SoS June 2020.

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

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  1. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Saweeet! :happy036:
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  2. Droo78

    Droo78 Well-Known Member

    Thank you!
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  3. Droo78

    Droo78 Well-Known Member

    Excellent budget shave, Steve! I haven’t tried my Dollar Tree razor yet, but figure it will shave just fine.
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  4. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Sunday SOTD


    Razor Wilkinson Empire 7 Day Set
    Blade: Wilkinson Wedge (D1)
    Brush: Savile Row 3330
    Scuttle: Symmetrical Pottery
    Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGO Lime
    Pre-Shave Butter: Mickey Lee Lime
    Shave Soap: Meißner Tremonia Dark Limes
    Balm: Luxx Jasmine Lime
    Aftershave: Shulton Old Spice Lime

  5. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    My big blade finally returned to me fresh from @gssixgun. Yeah, this thing is really big. :chores016:

    Shaving with it wasn’t as challenging as I thought it might be but I think I have to shave with it a few more times to get the best angle and technique. It wasn’t as smooth and close as I expected. But, I’ve been fooled before by first shaves so it’ll be back in use again soon. :happy093:

    Hot water preparation
    Argan Oil PSO
    Savile Row 3824
    Castle Forbes Lavender Shaving Cream
    W&B Celebrated Hollow Ground 9/8
    Castle Forbes Lavender After Shave Balm


    Happy shaving - Karl
  6. Venkat

    Venkat Well-Known Member

    Today's shave: 06/13/2020
    Razor: Blackland Dart
    Brush: The Art of Living Badger
    Blade: Treet
    Soap: Arko
    AS: Alum rub & Tabac AS
    Rating: 10
    Excellent Shave! Wow! Incredible razor!

    Blackland Dart
  7. Lo'Gosh

    Lo'Gosh Well-Known Member

    Pre Shave: eBc Pre Shave Cream
    Razor: Wet Shave Club Ebony
    Blade: Rapira Platinum Lux
    Brush: Edwin Jagger Best Badger
    Lather: Geo F, Trumper Sandalwood Cream
    AS: Nivea Post Shave and Adidas Ice Dive
  8. NCoxSTL


    Just the Basics June!

    June 13

    Razor - Feather SS Artist Club (pain stick)
    Blade - [​IMG]
    Soap - Proraso Green
    Brush - Stirling Pro Style Synthetic
    Post - Alum

    Staying another night with the Feather SS and Pro blade combo. Honestly, these blades will go a week or more before even showing the slightest sign of dulling down or dragging. Three days on a shave is nothing for them. To stay basic I grabbed my Proraso. This was my first real soap back in the day and I sometimes forget I have it around. It's like Arko. It just makes lather. Plain and simple. And with the basic Stirling synthetic brush it was effortless and quite nice to face lather. Three passes to complete another near-BBS and make my day perfect! Well, the shave part anyway. Enjoy your Sunday!

  9. celestino

    celestino Friendly Neighborhood Wetshaver

    That is a beautifully large blade! :happy088:
  10. celestino

    celestino Friendly Neighborhood Wetshaver

    14 June 2020

    * Blackbird Polished SB
    * Wizamet Iridium Super
    * Shavemac Silvertip 2-Band Black
    * Mystic Water Bergamot/Cedar/Juniper
    * Unrefined Shea Butter
    * Bergamot/Vetiver EO

  11. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Well-Known Member

    Date:- 14 June 2020

    Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
    Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
    Brush:- WCS Two-Tone Tall (Blue & White) Extra Dense Synth. 26/56mm knot
    Soap/Cream:- Declaration Grooming ~ Colonia Balsamica
    Razor/Blade:- EJ 3one6 / Gillette Nacet #6
    Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Natural Glycerin (20 drops) & Tea Tree Antiseptic (10) / The Stray Whisker Aftershave Balm (Australian made)
  12. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member

    Awesome decanter!
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  13. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thank you Sir
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  14. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member

    That looks like it would be a great shave and scent combo.
  15. AlfredoT

    AlfredoT Well-Known Member

    Gary! What a virginal shave! ;)
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  16. AlfredoT

    AlfredoT Well-Known Member

    A most elegant gear, Tommy!
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  17. AlfredoT

    AlfredoT Well-Known Member

    2020-06-14, Sunday

    Finally it's Sunday and I can rest!
    Yes, I know I'm retired, but I sympathize with those who work and sympathizing tires me out!

    Last night it was raining and the rain washed the air which remained out all night in the air and, now, it's dry.
    And sunny.

    I didn't have any particular olfactory inspirations so I picked up a soap abandoned since long and also wanted to try using only one AS, the nutritious semi-alcoholic.
    I missed the burning of the alcohol and the subsequent relief of the balm.

    But from a quick survey it looks like I'm as handsome as ever!
    What a disaster...


    Sapone PS: Valobra Glicerolanolina
    Sapone: Saponificio Varesino, 70° Anniversario
    Pennello: Lab. Villefranche, Cucciolo, Walnut briar, ST 30
    Rasoio: Maggard, MR 8
    Lametta: Gillette, 7 O’Clock, Super Stainless
    AS : Saponificio Varesino, 70° Anniversario
    ST: The absolute silence of the fields
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2020
  18. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member

    BTW. I love soundtrack orchestral music. It's today's actual classical music. IMO, Ennio Morricone is one of the greatest composers of the modern motion picture era.

    1. John Williams (Star Wars, Empire of the Sun, Superman (1978), Raider of the Lost Ark, Jaws, Close Encounters for the Third Kind, Jurassic Park)
    2. James Horner (Braveheart [Possibly the greatest film music I've ever heard], Glory [Astonishing work], Aliens, Titanic, Avatar, Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan, Cocoon, Brainstorm) *And after James Horner's accidental death, he never got the media recognition and tribute he deserved IMO).
    3. Ennio Morricone (Once Upon a Time in the West, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Mission [One of the most underrated scores in history], The Untouchables and a huge amount more.)
    4. Hans Zimmer (Inception [my favorite of his soundtracks], Interstellar, Pirates of the Caribbean, Twister, The Lion King, Batman [Begins, Dark Knight, Dark Knight Rises].
    5. Jerry Goldsmith (His Star Trek Themes and other TV Themes are unforgettable, Poltergeist, Gremlins (1984), Secret of NIHM [underrated], Twilight Zone: The Movie [his Sunnyvale Rest Home "Kick the Can" score really captured the entire segment of this movie], Hoosiers, Rudy, Damien-Omen 2, L.A. Confidential, Explorers)

    Runner Up's:
    John Barry (His James Bond work is extensive and excellent, Somewhere in Time [My favorite of his], High Road to China, Peggy Sue Got Married [extremely underrated work], Dances with Wolves, King Kong (1977)......basically he excels at the romantic aspect of film)
    Danny Elfman (All of his work with Tim Burton brought out the best in him....Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Batman (1990), Nightmare Before Christmas)
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  19. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member



    Razor - Gillette - Heritage Inspired
    Blade - [​IMG] *Fresh Blade
    Shaving Soap - Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements - Classico Bay Rum
    Lather Brush - 20mm GBS Synthetic 3rd generation
    Lather Bowl by Freida of the Etsy shop ASfreidaturns
    Deodorant - Talc Powder in Nu Steel dispenser
    Aftershave/Fragrance - Gabels Bay Rum

    ***EDIT - 2-pass + BBS chase. Got BBS with skin stretching and additional pressure. Got a couple of minor bleeders as payment for my overshaving. The Clubman styptic pencil silenced them. It's pretty clear that the Gillette Heritage is a very inefficient, smooth razor. Its angle promotes skin protection over beard cutting. Even with the most aggressive blade in my arsenal it is more tame on the stubble than my Merkur 1904. And that's not necessarily a bad thing. These razors serve a purpose for special events or shaving twice in less than 24 hours so to allow a Damn Fine Shave with minimal risk of irritation & cuts. Every den should have a razor like this because you're not trying to hit a home run on every shave, sometimes you want a strategic grounder. I took multiple shaves and a few blades to understand what role this razor will take in my lineup.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2020
  20. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    Sooooo clever!!!
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