SoS: March 17, 2014 - March 23, 2014

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor

    Dove Men's Face Wash
    Williams Mug Shaving Soap
    Frank Shaving Finest Badger
    '62 Gillette Slim
    Voskhod Teflon Coated (4)
    Thayers Cucumber WH
    FD Old Spice AS

    The Williams Mug Shaving Soap comes up every ten shaves and I am amazed by it every time. It lathers easily and provides a rich slick substrate for a great shave. The Frank Shaving finest badger brush really likes Williams. Two passes and touch ups with the '62 Gillette Slim and Voskhod Teflon Coated blade left me with a near BBS face. I finished off with a cold water rinse followed by Thayers Cucumber WH and Family Dollar Old Spice after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2014
  2. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk


    Prep: Warm wash with Stirling Barbershop and homemade PSO
    Lather: Stirling Margaritas In The Arctic
    Brush: Stirling badger
    Razor: Merkur 34HD
    Blade: Derby Extra (1)
    Post: Cold water rinse and Captain's Choice Lime

    3 pass shave for near CCS today. Starting to think I may not like this badger brush much. I grow weary of the constant shedding and then the appearance of dog hair on my face and in my sink. I haven't counted, but it loses at least 5 hairs every day and I have used it about 8 times.
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  3. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Gillette LC New
    Oscar11 Purple Boar
    Walter's Rose
    Superior 70
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  4. vwp528

    vwp528 Well-Known Member

    3/18/2014 Soap Week

    Prep: Hot shower with L'Oreal Men Expert Facial Wash, home made PSO
    Razor: Gillette New Long Comb, Wade and Butcher Bow straight razor
    Blade: Gillette 7o'clock black label super platinum (2)
    Brush: Turkish #6
    Soap: D.R. Harris Windsor shave soap
    After: Home made ASB, Aqua Velva Ice Blue after shave
    Cologne: Tabac Rouge sample

    I had a nice 2 pass with a couple of touch ups shave this morning. I found the Wade and Butcher Bow razor as just the blade in an antique store about a month ago. After making a set of scales, pinning it together and doing a hone job it had it's maiden voyage this morning. Making the long story short, the razor honed up nicely and gave a nice comfortable Darn Fine Shave + this morning.

    Have a blessed day!

    Last edited: Mar 18, 2014
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  5. moz68

    moz68 Well-Known Member

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  6. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    C V Heljestrand MK31
    H.I.S. XL brush
    Tabac soap/Barrister & Mann Roamin' Soap
    EJ pre shave
    Institut Karite Balm

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  7. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Soap Week

    My wife and I heading out of town today to celebrate my upcoming birthday and for some long-overdue R&R, so this will be my last SOTD for next few days.
    My second shave with the Barbasol Floating Head razor—with similar results to my first use: extremely close yet thoroughly comfortable. Yes, I am growing quite fond of this razor after only 2 uses! :love055:
    The D.R. Harris soap ('Marlborough') has a great woodsy scent (cedar, sandalwood, hint of tobacco), and a slick lather that requires some effort to create; the 'matching' aftershave provides a great finish. A near BBS two-pass shave rivaling the great straight razor shave of yesterday!

    Have a blessed week, everyone!

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  8. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    hot shower
    Shavemac custom 167,2 band,d01,fan
    3P PSC
    Speick (stick)
    Gold Tech/o'clock Black (2)
    cold water rinse
    Monster Block Alum
    cold water rinse
    Thayer Lavender WH
    Speick ASL
    Speick EDT

    Great shave,BBS face and dome,I smell pretty darn good too :D
  9. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    Happy Birthday Kevin !!!!!
  10. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Bath Soap
    Soap: Proraso Blue Cream
    Razor: Gillette Slim
    Blade: Gillette Platinum (3)
    Brush: Whipped Dog Silvertip 22mmx48mm
    Aftershave: Speick

    WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angle for my beard a bit)

    Proraso Blue cream today with the Slim and Gillette Platinum. I finished up with Speick.
    I picked up a nasty bug…..still wanted a quick 2-pass shave.


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  11. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented


    Prep: CeraVe facial cleanser
    Soap: Mike's unscented
    Brush: Plisson synthetic
    Razor: iKon ShaveCraft 101
    Blade: Astra SP
    After: Cold rinse, CeraVe lotion

    I am taking a tour of my unscented soaps this week, using exactly the same hardware everyday.

    Sunday: Tiki Bar unscented soap
    Monday: Mike's Natural unscented soap
    Tuesday: Mike's Natural unscented soap

    Yesterday I had an unsatisfactory lather from Mike's soap, so I decided to give it another try today before continuing on my soap tour. Today's later was much better! Clearly yesterday was user error. I softened up the puck by putting a little water on it and letting it set for several minutes. I shook the wet brush to be sure I didn't have too much water when I went to load.
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  12. ztirf1953

    ztirf1953 Active Member

    I love your homemade brush! As someone who plays around with woodworking, did you use a pattern for it? Would love to hear more about how you made your brush!
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  13. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Tuesday morning, March 18, 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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  14. blk05crew

    blk05crew Well-Known Member

    3/17/14 Evening Shave

    Tried a new Lord blade last night that I received as a PIF from Fram773. Great shave!

    VDH Deluxe Soap
    VDH Boar Brush
    '61 Gillette Flare Tip
    Lord Blade
    TSD After Shave Milk (Love it BTW)

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  15. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    SOTD Tuesday 3-18-2014

    5/8 Imperial Warrented, Full Hollow, Spike Point
    Proraso PSC
    Palmolive Classic SC
    GT G4 Scuttle
    Lijun Finest Badger
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Gold Bond Moisturizing Lotion
    Mennen Original Skin Bracer

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  16. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Razor: Mergress XL (S4)
    Blade: Gillette Bleue Extra (D6)
    Brush: Rubberset 49-4 W 28mm HMB
    Bowl: Dirty Bird 1.5 Scuttle
    Pre Shave Soap: MRGLO Lime
    Pre Shave Oil: Homemade Lime & Spearmint
    Soap: Tiki Soaps Bay Rum w Lime
    Post: Monster Alum Block
    Aftershave: Dominica Bay Rum w lime

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    Received my special order of Tiki Soaps Bay Rum w Lime in tallow and what a fantastic shave soap. Bay Rum first hits you then the lime kicks when you lather up. Lather explodes very similar to Al's the Bomb shave products it was that easy to whip a thick yogurt like lather and the post shave slickness was outstanding. Now I see why reviews are popping up highly praising Amanda's shaving soaps in both tallow and vegan. Tomorrow will try out Set Sail in tallow and the aroma on this soap is quite nice.​
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  17. Jasman

    Jasman Well-Known Member

    Tyr's Day:

    Prep: Hot shower, Neutrogena Deep Clean gentle Scrub, TSD Jasmine Sambac Preshave balm
    Brush: Simpson 56 Best Badger
    Soap: Ginger's Garden Grapefruit Mint
    Razor: Merkur 41c 1904 OC
    Blade: Bic Chrome Platinum (4)
    Passes: WTG, XTG (9, 10)
    Post: Cold water splash, Dickinson's WH, Aqua Velva Ice Blue
    Cologne: Burberry Brit

    Another 'mini-menthol' day with the pairing of the Grapefruit Mint glycerin soap with the AV Ice Blue aftershave. I managed somehow to open up a weeper under my chin, possibly due to the blade starting to dull, so I'll toss in a fresh blade tomorrow. Fortunately, two straight 3-pass, BBS shaves made any more than 2 passes unnecessary today, and I still wound up with DFS+ results.
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  18. WetShaveObsession

    WetShaveObsession Well-Known Member

    Tuesday 3/18/2014

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  19. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    Happy Birthday! Have a great time with the wife.
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  20. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Happy upcoming birthday!
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