SOS: October 2023

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  1. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    Placeholder for October 2023.

  2. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    Sunday October 1, 2023
    Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper Bowl
    Brush: Semogue SOC Cherry
    Lather: Tabac
    Razor: Henson AL13 Aggressive
    Blade: Feather
    Post: Osma Alum Block
    Post: Thayers Witch Hazel
    Post: Tabac

    Tabac will figure prominently in my daily shaves of the day.

    Last edited: Oct 1, 2023
  3. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Sunday SOTD

    Razor: Schick B2
    Blade: Schick Proline B-20 (D7)
    Brush: Simpson M7 Platinum 22mm
    Bowl: Supply Provision Marble 4.5"
    Pre-Shave Scrub: PAA Ice Cube 2
    Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Chamomile & Lemon
    Shave Soap: Ariana & Evans Peach & Cognac
    Balm: MdC Huile Végétale Camomille
    Aftershave: Extro Italiana

  4. brit

    brit in a box

    canadian fb tech/platinum
    rr 400
    jm fraser's
    c & e

  5. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Sunday Shave 10.01.23
    RAZOR: Pearl Flexi Adjustable Open Comb
    BLADE: Willy’s Premium
    BRUSH: Rudy Vey Butterscotch Beehive 20mm Silvertip Badger
    LATHER: OSP Urban Viking Shaving Soap
    POST: OSP Urban Viking Aftershave Lotion


    My new Pearl Flexi Adjustable Open Comb razor just arrived and I was impressed with the fit and finish.
    The first shave with the new razor was pleasant. I chose an OSP soap and my Rudy Vey brush because that combination always gives me great lather. The blade used was a Willy’s Premium, a number of which came with rhe razor.
    I did two passes, first WTG and then ATG, with three days' beard growth.
    On the first pass, I used setting 3 and rode the cap mostly – still a good deal of blade feel. On the second pass, I switched to setting 2, and again rode the cap – not really a noticeable difference in blade feel.
    This very careful first run with the new Pearl OC produced a two-pass DFS. I would say the shave at setting 3 was slightly more aggressive than my go-to ‘50s Tech, but with considerably more blade feel.
    I enjoyed the first shave, but it will probably take a few more to dial in the ideal angle.

  6. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    antique Barbasol razor
    Safe-T-Guard FACE-GUARD blade
    mystery soap

    2 pass DFS

    The safety blade reduced the razor's aggressiveness a good bit but there's still some irritation on the neck. Time for witch hazel alum and Lucky Tiger.
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  7. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Sunday morning’s Grand Freeze:

    Capra soap as a facial wash
    Yaqi 30mm Barber Pole
    Canadian Tech/Astra Green day 14
    Bundubeard African Potato SS (with Glacial level menthol)
    Prep ASB
    Osage Rub AS Splash
    Bleu de Chanel Deodorant Stick
    Bleu de Chanel EdP

    This African Potato soap is absolutely awesome - it was made originally as a limited edition for the South African Master Shave forum that I was a member of and this version has a lulu of a menthol sensation in addition to a beautiful outdoorsy scent, it’s glycerine based, it gives wonderful lather with lots of slickness, and great postshave care. My dear brother Jaco really nailed it with this one. The Prep and the Rubby Dubby Doo provided lots of extra moisturizing as well as soothing. Last but not least the gorgeous Bleu de Chanel fragrance and I’m ready to chill out for the day - we’ll be heading out later to visit my inlaws. Three passes delivered a splendid BBS shave that was so much fun!

    Enjoy your Sunday - be well and stay safe![​IMG]

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  8. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox The British Birdman

    SOTD: 1st October 2023.


    Shaving Recipe for today.

    Prep: Warm shower:/Nivea Men Power 24H Fresh Effect Shower Gel.

    Cold wet flannel to my face & head.
    Wrights Coal Tar Bar Soap.
    Brush: Wilkinson Sword Synthetic.
    Bowl Lather.
    Bowl: Home Bargains Stainless Steel Side Bowl.
    Lather: Gillette Original Scent Shave Foam. (Red)
    Blade: Gillette London Bridge. (D1)
    Razor: FaTip Grande.

    Cold water face wash with brush squeezing's, Cold Water Face Rinse. /Homemade (~Autumn/Winter mix~) peppermint lavender, eucalyptus, + Tea Tree essential Oils Mixed Together With 200ml of Care+Witch Hazel./L'0REAL Barber Club Reinforcing ASB./Milton Lloyd London 2000 EdP.


    Open-Comb October focus month.

    I will be using the FaTip Grande & Parker 24C paired together with the Gillette London Bridge blades for my face shaves and continue to use the Gillette Guard for my head shaves for October. Starting off with the assertive FaTip Grande fitted with the GLB was a great duo mowing through my stubble with effortless ease. I forgot how smooth & assertive this razor is.

    I received two cans of Gillette shave foam ( red) & sensitive (green) with many other gifts from family & friends for my 60th birthday in June and out of respect & courtesy to them I'll start to give them a try out.

    I gave the can a good shake for a minute or so then put a more than generous dollop in to my shaving bowl, Its hard to control the amount that comes out once you have pressed the release cap. The foam was far too thick with no slickness on release but with the wet synthetic brush adding a small amount of water I started to mix gradually which turned the foam into a workable shave cream with good residual slickness protection without dissipating or drying out in the bowl or on my face in-between each pass.

    The post shave was very acceptable with no dryness or irritation to my skin. I'll be honest, I didn't expect a canned shave foam to give such good results. Mixing the foam in the bowl with the synthetic brush and additional water was the the key to it's performance. I will continue to use foam with the rest of my shaves throughout the week and try out the sensitive version in next week shaves.

    Finishing the shave off a with a few small squirts of Milton Lloyd London 2000 EdP to the pulse points.

    My face is feeling super smooth & smelling divine. ;)

    Keep safe and enjoy your Sunday ladies & gentlemen. :cool:
  9. ChiefShaver

    ChiefShaver Well-Known Member

    Hi Friends,

    here my first Shave of October (01.10.2023)

    Razor: Giesen & Forsthoff 1920 // Blade: Gillette Platinum // Soap: CRWS Fall LE // Brush: Shavemac Cocobolo G5C // Aftershave: Annemarie Börlind Aftershave Gel

    A mighty fine shave. The Blade is one of my absolute favorite now, Used it the last weeks and it´s fantastic. Smooth, gentle, thoroughly…maybe i have found the blade to retire my Gillette Bleue Extra blades.

    The soap was great again. It is a wonderful Fall scent. Fallen leaves with a hint of Maple syrup in the back. Lather was great, Creamy and cushiony.

    At least i ´ve used my newly bought Aftershave Gel. Bought in our vacation. Smells a bit herbal and a tiny drop it enough for one cheek. So, 2 drops for my cheeks and one for my neck. This will last almost forever i guess. First it was quite a bit sticky but after 2 or 3 minutes it was absorbed by the skin and with that time a great skincare came through.

    A lovely 10 out of 10 shave.

    Have a great time, enjoy your shaves and stay safe and healthy.

  10. ischiapp

    ischiapp New Product Bloodhound

  11. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Lather Catcher Sunday's Cold Water Shave

    Cold Water Rinse
    Col Conk Amber Shave Soap
    Jayaruh #447
    C.V. Heljestrand Lather Catcher
    C.V. Heljestrand Wedge
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Aqua Velva Musk AS

    The Col Conk Amber Shave Soap lathered well with Jayaruh #447 Synthetic brush. Two passes and touch ups with the C.V. Heljestrand Lather Catcher and C.V. Heljestrand Wedge Blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Dickinson's Witch Hazel and then Aqua Velva Musk AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
  12. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    October 1, 2023
    Blackbird Ti OC
    Gillette 7 O’Clock
    MR EE #4 LE
    WSP Barbershop
    SV Felce Aromatica

  13. BroRat

    BroRat Well-Known Member

    Above The Tie Windsor SE1 * Schick Proline
    RazoRock Hive 24 Mokasoft HD Synthetic Shaving Brush
    Lea Classic Shaving Soap,Aftershave Splash & Balm​
  14. Str8 Shaver

    Str8 Shaver Well-Known Member

    01 October, 2023
    Prep: Hot towel
    Razor: Rockwell 6S – #3
    Blade: Astra SS
    Brush: New Forest Tubby 1 Finest
    Soap: Pinnacle Grooming: Barbershop ( PGA )
    Post: CeraVe moisturising lotion..
    Fragrance: Rogue Perfumery Bon Monsieur
    a stunning shave today.. that SS blade is an absolute dream with the 6S, and that PGA base is simply top tier. Stunning!
  15. Lockback

    Lockback Well-Known Member

    Preshave: Hot shower
    Soap/Shave cream: Cella Red
    Brush: Perfecto Badger
    Razor: 1940's Gillette Super Speed
    Blade: Astra SP (1)
    Post shave: Gillette Gel

  16. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Happy Oudtober, everyone! I'm going to try to use Oud each weekend this month, if not more. Casual opening for the month, as I just went with:

    prep-NiveaMen Bodywash(Fresh Ice)in shower
    shave-Gillette Foamy Original

    razor-Gillette Sensor Deuce Pivot DisposeABLE
    A.S.-Gabel's Original.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2023
  17. Burak Kucukler

    Burak Kucukler Well-Known Member

  18. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Hi Gary, happy Oudtober. The design of that shave soap is quite similar to that from Stephan.
  19. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    Sunday Schick shave, Oct1st 2023

    Razor : Stick Schick injector, theme series, L type- Mfg 1973, mild range. Interesting razor and a joy to use(brings back memories of my youth). Had a comfortable DFS this morning.
    Blade : Personna SS PTFE (1) very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap : Razorock Blue barber, nice scented soap with excellent lather qualities.
    Brush : Yaqi "Black marble" 24mm silvertip 3band badger. Excellent lather generator, luxury pillow like soft tips, nice splay scrubber + great lather painter.
    Pre shave : (Dedicated Cashmere synthetic)Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser with a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep : Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
    Post shave : Razorock blue barber with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless).
    Results : 1-10 dial - Copy (2)4 template 9.2.jpg or CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG] Had a close comfortable shave this morning with my Stick Schick with a Personna SS PTFE blade.
    SOTD October 1 2023.jpg

    Have some great shaves!
  20. brit

    brit in a box

    so it is ,thank you it a brushless cream?:)
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