SoS: October 21, 2013 - October 27, 2013

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

  1. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    R41 Bulldog
    Permasharp Super
    Oscar11 Purple Omega
    Arko SS
    Superior 70

    Primo. I was able to take my time and do it right. 2 pass near BBS.
  2. Williams Warrior

    Williams Warrior Well-Known Member


    Cetaphil Face Bar
    EJ Best Medium
    Dovo Natural
    Witch Hazel
    Afta Fresh
    Brut Splash

    Mercy Me, that was one fantastic shave this morning! Now for some football.:happy036:
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  3. CJames

    CJames Well-Known Member

    Think I may give one a try too...Been picking up a bunch of brushes lately anyway and this one definitely won't break the bank!
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  4. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    SOTD Saturday 10-26-2013

    7/8 Double Arrow in HS Cocobolo Scales
    Proraso PSC
    Rose of Bulgaria SC
    GT G4 Scuttle
    Semogue 820 Boar
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Nivea Replenishing ASB
    Rose of Bulgaria ASL

    Smelling the Roses again this morning. The leaves are falling and the temps are getting colder and colder. On those cold mornings the warm scuttle lather really feels nice. Enjoy your week end Gentlemen. GO CARDS! :rah:

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  5. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Razor: Mergress XL (S4)
    Blade: PoliSilver SI (D2)
    Brush: Parker 25mm Best Badger
    Pre: Musgo Real Lime Basil Oil Soap
    Soap: Malaspina Tweedish Gent
    Post: Monster Alum Block
    Aftershave: Davidoff Cool Waters ASB

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  6. LifesShort

    LifesShort Well-Known Member

    Saturday, October 26, 2013
    • Prep: Warm shower, homemade Cedarwood PSO
    • Razor: EJ DE89L
    • Blade: Super-Max Blue Diamond
    • Cream: C.O. Bigelow
    • Brush:Vie Long Horse Hair
    • Post: Master's Astringent followed by Nivea ASB
    • AS: Freebie sample of an unknown brand of Bay Rum
    I tried the Super-Max Blue Diamond blade for the first time this morning. It did OK, but definitely not great. I ended up with a DFS without any irritation, but it just didn't feel like a sharp blade. It was fairly comfortable, but there are much better blades than this one. I'll have to see what my mood is tomorrow, but it may not get a second chance.

    I received a sample of an unknown brand of Bay Rum from Chicago Shaving with an order I placed. It really doesn't matter what brand it was, because I wouldn't buy it anyway. It has a very strong clove scent with lots of staying power.

    Have a great Saturday!
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  7. TSimons

    TSimons not allowed near railroad tracks

    SOTD Oct 26
    Prep: hot towel
    Razor: Weishi 9306
    Blade: Derby Extra Stainless Steel (day 2)
    Brush: Wilkinson Sword
    Cream: Musgo Real Classic
    Passes: 3 (WTG, XTG, ATG)
    Post: cold water, alum, Proraso blue cream

    OK, my weekend shaves are not up to snuff. I'm not sure if it's the hot towel prep either being too short or not hot enough, but I only seem to get nicks on the weekends. :( Lather was a little off too. Caught myself using too mush pressure as well :angry032:

    The shave itself is good though, finally got my jaw line nice and smooth! If it wasn't for my Adam's apple and left cheek, I'd call this a BBS shave!
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  8. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    Awesome razor and brush combo; awesome shot Oscar! :happy088:
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  9. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    Shave of the Day, Saturday October 26, 2013
    Prep: Brush soaked in cold water, tepid shower
    Razor: Matador Toro Mastiff Corto
    Blade: Shark Super Stainless Steel
    Brush: Vintage Stanley Home Products restored with TGN 22mm Fan High Density Finest Two-Band Badger Knot
    Soap: Petal Pusher Fancies Black Tea
    AS: Aqua Velva Musk
    Post: Cold Water Rinse, double splash of aftershave, Petal Pusher Fancies Dandy Candy Mustache Wax
    It is one thing to load a brush from a sample, another to load from an actual puck. As good as I thought the PPF soap was I now have an even higher opinion of it. This is one very fine soap, for me it is only second to MdC and that is only by a mere fraction. If Petal Pusher Fancies was able to reproduce that unique MdC scent I can see myself only using their soap.

    Just a very enjoyable shave today….with a good lather, sharp blade and an efficient razor it is virtually impossible to go wrong..

    Enjoy your Saturday everyone.
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  10. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Menthol Shave today....

    a. PRE: Hot shower, Proraso PSC
    b. RAZOR: Merkur 38c
    c. BLADE: Astra SP
    d. BRUSH: Semogue 830
    e. LATHER: Proraso Cream
    f. SHAVE: 3 passes + touch-up
    g. POST: Cold water rinse, Osage Rub, Pre de Provence balm

    Been a while since I broke out the eye-opening experience! :eek:
    The 38c is probably my mildest razor, and so I confidently moved quickly = a 10-minute 3-pass shave. DFS+!

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  11. youngunn

    youngunn Where's my TSD aftershave balm???

    SOTD Saturday morning:

    Prep: hot shower
    Razor: 1934 Aristocrat
    Blade: Voskhod Teflon
    Soap: De Vergulde Hand
    Brush: AoS pure badger
    Shave: 3 passes: WTG, XTG, ATG
    Post: Cold water, Honeybee Gardens Bay Rum Splash
    Pomade: Murray's Superior
    Cologne: Terres De Hermes


    This was my first shave with the new razor and the new soap and it was most likely the best shave I have ever had. Those open combs allowed the Teflon blade to quickly do its work. I enjoyed the shave on the neck with no cuts or weepers and its perfectly smooth. That's hard to do on my neck. A generous splash of HBG Bay Rum to tighten the skin and smell amazing.

    A great way to start my workday!
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  12. Weeper Warrior

    Weeper Warrior Well-Known Member

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    Razor: Britocrat #16
    Blade: Voskhod
    Brush: BF Greenie
    Cream: Palmolive Classic
    Post: Alum, Thayer's & Nivea Sensitive
    AS: Clubman ( in the Bulldog)
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  13. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Saturday morning, October 26, 2013

    Schick E2 Injector with Personna blade (10)
    Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
    Arko shaving soap with hot water lather,
    finish with cold water rinse for a DFS!

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  14. Leo K.

    Leo K. Well-Known Member

    Saturday morning, October 26, 2013

    Gillette Fusion Proglide Power
    Proglide cartridge (15)
    Barbasol 'Skin Conditioner' shave cream
    Witch Hazel
    Gillette Cool Wave

    I very impressed with this Fusion Proglide Cartridge, a BBS on the 15th day of use. The Barbasol provides enough cushion and slickness for me to go a little longer, a two pass with touch up with no irritation or burn, amazing. I may have to re-evaluate my lather method with soaps. The Barbasol 'Skin Conditioner' deserves all the praise it gets in the shaving boards. Aces!

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  15. Dslazar9

    Dslazar9 Took the Menthol-cratic Oath

    Wade and Wingfiield 5/8
    Vintage no-name Brush Restored by Rudy Vey with Best Badger
    Muhle Sea Buckhorn Cream
    TSD Sea Buckhorn Witch Hazel
    EJ Sea Buckhorn AS Balm
    coffee-home roasted Brazilian
    tunes-Bach Contatas
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  16. Erik Redd

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


    MWF face lathered with Vie Long 12603
    Fatboy adjustable with Feather (1) set on 6
    3 passes, cool water rinse and finish with Pinaud Classic Vanilla aftershave

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  17. fishcrow

    fishcrow Birdman of TSD

    Saturday 10/26

    Hot Shower
    RazoRock glycerin
    RazoRock Bees Knees
    Semogue 1460
    1920 Gilleete open comb
    Tres Flowers
    Stirling Vevieter after shave milk
    Truly outstanding shave day, today definitely a BBS.

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  18. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Dove Men's Face Wash​
    Van Der Hagen Luxury Shaving Soap​
    Parker Pure Badger Brush​
    Gillette Slim Adjustable H1 (7)​
    ASCO Super Stainless (1)​
    Dickinson's Witch hazel​
    Pinaud Clubman AS​
    Wow! What a nice shave. The Van Der Hagen Luxury soap face-lathered great with the Parker brush. I went back to the Gillette Slim today with the ASCO Super stainless. Set the razor on 7 and got a great two pass shave with touch-ups. This is just my second shave with this razor, but I will be using it over the next 7 days. I am looking forward to seeing how it performs over the long run. I am very impressed right now.​
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  19. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Ozark Mountain Soap
    Soap: Arko Stick
    Razor: ’66 Gillette Slim “6”
    Blade: Gillette 7 O’Clock Yellow SE (2)
    Brush: Omega 6192 Pure Badger
    Aftershave: “Osage Brisk”
    Post: Nivea Post Shave Balm

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

    2nd shave with the Gillette 7 O’Clock Yellow SE. I brought out my Arko Stick this morning. They both did a great job: smooth, close, nick free. I finished with a blast of “Osage Brisk” and Nivea Post Shave Balm.


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  20. DLreno

    DLreno Well-Known Member


    Gillette New LC –Ball End
    Supermax Super Stainless (d2)
    DR Harris Arlington - Face Lather
    Vulfix 2235 Super
    Dickenson WH
    Clubman Musk
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