SoS: October 14, 2013 - October 20, 2013

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

  1. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Thursday morning, October 17, 2013

    Schick E2 Injector with Personna blade (2)
    Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
    Arko shaving soap with hot water lather,
    finish with cold water rinse for a DFS!

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  2. Leo K.

    Leo K. Well-Known Member

    Thursday morning, October 17, 2013

    Gillette Fusion Proglide Power
    Proglide cartridge (6)
    Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
    MWF soap, lather with hot water—
    Witch Hazel
    Krampert's Finest Bay Rum

    An all around excellent shave! Krampert's is perfect for this cooler morning in Tucson. Aces!

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  3. Jasman

    Jasman Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot shower, Crown Co. Supreme Glide Pre-shave lotion
    Brush: Beeline Boar
    Soap: Ginger's Garden Oakmoss glycerin-in-a-jar
    Razor: Merkur 41c 1904 OC
    Blade: Bic Hi-Chrome Platinum (2)
    Passes: WTG, XTG
    Post: Cold water splash, Dickinson's WH, Nivea Energy ASB
    Cologne: Gigember Estragone by Dr. Vranjes

    This morning, I pulled out the Oakmoss to give it another trial run before Walk-in-the-Woods week. I've mentioned before the frustrating difference in ease-of-lathering for me between the Ginger's Garden glycerin pucks and the glycerin-in-a-jar; I may have hit upon a weird solution. I initially tried face lathering, which resulted in a thin, slick coating without much cushion. Lately, I've been trying to lather these products via bowl lathering, which often results in very bubbly, cushiony lather that looks like dish soap, without much glide. This morning, after bowl lathering and covering my face in the "dish soap" lather, I went back to the puck for a couple of swirls, then face lathered on top of it, producing an approximation of the cushion PLUS slickness combination I'm used to from the Ginger's Garden pucks. I didn't QUITE get the ratio, so my neck got a little irritated, convincing me to stop at a 2-pass DFS.
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  4. fishcrow

    fishcrow Birdman of TSD

    Thursday 10/17

    Hot shower the essential start to the day.
    Facial prep from RazoRock glycerin.
    Second soap from the trio of TFS, that is on loan. Crema Purissima Da Barba Per Pelli Sensibli, a bitter almond scent.
    Shavemac Silvertip Badger
    1905 Gillette Open Comb
    Gillette Silver Blue

    The ultimate in shave comfort, closeness for a near perfect DFS. IMG_0003.JPG
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  5. tuxxdk

    tuxxdk International Penguin of Mystery


    (no pic today)

    Prepped face with a wash in L'Oreal Men Expert.
    Mühle R89 coupled with Q-Ball (7).
    Old Spice Original Lather SC 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.

    This was my first time with the Old Spice cream. Nice lather and smell, it'll go perfectly for my "party-setup" which consists of Old Spice all the way through. It's my "signature scent", and I mostly only "scent-up!" on weekends heading for a party.
    The Q-Ball is done. 7 shaves was 1 too many, way too rough ATG. The 6th. was a lot better ATG. Very nice blade, right in the top amongst Viking's Sword and Wilkinson Sword.

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  6. KcHighLife

    KcHighLife Well-Known Member

    Vintage Colgate cup soap with a Tweezerman (I'm very frugal with this soap). The mug is from the 1960's as well.
    1921 Gillette Tuckaway with a Rapira blade on 3.
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  7. Richard Jackson

    Richard Jackson Well-Known Member

  8. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    Congratulations! :happy096: I've been more anxious about how many shaves you were gonna get than I was about whether the shut down would end!
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  9. mjemec

    mjemec Well-Known Member



    • Prep: shower, Bulldog Original face wash
    • Razor: Cobra Classic
    • Blade: Feather Pro (13)
    • Brush: New Forest Tubby 2
    • Soap: HTGAM Synergy Cavendish
    • Post: alum, T.N. Dickinson's Witch hazel
    • Aftershave: Old Spice Original
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  10. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Prep: warm face wash with Shea Moisture African Black Soap
    Soap: TOBS Jermyn Street
    Brush: Parker Synthetic
    Razor: Maggard M10
    Blade: Gillette sharp edge yellow
    AS: Krampert's Finest Bay Rum, Aveeno lotion

    DFS. This was my first shave with the M10. It's much heavier than my Merkur 33c, and a bit more aggressive, IMO. It was a nice smooth shave, with a couple weepers on my neck. The soap lathered brilliantly and provided comfort and cushion.

    Have a great Thursday!
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  11. Weeper Warrior

    Weeper Warrior Well-Known Member

  12. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Thanks. Today, my Merkur 37c arrived so I will go ahead and retire that blade. Tomorrow I will have my first shave with a slant razor. I am looking forward to that. The shutdown ended just in time.
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  13. Dslazar9

    Dslazar9 Took the Menthol-cratic Oath

    EJ Razor with Ebony Handle
    Vintage Kent Brush with Silvertip knot restored by Rudy Vey
    TSD Cracklin' Firewood Soap
    TSD 2x Iced Cracklin Firewood Splash
    Lab Series AS Balm
    tunes: Pogues
    coffee: home roasted Sweet Maria's Moka Kadir Blend (hmmmm-Sweet Maria's is The Shave Den of coffee gear/boards)
  14. Rui Marques

    Rui Marques Well-Known Member

    Pre-shave: Pré Proraso Green
    Soap: Tabac Shaving Soap
    Brush: Semogue SOC Cerda
    Razor: Edwin Jagger Barley DE89BA11
    Blade: Gillette Silver Blue
    Aftershave: Thayers Withch Hazel Aloé Vera + ASB Veleiro

    Score: 8/10
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  15. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Second shave with the M10. I decided to stop after two passes WTG, XTG, and I got a SAS. I reopened the neck weeper from yesterday, and I nicked my mole. My face feels nice and cool after using Proraso Green Post Shave.

    Prep: warm face wash with Shea Moisture African Black Soap
    Soap: TOBS Jermyn Street
    Brush: Parker synthetic
    Razor: Maggard M10
    Blade: Gillette 7 o'clock sharp edge yellow
    AS: Krampert's Finest bay rum
    Balm: Proraso Green Post Shave
    EDT: Givenchy Pi
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  16. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Sk16_9.jpg yhst-16445739206724_2187_8406267.jpg diana_balsam.jpg Barber_Aftershave_Osage-Rub_LRG.jpg Friday:

    L'Oreal Men Expert Facial Wash :love055: :love055: :smiley freezing: :smiley freezing:
    #6 Horsehair
    Super Speed/Rapira day 5
    Gillette Menthol SC :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Diana Sport Menthol Balm :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Osage Rub AS :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Aramis Stick Deodorant
    Aramis EdT

    This would be a very good set-up for a Menthol Monday Shave because it's so cold. Wow, the Gillette Menthol cream's cooling power really hits hard and its lather is very easy to work with. The Diana Sport balm might be too much for anyone who can't tolerate intense menthol, and the Rubby Dubby Doo is equally potent. Today's shave was so enjoyable. ;) :D

    Have a great weekend, folks! :)
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  17. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Gem OCMM
    Gemm SS PTFE (2)
    Omega 80265
    Arko SS
    Superior 70
  18. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    Shave of the Day, Frugal Friday October 18, 2013
    Prep: Brush soaked in warm water, warm shower
    Razor: Gold Matador Corto Toro Mastiff
    Soap: De Vergulde Hand Extra Fris
    Brush: Vintage Stanley Home Products restored with TGN 22mm Fan High Density Finest Two-Band Badger Knot
    AS: Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue
    Post: Cold Water Rinse, double splash of aftershave
    I am participating in Frugal Friday to show that you do not need to spend a lot of money to get a great shave. The entire cost is less money than just a few replacement packs of Fusion Cartridges.

    Retail Price of Shave
    Razor: $26.99 (should last a lifetime)
    Brush: $30 after reknot (already 50 plus years old, a new knot once every 50 years will cost you $20-$25)
    Blade: $0.36 (I toss a blade after 3 uses, but some will push longer)
    Soap: $7.95 (should last at least 6 months)
    Aftershave: $5.49 (average about 4 months per bottle)

    Enjoy your Friday everyone, I am hoping that we finally get all sites restored today as it has been a grueling ten days of down time.
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  19. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot Shower
    Soap: Stirling Coniferous
    Razor: ’66 Gillette Slim “5”
    Blade: Polsilver SI (1)
    Brush: Omega 6192 Badger

    Aftershave: “Osage Brisk”

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

    First shave with the Polsilver SI blade in the Slim. I went with the Stirlling Coniferous for my soap today. The Polsilver and Slim seem to really like each other: smooth, close, nick & burn free shave. I finished with a blast of “Osage Brisk” today. It matches up well with the Stirling Coniferous.

    Hi Ho, Hi Ho………..


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  20. lradke

    lradke and doggone it, people like me


    Muhle R106
    Personna Plat
    De Vergulde Hand xf
    The Colonel - manchurian
    Proraso AS

    It was a decent shave. The blade was a bit dull, but not to the point of causing an injury. My Proraso is almost out I get to put in an order! :) Captains Choice here we come!
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