SOS: October 2019

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Boojum1, Sep 30, 2019.

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  1. brit

    brit in a box

    cool shave Jon..
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  2. brit

    brit in a box

    glad you are ok Jim..
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  3. Plexus

    Plexus Well-Known Member


    To compare.
    The shaving qualities are very close, excellent.

    The Parker Variant is mine, The Rex Ambassador is a loan.
    I intend to finish this evening the case of the Rex, and attach it to the mailing to the next loaner.
    Later, I would do the Variant one, and initiate a turn of loan, on the forum "Rasage Traditionnel".
  4. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

    Monday OCtober 14

    Today I used a razor I've not used before - it kind of scared me a bit. A Palmera with a 6 and a 5 stamped on the razor plate. The Waits Compendium doesn't show this razor, but does show a Palmera model 15 so I'm thinking or hoping this is a model 65. The razor plate on this razor is very slightly curved from side to side and I was concerned the blade would not be held properly. Well, there is a lot of exposed blade but if used carefully, this razor is fine.

    Bowl/Scuttle - GP12
    Soap - MWF (it's Monday)
    Brush - ThatDarnRob Masque 26mm V3 Fanchurian
    Blade - Feather HI SS (9)
    Razor - Palmera 65 (Spain)
    Post Shave - OSMA Pierre alum, Epsilon Blue A/S (Spain)

    Shave rating 5 of 5

    I did a one pass shave today, WTG and was DFS+ which surprised me. This razor looks like a cross between a caged head and a long comb. This razor is VERY AGGRESSIVE, very efficient, a lot of exposed blade and a lot of blade feel. I needed to use a very light touch, ride the cap to reduce the blade feel, and I surprised myself with a very good shave save for one nick. Definitely not an every day driver. The MWF lathered and lubricated well. I had the one nick but otherwise the alum was quiet. Epsilon Blue finished off the shave.

    Overall, a surprisingly great shave. Have a few more French and English razors that will be the razors for my next few shaves this week.

    Happy OCtober and great shaves everyone.

    - Ken
  5. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Thank you, Doug.
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  6. oversaturn

    oversaturn Active Member


    Prebarba Proraso
    Semogue Barrel Prototype
    Acca Kappa 1869
    Gillette Aristocrat #22
    Derby Premium
    Pre de Provence nº 63 ASB

  7. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome ..
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  8. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Here it is for Tuesday(15th.).

    prep-Nivea 4 Men Bodywash(Max. Hydration)in shower
    shave-Stoylin Soap (Ramblin Man)
    brush-Jayaruh #59*
    razor-Gillette Sensor Deuce Pivot DisposeABLE
    A.S.-Stoylin Splash(Ramblin Man)

    well, to make a long story short I had to switch back to a quick shave this morning due to my need to leave the bathroom so the maintenance ,man could show me why my shower wasn't shutting off completely. He came much later after my shave though. Thus, I didn't use the Jayaruh this morning(or any brush, for that matter.)
  9. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Monday, October 14
    MWF~~Simpson 59~~Portland 1905~~Yardley English Lavender
    Have a great day!
  10. brit

    brit in a box

    fine shave Joseph..
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  11. ilts

    ilts Well-Known Member

    Thank You Sir!
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  12. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Thank you, Doug!
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  13. Boru62

    Boru62 Well-Known Member

    Welcome back Jim.
    Here's wishing you a speedy recovery.
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  14. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Doug and Gary.
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  15. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    October 15, 2019
    Gillette New SC
    Gillette 7 O’clock Yellow
    Alpha Shaving 400 with SHD
    Cold River Schapenmelk
    Myrsol Antesol
    Guerlain Habit Rouge

  16. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

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    Tuesday 10.15.19 SOTD
    TSE Pre-Shave Oil
    Merkur Progress Adjustable / Astra SP (2)
    Simpsons Commodore X3 Best Badger
    Chiseled Face Ghost Town Barber Shaving Soap
    Chiseled Face Ghost Town Barber Aftershave Splash

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  17. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Todays shave was with a newly Acquired, somewhat Restored, and freshly Honed razor. I had a fantastic 2 pass shave, that mowed 3-4 days growth down, like it was going through butter. It delivered a BDBS shave. Excellent razor.

    Razor- PUMA. Solingen
    Brush- JR#262. Birdseye Maple/Ebony. Silvertip Badger
    Soap- AOS, Kingsmen, Bourbon scented
    Aftershave- Shulton Old Spice

  18. brit

    brit in a box

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    brit in a box

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  20. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thank you Gary
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