTD
    Pre-war Tech w Polsilver (6)
    Strop Shoppe Baker Street SS
    APShaveCo Flattop/Sapele handle
    Stirling Baker Street AS
    Have a great weekend all!
  6. Boru62

    Boru62 Well-Known Member

    That's a beautiful Tech, replate?
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  7. jtspartan

    jtspartan Well-Known Member

    Thanks, but not a replate. A few hours with Mother's Mag Polish worked wonders.
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  8. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    WHOOA Yesterdays are over my shoulder
    So I can't look back for too long
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  9. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Todays shave was with a newly acquired and honed razor. I had a very smooth 2 pass shave, that left me BBS. The Japanese Stones I am now using are doing a great job.

    Razor- Tupper-Spiegel & Co., Duluth Minn.
    Brush- Razorock 400, WD High Mountain Badger.
    Soap- TOBS Cedarwood.
    Aftershave- Vintage Avon Spicy

  10. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    From Buffet to my plan for Saturday:

    prep-Nivea 4 Men Bodywash(Energy)in shower
    shave-Barbasol Original(Century-what more do I need for the 100th?)
    razor-Gillette Sensor Deuce Pivot DisposeABLE
    A.S.-Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue
  11. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    Sweet Jason! not_worthy.gif
  12. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member



    Perfumed by:
    Henry Creed III

    Bath Soap - Lucky Girl Boutique's Pure Body Delights "Black Magic" (Scent by Shannon's Soaps)
    Razor - Merkur 45 Bakelite
    Blade - [​IMG] *2nd Shave
    Shave Brush - YAQi R1605-S Synthetic
    Razor/Brush Stand Mug Mud's Evolution Pottery
    Pre-shave Oil - Lather & Wood "unscented"
    Shave Soap - Citrus Dusk (Vegan soap formulation by Country Club for Men "Black Magic" & Scent by Shannon's Soaps)
    Aftershave - Citrus Dusk (Aftershave formulation by Country Club for Men "Black Magic" & Scent by Shannon's Soaps)
    Post-Shave Balm - Advanced Clinicals Anti-aging Hyaluronic Acid Cream
    Deodorant - Lucky Girl Boutique's Pure Body Delights "Black Magic" (Scent by Shannon's Soaps)
    Fragrance - Creed Selection Verte

    ***EDIT - The shave came out fantastic. Best shave with this bakelite razor so far. 1-pass + extensive clean up. I started this off against the grain on the 1st pass in every direction of my growth in systematic order. Then I applied another helping of the excellent soap and used my off-hand to feel for grain and mopped up carefully. I got a great shave and minimized irritation. I didn't have to try hard at all. The pre-shave oil really works in union with the now unavailable Country Club for Men vegan soap formula. I really love this shave. Like all my other sets I bought backup splashes and soaps to last many years of rotational use. The citrus and black pepper is an amazing scent profile. The post-shave balm is my bulk Advanced Clinicals face cream. A 10/10 shave. BBS and no irritation at all. One of the best shaves in a while. Very comfortable. Very close.

    I have toyed around with the idea of using the black Treet Carbon Steel blade since it shaves very similarly to the BiC Chrome-Platinum. I think the look of a black blade in this razor will be more badass. But I will monitor performance because the BiC CP blade does an EXCELLENT job in this razor. Shaving performance is more important than just a little bit.
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2019
  13. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Saturday SOTD


    Razor: Charcoal Goods OC Level 2
    Blade: Personna Med Prep (D6)
    Brush: WildWestBrushworksw Romera 24mm Silvertip
    Bowl: HoneycombCopper 4 ½”
    Pre-Shave Scrub: Ginger Garden Enigma
    Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Eucalyptus & Spearmint
    Shave Soap: Tallow + Steel Grog
    Post: Stirling's Bay Rum Butter
    Aftershave: Tallow + Steel Grog

  14. ilts

    ilts Well-Known Member

    Yes Sir, Always A Great Shave!
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  15. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    Hot water wash after shower
    plisson synthetic
    (Bombed) Stirling Island Man
    Matador closed comb/ maggard mr5 handle
    Persona lab(3)
    Pinaud lime SEC
    I've now got a goatee, so my shave consist of the easier areas. I did the passes omitting the goatee area, smooth as silk there, a bit itchy on my chin. The matador closed is pretty aggressive, the mr5 tames it some. I bombed the island man, which reminded me of cool coconut and lime. I finished with the SEC. Nice half shave.
    Hope y'all did as well, or better.
  16. TommyCarioca

    TommyCarioca Well-Known Member

    Great post and congrats

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  17. TommyCarioca

    TommyCarioca Well-Known Member

    1000 % wich u on old spice

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  18. TommyCarioca

    TommyCarioca Well-Known Member

    Ahhhh. I see you mistress. Your baby with the 26-59-52. I dig it

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  19. TommyCarioca

    TommyCarioca Well-Known Member

    Daaang man. The Creed centerfolds just keep rolling out of your stash. Beautious!

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  20. 120inna55

    120inna55 Well-Known Member

    Ariana & Evans | The Equestrian
    APShaveCo. Elegant Emerald | SynBad 24mm
    The New Improved Schick Injector Razor | Personna 74
    Polo by Ralph Lauren (Cosmair)


    Much like Phoenix Shaving's "Han Polo", Ariana & Evans' "The Equestrian" aspires to pay homage if not duplicate the original 1970s Ralph Lauren Polo which was a Warner distributed product until the mid 1980s. Again, like Han Polo, The Equestrian does a remarkable job complementing Cosmair RL Polo, but it doesn't quite duplicate it. It may very well come closer to the earlier Warner distribution, but I don't recall much of a difference between Cosmair and Warner in the early years, but admittedly, it's been quite some time since I had a Warner bottle. That said, to my nose, modern RL Polo barely resembles the '70s to early '90s Polo. For clarity, The Equestrian is a clean green vegetation blast followed by a damp and respectable herbal accord with a leathery tobacco dry down. All things considered, it's much closer to the classic Polo than the modern iteration, but it is a bit brasher and spicier. The differences become less apparent during the dry down. When I compare PAA's Han Polo splash to that of The Equestrian, I detect no appreciable difference apart from the brief color of the splash ingredients that's more so in The Equestrian.

    I've previously spoken of my impressions of Ariana & Evan's tallow base ad nauseam. Every aspect of this soap is near perfect, and as such this is among the best soaps money can buy.
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