SoS: October 2, 2017 - October 8, 2017

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Yehuda D, Oct 1, 2017.

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  1. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Irisch Moos Shave Stick
    Wolf Whiskers Brush
    Air-Mail Razor
    Thayers WH
    Pitrulon Classic After Shave
    Have a great week![​IMG]
  2. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    OCtober 2nd SOTD
    Gillette Old Type w Nacet
    TGN Finest Fan
    Barrister's Reserve Cool SS
    Booster Polar Ice AS
  3. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    OCtober 2, 2017

    Doug Korn Prototype with TGN Finest
    Route 66 Sweeney Todd
    Wolfman Ti WR1-OC with Darwin Ti
    Gillette Silver Blue
    Fine L'Orange Noir
    Terre D'Hermes

  4. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member


    Prep: Warm Shower-Stirling Bath Soap-Arkadia
    Soap: Reef Point Peerless
    Razor: Gillette NEW Short Comb
    Blade: Vintage Schick Plus Platinum (Shave #3)
    Brush: Honey Farm Designs/TGN Premium Silvertip-24mmx50mm
    Aftershave: Country Club Sweet Water

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

    Reef Point Peerless today. 20 seconds to load the Honey Farm/TGN Silvertip brush. Easy, thick, slick, lather. Vintage Schick Plus Platinum in the Gillette NEW SC. Excellent smooth, close shave. I finished with Country Club Sweet Water aftershave.


  5. ajc347

    ajc347 Well-Known Member

    My first OCtober SOTD today and it was another great shave.


    Razor: Gillette Rubie NEW OC
    Brush: Epsilon with a White Horse hair knot
    Soap & AS Balm: Handmade Soap Co.
    Pre-Shave Oil: Bedfordshire Beard Co. Mango

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  6. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Synthetic Brush
    Edwin Jagger Sea Buckthorn Shaving Cream
    Vitos Pre/Post Shave Cream

  7. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Shake Sharp v1.0 / Tian Li . I've come close with other razors but this was my first one-pass (ATG) head shave. Pretty pretty pretty pretty good.[​IMG]

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  8. billdog2

    billdog2 Well-Known Member

    Monday. 10/2/17

    Razor: Personna Flex Head
    Lather: Proraso Green
    Pre Shave: Homemade
    Brush: VDH
    Blade: Gillette TwinJector (8)
    AS: Brut Splash On with Afta

    With 8 days in a row, I`m still not bored, but then again, I`m getting great shaves.... so! With a 2 pass shave, WTG/ATG, almost no clean up, I am BBS for sure.Both passes were next to perfect with 1 little boo boo, which I think is a "razor bump" always in the same spot and doesn`t bleed. A cold water rinse takes care of it. Happy camper here hoping for good shaves by all. Gog Bless and happy shaving.



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  9. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Weber DLC razor
    TianLi Super Stainless blade
    TSD Iced Lemon Grass SS
    WD Synthetic brush
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    TSD 2X Mentholated Lemon Grass A/S

    First of all, pray for those in Las Vegas. Terrible situation. Then, let me thank jmudrick for pif'ing me some TianLi blades. I've been curious about theses blades since reading of his results with them. My results were not so good today. The end result was actually not bad, got a smooth clean face which is good. The journey there was not so good though. The blade felt very rough and got me a couple of times. Maybe it's just this particular blade since we know there can be clinkers in every batch. So I'll change blades tomorrow and try again. Now go enjoy your day folks.
  10. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Monday, October 2
    Still no pictures yet.

    Proraso Cream (Vintage Williams used up)
    Simpson CH2 Synthetic
    Feather AS-D2
    Gillette Spoiler (No idea how many shaves, but I haven't changed it since packing up my gear for the move, unreal. Best blade I have EVER used)
    Thayer's Medicated Witch Hazel
    Nivea Sensitive Cooling ASB
    Have a great day!
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  11. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Here's my planned shave for Tuesday morning:

    Stirling Mentholated Pre-Shave Soap
    Razorock Plissoft 26mm Monster
    Super Speed/Astra day 2
    Stirling Glacial Eskimo Tuxedo SS
    Diana Menthol Balm
    Krampert's Frostbite AS Splash

    There's a whole lotta menthol freeze in this setup!
  12. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

    Supporting Vendor
    SOTN OCtober 1st

    Cooper MonoBilt
    Tian Li Super Blue Blade (1)
    Razorock XXX
    Skin Bracer in vintage Avon Knight decanter
  13. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Schick G8 Razor
    Personna Injector Blade
    Made Rite #15 Boar Brush
    Love My Skin Spearmint Soap
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Lucky Tiger Aspen After Shave

    Used my G8 for the first time, and as with all my other Schick G's, it was a wonderful shave. Only thing different is the grip, which is very similar to my Schick I's. Although a tad smaller, it contributed to a very good grip, even when wet. A very comfortable and smooth BBS shave.
  14. JazzDoc

    JazzDoc Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Day: 2.October.2017

    Razor: Feather Artist Club DX with wooden handle
    Blade: Feather ProGuard
    Brush: Frank's black badger
    Mug by Jim Sandefur of 'Off Center Clay Pottery' (Etsy)
    Pre-shave: Proraso Green
    Shave Soap: Vetiver by WSP, Rustic series
    After Shave: Thayer's Cucumber witch hazel, then Brut Classic Splash
    Balm: Proraso Wood & Spice

    This was my very first "straight razor" shave. Two passes: WTG, ATG and a couple of small touchups; one small nick, needed no styptic.
    (Next purchase: full fledged straight razor, strop and paste). :happy108:

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  15. SmokeShowing

    SmokeShowing Well-Known Member

    Razor - Maggard Razors MR17 with Standard Head
    Blade - Gillette Nacet Stainless
    Brush - Stirling 24mm Boar
    Soap - Stirling Sharp Dressed Man
    Lotion - Stirling Sharp Dressed Man
    Aftershave - Fine Platinum

  16. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Tuesday's OC Shave

    Proraso Pre Shave
    Mitchell's Wool Fat
    Jayaruh #224
    Gillette Double Ring (1905)
    Gillette Silver Blue
    Thayer's Lemon WH
    Pinaud Clubman

    I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Mitchell's Wool Fat face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #224 synthetic brush. I did the two passes with the Gillette Double Ring and Gillette Silver Blue blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Pinaud Clubman AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2017
  17. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Well-Known Member

    Date: 03 October 2017

    Pre: - Cold Water straight from the tap
    Brush: - Yaqi Tuxedo Synth. 26/62mm knot
    Lather: - Wholly Kaw - King of Oud (tallow) Donkey Milk 5x
    Razor: - Muhle R41 v2013 with the iKon Bulldog Handle
    Blade: - Gillette Nacet #5
    Post: - Lucky Tiger Aftershave & Face Tonic / Bulldog Sensitive Moisturiser
    Fragrance: - L'eau D'issey Pour Homme EDT
  18. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Razor: Timeless OC w/ Dimpled Handle
    Blade: Gillette Platinum (2)
    Brush: WDC 8 w/ Cashmere
    Soap: Oleo Timeless Razor
    A/S: Floid Blue

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  19. sdguero

    sdguero Well-Known Member

    SOTD 10.2.2017

    Pre-shave: hot shower
    Brush: VDH Boar
    Soap: CO Bigelow
    Razors: Merkur 1904 OC (loaded with a new German made Wilkinson-Sword blade)
    "Pacific" TTO razor (loaded with a new "Pacific" DE blade)
    Post-shave: Dickinson WH, Nivea Sensitive Cooling Balm, Skin Bracer

    This was my first shave since Friday and I was looking forward to it as well because I used SE razors all last month. I found I missed the DE razors. While I want to participate in the OC focus in October, I'm not going to use them every day. There are several razors I want to use this month and they're not all OC. For years, I promised my wife that I would grow a beard after I retired. Although the rules for facial hair at my place of work had relaxed over the last few years, I was still "old-school" and made sure I was clean shaven except for my mustache. When I retired this summer she reminded me of that promise for a beard and I convinced her to wait until no-shave November. Summer time was too hot for a beard in July. :cool:

    Anyway, I was torn between this morning between using an OC razor or trying out the inexpensive $1 DE TTO razor and blades from Dollar Tree reported by @gzp last week in the following thread:

    So I decided to compromise. I planned on both a face shave and a head shave today and elected to try the "Pacific" razor on my face, and use the Merkur for my head shave. I lathered up the CO Bigelow into a creamy, protective lather and began the shave. I was very careful because I noticed the blade gap was more than in other TTO razors I have. I also had 72 hours of stubble to plow through. I did find a safe angle for the shave but it was uncomfortable and rough feeling. I shaved both cheeks and then removed the Wilkinson blade from the Merkur and replaced the Pacific blade in the cheap razor. The cutting through the stubble was easier but it was still an uncomfortable shave as I went over the neck to finish up the first pass. So I replaced the Wilkinson blade in the Merkur, set the cheap razor aside, and finished the face shave with the Merkur OC. What a difference.... extremely smooth and comfortable and a CCS. I then moved on to do a head shave with the Merkur again an excellent result.

    In fairness, the cheap Pacific razor did give me a DFS in that it was close. But my face was burning after that first pass with it. So much so, I had to switch to the Merkur.

    Happy shaves, everyone!

  20. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Summer here in Montreal was lousy for the most part. Hot and humid at times but with a lot of rain.
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