Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by brit, May 31, 2020.
Excellent budget shave, Steve! I haven’t tried my Dollar Tree razor yet, but figure it will shave just fine.
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
My big blade finally returned to me fresh from @gssixgun. Yeah, this thing is really big.
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.
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
Today's shave: 06/13/2020
Razor: Blackland Dart
Brush: The Art of Living Badger
AS: Alum rub & Tabac AS
Excellent Shave! Wow! Incredible razor!
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
Just the Basics June!
Razor - Feather SS Artist Club (pain stick)
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!
That is a beautifully large blade!
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
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)
Thank you Sir
That looks like it would be a great shave and scent combo.
Gary! What a virginal shave!
A most elegant gear, Tommy!
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.
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
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)
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)
Razor - Gillette - Heritage Inspired
Blade - *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.
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