SOS: October 2019

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

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  1. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Thanks Gary!
     
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  2. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thanks, Gary!

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  3. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Sweet looking #15 Artie you have Gary
     
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  4. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    OCtober OC - attempt

    Col Conk - Bay Rum
    Stirling Tuxedo
    Gillette New Short Comb (Feather on 5)
    Parker Variant {5} (Dorco on 3)
    Focus Slim Al R28 (GSB on 5)

    Yesterdays shave was supposed to be an easy and lazy 2 pass WTG affair.

    Not so.

    I chose the Colonel because you can always puff an easy spume of lather... almost. Col Conk is the Max Headroom approved low investment shave soap. I usually am not a Bay Rum fan, but this is sweeter, less spicy than others I've tried. Good for me.

    In order to remain open minded I tried some of the best lathering methods put forth by the AridSoapSymposium. Wetting the brush tips and swirling was way too much work. Adding a little water did the trick..... well, maybe a lot of water. Bingo, problem solved.

    In keeping with the crowd the Short Comb was to make Short Work of the stubble. Not so. Feather on 5 used to be fine. I could have worked my way through it, but nah.

    Grabbed the Parker Variant set it to 5 and went at it for the Dorco blade's third outing. Still, too much work.

    Grabbed the Focus R28 all aluminum edge forward professional barbering tool for the unplanned 3rd and ATG pass. The GSB on 5 pulled it off. I usually stop at 4.

    Finished up over achieving my goals with the Proraso Menthol AS lotion. A soothing concoction that reminds me a little of a Green Irish Tweed dupe I've used, but lighter, and no deep hanging remains.

    So 3 blades conked out and binned. Think I'll hit the stones and strops today with one of my straights and see if I can duplicate that new edge I'm liking.

    Shave well, shave free.

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  5. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Much appreciated Gary..... :eatdrink047:
     
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  6. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Thank you sir!
     
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  7. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Guy..lovely shaver as well.:)
     
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  8. brit

    brit in a box

    fine shave Bill..cool new sc..
     
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  9. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    Today 20191020_134730_resized.jpg hope y'all did as well, or better.
     
  10. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Razor: Christopher Bradley Karve OC D Plate
    Blade: Voskhod (4)
    Brush: Oscar 11 w/ Omega 10049 Boar
    Soap: Route 66 Casablanca
    Aftershave: Vicky Tiel Achille Cologne
    Bowl: Suribachi Blue

    I haven't been able to contact the owner of Route 66 shaving soaps for quite sometime now. Don't know what happened to her. Anyway this is another fine example of the soaps they make. It smells great and whips into an excellent lather. I don't see it listed on their site any more.
    I have spoken about the Karve OC D Plate before and I stand by my post. This is an excellent razor. I'm still in love with the @oscar11 w/Omega 10049 Boar. If a man can love a shave brush, I am guilty! I spent a little extra time working with the Route 66 Casablanca in the Suribachi bowl with outstanding results. I landed a rich, thick, slick, with lots of cushion and glide lather. Another Vicky Tiel Cologne called Achille. It comes in a spray, which is good as you don't want to use to much. All in all 2 passes with a near BBS.
    Hope you like the photo. I was quite the trek.

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  11. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Great photo of the shave, Doug. As you may recall, I myself have been asking for Kathleen about 3 times since I last saw a post from her. No member here has said anything, with the exception of one who said he saw a post from her in a different website. You mention @oscar11. He was the one who PIFed me the brush I call the "Boston Celtics Mascot". Obviously that isn't the real name of the brush, and I've been "hinting" for the real name but have not heard from him on it.
     
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  12. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Monday's Plan:

    prep-Nivea 4 Men Bodywash(Maximum Hydration)-in shower
    shave-Weekend Rodeo(Central Texas Soaps)
    brush-Maggard Razors Synthetic Marble Handle
    razor-Gillette Sensor Deuce Pivot DisposeABLE
    A,S,-Weekend Rodeo(Central Texas Soaps
     
  13. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    @oscar11 is a Marine. He could be on a mission. Shhhhh! :happy088:
     
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  14. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Coming from you, a statement to respect and appreciate. I'll just wait for him to reply.
     
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  15. TommyCarioca

    TommyCarioca Well-Known Member

    Epic. Amouage Lyric Man! Very impressive

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  16. TommyCarioca

    TommyCarioca Well-Known Member

    Niiiiice. That brush is awesome.

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  17. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    :thanks: Tommy. I appreciate it.
     
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  18. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Good picture and post Edison.
     
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  19. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    October 20, 2019
    Tatara Masamune OC with Nodachi Top Plate
    Gillette 7 O’clock Yellow
    Thäter 4125/3
    Signature Soaps Leodis
    Floid Blue Aftershave

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  20. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Very good black and white Clint. The razor and brush are related. Perfect!
     
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