SoS: October 21, 2013 - October 27, 2013

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

  1. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Razor: Revamped Rhodium Plated Fat Boy (S7)
    Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (D4)
    Brush: Israeli Olivewood w 26mm HMW Badger
    Pre: Musgo Real Lime Basil Oil Soap
    Soap: Martin De Candre Scented
    Post: Monster Alum Block
    Aftershave: Floid Suave
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  2. TheMonk

    TheMonk Well-Known Member

    October 21st, 2013


    Semogue Selected Silvertip w/ Water Buffalo horn handle
    Proraso Pre/Dopo Barba
    Coate's Shaving Cream Sandalwood
    Wade & Butcher 7/8 custom horn scales
    L'Occitane en Provence Cade Aftershave Balm

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  3. LifesShort

    LifesShort Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Day, Monday October 21, 2013
    Prep: Brush soaked in warm water, warm shower
    Razor: EJ DE89L
    Blade: Polsilver SI (2)
    Soap: VDH Deluxe
    Brush: VDH Boar
    Post: Witch Hazel followed by Nivea ASB
    AS: Ivy Club Spice Aftershave

    I am loving the Polsilver SI blades. I am getting a DFS+ shave every day. I have some Feathers on the way that a fellow member has PIF'd to me. I can't wait to give them a try.
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  4. Monkeylord

    Monkeylord The Lather Lord

    Tabac SC
    Semogue 2000
    Mem Supersilver safety razor loaded with a Bolzano (1)
    Alum block
    Old Spice original

    One of those "holy grail" shaves :D
    Everything was perfection, Tabac exploded under the 2000, the blade was smooth, and the razor merciful. One of the best shaves I had lately :bounce015:
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  5. Monkeylord

    Monkeylord The Lather Lord

    I'm drooling over my keyboard right now :drool:
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  6. fishcrow

    fishcrow Birdman of TSD


    Hot shower
    RazoRock Glycerin
    RazoRock Fresco
    Semogue Owners Club
    Gillette new style open comb
    Blue Israeli
    The Veg

    Supior DFS

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  7. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Dove Men's Face Wash​
    Williams Mug Shave Soap​
    Semogue 1305 Boar Brush​
    Merkur 37c Slant​
    Merkur Super Platinum (4)​
    Dickinson's Witch hazel​
    Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS​
    Williams Mug soap face-lathered well today with the Semogue 1305 brush. The creamy lather prepared my face for a near BBS shave with the Merkur 37c. The Merkur Super Platinum blade is doing a good job so far. Finished off with Dickinson's WH and some Aqua Velva Ice Blue. Feeling mighty fine.​
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  8. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I was a little worried what was under that layer of crud in those e-bay photos. They cleaned up pretty good though and are in very nice condition. :)
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  9. KcHighLife

    KcHighLife Well-Known Member

    Colgate Cup soap in what you see.
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  10. Ryan B

    Ryan B Knight of the Soapocracy

    I broke out my new straight (new to me) that I bought from Larry at Whipped Dog.

    Prep: hot shower, TBS Maca Root Face Wash, TBS Maca Root Face Scrub.
    Brush: Vulfix Burlington.
    Razor: Wester Bros 4/8" (first time use.)
    Soap: Mike's Barbershop stick.
    Post: cold water rinse, stypic pencil, Captain's Choice Lime.

    I had a pretty good shave today, I got a DFS shave in one pass plus a touch up in a couple areas. I was able to shave my whole face with my straight with no problem. It has a great feel to it. It was made in Solingen, Germany; the steel capitol of Europe. It was probably made in the last century and still looks great. I had one tiny nick on my neck, right below my ear. I touched my stypic pencil to it and it sealed right up. I am glad I have a Mike's Barbershop stick. It's my favorite soap. I know I can always get a good shave whenever I use this. It doesn't matter what razor I use. What better way to finish up the shave with some C.C. Lime? This stuff is great. It burned really bad for about a half a second, then afterwards brought on the nice soothing feel I'm accustomed to.
  11. dinatali

    dinatali Well-Known Member

    SOTD 22/10/2013

    Pre shave : N '7 scrub face + N'7 face wash

    Omega stuff
    Nivea liquid lotion
    Ripera blade with merkur 23C

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  12. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Menthol Tuesday!

    Prep: Warm face wash with African Black Soap
    Proraso Green Crema pre Barba
    Cream: Proraso Green Sapone de Barba
    Brush: Parker synthetic
    Razor: Merkur Classic 33c
    Blade: Gillette 7 o'clock Sharp Edge Yellow (3)
    Post: Krampert's Finest Frostbite
    Proraso Green Crema pre Barba

    My Krampert's Finest Frostbite arrived yesterday, so I could not resist a menthol day. Result: BBS! The lather was great, as always, and the razor smoothly cut its swath. The Frostbite lived up to its name, giving me a few eye watering moments, with a comfy finish and a smooth face. I feel well cared for.
  13. Erik Redd

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

    Tuesday - Walk in the Woods week

    Proraso Sandlewood face lathered with TGN 22mm Super Silvertip
    EJ89 with Feather (1)
    3 passes, alum and finish with Pinaud Clubman

    Great shave. I think I'll add some Old Spice cologne.
  14. mjemec

    mjemec Well-Known Member



    • Prep: hot towell
    • Razor: Gillette Fatboy
    • Blade: Polsilver SI (4)
    • Brush: New Forest Tubby 2
    • Soap: Petal Pusher Fancies Neroli
    • Post: T.N. Dickinson's Witch hazel (R.I.P.)
    • Aftershave: Taylor of Old Bond Street Jermyn Street
    Nice shave before I go out with my girlfriend for our second anniversary celebration.
  15. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD


    L'Oreal Men Expert Facial Wash :love055: :love055: :smiley freezing: :smiley freezing:
    #6 Horsehair
    Super Speed/Rapira day 2
    Godrej Menthol Mist SC :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Svoboda AS Balm :love055: :love055: :smiley freezing: :smiley freezing:
    Alcolado Glacial Menthol Splash :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Aramis Stick Deodorant
    Aramis EdT

    It's a good thing that I have two back-ups because this Godrej Menthol Mist tube is almost finished, and I sure wouldn't want to be without it. It's such a great face-freezing cream. The Svoboda balm and the Penguin helped to make this terrific shave feel wonderful. Once again, no blades seem to work as well for me as the Rapiras. ;) :D

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  16. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member

    Brad-Thanks for confirming something for me. I had heard that the "Veg" will turn everything purple! :cool:


    Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Ozark Mountain Soap
    Soap: Stirling Scots Pine Sheep
    Razor: ’66 Gillette Slim “6”
    Blade: Personna Lab (1)
    Brush: Omega 10066 Boar

    Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman

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

    1st shave ever with the Personna Lab. I went with Stirling Scots Pine today. I was disappointed in my first try with a Lab. I got significant tugging, so much so that I tried another Lab…same. I hope it smooths out for shave #2 tomorrow. I sure wasn’t expecting this! I finished with Pinaud Clubman. I really like the “Old Guy, Real Man, Barbershop Scent”. I need to keep some around.


  17. Jasman

    Jasman Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot compress, Crown Co. Supreme Glide Pre-shave Lotion
    Brush: VDH Boar
    Soap: Ginger's Garden Oak Moss Glycerin-in-a-jar
    Razor: Merkur 41c 1904 OC
    Blade: Dorco-301 (3)
    Passes: WTG, XTG
    Post: Cold water splash, Dickinson's WH, Aveeno Active Naturals ASB
    Cologne: Burberry Brit for Men by Burberry

    That was fantastic. I soaked the brush, soap and lather itself with more water than I'd ever considered before, and FINALLY got stable, yogurt-like lather as a reward. Three days in, the 301 is still going strong. No nicks, weepers, or irritation, and my face feels really good, with a DFS result from just two relaxing passes.
  18. LifesShort

    LifesShort Well-Known Member

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013
    • Prep: Warm shower
    • Razor: EJ DE89L
    • Blade: Polsilver SI (3)
    • Soap: Cucumber scented glycerin soap
    • Brush: Vie Long Horse Hair
    • Post: Witch Hazel followed by Cetaphil lotion
    • AS: Aqua Velva Ice Blue
    I tried an experiment today and used a cucumber scented glycerin soap that I found at Dollar General. I wanted to see how this soap compared to using a glycerin based shaving soap. It actually did fairly well. It produced a nice, rich lather that was pretty slick. It was lacking cushion, though. I got a DFS, but not without a little irritation. Overall, a nice shave, but I won't be using this soap as a shaving soap again.
  19. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    6/8 Hart
    Edwin Jagger SS
    28mm Omega knot

    Nice shave this morning, good edge on the Hart. I'm out of out for a few days for a convention/ school and will be using the Hart and Tabula Rasa with a TGN synthetic brush while on the road. Have a good one.
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  20. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    Shave of the Day, Tuesday October 22, 2013
    Prep: Brush soaked in warm water, warm shower
    Razor: Maggard MR3
    Blade: Shark Super Stainless Steel
    Soap: Petal Pusher Fancies Black Tea
    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
    A fantastic and easy shave. Have a great Tuesday everyone.

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