SoS: May 2022

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by ram57, Apr 30, 2022.

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  1. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    DE SOTD, May 17th, 2022- Still testing some aggressive razor heads I bought recently.

    Razor : Yaqi Knights helmet- Mfg 2019> aggressive range, I use a ridding the bar method to try and control the blade feel and it works, I keep trying not to forget coming in hot with the razor(plunking on skin) because it will nick you for sure. The razor works well for those folks who like a lot of blade feel, you will not be disappointed IMO. Light pressure works very well. Also I like short handle when shaving steep angle.
    Blade : Gillette 7oClock SP(1) sharp & smoooth with reasonable longevity.
    Soap : Gillette Pure cream, nice unique scent with excellent lather qualities. Make great ubber lather.
    Brush : Yaqi Tailcoat 24mm synthetic, excellent lather creator, cloud like soft tips, nice scrubber + excellent lather painter.
    Pre shave : (Dedicated Cashmere synthetic)Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser with a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep : Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
    Post shave : Proraso Green with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless).
    Results :CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + 2 weepers=[​IMG] excellent shave with my Yaqi Knights helmet with a Gillette 7oClock SP blade.
    SOTD May 17 2022.jpg

    Have some great shaves!
  2. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Gillette #44 Flat Bottom Tech Razor Set
    Personna Platinum Chrome (Israeli Red) Blade
    Rubberset 200-2 Boar (restored) Brush
    Tabac Shave Soap
    Sea Breeze Astringent
    Tabac After Shave
    Tabac Eau De Cologne

  3. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Ah yes, I remember the League of Jims :). Course I can't participate.
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  4. MrDaniel's

    MrDaniel's Well-Known Member

    Mühle R89
    Personna Platinum (1)
    Simpson Trafalgar T2
    Proraso Blue SC
    Williams Expert Aqua Velva AS

    Have a great day!
  5. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    The wayward Pipe returns after a rehone and examination by Glen. He didn’t detect any problems with the steel but I’ll be keeping an eye on it. If it doesn’t start to degrade after a few shaves I’ll have to assume I somehow, somewhere dinged it. Smooth and clean now :happy088:

    Hot water preparation
    T&H Ultimate Comfort PSO
    Castle Forbes Lavender Shaving Cream
    T&H Wellington Super Badger
    Geo Wostenholm Pipe 5/8
    Castle Forbes Lavender After Shave Balm


    Happy shaving - Karl
  6. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

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  7. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Razorock Game Changer OC / Vikings Sword blade
    Chiseled Face / Ghost Town Barber
    Cravingshaving Synthetic 20220427_130714.jpg 20220402_131325.jpg 20200118_112327.jpg

  8. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    SOTD Wednesday May 18, 2022

    Brush: Simpson T3 Trafalgar
    Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper Bowl
    Pre: None
    Lather: TOBS Coconut
    Razor: Feather AS-D2
    Blade: Gillette Super Stainless
    Razor: Gillette Styler
    Post: Omega Alum Block
    Post: Thayers Unscented
    Post: Aveeno Daily
    Have a great day!

  9. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Evening Shave


    StandoPolska Single Edge Brass / Schick Proline
    AP Shave Co. 24mm Flattop w/Elegant Emerald Handle
    Barrister and Mann Diamond Shaving Soap & Aftershave

  10. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Some changes for tomorrow as the weather cools s0me...might as well put'em in writing.

    prep-Nivea 4 Men Bodywash(Fresh Wave)-in shower
    shave-Central Texas Soaps(Grandpa's Barbershop)*
    brush-Stoylin "li'l brudder"
    raor-Gillette Sensor Deuce Pivot DisposeABLE
    A,S,-Clubman Original(12.5 oz bottle)**

    *-just picture yourself being taken to the local barbershop by your father or...well.."Grandpa".I'm sure you were a youngster then. Qualifies for Throwback Week.
    **-1810, which was the year Ed Pinaud was born. 20 years later, he created his perfumery led by Clubman A.S. I think of it this way-without his birth, he couldn't go on to create his perfumery 20 years later. Must be why they have 1810 on most Clubman products.
    Last edited: May 17, 2022
  11. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Wednesday SOTD

    Razor: Gem G- Bar
    Blade: Gem PTFE SS (D3)
    Brush: VP Leonhardy 680040 24mm
    Bowl: Symmetrical Pottery
    Pre-Shave Scrub: Holy Black True Grit – Coffee
    Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Spa
    Shave Soap: Scottish Fine
    Balm: Proraso White ASB
    Aftershave: Fine Platinum
  12. brit

    brit in a box

    new sc cambridge
    the shaving shop

  13. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member



    Perfumed by:
    Olivier Creed

    Fragrance - Creed - Bois du Portugal
    Aftershave - Country Club for Men - Custom Scent "Eau de Brando"
    Shave Soap - Country Club for Men - Custom Scent "Eau de Brando"
    Deodorant - Country Club for Men - Custom Scent "Eau de Brando"
    Preshave Oil - Lather & Wood's "Unscented"
    Post-Shave Balm - Advanced Clinicals Anti-aging Hyaluronic Acid Cream
    Razor - Vintage Gillette Superspeed circa 1947-1952 (re-plated in nickel by Razor Emporium)
    Blade - [​IMG] *7th Shave
    Razor Stand by RV Shaving
    Brush - Declaration Grooming "Fatty" in custom green color
    Brush stand by Josh Lindt of Desire Metal Works. His work of art is called "Diner".
    Soap Bowl - Vintage MCM Art Deco Sugar Bowl from the 1960's
    Suribachi Lather Bowl handmade by Of the Dirt Pottery
  14. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Williams Wednesday


    Gillette ‘38 Senator / Gillette‌ Super Stainless
    Elite Razor Ivory over Pastel Swirl 24mm Boar
    Williams Mug Soap / Aqua Velva (Spanish Version)
  15. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian



    This morning I shaved with the first LeCoultre replaceable blade Frameback I acquired. These razors have been mistakenly identified as French. They are actually Swiss, but from the French as opposed to the German part of Switzerland. The LeCoultre family, originally French, settled in Sentier, Switzerland in 1593. Their blacksmithing business got started about a century and a half later by Abraham Joseph I, born in 1711.

    His grandson, Jacques, a blacksmith, along with his great grandson, Antoinne, a watchmaker started the replaceable blade straight razor business around 1830. Their unique contribution emerged out of their blacksmithing expertise, allowing for the consistent manufacture of very hard (Rockwell 64), replaceable, tempered steel blades for their razors. By the 1860’s the razors were marketed as luxury items with “blades only requiring sharpening every 10 years”, and were sold in jewelry and very high end cutlery merchants.

    Honing them, as a result, turns out not to be a trivial endeavor. This first LeCoultre razor arrived shave ready, requiring only touchups. Honing my second LeCoultre after receiving sage honemeister guidance reminded me of my Klas Tornblom. Setting the bevel on that razor required almost twice the effort as a Sheffield or Solingen steel blade on my 1k Chosera. The resulting edge though was delightfully sharp and buttery smooth. Three slow pleasant mug passes with this first razor put the baby to bed, leaving yours truly velveteen smooth.

    Adjustable safety razors, as it turns out are pretty much wasted on me. When I first acquired my Rex Ambassador three years ago, it had some issues. Fortunately, Matt Pisarcik truly does stand by his razors, and remedied the initial issues on his dime thanks to the generous guarantee that comes with every Rex razor. I realized early on in its use that I prefer shaving my dome with it wide open. It is without doubt one of my most efficient safety razors. The two pass ATG noggin shave following my mug endeavor left me velveteen smooth from noggin to neck.

    RAZOR: LeCoultre Frameback with No. 2 blade (Mug), Rex Ambassador (Dome)
    BLADE: Feather DE (Dome)
    PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a heavy scrub with Argan Oil
    BRUSH: Alpha Shaving T400 with 26mm Silvertip Badger Ferrule
    SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
    POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by a rinse with Humphreys WH. Finished with Canoe Original EdT AS Splash.
  16. shaveman

    shaveman Well-Known Member

    Green Cult
    Chiseled Face Bay Rum Soap
    Semogue SOC Badger
    Aloe Vera
    Old Spice Musk
    Green Cult Flatboy handle.JPG
  17. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Williams Wednesday's Shave

    Cold Water Rinse
    Williams Mug Shaving Soap
    Jayaruh #423
    No Date Stamp Tech
    Gillette Silver Blue
    Granddad's Blend AS

    The Williams Mug Shaving Soap lathered well with the Jayaruh #423 Badger Brush. Two passes and touch ups with the No Date Stamp Tech Razor with a Gillette Silver Blue 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...
  18. rmcintyre84

    rmcintyre84 Got out of the kitchen

    Wed., May 18, 2022

    Mitchell's Wool Fat, Reed & Barrow soap bowl
    RazoRock Plissoft
    One Blade Core, Feather Blade (1)
    WXA, buff
    Cold rinse
    Thayers Witch Hazel
    Neutrogena Men Triple Protect Face Lotion
    Cremo Bourbon & Oak Eau De Toilette

    The lather was a bit watery, didn't provide a slick shave, and left my skin dry. Still, I got a great shave. "All's well that ends well."
  19. MrDaniel's

    MrDaniel's Well-Known Member

    Mühle R89
    Personna Platinum (2)
    Simpson Trafalgar T2
    La Toja SS&AS

    Have a great day!
  20. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Wednesday morning:

    L’Oréal Barber Club Facial Wash
    Yaqi 30mm Barber Pole
    Junjie/Wilkinson Sword day 9
    Nivea Sensitive SC
    Nivea Sensitive ASB
    Hega AS Splash

    Back to the basics for today - the Nivea Sensitive cream and balm are readily available in almost every pharmacy here in Montreal where I live and for cheap money. To be honest the scent is nothing to write home about but the lather and skincare are excellent. The matching balm smells kind of meh but it does a great job of soothing and moisturizing my skin. The Hega aftershave from Sweden has a very neutral scent and it’s also very soothing. Two passes were enough for a great, comfortable shave!

    Be well and safe - enjoy your day!

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