SoS: May 2022

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

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  1. Smooth Steve

    Smooth Steve Well-Known Member

    It might work, but I don’t think it would feel that good! Thanks Gary. Although the Mag is an odd razor, I really enjoy the shave.
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  2. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian


    Getting ready for the family barbecue at my place tomorrow. We’re expecting the usual crowd of 17, but planning for overflow (i.e. neighbors, significant others of grandkids etc.). I was hoping to have my TR6 ready. My littlest grandkids enjoy tooling around the neighborhood with G-Pop, but it’s just not to be this year! SWMBO doesn’t get it, and keeps telling me to be grateful that I’m here to celebrate it. She’s right, of course, but then again she usually is, as long as she steers clear of my wet-shaving hobby. That is sacrosanct and not open to discussion.

    In any case, my mug shave this morning featured one of my absolute favorite vintage shavers, the Manhattan Cutlery 13/16. A friend, Scott (@DaltonGang), from the straight razor thread at TSD had been shaving with one and beginning to develop an appreciation for it. Mine was beautifully restored by David Work a few years ago, and arrived shave ready, although I have long since rebuilt the bevel. Shaving with this razor has always been a joy, as it was this morning! Three very smooth passes put the baby to bed and left yours truly’s mug wonderfully smooth.

    Although I have always enjoyed shaving with either my original Enders Speed Razor or the later Durham Enders Speed Shavers, the blade hack using an original de-edged proprietary Enders blade as a shim, while adequate, was never consistently excellent. The Enders adapter has changed all that, and always ensures a consistently excellent shave, as was this morning’s. Two ATG passes sheared away my residual noggin stubble and left me with a pristinely smooth dome! I’m velveteen smooth from noggin to neck!

    RAZOR: Manhattan Cutlery 13/16 (Mug), Durham Enders Speed Shaver (Dome)
    BLADE: Schick Proline B-20 Injector (Dome)
    PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a heavy scrub with Argan Oil
    BRUSH: Simpson Chubby 3 Sovereign Fibre
    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.
  3. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Slim Twist / Gillette 7o'clock Super Stainless
    Stirling / Vanilla Sandlewood
    Yaqi Synthetic 20220522_125432.jpg 20220402_131125_edit_1648942360096.jpg 20220330_125414.jpg

  4. brit

    brit in a box

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  5. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Memorial Day Shave (May 30):

    closing out(for now) the trifecta of:

    prep-Nivea 4 Men Bodywash(Fresh Wave)in shower
    shave-Mitchell's Wool Fat
    brush-Albion 1925
    razor-Gillette Sensor Deuce Pivot DisposeABLE
    A.S.-Clubman Reserve Gent's Gin
    Last edited: May 29, 2022
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  6. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

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  7. brit

    brit in a box

    brit regular one piece
    razo-rock 400
    razo-rock unlabeled
    l'oreal birch

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  8. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    SOTD Monday May 30/2022

    Brush: Simpson T3 Trafalgar
    Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper Bowl
    Pre: None
    Lather: TOBS Peppermint
    Razor: Henson AL13 Medium
    Blade: Feather
    Razor: Gillette Styler
    Post: Omega Alum Block
    Post: Thayers Unscented
    Post: Aveeno
    Have a great day!
  9. Thorsten69

    Thorsten69 Well-Known Member

    Saponificio Varesino Cubebe - Shaving Soap.
    Koraat Manchurian two band - Shaving Brush.
    Mühle R41 Titan Berlin Limited (Number 90 of 100) - Razor.
    Saponificio Varesino Cubebe - After Shave.
    Saponificio Varesino Cubebe - EdP.
  10. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Monday’s Shave


    Blackland Vector / Schick Proline
    Vtg. Rubberset 20mm Maggard Synthetic
    Ethos Mélange d’agrumes Shaving Soap & Aftershave

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  11. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Menthol Monday SOTD

    Razor: Wolfman WR2 1.05/WRH2
    Blade: PoliSilver (Wizmet) (D1)
    Brush: Oscar11 24mm Black Wolf
    Scuttle: Georgetown G12
    Pre-Shave Scrub: SheaMoisture African black soap
    Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Eucalyptus & Spearmint
    Shave Soap: Neumann Absolute Zero
    Balm: Saponificio Varesino Puro Burro di Karitè
    Aftershave: Neumann Absolute Zero
  12. shaveman

    shaveman Well-Known Member

    Focus Razoblique slant
    MDC Original soap
    Yaqi boar
    Aloe Vera
    Dana Canoe
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  13. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Great shave Guy!

    How would you rate the menthol power of the Absolute Zero?

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  14. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Menthol Monday:

    What a great Grand Freeze this was!

    Stirling Mentholated Pre Shave Soap
    Yaqi 30mm Barber Pole
    Wilkinson Sword/Shark day 6
    MSC Frosted Spearmint SS
    Stirling Glacial Spearmint ASB
    MSC Frosted Spearmint AS Spray

    When my brothers Rod and Fernando produce soaps and aftershaves they put all the right ingredients in them as well as a lot of love. Rod’s mentholated pre shave soap is vegan based, I believe and it’s pretty much unscented, it’s pleasantly cooling, very slick, and it gives very good moisturizing. Fernando’s Frosted Spearmint is a tallow based soap and a real South African diamond, its spearmint scent is so beautiful - it fills the bathroom while you’re lathering up and shaving, the lather is so thick, rich, mega slick and protective, it has a fantastic menthol sensation, and the skincare is so brilliant. Rod’s Glacial Spearmint balm feels icy cold, it has the same beautiful scent as the Frosted Spearmint soap, and the moisturizing along with the soothing are both awesome. Finally, Fernando’s Frosted Spearmint aftershave is so frigid not to mention how lovely it smells. The Wilkinson Sword razor is so efficient - what a cracker of a shave this was!

    Have a good week - be well and safe!

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  15. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Menthol Monday's Shave

    Cold Water Rinse
    C.O. Bigelow Shave Cream
    Jayaruh #426
    Black Handle Pal Injector
    Personna Injector
    Osage Rub

    The C.O. Bigelow Shave Cream lathered well with the Jayaruh #426 Brush. Two passes and touch ups with the Black Handle Pal Injector Razor with a Personna Injector Blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Osage Rub. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
    Last edited: May 30, 2022
  16. Smooth Steve

    Smooth Steve Well-Known Member

    What are your thoughts on the Ti? Great looking shave.
  17. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    GEMonday, May30th, 2022, ASRazor shave this morning.

    Razor : Gem Feather-weight 1st Generation- Mfg 1950-52 + 2nd Gen 1953-54, excellent tame mid range, Looks cheap to some but the performance is excellent, well thought out 1pc razor, easy to load blades and remove, one of my favorite Gem razors for sure. Weighs 1 OZ but works very well and looks great in my eyes. I would reach for it more often but the other ASR razors are calling for their turn [​IMG].
    Blade : Gem Personna SS PTFE (3) very sharp, excellent longevity, smooths out nicely +predictable.
    Soap :Razorock XXX- nice mid range unique clean scent + excellent lather qualities.
    Brush : Yaqi 24mm Tuxedo knot,1st brush I purchased from yaqi years ago. Excellent lather generator, heavenly 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 : Razorock XXX with witch hazel(nice clean scent when dried down)+ a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless).
    Results :CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG] Excellent shave with my Gem Feather-weight with a coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
  18. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Great choices, Guy! As you know, I am on the Bill Neumann bandwagon-already purchased two aftershaves and looking at purchasing a shave soap in near future.
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  19. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I'm glad you included Doc Ezlovan in talkinabout your South Africa friend and "businessman".. Are you going to participate in the Doc's Bath Soap deal?? I'm thinking about it. Course with me I'll use them just as hand soaps.
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  20. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Blackland Dart / Gillette 7o'clock Super Stainless
    TurnNShave Handle / Maggards Timberwolf
    Stirling / Beeswax Unscented 20220522_125153.jpg

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