SoS: October 14, 2013 - October 20, 2013

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

  1. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    hot shower
    Thater 4292/6,2 band,fan
    Proraso PSC
    QCS Green Irish Tweed Type SS
    iKon Slant/Super-Max Sunrise (3)
    warm water rinse
    Monster Block Alum
    cold water rinse
    Thayer's Cucumber WH
    Mandom ASL

    Another great shave with the slant,2 pass face,1 pass dome for BBS all around!!!
  2. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    6/8 Torrey
    Edwin Jagger Sandalwood SS
    Shavemac DO1-3 band
    Brut Splash On
    Nice shave this morning. Payday today, debating ordering a Shavemac DO1 2 band flat top knot. You know how it goes, "a fool and his money".
    Have a good one.
  3. swarden43

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

    If there was proper beard reduction on your WTG and XTG passes, I would say yes, it is normal.
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  4. swarden43

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


    Prep: Hot shower, Dirigo Blue PSO Aroostook
    Coffee: Maxwell House, BLACK
    CD: The Essence of T-Bone Walker
    Soap: TSD SOTQ C2 Indonesian Teak Wood
    Brush: Mohawk 3-338 with original knot
    DE: Aristocrat
    Blade: Astra SP, day 2, 3 passes
    Post: Cold water rinse, ice water splash, Brut AS, Brut cologne
    'Stache Wax: Dirigo Blue

    Not bad. A little rough along the jaw line, but that's par with this razor.
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  5. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Back -to-work Day

    Pre: Hot shower & face towel, Homemade Citrus PSO
    Razor: Merkur Futur
    Blade: Merkur Super (Day 1)
    Brush: Omega 48 Pro
    Lather: Combo of Speik Cream & Shea Moisture Shave Butter
    Shave: Three passes + touch up
    Post: Cold water rinse; Alum block & homemade Bay Rum AS

    A 3-pass BBS after a one-day 'no-shave' Monday.
    The Shea shave butter has a really pleasant scent, and topping it all off with the spicy Bay Rum finish is a great way to start the day.
    Having an ultra-smooth shave ain't so bad either. ;)

  6. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot Shower
    Soap: Mama Bear Ye Olde Barbershoppe
    Razor: ’66 Gillette Slim on “6”
    Blade: Viking Sword (2)
    Brush: Omega 6192 Badger

    Aftershave: Krampert’s Bay Rum

    WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angle for my beard a bit)

    2nd shave with the Viking Sword blade, Slim on “6”. Also my 2nd shave with the MB Barbershoppe today. Great shave: smooth, close, tiny bit of burn. I finished up with Krampert’s Bay Rum.

    Rain Today!!


  7. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    For some reason, I had the same issues with my 41' Aristocrat. Steve, as I recall, your's is the same vintage. I wanted it to be a smooth and easy as my other TTO Gillettes, but always had to battle with it.
    Hopefully, the new owner is having better success with it. :(
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  8. swarden43

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

    The pack rat in me won't let it go!
    I have 30 DEs (Mon - Fri), 9 SEs (Sundays) and 7 str8s (Saturdays) in my rotation - that means they all do get used. I know which ones work (BBS almost every time) and which ones don't (like the Aristocrat). I was talking with my wife this morning about the results of my shave and wondering why I bother to keep and use those razors that give less than stellar shaves. I didn't have a good answer. Maybe some day I'll thin the herd.
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  9. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    Shave of the Day, Tuesday October 15, 2013
    • Prep: Brush soaked in hot water, warm shower
    • Razor: Merkur 37C HD Slant
    • Blade: Croma Diamant Stainless Steel
    • Brush: Shavemac Limited Edition Shaving Brush 90
    • Soap: Klar Kabinett Shave Soap
    • Splash: Brut Dominant After Shave
    • Post: Cold Water Rinse, double splash of aftershave
    Easy shave today and now I look and smell great...well as good as a fat old guy can ;)

    Enjoy your Tuesday looks like it will be a very long day for me as the hard drives from our RAID array are due back from the data recovery center.
  10. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented


    CeraVe facial cleanser
    TSD unscented soap
    Oscar11 custom brush with HIS knot
    Schick type G injector
    Personna blade
    CeraVe lotion

    The big Oscar11 brush made an excellent lather out of the TSD soap. I added some extra glycerin that made the lather even creamier. It's been a while since I used the Schick G. It gave me an excellent, close shave in three passes.
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  11. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Razor: Merkur futur
    Blade: Personna Medical
    Rudy Vey Chubby WD 30mm Super silvertip
    Pre: Musgo Real Lime Basil Oil Soap
    P160 TD
    Post: Monster Alum Block
    Aftershave: Speick
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  12. tuxxdk

    tuxxdk International Penguin of Mystery


    (no pic today)

    Showered at work, so I only wet my face with a hot cloth a few times when I got home to shave. No face wash this time. Actually a pretty poor and lazy prep...
    Mühle R89 coupled with Q-Ball (5).
    VDH Select soap whipped with Semogue 1520 boar brush in Steve Woodhead shallow mug.
    Traditional 3 pass followed by luke rinse, Ajanta alum applied for 1 minute, then rinsed off with cold water.
    Finished off with Nivea for Men Sensitive ASB. Rest of face moisturized with Nivea for Men Face Cream.

    Interesting shave. Normally I don't find the VDH that good, also quite difficult to lather. Today I approached it with a much more wet brush and loaded it for some extra time. That made a lot of difference to the lather! Much more thick and protective than usual with that soap. Q-Ball blade continues to impress. I seriously can't really feel a difference from the 1st. shave with it and now this 5th. Days will tell how long it'll last me.

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  13. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    Wow Kevin, your Futur is lookin' really nice with the matching brush shave set! You always come up with very interesting software. I love the look of the Black River Bay Rum bottle with the cork stopper; really COOL! :happy088:
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  14. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    SOTD Tuesday 10-15-2013

    6/8 Abraham George, Full Hollow, Spike Point,
    in Translucent Ox Horn
    Proraso PSC
    TOBS - St. James SC
    GT G4 Scuttle
    Parker Badger
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Nivea Replenishing ASB
    Pashana Original ASL

    Awesome shave with the honest Abe this morning. This is a special razor and I had it custom rescaled by Glen (gssixgun) a few years ago. He did a beautiful job with the Ox Horn scales and now it's so nice it spends most of its time in the showcase mounted on the wall. I have to get it out every now and then to make sure it still works. lol Whenever I use this razor I break out the "Good Stuff" so the software is on the same par as the razor. :happy005:

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  15. Leo K.

    Leo K. Well-Known Member

    Tuesday morning, October 15, 2013

    Gillette Fusion Proglide Power with Proglide cartridge (4)
    Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
    Arko soap, lather with hot water & shave—
    apply Pinaud Clubman for a damn fine shave!

    Another comfortable luxury DFS+ shave this morning. I feel like a million bucks. Aces!

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  16. Jasman

    Jasman Well-Known Member


    Prep: Cold compress, Crown Co. Supreme Glide Pre-shave Lotion
    Brush: Beeline Boar
    Soap: VDH Unscented
    Razor: Merkur 41c 1904 OC
    Blade: Bic Hi-Chrome Platinum (4)
    Passes: WTG, XTG
    Post: Cold water splash, Dickinson's WH
    Cologne: Burberry Brit for Men by Burberry

    An issue with the water today prompted me to explore the Polar Bear Shave well ahead of schedule; it was. . . an experience. I don't feel like I got as close a shave as I typically do with hot water, and got a little weeper on my neck, possibly from insufficiently opened pores. Overall, it's still a better-than-SAS, though.
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  17. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Thanks, Bruce. The Black River was a fun little project and the best part was it actually came out smelling pretty darned good. ;)
    BTW: I foresee a time in the not-so-distant future where I'll need to get your valued opinion on the various straights available (the pros & cons of various models/features).
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  18. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Prep: warm face wash with African Black Soap Shea scrub
    Soap: LA Shavings Woody Lavender
    Brush: Parker synthetic
    Razor: Merkur classic 33c
    Blade: Gillette sharp edge yellow
    AS: Krampert's bay rum
    Edt: givenchy pi

    Excellent shave this morning! Lather was smooth and shaving was easy.
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  19. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    Sounds like that was a home-spun Bay Rum after shave. Did you make it yourself? I'll be glad to help when you get ready to get into the Straight Shaving World. PM me when your ready to give it a go! :shaver
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  20. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Tuesday morning, October 15, 2013

    Schick E2 Injector with Schick blade (11)
    Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
    Arko shaving soap with hot water lather,
    finish with cold water rinse for a CCS!

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