SoS: June 30, 2014 - July 6, 2014

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Jun 29, 2014.

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  1. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    It's awesome to see how much love the Stirling soaps are getting here! :)
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  2. Neolithium

    Neolithium I am Canadian, eh


    Happy Canada Day! Don't have Canadian items however everything but the OCCM/Blade/Witch Hazel were bought at a Canadian Vendor (ItalianBarber) at least!

    Gem OCCM
    Gem SS Blade (2)
    Semogue 610
    RazoRock XX
    Witch Hazel
    Floid Blue

    Effortless BBS. Tomorrow I'm moving back to my 1912 to see how she flies on her second run.
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  3. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Tuesday morning, July 1, 2014

    Schick E2 Injector with Schick blade (3)
    Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
    Arko shaving soap with hot water lather,
    finish with cold water rinse for a CCS!

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  4. KLF

    KLF Doctorin

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    July 1st 2014, Morning shave

    Prep : shower + clearasil
    Brush : Semogue 1305
    Razor : Edwin Jagger DE89
    Soap : Martin de Candre Fougere
    Blade : Israeli Personna - Vikings Sword (3)
    Post : Tarr lotion

    Great shave for the first day of July :) Edwin Jagger is my first razor, for a long period I found it too aggressive. However with the right blade and after my technique has improved I find out I get great shaves and no irritations. After I found out my lather was too dry and after I found the right angle, the blade cut my whiskers like a hot knife cuts butter. C'est génial, formidable, très réussi ! :)
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  5. fram773

    fram773 Well-Known Member

    Razor: GEM MMOC + ER 1924
    Blade: GEM (9)
    Brush: Muhle Black Fiber Synthetic
    Lather: Mitchell's Wool Fat
    Post: Omega balm

    Why two razors? The MMOC never get's me a satisfactory shave unless I go ATG on the chin. I don't like to go ATG on chin so I took out the '24. As close as you're going to get to a straight razor in a safety IMO.
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  6. digitaldome

    digitaldome Well-Known Member

    Razor: R41 head on a bulldog handle
    Blade: Polsilver
    Soap: Barrister & Mann Seville
    Brush: Thater 4125/2
    ASB: GFTrumpers Lime
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  7. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    hot shower w/SallyeAnder Patchouli and Frankincense bar soap
    Homemade PSO
    1950 Gillette SuperSpeed 2+ passes
    Gillette Wilkinson (3)
    Marble Shave Set boar
    Dr Dittmar soap
    Thayers unscented w/aloe
    Brut Dominant AS lotion

    I had everything out to take a photo this morning but got interrupted. It would have looked just like yesterday's with the exception of blade choice and aftershave. I sent the SallyeAnder "premium shave" soap to the shower since it's worthless for shaving. It still may end up as sock drawer fragrance.
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  8. Mouser

    Mouser Well-Known Member

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    Brush: Frank Shaving "Chubby 2" High Mountain/Ebony
    Soap: Crabtree & Evelyn Nomad
    Razor: vintage B1 Gillette Red Tip
    Blade: vintage Wilkinson Sword Light Brigade
    AS: Shulton Old Spice
    Smooth as silk three passes. the Wilkies are sublimely wonderfull
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  9. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Bay Rum Day
    Today I used almost all my Bay Rum products, including the new HTGAM tonic, and some locally made natural deodorant. Everything from my shower with HTGAM bay rum shampoo and conditioner to the Classic. Bay Rum soap complimented each other perfectly.

    The aftershave was surprising. There was more menthol than I expected, and the alum produced a burn today - likely due to poor technique. This could end up being a good teaching tool, like alum blocks don't burn at all if the shave was smooth.

    Prep: warm shower, RR/HTGAM lime menthol
    Soap: HTGAM Synergy Classic Bay Rum
    Brush: HIS
    Razor: iKon SC101
    Blade: Personna blue (2)
    AS: HTGAM Bay Rum Tonic
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  10. Billy Goatee

    Billy Goatee Well-Known Member

    Razor: 1937-39 Gillette Sheraton
    Blade: Voskhod
    Brush: Vulfix 1000a
    Cream: CO.[​IMG] Bigelow
    Aftershave: Skin Bracer
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  11. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

    Im really glad to hear that =)
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  12. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    SOTD: Tuesday 01Jul14 :
    • Shower & Pre-Shave:
    Neutrogena Men Invigorating Face Wash
    Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo - Extra Strength
    Stirling Soap Co. Tea Tree Bath Soap
    Stirling Coniferous Pre-Shave Oil
    Wet Face Towel Soaked in "Ice Cold Water"
    • Deodorants :
    Mennen Speed Stick
    • Razor & Razor Blade:
    Vintage 1951 Gillette W-2 Super Speed DE/ TTO {Birth Year Razor}
    Wilkinson Sword DE Blades
    • Shaving Mug & Shaving Soap & Brush:
    Arletta Mug II (Cobalt Blue Mug that my daughter had)
    Stirling Soap Co. Stirling Coniferous
    • After Shave Balm:
    RazoRock Ultimate Aftershave
    • After Shave:
    Stirling Soap Co. Coniferous

    Sunday and Monday I was lazy and did not shave. I used this method WTG-XTG-ATG this morning. Today I did almost every thing the same. As on most of the days last week.I made 3 passes this morning. Had no Nick's and or Weeper's ! I used my RazoRock Ultimate Alum no razor burn or "Nicks or Weepers". I had an excellent "DFS" I did get a Rudy Castiel Clean Shave ! Tomorrow ....Another Cold Water Shave and use my Weber Razor.

    L to R Back Row: Stirling Coniferous PSO, Arletta Mug II (Cobalt Blue Mug my daughter had), Stirling Coniferous A/S
    L to R Front Row: RazoRock Alum Ultimate Aftershave, Wilkinson Sword DE Blades,
    Vintage 1951 Gillette W-2 Super Speed DE/ TTO {Birth Year Razor},
    "Old Corps"& "Oscar 11" Custom 28/65mm TGN Finest Badger F-2 Knot Resin Handle Brush.
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  13. figment714

    figment714 Well-Known Member


    SoS - Tuesday, July 1, 2014

    Hot Shower
    Prep: Lime & Tea Tree PSO
    Brush: Whipped Dog Silvertip, 24/47
    Soap: Cella
    Razor: Gillette Slim (6)
    Blade: Shark Stainless (3)
    Post: Nivea Sensitive PSB
    Aftershave: Speick

    3 pass, DFS

    - Don
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  14. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Henckels Friodur
    Frank Shaving synthetic brush
    Proraso pre shave
    Barrister & Mann Adagio soap
    Myrsol Formula C

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  15. Ryan B

    Ryan B Knight of the Soapocracy


    This shave was not very enjoyable. I experienced a lot of tugging and pulling. I decided to break out my Wizamet Jr. DE. It was made sometime between the 60's- 80's in the old Soviet bloc Poland. I've only used it twice, so I know my angle was off. The angle is kind of weird with this razor. It's made out of aluminum, so it's extremely light. I will have to do some more work with this razor.

    The most enjoyable part of this shave was the intense freezing effect I experienced.
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  16. Stubbl E

    Stubbl E Well-Known Member

    Tuesday morning -

    Prep - Noxzema & hot towel
    Cream - Cold River Soap Works American Barber Shop
    Brush - Omega 11047
    Razor - Schick E2
    Blade - Personna (16)

    2 pass
    Warm water rinse & cold water splash
    Alum block & Witch-hazel AS

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  17. theunnamed

    theunnamed Well-Known Member

  18. LifesShort

    LifesShort Well-Known Member

    I tried SallyeAnder shaving soap, also. I don't remember what scent, but like you, found it to be totally worthless. It wasn't even any good as a shower soap.
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  19. Roderick

    Roderick Well-Known Member

    53 Fat handle tech - Canadian
    Da Fat
    Simms 200B vintage Canadian brush
    Old Spice - vintage Canadian
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  20. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Cheap Soap Month

    Noxzema Classic Clean
    Van Der Hagen Deluxe Shave Soap
    VDH Natural Boar
    Schick M Adjustable
    Schick Injector Stainless Blade
    Thayers Cucumber WH
    Aqua Velva Ice Blue

    Cheap Soap Month continues with Van Der Hagen Deluxe Shave Soap. It was a great face lather using my VDH Natural Boar brush that I had face lifted. For a cheap brush, it did a marvelous job. I did just two passes with my Schick M Adjustable with Schick stainless blade and ended with a clean, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayers Cucumber WH and Aqua Velva Ice Blue after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed... I am also stoked because my new J.M. Schmidt straight razor is scheduled for delivery today. Woo-hoo!
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2014
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