SOS: October 2023

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  1. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    Monday October 30, 2023
    Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper Bowl
    Brush: Simpson CH2
    Lather: Southern Witchcrafts
    Razor: Gillette Styler
    Razor: Henson AL13 Medium
    Blade: Gillette Super Stainless
    Post: Osma Alum Block
    Post: Thayers Witch Hazel
    Post: Tabac

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  2. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Menthol Monday:

    L’Oreal Men Expert Facial Wash
    Razorock Plissoft 26mm Monster
    Super Speed/new 7 AM
    Proraso Green SS
    Prep ASB
    Proraso Green AS Splash

    This Plissoft 26mm Monster is one helluva great performer - you guys should have seen the thick, rich, creamy lather it whipped up from the Proraso Green soap. This soap has really been improved in terms of skincare also - no more drying or irritation and the menthol sensation is still good and chilly. The Prep and the Proraso Green aftershave completed the job perfectly. Three swift passes with the new 7 AM gave me a brilliant BBS shave that I enjoyed immensely!

    Wishing everyone here a great week - be well and stay safe![​IMG]

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  3. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 10/30/2023

    No Name razor
    Silver Star blade
    No Name Synthetic Brush
    Cresent City Shave Works Irish Tweed SS
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    I went to a local street fair this past weekend and Cresent City Shave Works was there. I've used their soaps in the past with good results so stopped at their booth. Thought I would support a local vendor so got the Irish Tweed SS and it works very well. Easy to lather/good protection/pleasant scent. I've never used Irish Tweed cologne so can't compare but the SS has a light pleasant scent that I like. As for the razor/brush, guess I'm an easy mark cuz I bought those as well. Didn't expect much from either of them but am surprised as heck. The brush is soft with just the right amount of backbone for me. Reminds me of my Plisson/L'Occitane brush which I really really like. The razor is surprisingly efficient and comfortable. I like it too. So I'm pleased with these purchases, and they have made my face happy. Now go enjoy your day folks.

  4. can polat

    can polat Well-Known Member

    VB The Emperor Meiji / Bolzano Superinox,

    Tabac Original / Yaqi Moka Express,

    Tabac After Shave...

  5. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    October 30, 2023
    Blackbird Ti OC
    Gillette Nacet
    Semogue C3 Galahad
    TOBS Sandalwood Cream
    Prorasso Sandalwood After Shave

  6. shaveman

    shaveman Well-Known Member

    Van Der Hagen Adjustable (Futur copy)
    7 O'Clock
    Barbasol Aloe Shave Foam (canned)
    Dead Sea After Shave
    Van Der Hagen Futur.jpg
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  7. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    MMMonday, October 30th 2023. The MicroMatic Monday thread, use any ASR razor that uses a Gem blade any day of the week.

    Razor : Gem Push button- Mfg 1958-65, tame mid range. This razor kind of follows the theme when cars use push buttons for shifting automatic transmission selection back in the days. I find this a great razor to use and enjoy using it when it comes up in my random large razor rotation, it works the best early in blade life also and is hard to beat the shave it will give, speaking of shaves I had a comfortable close shave this morning.
    Blade : Gem Personna SS PTFE (3) very sharp, excellent longevity, smooths out nicely, predictable + safest blade to handle.
    Soap : Yaqi Musketeer Rapier, nice scented soap(Aramis classic cologne + excellent lather qualities.
    Brush : Yaqi "Ferrari" 24mm boar bristle. Excellent lather generator, soft spit end boar bristle ends, nice splay scrubber + great lather painter. Nice boar brush to use!
    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 : Yaqi Musketeer Rapier + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless).
    Results : 1-10 dial - Copy (2)2 template 10.1.jpg or CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG] Had a close comfortable shave this morning with my Gem Push button razor with a coated Gem blade.
    SOTD October 30 2023.jpg
    Have some great shaves!
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  8. Stefano73

    Stefano73 Well-Known Member

  9. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Gold Aristocrat / Voskhod blade
    RajonCajonBrushes / Maggards Synthetic
    Fine Accoutrements / Italian Citrus

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  10. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Here it is 4 Tuesday:

    prep-Dove Care Men(in shower)
    shave-Barabasol Original
    razor-Gillette Sensor Deuce Pivot DisposeABLE
    A.S.-Gabels Original
  11. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Tuesday Shave 10.31.23
    RAZOR: Shield Polished Titanium 1.15 DE
    BLADE: Personna
    BRUSH: Elite Razor Red, White and Blue Manchurian White
    LATHER: Pre de Provence No. 63 Shave Soap
    POST: Wholly Kaw Fougere Mania Aftershave Splash
  12. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    OCtober 30th
    RR Gamechanger Jaws w GSB (2)
    Simpson Sovereign/ Resin
    Asylum Colonia
    Terre d’Hermes asb
    Have a great night all.
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  13. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Monday, October 30
    AoS Unscented~~Rubberset 400/3~~Gem Clog-Pruf/Gem
    Have a great day!
  14. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    All Hallows Eve SOTD

    Razor: Shield Cerakoted Titanium DE3
    Blade: Gillette Platinum (D1)
    Brush: Paladin PK-47 26mm Blonde Badger
    Bowl: Castle Shave 4 1/4"
    Pre-Shave Scrub: PAA Iced Cube 2.0
    Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Mandarin and Cardamom
    Shave Cream: Murphy and McNeil Barbershop De Los Muertos
    Butter: Saponificio Varesino Puro Burro di Karitè
    Aftershave: Murphy and McNeil Barbershop De Los Muertos

  15. brit

    brit in a box

    canadian gold tech
    custom badger

  16. BroRat

    BroRat Well-Known Member

    Boti Meteor Anodised Titanium AC Razor * Kai Captain Mild PINK (D3)
    TRC Cherry Royale 26mm Synthetic
    P&B Spitfire Shaving Soap, Aftershave Splash & Aftershave Balm​
  17. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    The MK 32 has me smooth and smoother :happy036:

    Hot water preparation
    MSC Frosted Lavender Shave Soap
    Romera Wenge Chubby Manchurian Badger
    CV Heljestrand MK 32 6/8
    AOS Lavender After Shave Balm


    Happy shaving - Karl
  18. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox The British Birdman

    SOTD: 31st October 2023.


    Shaving Recipe for today.

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

    Cold wet flannel to my face & head.
    Cien PURE Fragrance Free Sensitive Bar Soap.
    Brush: Omega 10077.
    Bowl Lather.
    Bowl: Tesco's Ceramic 'Cosmo' Side Bowl.
    Lather: Nivea Men Sensitive Pro Ultra-Calming Liquid Shaving Cream.
    Razor: FaTip Grande. (Face) - Gillette London Bridge. (D3)
    Razor: Gillette Guard. (Head) (D1)

    Cold water Face & Head wash with brush squeezing's,/ Cold Water Face & Head Rinse./ Alum Rub./Cold Water Face & Head 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./ P&G Old Spice Hawkridge ASL.


    (Halloween Face & Head shave)

    An enjoyable close face & head shave to finish the month off wonderfully.

    My month open comb focus with the FaTip Grande & Parker 24C paired together with Gillette London Bridge blade has been a joy...Both razors have performed superbly, especially the FaTip Grande. The extended run out with the Gillette Guard has been provided me with close presentable head shaves...I will continue to add it to my rotation for my head shaves in future shaves.

    I haven't used the Nivea Men Sensitive Pro Ultra-Calming Liquid Shaving Cream which always provides a slick protective lather. It's gooey sloppy mess appearance on my first use left something to the imagination which put me in doubt about it. However, once I started to add a few drops of water to gooey mixture it exploded and became slick rich and protective with no drying out issues and superb post shave feel... It doesn't have much of a scent so It doesn't conflict with any post shave scent applications.

    Tonight is Halloween night ever since I was kid it has always been something I've looked forward to...I still love to watch the classic Frankenstein with Boris Karloff, which for me will always be the best version and still amazes me each time I watch it....The Acting, b & w photography, & directing of the film is so incredibly dramatic....Another favourite is the 1974 Mel Brooks comical take of Young Frankenstein which is a classic in itself.

    Parents uncles aunties, grandparents, friends, neighbours will be having the usual mass visiting Trick-or-Treating presence from Wolverines, Michael Myers, Witches, Werewolf's, Mother-In Laws, Priti Patel's, Jacob Rees-Mogg's, Zombies, Vampires, Frankenstein's, Mummy's & Daddy's, Beetlejuice's, Batmans, Batwomen, Jokers, Freddy Krueger's, Chucky's, Jason Voorhees knocking on the door queuing up for the boat load of goodies people have for them around the world to mark this 'spooky Halloween Trick-or Treating event.

    Something That I always mention on Halloween is don't forget to keep your pets indoors and safe from harm while enjoying the spooky & soon to come bonfire-Guy Fawkes night (UK) festivities.

    Finishing the shave off with a generous splash of P&G Old Spice Hawkridge ASL.

    My face is feeling cool smooth, & smelling divine.;)

    Keep safe, and enjoy your day ladies & gentlemen.:cool:
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2023
  19. can polat

    can polat Well-Known Member

    '66 Gillette Super Speed/ Gillette Silver Blue,

    Proraso Aloe Vera / Niva Wood Prof,

    Watsons Sierran Breeze,

    A.P.Donovan scuttle...

    Have a good day all!..

  20. Str8 Shaver

    Str8 Shaver Well-Known Member

    31 September, 2023
    Prep: Hot towel
    Razor: Rockwell 6S – #3
    Blade: Polsilver (Lodz)
    Brush: Brad Sears Archduke 26/50 2-Band Manchurian
    Soap: Declaration Grooming: Gratiot League Square (Milksteak)
    Post: CeraVe moisturising lotion..
    Fragrance: Manhattan Eau de Parfum by Roja Dove
    last shave of the month, and very enjoyable it was too...
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