SoS: October 21, 2013 - October 27, 2013

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Very plain and simple kickoff for the week.

    Menthol Monday:

    L'Oreal Men Expert Facial Wash :love055: :love055: :smiley freezing: :smiley freezing:
    #6 Horsehair
    Super Speed/new Rapira
    Nanny's Ice & a Slice SS :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Diana Sport Menthol Balm :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Barbon AS :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Aramis Stick Deodorant
    Aramis EdT

    One of the best face-freezing arrangements which can be found. The L'Oreal Men Expert facial wash is not only cold, it's also non-drying and very good for sensitive skin. I love the scent of the Ice & a Slice soap as well as the rich, creamy lather it gives and the skincare is top-notch, with POTENT menthol power. The combination of the Diana Sport balm and the Barbon aftershave might be too much for anyone who's not into such strong menthol. ;) :D

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  2. dinatali

    dinatali Well-Known Member

    RR King louis Pre shave
    SWK Free mug scuttle
    Semogue LE Ilrasoio fourm
    Merkur 23C
    Lord cool Blade #2
    RR XXX soap
    RR Eagle Eye lotion
  3. mjemec

    mjemec Well-Known Member



    • Prep: shower, Bulldog Original face wash
    • Razor: Gillette Fatboy
    • Blade: Polsilver SI (3)
    • Brush: New Forest Tubby 2
    • Soap: HTGAM Synergy Lavender Cedar
    • Post: T.N. Dickinson's Witch hazel
    • Aftershave: Proraso lozione dopobarba
  4. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Prep: warm face wash with Shea Moisture African Black Soap
    Soap: TOBS Jermyn Street
    Brush: Parker synthetic
    Razor: Merkur Classic 33c
    Blade: Gillette 7 o'clock sharp edge yellow (2)
    AS: Krampert's Finest Bay Rum
    EDT: Givenchy Pi

    BBS! What a great shave today! One of the best yet. It makes me wonder why I bother trying other razors. I did not shave yesterday, perhaps the extra length was just right for the Merkur. I noticed that this razor "sings" a different note than the Maggard... Not as loud, lower pitch, too, but every bit as effective for me. Actually, more effective, but I have only tried one blade in the Maggard so far.

    Have a great Monday!
  5. Erik Redd

    Erik Redd Lizabeth, baby, I'm comin' to join ya.

    Monday - Walk in the Woods Week

    TOBS Sandalwood face lathered with TGN Pure Badger in Ever-Ready Handle
    EJ89 with Personna Lab Blue (4)
    3 passes and finish with homemade bay rum #1

    Excellent Monday morning shave, even without menthol :). The TOBS Sandalwood is a fine cream.
  6. Jasman

    Jasman Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot shower, Crown Co. Supreme Glide Pre-shave lotion
    Brush: Beeline Boar
    Soap: Ginger's Garden Oakmoss Glycerin-in-a-jar (Walk In The Woods Week)
    Razor: Merkur 41c 1904 OC
    Blade: Dorco-301 (2)
    Passes: WTG, XTG, ATG
    Post: Cold water rinse, Dickinson's WH, Lucky Tiger Vanishing Menthol ASB (Menthol Monday)

    The good: My face is darn-near BBS, with zero redness, irritation, weepers, or nicks. By giving my face a break from balms for a couple of days and carefully avoiding using my bodywash on my face and neck (opting instead for a quick rubdown there with my shampoo), I avoided over-moisturizing my face, so it soaked up the Lucky Tiger just fine.
    The bad: I still have trouble lathering these glycerin-in-a-jar soaps satisfactorily; I may have to resort to distilled water to try to eliminate one possible issue (you know, just like your grandfather did when he shaved :prrr:). While my face is nearly BBS, my throat still has a couple of rougher patches.
  7. Rui Marques

    Rui Marques Well-Known Member

    21st October 2013

    Tabac Shaving Soap
    Semogue SOC Cerda
    Edwin Jagger Barley DE89BA11
    Gillette Silver Blue
    Thayers Withch Hazel Peach
    ASB Veleiro
  8. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Ozark Mountain Soap
    Soap: Coate’s Rose Cream
    Razor: ’66 Gillette Slim “6”
    Blade: Polsilver SI (4)
    Brush: Omega 6192 Badger

    Aftershave: Barbon

    WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angle for my beard a bit)

    4th shave with the Polsilver SI blade in the Slim. The Polsilver and Slim both did a great job: smooth, close, & nick free shave. Slim on “6” today. I used the last of my Coate’s Rose Cream today. Good easy, slick lather. I finished with a blast of Barbon AS to kick start the work week.


  9. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    Sub Cero
    Tabac SS
    28mm Omega knot
    Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum

    I've been on a roll of nice shaves, good one again this morning. 3rd handle for this brush and I think I'm finally satisfied with it's performance. Well, maybe. Have a good one.
  10. TSimons

    TSimons not allowed near railroad tracks

    SOTD Oct 21

    Prep: hot shower
    Razor: Weishi 9306
    Blade: Derby Extra Stainless Steel (day 1)
    Brush: Wilkinson Sword
    Cream: Musgo Real Classic
    Passes: 3 (WTG, XTG, ATG)
    Post: warm then cold water
    Wow! Fresh blade, check. Good lather, check. Best shave to date, check! :bounce015:

    I didn't end up with a BBS shave, but this is the closest I've come and no nicks or irritation! I'm still fighting with my jaw line, and Adams apple today but it's hardly noticeable.
    My shave does seem to be missing something though... I have some Proraso blue on order; I'm hoping will add that extra something.
  11. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©


    Prep: Hot shower, Dirigo Blue PSO Aroostook
    Coffee: Maxwell House, BLACK
    CD: Road Trippin' Blues, disc 2
    Soap/Cream: Woods of Windsor + a dollop of KMF Unscented cream (because WoW doesn't lather too well, but I like the scent)
    Brush: Vulfix Burlington
    SE: PAL Adjustable, mid-way
    Blade: Schick, day 1, 3 passes
    Post: Cold water rinse, ice water splash, Brut ASB, Brut cologne
    'Stache Wax: Dirigo Blue

    First time using the PAL. I must say, if it came fixed at the middle position I would be happy with this razor - smooth and comfortable shave with darn near BBS results. Tomorrow I'll turn it up a notch and see how that goes.
  12. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    Shave of the Day, Monday October 21, 2013
    Prep: Brush soaked in warm water, warm shower
    Razor: Mühle R41, paired to Maggard MR3 Handle
    Blade: Shark Super Stainless Steel
    Soap: Petal Pusher Fancies Black Tea (not pictures, as was a sample)
    Brush: Vintage Stanley Home Products restored with TGN 22mm Fan High Density Finest Two-Band Badger Knot
    AS: Clubman Special Reserve
    Post: Cold Water Rinse, double splash of aftershave
    Another shave with the Petal Pusher Fancies Black Tea. I just love this soap, it really did a great job providing a great lather for the R41. It felt like I was shaving with a Tech….okay, that is a slight exaggeration, but it sure made for one smooth shave.

    The PPF Black Tea and Special Reserve are made for each other. I smell so good that I would not be surprised if I have to fight off the ladies all day ;)

    Have a great day everyone.
  13. dcc

    dcc Well-Known Member

    Monday 21-10-2013

    Razor: Mergress Long Handle @ 5+
    Blade: Polsilver SI (1)
    Brush: Balea Pure Badger
    Cream: Pascale Menthol
    AS: Barbon

    What better than to start the week with a new addition in my case it is Мergress,wasted no time and immediately put on the most aggressive setting "5 +" which gave me such extremely close shave without any pulling and cutting,would definitely be in my rotation for a long time :)
  14. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    Menthol Monday
    hot shower
    Duke 3 in best
    Proraso PSC :love029::love029::smiley freezing:
    Stirling Frozen Tundra :love055::love055::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:
    iKon Slant/Rapira Swede (3)
    warm water rinse
    Monster Block Alum
    TSD 2X Iced Lime WH :love055::love055::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:
    Krampert's Finest Frostbite :love055::love055::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:

    Very frosty indeed :cool:
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  15. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Monday morning, October 21, 2013

    Schick E2 Injector with Personna blade (5)
    Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
    Arko shaving soap with hot water lather,
    finish with cold water rinse for a DFS!

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  16. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    SOTD Monday 10-21-2013

    5/8 H. Boker Radium, Full Hollow, Spike Point
    Proraso PSC
    Palmolive Classic SC
    GT G4 Scuttle
    Semogue 820 Boar
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Nivea Replenishing ASB
    Mennen Original Skin Bracer

    Initial Solo run for the Boker I picked up a couple of days ago. This is a very nice shaver and the 5/8 size is my favorite. I have been wanting a Boker for some time and when I saw it I fell off the RAD wagon with a resounding thud! As you can see in the photo below, I couldn't help myself and picked up four more straights which I will be using this week. I didn't post yesterday as I was on the road all day but, I did test shave the four after I had got home, cleaned them up and ran them through the series of hones. All proved to be excellent shavers and are a welcome addition to my straight razor stash.

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    My new aquisitions I will be using this week:

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  17. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented

    Foggy Monday

    CeraVe facial cleanser
    Mike's unscented natural soap
    Oscar11 custom brush with HIS knot
    EJ DE89
    Gillette yellow blade
    CeraVe lotion

    The Mike's natural soap made a great lather, as usual. Three passes, very smooth close results.
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  18. CJames

    CJames Well-Known Member

    Tour De Mike's
    Lily of the Valley
    Conclusion Day 1:
    First, let me say that I wasn't really anxious about trying this scent. I am not overly fond of strong florals. Right out of the package, I was greeted with a sweet, yet soft floral that was potent enough to be obvious, but not enough to be obnoxious. Upon lathering this up there was a further softening of the scent. It was still sweet and floral, but slightly more mellow than expected. The dominant scent is the Lily of the Valley, but there is some other notes such as Jasmine that balance out the sweetness of this highly poisonous flowering plant. Don't worry, your shave should be pretty safe unless you plan on eating the flower or berries that come from the plant while you shave or use a straight or R41 without knowing what you're doing! Been a while since I have done one of these...Needed to get caught up with school! Only a couple more scents from Mike's...On the horizon, I see a Lavender review, B&M, and Sterling!
    Have a great Monday all!
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  19. Leo K.

    Leo K. Well-Known Member

    Monday morning, October 21, 2013

    Gillette Fusion Proglide Power
    Proglide cartridge (10)
    Omega 20102 Pro boar bristle brush,
    TABAC soap, lather with hot water—
    Witch Hazel
    Pinaud Clubman Special Reserve

    An amazing shave, close and comfy DFS+ for this Monday morning. The Omega Pro brush is my favorite for TABAC, such a rich and slick lather! Aces!

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  20. Weeper Warrior

    Weeper Warrior Well-Known Member

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    Razor: #58
    Blade: Big Ben
    Brush: BF Greenie
    Cream: Lider Classic
    Post: Alum, Thayer's, & Nivea Creme
    AS: Lime Sec
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