SOS: November 2023

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by awk-m4, Oct 31, 2023.

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  1. Smooth Steve

    Smooth Steve Well-Known Member

    11/27/23 Shave of the Day
    Face Wash with Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Clown Fruit Moroccan Argan Oil Body Soap - A Freaky Fall Scent!
    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Sacré Bleu Conditioning Shampoo Puck - A Limited Edition Homage to an Iconic Scent, Original Aqua Velva!
    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Clown Fruit's Glo CUBE 2.0 Glowing Preshave Soap - Spooky Seasonal Scent
    Local Gents Clown Fruit Artisan Shave Soap
    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Cyclotrode X - 24mm Perihelion Hybrid Synth Brush Glow In The Dark Retro Shave Tech!
    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Official 30oz Phoenix Shaving Stainless Steel Enamel Coated Lather Shave Bowl V2 with Silicone Lather Disc
    HC&C The Fleshette (Pointed End) Shave Soap Scoop
    Phoenix Shaving Ceramic Moonscape Brush Scuttle
    Gillette 1960’s Psycho Tech Set NOS with Reproduction Key from The Razor Emporium - 1st Use
    Feather New Hi-Stainless Blade - 1st Shave
    Lancaster Razor Works Ukraine Hope Yellow Black Sheep Shaving Towel with Silver Detachable Logo Tag
    Phoenix Shaving No Slip Grip Alum Block
    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Alum Block Dry Dock System
    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Clown Fruit Artisan Aftershave & Cologne
    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Galactic Retinol 1% with Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Solstice Natural Deodorant - Sport Strength - The Soul of the Desert
    Ariana & Evans All Natural Hybrid Beer Pomade - Charred Sandalwood & Bourbon (firm hold)
    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Official Phoenix Shaving Barber's Mat! The Perfect Addition to Your Shave Station!
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  2. ischiapp

    ischiapp New Product Bloodhound

  3. BroRat

    BroRat Well-Known Member

    Asylum Rx -V2 Single Edge AC Razor * Schick Proline (D2)
    RazoRock Hive 24 Mokasoft HD Synthetic Shaving Brush
    D.R. Harris Sandalwood Shaving Soap * SB Sandalo Indiano Aftershave​
  4. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Williams Wednesday's Cold Water Shave

    Cold Water Rinse
    Williams Mug Shaving Soap
    Burma Shave Boar Brush
    Maggard Slant
    Pro 500 Super Platinum
    Hendrick's Witch Hazel
    Lucky Tiger After Shave

    The Williams Mug Shaving Soap lathered well with the Burma Shave Boar Brush. Two passes and touch ups with the Maggard Slant and a Pro 500 Super Platinum Blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Hendrick's Witch Hazel and then Lucky Tiger After Shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
  5. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Great to see you again my friend!

    Nice shave!

    Are you familiar with the Brick soap? Is it ever lekker!

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  6. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Wednesday morning’s Grand Freeze:

    L’Oréal Men Expert Facial Wash
    Yaqi 30mm Barber Pole
    Super Speed/Derby day 3
    Stirling Glacial Lemon Chill SS
    Stirling Glacial Lemon Chill ASB
    Stirling Glacial Lemon Chill AS Splash
    Christian Dior Eau Sauvage EdT

    Lemony scented icicles in my face - my goodness, this Glacial Lemon Chill soap, balm, and aftershave are heavenly. The Eau Sauvage fragrance is also wonderful because it pairs so well with the Glacial Lemon Chill stuff. Three passes gave me such a brilliant BBS shave that was so much fun!

    Enjoy your day and your shaves - be well and stay safe![​IMG]

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  7. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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  8. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    Steve you're absolutely in the discussion of the most elaborate shaving ritual setup! Just amazing my friend!!

    Best wishes,
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  9. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    Wednesday November 29, 2023
    Brush: Dogwood Handcrafts
    Lather: Southern Witchcrafts
    Razor: Henson AL13 Medium
    Blade: Gillette Silver Blue
    Post: Tabac

  10. shaveman

    shaveman Well-Known Member

    Shield Ti DE
    7 OClock Platinum
    Barbasol Shave Foam
    British Sterling Cologne
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  11. Str8 Shaver

    Str8 Shaver Well-Known Member

    29, November 2023
    Prep: Hot towel
    Razor: Weber ARC
    Blade: Astra SP
    Brush: Rooney Heritage 2XL Jade
    Soap: Gentleman's Nod: Musashi ( C4 )
    Post: CeraVe moisturising lotion..
    Fragrance: Special for Gentlemen by Le Galion
    wonderful.. nuff said.
  12. Lockback

    Lockback Well-Known Member

    Preshave: Hot shower
    Soap/Shave cream: Stirling Soap Christmas Eve
    Brush: Perfecto Badger
    Razor: 1940's Gillette Super Speed
    Blade: Astra SP (2)
    Post shave: Pinaud Clubman After Shave

  13. ChiefShaver

    ChiefShaver Well-Known Member

    Hi Friends,

    Here my last Shave for November (29.11.2023)

    Razor: Aylsworth Drakkant „+“ // Blade: Gillette Platinum // Soap: Soap Commander Drive // Brush: Shavemac G5C // Aftershave: CH Pitralon

    Today i tested the Drakkant with the „+“-plate. Extremely nice. A little more bladefeel than the regular plate, a little more direct without being aggressive. Very thoroughly and smooth.

    The soap is fantastic. A very nice leather scent with just a hint of Vetiver to smooth out everything. Love it.

    The Swiss Pitralon had a little sting to it, but not much and the scent paired well with the soap.

    All in all a wonderful 2,5 pass shave and clearly a 10 out of 10

    Have a great time, enjoy your shaves and stay safe and healthy.

  14. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    The MK 31 is a fine little razor :happy088:

    Hot water preparation
    MSC Vintage Spice
    Romera Wenge Chubby Manchurian Badger
    CV Heljestrand MK 31 5/8
    Thayers Lavender Witch Hazel


    Happy shaving - Karl
  15. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Tanifuji Cape Kennedy 77
    Yaqi Brush
    Vitos Pre/Post Shave
    la Cigale Shave Soap
    Thayers Lavender Witch Hazel
    Booster Mosswood After Shave Lotion

  16. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    SE SOTD, Wednesday, November 29th 2023. After 6 consecutive daily shaves, I finished my testing and evaluation of my Yaqi Romulus SE AC type razor, now I will just enjoy my regular shaving routine. I like doing this simple evaluation on any new or used razor I have purchased over the last 5-6 years it seems.

    Razor : Yaqi Romulus 316SSP with a Yaqi Chippendale handle- Mfg 2023>, mild range. The razor performs reasonable well for folks who like a mild shave. Machining and finish are top notch QC, the razor is forgiving, tactical and a carefree shave mostly with a Feather professional or Schick proline blade. Small head parts when assembling are easier done when placing it on a wash cloth for installing and removing blade later I would suggest. (prevents scratching of parts also if that matters to a person.)
    If a person wants a closer shave use the Feather professional super blades for a little more blade feel or blade exposure + closer shaves(some fellows have mentioned using them already with good closer results).Feather pro and Feather super professional blades are close in pricing also I have minimally researched.
    If your in a hurry to get to work or need a quick shave (wide 50mm blade) this is just as fast or almost as any cartridge razor I have used and with better skin care IMO. (after 6 consecutive daily shaves my beard area showed no or very minimal skin irritations if any IMO with DFS++ range shaves + some shaves I alum tested with not much at all for stings).
    The razor glides well & is very enjoyable to manipulate under the nose area, chin area + also very forgiving on neck irritations IMO.
    I bought this razor on sale and it was worth it when on Black Friday sale IMO + Romulus handle 316 SSP works OK but has no hole in bottom for my Yaqi stand and I had the Chippendale handle already I bought on a Yaqi live sale months ago so I use it + I enjoy using the Chippendale handle also. The Chippendale 316 SSP handle looks great (similar to Darwin razor handles) and is lighter than most Titanium razor handles at 43 grams for a total weight of head and handle of 60 grams on my kitchen scale if that matters to a fellow.
    Had another close comfortable shaves this morning also.
    Blade : Schick proline(4) sharp and smooth with reasonable longevity.
    Soap : La Toja stick, mild scented soap with excellent lather qualities.
    Brush : Yaqi "Ferrari" 24mm bleached boar bristle knot. Excellent lather generator, soft split end hair tips, nice splay scrubber + great 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 : Dial 9.5.jpg or CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG] Had a close comfortable shave this morning with my Yaqi Romulus 316 SSP with a Schick proline blade. Had a easy going shave this morning.
    SOTD November 29 2023.jpg Have some great shaves!
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2023
  17. celestino

    celestino Friendly Neighborhood Wetshaver

    Thank you, my friend. It's a great knot. Unfortunately, I dropped it and 2-3 small pieces dislodged from the top of handle. Glued them back and it looks fine. :love029:

    Thanks, Jeff. Hope all is well. :happy088:
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  18. celestino

    celestino Friendly Neighborhood Wetshaver

    29 November 2023

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  19. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    Bad luck. I dropped my dubl duck #4 about a year ago and it shattered. Sadly, unfixable.
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  20. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thursday Shave 11.30.23
    RAZOR: iiKon ShaveCraft Tek, early 50s Gillette Tech plastic handle
    BLADE: Gillette Nacet
    BRUSH: Rudy Vey 20mm Silvertip Badger
    LATHER: D.R. Harris Arlington Shaving Soap
    POST: Fine Italian Citrus Aftershave Splash
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