SoS: October 14, 2013 - October 20, 2013

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©


    Prep: Hot shower, Dirigo Blue PSO Aroostook, hand strop blade
    Coffee: Maxwell House, BLACK
    CD: The Essence of T-Bone Walker
    Cream: TBS Maca Root + 4 drops TSD M Bomb
    Brush: C&E Pure Badger
    DE: '72 Black Beauty @ 6
    Blade: Astra SP, day 1, 3 passes
    Post: Cold water rinse, ice water splash, Dickenson's WH + 2 drops TSD M Bomb, hand strop blade
    'Stache Wax: Dirigo Blue

    Darn near BBS.
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  2. Alin P.

    Alin P. Member


    6 days beard growth;
    Gerovital facewash;
    Muhle R41 with Feather blade (7);
    Muhle HJM boar bristle brush;
    D'Amaris Royal shaving cream;
    WTG, XTG, ATG, some minor touch-ups;
    Finish with cold water rinse;
    TARR Super aftershave;
    Tabac EDT.

    Got a nice comfortable shave, BBS.
    A great way to start the week.
  3. fishcrow

    fishcrow Birdman of TSD

    Columbus Day 10/14

    Typical start for the day hot shower.
    Facial prep~~~RazoRock glycerin
    Featured Soap~~~RazoRock Nonno Michelino
    Today's Brush~~~Semogue Owner's Club
    Razor~~~Old Style Open Comb Gillette
    Blade~~~Israeli Blue
    Post, warm water rinse,cold water splashes,Kramperts
    Summary~~~Three passes achieved the ultimate DFS

  4. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Another great shave!

    Prep: warm face wash with Burt's Bees
    Soap: LA Shaving Woody Lavender
    Brush: Parker synthetic
    Razor: Merkur Classic 33c
    Blade: Gillette sharp edge yellow
    Post: Krampert's Bay Rum

    Easy smooth shave with great lather.

    Have a great Monday.
  5. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Dove Men's Face Wash​
    Proraso Sandalwood Shave Cream​
    Parker Pure Badger Brush​
    Gillette New w/bar handle​
    Shark Super Chrome (14)​
    Dickinson's Witch hazel​
    Pinaud Clubman AS​
    Day fourteen of the federal shutdown and day fourteen of this Shark Super Chrome blade. That is two full weeks on this blade with more to follow. Hoping to outlive the shutdown. The Proraso Sandalwood face-lathered very well with the Parker brush. Today, I did three passes with the Gillette New and Shark Super Chrome for a near BBS shave. Finishing off with the Dickinson's WH and Pinaud Clubman left me feeling mighty fine. Cleaned up and palm-stropped the blade putting it aside for another day. Last shave of year 65.​
    Fourteen days and going on the Shark Super Chrome.​
  6. mjemec

    mjemec Well-Known Member



    • Prep: shower, Bulldog Original face wash
    • Razor: Cobra Classic
    • Blade: Feather Pro (11)
    • Brush: New Forest Tubby 2
    • Soap: Mike's Natural Soaps Pine & Cedarwood sample
    • Post: alum, T.N. Dickinson's Witch hazel
    • Aftershave: Proraso lozione dopobarba
    Sorry for the lousy picture today.
  7. KcHighLife

    KcHighLife Well-Known Member

    It's been getting colder in the middle of the country so I made a place for this to stay on the counter until Spring since I'll be using it at least 1/3rd of the time.
    Warm to hot water shower for me and brush soak in a one of a kind scuttle thrown by my Niece. Tabac, Tabac, Tabac...oh yeah and a Merkur 34G with a Rapira.
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  8. Weeper Warrior

    Weeper Warrior Well-Known Member

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    Razor: Fat Boy 1960 @9
    Blade: Croma Diamant
    Brush: oscar11 26mm HMW
    Cream: Derby
    Post: Alum, Thayer's & Nivea Creme
    AS: Fine American Blend
  9. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    That's a nice looking mug Brad.
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  10. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Very nice. I never pulled more than a few shaves from a Shark blade.

    Does that mean it is your birthday tomorrow? If so, I would like to wish you a happy birthday.
  11. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    I guess there are different kinds of Shark blades. These Super Chromes are chrome plated stainless steal with polymer coating. And yes, tomorrow I start my 66th trip around the sun. Thanks for the birthday wish.
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  12. Ryan B

    Ryan B Knight of the Soapocracy

    Not a very pleasant shave tonight.

    Prep: hot shower, TBS Maca Root Face Wash.
    Brush: Vulfix Burlington. I originally lathered with my Semogue 1305, but rinsed it out and re lathered with my Burlington.
    Razor: '62 Slim set on 6 for the first pass, 3 for the second.
    Blade: Polsiver SI.
    Cream: Ingram.
    Post: cold water rinse, Thayer's Lavender WH, Captain's Choice Lime.

    Guys, I don't know what made this shave so unpleasant. I think it might be my lathering. I originally wanted to do a super lather with Proraso White and Ingram, but the lather was too airy. I went with it at first, but a few razor strokes told me that it would be worse. I then went with the Burlington and got somewhat better results. I need to just sit down and watch some lathering videos because I'm having a newbie moment. I feel irritation on my neck and I hope that my post shave routine will clear it up by tomorrow.
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  13. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    Happy Birthday young man! :greet002: :D
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  14. Jasman

    Jasman Well-Known Member

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  15. Rui Marques

    Rui Marques Well-Known Member

    15-October - 2013

    Pre-shave: Pré Proraso Green
    Soap: TFS Cannella e Arancio
    Brush: Semogue 1438
    Razor: Edwin Jagger Barley DE89BA11
    Blade: Gillette Silver Blue
    Aftershave: Thayers Withch Hazel Aloé Vera + ASB Prep

    Score: 7,8/10

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  16. Erik Redd

    Erik Redd Lizabeth, baby, I'm comin' to join ya.


    RazoRock Nonno Michelino face lathered with TGN 22 boar knot
    EJ89dl with Wilkinson Sword (1)
    3 passes, alum and finish with Proraso aftershave

    The Nonno Michelino is a sandalwood soap, but I didn't care for the scent. I like the TOBS and Proraso sandalwood scents more. It lathered easily and well.
  17. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Gillette NEW Deluxe Bulldog
    Voskhod (2)
    CO Bigelow SC
    Omega 80265
    Cold water rinse

    Not the closest shave I ever had, but close enough and comfortable.
  18. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Sk16_9.jpg PRO1118-Proraso-reformulated-Eucalyptus-shaving-cream.jpg svobodako-vitamin_f-aftershave-balm.jpg 2_h240.png Tuesday:

    L'Oreal Men Expert Facial Wash :love055: :love055: :smiley freezing: :smiley freezing:
    #6 Horsehair
    Super Speed/Rapira day 2
    Proraso Green SC :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Svoboda AS Balm :love055: :love055: :smiley freezing: :smiley freezing:
    Barbon AS :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Aramis Stick Deodorant
    Aramis EdT

    I shaved quite fast this morning but somehow I still managed a BBS without any issues whatsoever. This new version of Proraso Green cream is simply awesome - so much rich lather and skincare with that famous menthol cooling that the Svoboda balm and Barbon intensify. The Rapira blades are apparently perfect for me. ;) :D
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  19. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    hot shower
    Maggard Lime PSO
    Parker 80R
    Merkur Super Platinum (4)
    VDH boar
    GFT Extract of Limes cream (in the scuttle)
    Thayer's alcohol free unscented w/aloe
    T&H West Indian Limes cologne

    LOL - Lots of Lime - Shave number 4 with the Merkur and it won't be making it through the full five shave test - Tried hard to give it a fair shake but I just can't get a great shave with this blade. We'll save the rest and try them sometime in a different razor. Great lather with the GFT especially after it warms up in the scuttle.​
  20. TSimons

    TSimons not allowed near railroad tracks

    SOTD Oct 15

    Prep: hot shower
    Razor: Weishi 9306
    Blade: Derby Extra Stainless Steel (3)
    Brush: Wilkinson Sword
    Cream: Musgo Real Classic
    Passes: 2 (WTG, ATG)
    Post: hot water

    I decided to mix it up today and throw an ATG pass into the mix. I was a little leery about back to back shave days after murdering my neck last time, but I was one less pass with yesterday's shave... I stayed with the two passes and it once again worked out well, resulting in a borderline DFS. There was slight irritation during the shave but none a half hour later and no razor burn I can see.

    I didn't seem to have much audible feedback on the ATG pass, especially the neck, is this normal?

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