SoS: November 24, 2014 - November 30, 2014

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  1. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    The last full week of November - wow, this year really flew by fast. Here are my shaving plans for tomorrow.

    Menthol Monday:

    Gatsby Ice Cooling Gel Facial Wash :love055: :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Large Horsehair Barbershop
    Lord Super/Dorco day 2
    Stirling Glacial Lemon Chill SS :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Stirling Glacial Wintergreen WH :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Pino Silvestre EdT

    Mama mia, this is a perfect way for a menthol maniac like me to have fun freezing his face and at the same time to get a great shave. The Gatsby facial wash is very nicely-scented with plenty of skincare as well as very cooling. Rod's Glacial Lemon Chill gives such slick, rich, bone-chillingly COLD lather with a wonderful, refreshing lemony scent, and the Glacial Wintergreen witch hazel is so frigid that it makes the Rubby Dubby Doo feel almost warm. My Lord Super DE is an awesome performer even with a relatively inferior blade like the Dorco. ;) :D
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  2. celestino

    celestino Friendly Neighborhood Wetshaver

    Jeff, I had thought it was you with all of the mentholated gear! I have no idea how you use it in the winter in Montreal! It's freezing there! :D
  3. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Nivea for Men Sensitive Face Wash
    C.O. Bigelow Shaving Cream
    Omega Pro 98 boar brush
    Gillette Super Speed '47
    Astra SP
    CWR, Asma Alum Block
    Thayers Lemon WH
    Pinaud Clubman

    Forty-four and fair this beautiful morning after about 20 hours of rain. I used up the last of the COB. I had to cut the tube open to remove the last dollop. The C.O. Bigelow Shaving Cream face-lathered very easily with my Omega Pro 98 Boar Brush. Two passes with my '47 Gillette Super Speed and Astra SP blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, alum block, and a final cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayers Lemon WH and then Pinaud Clubman after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2014
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  4. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Yupp - all the time, my friend! ;)
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  5. Jostalli

    Jostalli Well-Known Member

    Well as I start the 3rd week of my DE journey I will give Menthol Monday a go

    So in the morning:
    Nivea Men Sensitive Face Wash
    Proraso Green
    Gillette Tech circa 1946-1949
    A fresh Gillette Silver Blue (Still looking for my blade, I am starting to revisit my top 3 form the sample pack)
    Neutrogena Razor Defense After Shave Lotion
  6. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Jeff, I know you like it cold. Do you use cold water, too?
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  7. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Mentholated Evening Shave for Tomorrow
    Chilly cold-water shave tonight made all the more frigid by the use the hyper-methol 'Glacial Obsidian' soap.
    Great shave with nice little razor that is rapidly becoming one of my favorite straight razors. Nothing fancy about it; just a well-made USA blade that takes a sweet, smooth edge.:happy088:

    Have a great Monday, everyone!
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  8. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Menthol Monday Planned SOTD 11/24/2014
    Razor: Gillette Rhodium Fatboy (S5)
    Blade: Gillette Rubie Platinum Plus (D3)
    Brush: Shavemac Extra Extra Stuffed Silvertip 24mm
    Shave Bowl: Dirty Bird 1.5 Scuttle
    Pre Shave Soap: MRGLO Lime
    Pre Shave Oil: Homemade Iced Citrus Mint
    Shave Soap: Mama Bear Cilantro Lime Iced
    Post: Monster Alum Block
    Aftershave: TSD SubZero​

    Last edited: Nov 24, 2014
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  9. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

    Voskhod may be of interest to you. I find it nearly identical in function to GSB, both are teflon coated.
  10. JR Reyes

    JR Reyes I scream for....chicken wings??

    Sweet Fatboy that the one you had replated? That's a collector piece for sure..nice razor no doubt.
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  11. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk


    Prep: Hot shower
    Lather: Old Spice cream
    Brush: Omega 10066 boar
    Razor: Gillette New SC
    Blade: Persona (1)
    Post: Old Spice classic aftershave

    Its amazing how fast your heart will start beating when you open the shower curtain and come face to face with a spider sliding down a web right at face level! Way more awake than caffeine. Anyways, after that, the shave was darn uneventful. Have not used the New SC for a while and I could not get it done in 2 passes like I was several months ago. Better give this great razor a ride for a while and see if I can remember how. Persona blade offered no surprises - these are the Kroger branded Personas.
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  12. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    I always do a cold water rinse when I finish my shave. :)
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  13. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Menthol Monday
    I got my menthol from Proraso today and it was good. Everything worked well, but my neck is still a little tender from yesterday. I'll go for a fresh blade tomorrow. I used some FrostByte lotion to settle my neck down and all is good. My cheeks feel great!

    Prep: Proraso Green pre barba
    Soap: B&M Dickens
    Brush: HIS
    Razor: Gillette Aristocrat
    Blade: Personna lab blue (2)
    AS: Maggard's London Barbershop, HTGAM FrostByte lotion
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  14. LifesShort

    LifesShort Well-Known Member

    Monday, November 24, 2014

    Prep: Warm shower, Cetaphil Lotion
    Razor: Schick Adjustable Injector
    Blade: Personna (4)
    Lather: Proraso Red Cream
    Brush: Oscar11 w/ Omega 20248 Knot
    Post: Witch Hazel, Cetaphil Lotion
    Aftershave: Vintage Shulton Old Spice

    Excellent shave to start the workweek.

    Have a great day!
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  15. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    today's shave
    hot water wash with nivea men's
    whipped dog silvertip
    bombed Proraso white
    Gillette short comb bar
    persona lab(2)
    ICED Brut
    today's shave went well. menthol Monday again. I bombed the white. three passes, clean 'n smooth. finished with iced Brut, the essence of a cool man.
    hope y'all did as well, or better.
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  16. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Scots Pine Bath Soap
    Soap: Cold Water Soap Works-Bergamot & Bay
    Razor: Gillette Fat Handle Tech-Pre-War-Triangle Slots
    Blade: Israeli Personna Viking’s Sword (2)
    Brush: oscar11 2-Band Finest-24mmx50mm
    Aftershave: Azzaro

    WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angles for my beard)

    CRSW Bergatmot & Bay today. 20 seconds: load & go with the oscar11. Viking’s Sword in the FH Tech. Great, smooth, close, nick free shave. I finished with Azzaro.


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  17. razorguy

    razorguy Well-Known Member

    Monday November 24, 2014


    Mastro Livi "100 Layers" Damascus

    Yet another perfect shave! Mastro Livi damascus steel is always capable of giving a super smooth and velvety touch, not to mention the deep and impeccable shave. I love this razor for many reasons. The beautiful Mastro Livi carbon Damascus steel, made of 100 layers and with a lovely wood pattern, and its juniper scales with their wonderful aroma. The extra hollow ground is a genuine work of art and talent - completely hand made, of course - making this straight razor sing.​
    • Pre-Shave: Myrsol Emulsión
    • Soap: Vitos Red
    • Brush: Focus 103 Bristle Brush
    • Bowl: Gerby Bowl
    • Strop: Mastro Livi Loom Strop and Hand Palm
    • Razor: Mastro Livi "100 Layers" Damascus, 13/16 Extra Hollow, Square Point
    • Post-Shave: Argan Oil
    • After Shave: RazorGuy Bay Rum Aftershave
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  18. Adonis

    Adonis Well-Known Member


    Pre: Shave Secret
    Brush: Custom Boar by Steve Brown Swirl Handle
    Soap: Cold River Soap Works – Savon No. 2
    Razor: ’88 Gillette Super Adjustable – Black Beauty
    Blade: Blue Bird Hi-Stainless (3)
    Splash: Humphreys Alcohol Free Cucumber Melon Witch Hazel Facial Toner
    Post: Brut Original Fragrance Moisturizing ASB & Aqua Velva Musk AS

    A decent shave to kick off a new work week. The weather this morning was wet but unseasonably warm so Chico was excited! Downtown looks so picturesque in the twilight hours...

    It's time for That Shave Life!:shaver
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  19. RaZorBurn123

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

    November 24, 2014

    Prep: Hot shower. Axe Shield Face Wash
    Razor: iKon SC102 Slant Head/iKon Handle
    Blade: Blue bird
    Lather: CRSW Nouvelle Fougere
    Brush: WD Synthetic
    Post: Alum. Dickinson WH
    Aftershave: Fine Platinum. Axe Shield Sensitive
    First shave with the CRSW Nouvelle Fougere, NICE! Even with a cold I could smell this beautiful soap. As expected a top notch performer.
    Go out and get it!
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  20. JR Reyes

    JR Reyes I scream for....chicken wings??

    Troy...introduce me to that fine lather bowl...we haven't met. Very Nice looking piece.
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