SoS: May 2021

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Yehuda D, Apr 30, 2021.

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  1. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member



    Razor - Gillette Superspeed (circa 1947-1952) (Re-plated in Nickel Finish by Razor Emporium)
    Blade - [​IMG] *2nd shave
    Shave Brush - Declaration Grooming "Fatty" in custom green color with Synthetic Knot
    Shave Cream - Procter & Gamble Old Spice "Fresh Lime"
    Suribachi Lather Bowl handmade by Of the Dirt Pottery
    Deodorant - Shulton Old Spice Lime Talc (circa 1967-1970)
    Aftershave - Shulton Old Spice Lime (circa 1966-1976)
    Fragrance - Shulton Old Spice Lime Cologne Splash (circa 1966-1976)

    I'm skipping the use of the bath soap and the deodorant stick since these items are extremely rare and I will use them very selectively over the coming years while trying to make them last as long as possible.
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  2. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    Hi Tim your razor looks brand new! I'm guessing you're happy with the work done by the folks @ Razor Emporium. Look at the web site and watching their videos it's good to know their are specialists like them out there!

    Paul D
  3. celestino

    celestino Friendly Neighborhood Wetshaver

    9 May 2021

    Yates EH Bead Blasted
    Wizamet Iridium Super
    Zenith Boar + Oscar11 Amber C7
    Mystic Water Sardinian Honey
    Unrefined Shea Butter
    Bergamot/Vetiver EO

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  4. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member

    They restored the best remaining pieces of two antique 1907-1913 era (over a century ago) ABC Empire razor sets and made them into a single set for me. It is my prize razor.


    To say I'm pleased is an understatement.

    Here is the original condition of that razor set:

    And the purple felt inside the original was ratty, tattered and mildew-mold'ed. They replaced the original purple felt and I didn't think they would agree to attempt it as they are just razor restoration specialists, not fabric specialists.

    I originally ordered two different sets, one from Argentina and one from New York. Those two sets became "one" with the best of the remaining pieces as you saw in the original condition pictures. The entire adventure cost me a little over $650 to have a fully functioning antique Gillette American Button Company Empire Razor. No expense was spared. Razor Emporium accomplished way more than I imagined was possible. It took me well over a year to even find sets on Ebay with enough intact pieces to even make a set. That's how rare these are. In my opinion, this is worth way more than $650. I would have paid over $1,000 for a restored antique this pristine to use in my den.

    Brings a tear to my eye that a razor from so long ago can be made young again as if time never passed.
    Last edited: May 8, 2021
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  5. novicz

    novicz Well-Known Member


    Tatara razor
    Rapira platinum lux blade
    Los jabones de joserra soap
    Shavemac shaving brush LE
    Brut dominant aftershave
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  6. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Thanks, Jim!
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  7. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Sunday SOTD


    Razor: Wilkinson Empire
    Blade: Wilkinson Wedge
    Brush: Zen Shave Crossbones 24mm Romera Manchurian
    Bowl: Creek Road Pottery 5½”
    Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGLO Lime
    Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Mandarin and Cardamom
    Shave Soap: Beaver WoodWright Jolly Rodger
    Balm: Organic Shea Butter
    Aftershave: Beaver WoodWright Jolly Rodger

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  8. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox Well-Known Member

    SOTD : 9th May 2021.


    Shaving Recipe For today.

    Prep: Warm shower:/Asda Tingly Mint & Tea Tree Shower Gel.

    Cold wet flannel to my face.
    Pears ~ Transparent Bar Soap With Mint Extracts. + Nuage Menthol shaving Oil.
    Brush: Fine 24mm Synthetic.
    Bowl Lather.
    Bowl: Tesco's Ceramic 'Cosmo' Side Bowl.
    Lather : The Body Shop ~ Maca Root & Aloe Softening Shaving Cream.
    Blade: Astra Superior Stainless. (D2)
    Frankenrazor: Yaqi DOC Head / Ab Inox Eco Safety Razor Handle.
    Cold water face wash with brush squeezings, Cold Water Face Rinse. /Homemade (~Spring/Summer mix~) Lemon, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Essential Oils. + 3 Menthol Crystals, Mixed Together With 200ml of Care+Witch Hazel./Aloe Vera Gel./ Nivea Men ~ 2 Phase ASL.


    A relaxing Sunday morning shave...After my shave yesterday with the efficient Muhle r41 only a 2 pass +pick up pass was required to make my mature skin feel dolphin smooth again.

    The frankenrazor/Astra SS. duo mowed through my stubble effortlessly. A great razor/blade combo...The protection slickness and glide of the Maca Root shaving cream is absolutely superb. It never fails to provide a wonderful lather in a short space of time leaving a equally fantastic post shave feel.

    A pleasurable 2 pass + pickups close comfortable shave with no errors to report...Finishing the shave off a with a generous splash of Nivea Men ~ 2 Phase ASL.

    My face is feeling silky smooth & smelling divine.;)

    Stay safe, and enjoy Sunday ladies & gentlemen.:cool:
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  9. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member

    That brush, bowl and razor really go well together as a set. Especially for a bay rum kind of theme.
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  10. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    SUNDAY ‌05/09/21 SOTD
    PRE: bloom water
    RAZOR: Pearl Flexi Adjustable Safety Razor V4
    BLADE: Gillette‌ 7 O'clock SharpEdge Yellow
    BRUSH: Yaqi Barber Pole 2-Band Badger
    SOAP: Barrister and Mann Oceana Soft Heart
    POST: Barrister and Mann Oceana Aftershave

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  11. ChiefShaver

    ChiefShaver Well-Known Member

    Hi Friends,

    my Shave of the Day has just ended. Here is what I had fun with...

    Razor: Joseph Rodgers & Sons // Soap: Extro Felce Biancospino // Brush: Semogue 1438 // Aftershave: Extro Felce Biancospino // Music: Jean-Michel Jarre - Equinox Infinity

    Good shave. Not BBS but not far away from it. The Straight Razor is very gentle. Soap and Aftershave performed and smelled great.

    Have a great day, enjoy your shaves, take care and stay healthy.

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  12. AlfredoT

    AlfredoT Well-Known Member

    That soap... what scent do you perceive?
    I have read olfactory notes, but can't figure it out...

    By the way, you shot a great picture!
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  13. AlfredoT

    AlfredoT Well-Known Member

    And you skipped an useless effort! ;)
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  14. Electrif

    Electrif Well-Known Member

    Sunday 9th May
    Jayaruh 289 - De Vergulde Hand - Ever Ready 1924 - GEM Stainless Coated #8 - Blue Stratos A/S - Aloe Vera Gel
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  15. AlfredoT

    AlfredoT Well-Known Member

    Intriguing gear, Gus and a great photo!
    Last edited: May 9, 2021
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  16. AlfredoT

    AlfredoT Well-Known Member

    2021-05-09, domenica

    Apart from the fact that I can't access my Italian forum, today is a pleasant day: not too much sun, not too much heat and a priceless silence!
    A perfect day for cologne fragrances and this cream smells just like the EDT, lathers up fantastically and is very lubricant.

    I'm smooth and happy.


    Sapone PS: Sapone di Marsiglia
    Sapone: Truefitt & Hill, No 10
    Pennello: Simpson's, Commodore X3, BB
    Rasoio: Gillette, Rocket HD
    Lametta: Gillette, 7 O’Clock, Super Stainless
    AS 1: MilMil, Figaro Gel
    AS 2: MilMil, BeMan, Balsamo Polivalente
    EdT: Farmacia Vaticana, Acqua di Colonia
    ST: Avalon Jazz Band, Paris
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  17. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    WSC Triple S & KAI Stainless
    APShaveCo. 28mm Silksmoke Summer
    Ethos Grooming Greenfresh soap
    Ethos Grooming Greenfresh skin food splash
    Lacoste Essential eau de toilette
    Lovely morning shave. Great day and shaves to all. Ladies Day Gents, our Moms & Wives earn our love & respect everyday. Let’s give it to them in spades....
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  18. Thorsten69

    Thorsten69 Active Member

    Vintage German Supramat Injector.
    Vintage Rubberset 200-3.
    Vintage Old Spice Soap.
    Vintage Old Spice AS + EdC.

  19. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Lather Catcher Sunday's Shave

    Cold Water Rinse
    Old Spice Original Shaving Cream
    Jayaruh #199 Synthetic
    1902 Kampfe Brothers/Star Lather Catcher
    Star Wedge
    Granddad's Blend AS

    The Old Spice Original Shaving Cream lathered well with Jayaruh #199 Synthetic brush. Two passes and touch ups with the 1902 Kampfe Brothers/Star Lather Catcher with a Star Wedge blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Granddad's Blend AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
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  20. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thank you, Sergio.
    To me it's a beautiful fresh natural orange scent. My nose really doesn't pick up the smoke that's in the scent description.

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