SoS: October 21, 2013 - October 27, 2013

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

  1. Norseman

    Norseman misunderstood Dark Lord of the Sith


    Prep: FitjarSoap Pre Shave Soap
    Razor: Merkur HD
    Blade: Sputnik
    Brush: Frank Shaving Chubby Badger
    Soap: D.R Harris Marlborough
    Aftershave: D.R Harris Marlborough
    Moisturiser: The Shave Den's Aftershave Milk - Cedar Wood scented

    Recently I received a few samples from Gary’s Sample Store, and one of these was a sample of the D.R Harris Marlborough soap. And since this soap is based on what I believe is cedar wood, which again is based on a tree that hopefully grows in a forest. It should make me qualified to participate in the current theme week. If not, please don’t tell anyone.

    This was my first use of the Sputnik blade, and what a pleasure it was. Very comfortable blade and I do not rule out a larger purchase on a later date.

    This combination was enough to give me the best shave of the week.

  2. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Dove Men's Face Wash​
    TOBS Sandalwood Shave Cream​
    Frank Shaving Finest Badger​
    Merkur 37c Slant​
    Merkur Super Platinum (5)​
    Dickinson's Witch hazel​
    Pinaud Clubman AS​
    A walk in the woods today with the TOBS Sandalwood SC. The Frank Shaving brush did an excellent job with the face-lathering. Nice woodsy smell. The Merkur slant made short work of my beard in two passes and touch ups. Finished off with Dickinson's WH and Pinaud Clubman AS for a near BBS shave. Nice.​
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  3. Weeper Warrior

    Weeper Warrior Well-Known Member

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    Razor: Rocket HD
    Blade: Personna Red
    Brush: oscar11 HMW
    Cream: Erasmic
    Post: Alum & Thayer's
    AS: M&L Florida Water

    Erasmic is penny for penny the best cream on the market today!
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  4. dcc

    dcc Well-Known Member

    Wednesday 23-10-2013

    Razor: Mergress Long Handle @ 5+
    Blade: Polsilver SI (3)
    Brush: Balea Pure Badger
    Cream: Lord Emofresh
    AS: Old Spice

    Nice clean,2 pass (WTG+ATG),finished with BBS!
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  5. tuxxdk

    tuxxdk International Penguin of Mystery


    Face washed with L'Oreal Men Expert "Hydra Energy" and scrubbed with warm rough washcloth.
    Mühle R89 coupled with BIC Super Chrome.
    Speick, grated soap, whipped with Semogue 1520 boar in Steve Woodhead shallow mug.
    Above jawline WTG/XTG/ATG, below jawline WTG/WTG/WTG.
    Ajanta alum applied for 1 minute, then rinsed off with cold water.
    Finished off with Nivea for Men Face Cream.

    I'm on a new path. I've been getting some red dots on my lower jawline for some time, on/off actually throughout my wet shaving era. I've always struggled with ATG below my jawline, it's been a PITA and, frankly spoken, nothing I've looked forward to in each shave.
    So for the next time I only do WTG shaves on that area. Of course it doesn't get as smooth as normal, but rather that than the red areas. It looks like ingrown, but perhaps it isn't. I moist my face with Nivea's face cream, leaving the after shave balm in the drawer for the time being. To see how that goes. Already now I can see less redness, so perhaps the approach works. I hope. I'd really love to do at least XTG on the trouble-area as it gives me an acceptable close shave, but I'll have to wait a few days first.

    Pretty nice shave, all factors included :)
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  6. DLreno

    DLreno Well-Known Member


    Gillette New LC –Ball End
    Astra (d2)
    MWF - Face Lather
    Rooney Stubby 2XL
    Dickenson WH
    Clubman Musk
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  7. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Prep: Warm face wash with African Black Soap
    Proraso Crema de Barba
    Soap: TOBS Jermyn Street
    Brush: Parker synthetic
    Razor: Maggard M10
    Blade: Feather (1)
    Post: Alum block, Krampert's Finest Frostbite

    Weepy BBS. I definitely got a great close shave, but I also got a few weepers and some irritation. I like the audible feedback from this razor, but my technique might not be ready yet. I get great shaves from my Merkur 33c without weepers or irritation, so I'm sticking with that for a while.
    Have a great Wednesday!
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  8. 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
    Razor: Merkur 41c 1904 OC
    Blade: Dorco-301 (4)
    Passes: WTG, XTG. ATG
    Post: Cold water splash, Dickinson's WH, Aveeno Active Naturals ASB
    Cologne: Jasmin et Cigarette by ELdO

    My lather wasn't quite as luxurious today as yesterday, but it was still vastly improved over previous attempts. The Dorco started to drag a little bit by the ATG pass, so it will be replaced tomorrow. Minor redness in a couple of spots is another indicator that a change is due, but I got a generally BBS shave all around.
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  9. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Personna Lab Blue
    Semogue 1800
    Arko SS
    Superior 70
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  10. swarden43

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


    Prep: Hot shower with Dirigo Blue Cedarwood shower soap, Dirigo Blue Aroostook PSO
    Coffee: Maxwell House, BLACK
    CD: Chuck Leavell ~ Back to the Woods
    Soap: TSD Oak Leaves and Acorns
    Brush: HIS Synthetic
    SE: PAL Adjustable injector, one notch from L
    Blade: Schick, day 3, 3 passes
    Post: Cold water rinse, ice water splash, Dickenson's WH, B&BW Oak
    'Stache Wax: Dirigo Blue

    Not really liking the triangle shape of the handle on the PAL. Just a bit awkward. Also it's a bit long and tapers, not really providing a comfortable end as I like to place a finger under the handle of the razor when I hold it.

    Not a bad shave, though.
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  11. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    sanders.jpg Booster-Mosswood.jpg Wednesday:

    #6 Horsehair
    Super Speed/Rapira day 3
    Sanders SS :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055:
    Balea Unscented Moisturizer
    Booster Mosswood AS :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055:
    Aramis Stick Deodorant
    Aramis EdT

    A great BBS shave this morning without any real effort because my Super Speed/Rapira combo is so good. The Sanders soap should now be considered vintage because it apparently is no longer in production. It's from Holland, and it has a great traditional scent and lather. I'll admit that its countryman De Vergulde Hand is better in the skincare department, but this stuff is still good enough. Man, do I ever love the Booster Mosswood! ;) :D
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  12. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    Shave of the Day, Wednesday October 23, 2013
    Prep: Brush soaked in warm water, warm shower
    Razor: iKon Shavecraft 101
    Blade: Shark Super Stainless Steel
    Soap: Martin de Candre
    Brush: Vintage Stanley Home Products restored with TGN 22mm Fan High Density Finest Two-Band Badger Knot
    AS: British Sterling
    Post: Cold Water Rinse, double splash of aftershave
    With every use of the Shavecraft I am liking it more and more. It is a mild razor and to be honest at first I thought that it may be too mild for my taste. After a few uses under my chin, I can say confidently that it is a keeper. Mild and efficient. No need for a blade on a stick every day.

    Really enjoyed the MdC today but must admit, I missed the Petal Pusher Fancies Black Tea. I did not just say that. I will deny it ;)

    Enjoy your Wednesday everyone.
  13. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Ozark Mountain Soap
    Soap: Stirling Coniferous
    Razor: ’66 Gillette Slim “6”
    Blade: Personna Lab (2)
    Brush: Omega 10066 Boar

    Aftershave: Barbon

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

    2nd shave with the Personna Lab paired with Stirling Coniferous today. I had a MUCH better shave today with the second Lab: very close, nick & burn free. The first Lab must have been that elusive bad blade that pops up once in a while. I finished with a Barbon blast.


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  14. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    hot shower
    M&F Chief
    Proraso PSC
    QCS Celestial Woods SS
    Gillette Slim/Polsilver (2)
    warm water rinse
    Monster Block alum
    cold water rinse
    Thayer's Lemon WH
    Stirling Vetiver ASL

    A very nice woodsy shave :D
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  15. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Early morning 'woodsy' shave today

    a. PRE: Hot shower, Homemade 'Cedarwood' PS cream
    b. RAZOR: Merkur Futur (set@2)
    c. BLADE: Merkur Super
    d. BRUSH: Semogue 830
    e. LATHER: L'Occitane Cade soap
    f. SHAVE: 2 passes, +touch-up
    g. POST: Cold water rinse, Alum block, Pre De Provence 'Sage' balm

    Probably could have skipped shaving today thanks to yesterday's close shave. Set the Futur to '2' and had a gentle 'smoothing out' of any rough spots.
    Have a great day, all!
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  16. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title


    Hot shower
    Chubbz I
    Monsavon Bol A Raser
    Black Ninja (1)
    Cold water rag
    Florida Water

    2-pass DFS+++!

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  17. Williams Warrior

    Williams Warrior Well-Known Member

    Haven't seen you post a pic with your scuttle in a while, did you switch over to face lathering instead?
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  18. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    Yeah, almost exclusive face latherer now. Only used the scuttle once or twice in the last couple years.
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  19. LifesShort

    LifesShort Well-Known Member

    Wednesday, October 23, 2013
    Prep: Brush soaked in warm water, warm shower
    Razor: EJ DE89L
    Blade: Crystal (1)
    Soap: RazoRock Nonno Michelino Sandlewood
    Brush: Vie Long Horse Hair
    Post: Witch Hazel followed by Nivea ASB
    AS: Pinaud Clubman

    This was my first time using a Crystal blade. These blades were PIF'd to me by another member. I had planned to wait until the weekend to try it so I could take my time, but I just couldn't wait. It gave me a great BBS shave. I got a little irritation, but that was all my fault. Definitely bad technique.
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  20. LifesShort

    LifesShort Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking a Futur may be in my future. (I know, bad pun.). My wife doesn't know it yet, but this may be her Christmas present to me. I'm also looking at the Progress. Did you consider the Progress? If so, what made you decide on the Futur?
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