SoS: October 28, 2013 - November 3, 2013

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Sk16_9.jpg DSCN1436_600.jpg diana_balsam.jpg glacial.jpg OMG, we're soon going into November so winter is just around the corner, but that won't stop me from enjoying my favorite day of the week which is,

    Menthol Monday:

    L'Oreal Men Expert Facial Wash :love055: :love055: :smiley freezing: :smiley freezing:
    #6 Horsehair
    Super Speed/new Rapira
    TSD Iced Subzero SS :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Diana Sport Menthol Balm :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Alcolado Glacial Menthol Splash :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Aramis Stick Deodorant
    Aramis EdT

    There ain't nothing better than to take a nice face-freezing shave on a cold fall morning, and believe me - the ISZ soap is by far the coldest damned thing I ever shaved with. It's so easy to lather up with, it smells nice, and it not only can give you the shivers, it also is so skin-friendly. The Diana Sport balm and the Penguin both freeze like a winter day in Northern Siberia! ;) :D
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  2. Weeper Warrior

    Weeper Warrior Well-Known Member

    Since I am leaving at 3 am in the morning. Here is my set up for Monday.

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    Razor: Toggle
    Blade: Pay 'n Save
    Brush: oscar11 HMW
    Stick: Spieck
    Post: Alum & Thayer's
    AS: Speick
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  3. srpavko

    srpavko Fastrak Super Duty Hustler


    Gillette Sensitive Cream (French)
    Bullet Tip w/GEM Personna (1)
    Custom Maple Burl Handle w/28mm TGN Grade A Silver Tip
    Lucky Tiger

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  4. dcc

    dcc Well-Known Member

    Monday 28.10.2013

    Razor: Fatip Grande Antrahcite [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Blade: Polsilver SI (1)
    Brush: Vie Long 13071
    Cream: Palmolive Cool

    For the beginning of the week I choose new razor (Fatip) and new brush (Vie Long),which performed much better than expected! Absolutely easy shave with just 2 passes (WTG,XTG) near BBS! This razor definitely will be many times in my rotation!
    Maybe my imagination, but it seems to me that I never achieves much smoother shave without any effort!
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  5. Erik Redd

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

    Monday - Shave stick week

    Arko face lathered with TGN 22mm Super Silvertip
    Fatboy on 6 with Feather blade (3)
    3 passes, cold water rinse and finish with Osage Rub (because it's Menthol Monday)
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  6. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Veli, that brush and razor are beautiful - enjoy them! :)
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  7. DLreno

    DLreno Well-Known Member

    Gillette New LC –Ball End
    Supermax Super Stainless (d3)
    L'Occitane Cade - Face Lather
    Vulfix 404
    Master Blue
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  8. dcc

    dcc Well-Known Member

    Thanks Jeff!
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  9. Jasman

    Jasman Well-Known Member

    Menthol Monday:

    Prep: Hot shower, Neutrogena Deep Cleaning Gentle Scrub, Crown Co. Supreme Glide Pre-shave Lotion
    Brush: Beeline Boar
    Soap: Ginger's Garden Grapefruit Mint Glycerin-in-a-jar
    Razor: Merkur 41c 1904 OC
    Blade: Bic Chrome Platinum (4)
    Passes: WTG, XTG, ATG
    Post: Cold water splash, Alum, cold water rinse, Dickinson's WH, Lucky Tiger Vanishing Menthol ASB

    After a few days of 1 and 2 pass shaves, it was time to bear down and get the ATG pass in. The extra prep with the Neutrogena helped, I'm sure (it's a shame my face can't handle that as a daily treat), but I managed to catch that nick on my Adam's Apple again, making me briefly contemplate growing the world's strangest soul patch rather than slicing it every morning. Other than that, I got BBS results without any other irritation, and the Lucky Tiger chilled my cheeks and absorbed very nicely after a weekend with Pinaud. New razor blade installed for tomorrow, just in case it was a contributor to the slicing of the Apple.
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  10. swarden43

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


    Prep: Hot shower, Dirigo Blue Aroostook PSO, hand strop blade
    Coffee: Maxwell House, BLACK
    CD: Play Me the Blues, disc 1
    Cream: C.O. Bigelow
    Brush: The Dridecker
    DE: '62 Blue Star Gillette
    Blade: Astra SP, day 1, 3 passes
    Post: Cold water rinse, ice water splash, Osage Rub, Curve, hand strop blade
    'Stache Wax: Dirigo Blue

    Darn near perfect.
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  11. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Ozark Mountain Soap
    Soap: Sterling Scots Pine
    Razor: ’66 Gillette Slim “6”
    Blade: Gillette 7 O’Clock Yellow SE (3)
    Brush: Omega 6192 Pure Badger
    Aftershave: Old Spice
    Post: Nivea Post Shave Balm

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

    3rd shave with the Gillette 7 O’Clock Yellow SE in the Slim. I used the Stirling Scots Pine this morning. They both did anther great job: smooth, close, nick free. I finished with Old Spice and Nivea Post Shave Balm.


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  12. TSimons

    TSimons not allowed near railroad tracks

    SOTD Oct 28

    Prep: hot shower
    Razor: Weishi 9306
    Blade: Derby Extra Stainless Steel (day 4)
    Brush: Wilkinson Sword
    Cream: Musgo Real Classic
    Passes: 3 (WTG x2 XTG)
    Post: cold water, alum, Proraso blue cream

    Either I'm getting used to the alum or my technique is improving, either way I'm not complaining. Lather could have been better today, but it worked well enough.

    Another DFS from the last of the derby's, switching over to Merkur for the next few shaves...
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  13. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title


    Hot shower
    Semogue 1305
    Palmolive SS
    Black Ninja (2)
    Cold water rag
    A.V. Sport

    2-pass DFS+++!

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  14. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Start a trend! The Apple Patch!
  15. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    What a great shave!

    Prep: warm face wash with Shea Moisture African Black Soap, Proraso Green Crema pre Barba
    Soap: HTGAM Pumpkin 3.14
    Brush: Parker synthetic
    Razor: Maggard m10
    Blade: Gillette 7 o'clock Sharp Edge Yellow (2)
    AS: Krampert's Finest Frostbite

    Amazing! I cannot believe how much better this razor shaves the last two days than any time before. Yesterday my face still felt pretty smooth when I went to bed. Today, I got BBS after two passes and a little touch up!
    Nice and smooth, no need for balms - the frostbite is all I needed!
    Have a great Monday![​IMG]
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  16. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    Shave of the Day, Monday October 28, 2013
    Prep: Brush soaked in warm water, warm shower, Petal Pusher Fancies Wicked Cookie Duster Moustache Conditioner
    Razor: iKon Slant
    Blade: Shark Super Stainless Steel
    Brush: Vintage Stanley Home Products restored with TGN 22mm Fan High Density Finest Two-Band Badger Knot
    Soap: Martin de Candre
    AS: Pinaud Clubman Special Reserve
    Post: Cold Water Rinse, double splash of aftershave, Petal Pusher Fancies Dandy Candy Moustache Trainer
    Everything used today worked to perfection. Easy, fast, and wickedly smooth.

    I hope that everyone has a great Monday and that your day goes by quickly.
  17. LifesShort

    LifesShort Well-Known Member

    Monday, October 28, 2013
    Prep: Brush soaked in warm water, Homemade Cedarwood PSO
    Razor: EJ DE89L
    Blade: Astra (1)
    Cream: C.O. Bigelow
    Brush: Vie Long Horse Hair 12705
    Post: Master Astringent followed by Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm
    AS: Old Spice

    I got rid of the Super-Max Blue Diamond blade and went back to the Astra. I haven't used an Astra in about 6 weeks while experimenting with other blades. I had forgotten what a good blade it is. It is definitely much sharper than the Super-Max and gave a very fine shave (DFS+). A great start to the week.
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  18. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Monday morning, October 28, 2013​

    Schick E2 Injector with Personna blade (12)​
    Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,​
    Arko shaving soap with hot water lather,​
    finish with cold water rinse for a CCS!​

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  19. Williams Warrior

    Williams Warrior Well-Known Member

    Shave Stick Week

    Cetaphil Face Bar
    Stick of The Fat
    EJ Best Medium
    Dovo Natural
    Alcolado Glacial
    Afta Fresh
    Old Spice

    I haven't used Mitchell's in a long while and had forgotten how good of a soap it really is. Alcolado Glacial for a nice face freezing Menthol Monday and I'm good to go.:happy036:
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  20. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    Menthol Monday
    hot shower
    Duke 3 in best/DB Brush Scuttle
    Proraso PSC :love055::love055::smiley freezing:
    Stirling Margaritas in the Artic SS :love055::love055::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:
    iKon Slant/Personna Med (1)
    warm water rinse
    Monster Block alum
    cold water rinse
    TSD 2X Iced Lime WH :love055::love055::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:
    TSD 2X Iced Mojito ASL :love055::love055::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:

    A nice and frosty start to the week :cool:
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