SoS: October 7, 2013 - October 13, 2013

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Up and down temperatures here in Montreal - today is rather cool and tomorrow will be rather warm. In my bathroom it'll be freezing cold because it's going to be,

    Menthol Monday:

    L'Oreal Men Expert Facial Wash :love055: :love055: :smiley freezing: :smiley freezing:
    #6 Horsehair
    Super Speed/new Rapira
    Tryphon Permafrost Blue Shaving Stick :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Diana Sport Menthol Balm :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Osage Rub AS :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Aramis Stick Deodorant
    Aramis EDT

    Last week I had some minor issues with the 7 AM blade which I used, such as a couple of weepers and a bit of irritation from time to time so I decided to go with the Rapiras for this week because they really are my favorite blades. They give such smooth, effortless shaves with complete comfort. The Permafrost Blue stick is now a vintage item and it's fantastic - a very nice licorice-type scent with rich, stable lather which is so easy to create and a bone-chilling menthol sensation which the Diana balm and the Rubby Dubby Doo greatly intensify. ;) :D
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  2. Erik Redd

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

    Monday - Open Comb Week

    MWF bowl lathered with TGN boar in Ever-Ready 79 handle
    Gillette New Improved with Astra SP (2)
    3 passes, alum and Proraso aftershave
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  3. DLreno

    DLreno Well-Known Member


    59’ E1 Fatboy/ Rhodium (Wide Open)
    Voskhod (d3)
    Vulfix 2235
    Ingram/TSD Iced Florida Water (Uber)
    Witch Hazel Splash
    Master Blue A/S
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  4. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Pig Trail Soap
    Soap: Stirling Scots Pine Sheep
    Razor: ’66 Gillette Slim
    Blade: Personna Med Prep (1)
    Brush: Omega 6192 Badger

    Aftershave: Krampert’s Frostbite

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

    5th shave with the Gillette Slim. Set it on “7” today so I decided to load a new Personna Med Prep. I also returned to my Stirling Scots Pine today. The Omega badger and the Scots Pine liked each other. I had a great shave: close, nick & burn free. I could really feel the difference with the razor set on “7” today. I finished up with Krampert’s Frostbite to see how I did on “7”. All is well……


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  5. tuxxdk

    tuxxdk International Penguin of Mystery


    Prep: Quick face wash with Nivea for Men Sensitive.
    Razor: Mühle R89.
    Blade: Viking's Sword (4)
    Brush: Semogue 1520 boar.
    Lather: Arko, grated soap stick.
    Equipment: Steve Woodhead Pottery shallow mug.
    Shave: Traditional 3 pass with touch-up on chin.
    Post: Luke rinse, followed by alum for 1 minute, then thoroughly rinsed off with cold water.
    After: Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS.

    Nice comfy shave with my all favorite soap, Arko! None above, none below. Arko and AV works great together, dunno why, but it's an amazing combo IMHO. Sadly it's monday, but with this great shave it's gonna be a good day afterall :)
  6. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Gillette New Improved
    Gillette Silver Blue
    Chubbz 3
    Klar Kabinett
    Superior 70



    *ETA my marginal cell phone pic...
  7. Jasman

    Jasman Well-Known Member

    Menthol Monday/Open Comb week:

    Prep: Hot shower, Crown Shave 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: Sputnik Teflon (2)
    Passes: WTG, XTG, ATG
    Post: Cold water rinse, Dickinson's WH, Lucky Tiger Menthol Vanishing ASB
    Cologne: Xeryus by Givenchy

    The Sputnik apparently smoothed out a bit, and I got 3 passes with a BBS result and only one tiny weeper that re-opened from yesterday's trip to the butcher shop. I'm really confused/concerned about why I'm having trouble making stable lather with the Grapefruit Mint, though, particularly since I don't have this problem with the Coffee Jasmine glycerin soap Irena makes; is the technique really that different for soap-in-a-jar vs. a "loose" puck, when the other variables are the same aside from scent? The Grapefruit Mint + Lucky Tiger combo does leave my face quite frozen, though.
  8. KLF

    KLF Doctorin


    Magic Tabac Monday

    Scuttle : Michal Yoresh double-walled
    Prep : Ahava Men Facial Wash
    Brush : Omega Pro 48
    Blade : Q-Ball Platinum ( israeli personna)
    Razor : Gillette English Tech
    Soap : Tabac
    Post : cold water + Tabac AS and some Tabac EdT

    For some reason, this was the best shave I had since I started wet-shaving. A fantastic lather and the blade slided as touched by magic.
    I hope I can reproduce this tomorrow :)
  9. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    Menthol Monday
    hot shower
    Shavemac 167,2 band,d01,fan
    Maggard Sweet Orange PSO (forgot to add some M-Bomb :angry019:)
    TSD 2X Iced Pink Grapefruit Lanolin Soap :love055::love055::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:
    iKon Slant/Gillette 7 o'clock yellow (1)
    warm water rinse
    Shavex alum
    TSD 2X Iced Pink Grapefruit WH :love055::love055::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:
    TSD 2X Iced Pink Grapefruit ASL :love055::love055::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:

    TSD 2X Iced Pink Grapefruit ASL really reminds me of The Penguin,but with way better skincare.:D
  10. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    Shave of the Day, Monday October 7, 2013
    Prep: Brush soaked in cold water, tepid shower
    Razor: iKon Shavecraft 101
    Blade: Croma Diamant Stainless Steel
    Brush: Shavemac Limited Edition Shaving Brush 90 with High Density Finest Two-Band Badger Fan Knot designed by Geoff Anderson
    Cream: The Shave Den Violet Patchouli Wheat Cream
    Splash: The Shave Den Iced Violet Patchouli
    Post: Cold Water Rinse, double splash of aftershave
    A nice shave to start the work week.

    I hope that everyone enjoys their Monday.
  11. galhatz

    galhatz Member

    Gem Junior Lather Catcher, Pella
    SOC boar, Mike's Rose & Cedarwood
    Manufaktura Beer Aftershave balm

    A super smooth 2-pass plus touch ups shave.
    Manufaktura smells great but stings given the chance. However none was given.
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  12. lradke

    lradke and doggone it, people like me


    The Grosvenor
    Proraso green soap - old
    Proraso Preshave
    Proraso Splash
    Proraso Balm

    It was an awesome Proraso morning! :)
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  13. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Razor: Merkur futur
    Blade: Lord Platinum
    WD 24mm Tulip Handle w silvertip

    Pre: Musgo Real Lime Basil Oil Soap
    Soap: Mikes Bay Rum
    Post: Monster Alum Block
    Aftershave: Captains Choice
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  14. Leo K.

    Leo K. Well-Known Member

    Monday morning, October 7, 2013

    Gillette Fusion Proglide Power with Proglide Power ct. (2)
    Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
    TABAC soap, lather with hot water & shave—
    apply Captain's Choice Lime for a damn fine shave!

    Another fantastic smooth and close shave with the Fusion Proglide. Love the slick TABAC. My Semogue is breaking in beautifully. Aces!

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  15. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    SOTD Monday 10-7-2013

    6/8 J.A. Henckels early 401, Full Hollow, Spike Point
    Proraso PSC
    Rose of Bulgaria SC
    GT G4 Scuttle
    Omega 31064 Boar
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Nivea Replenishing ASB
    Rose of Bulgaria ASL

    I'm calling this mornings shave "The Black Rose". (A takeoff on the Black Dahlia without the grusome ending.) Got the black scales on the Henckels, the black handle on the Omega and of course the Rose of Bulgaria adds the floral touch. I have really taken a liking to the Rose scents and the Rose of Bulgaria is really a great shave cream and ASL for the performance and price. A also have Salter's Wild Rose SC and of course the Klar Kabinett SS I received from Dale to add to the rose garden drawer in my shave cabinet. The Henckels 401 (circa 1890) is really an awesome shaver. The edge on this straight is incredibly keen and it holds that edge for a long time with moderate stropping. I have been away from the straights for awhile and I'm really enjoying each one as I go through the rotation with them. (Absence makes the heart grow fonder I guess. Actually, I enjoyed them before but just got bored with them and wanted to use and complete my DE collection.) I hope everyone has a great week of shaves and enjoys the beautiful fall weather and foliage. The trees are really starting to turn right now. Enjoy!

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  16. Richard Jackson

    Richard Jackson Well-Known Member

    You seem to be on a straights kick! I must say you've been sporting some great looking razors friend, thanks for sharing.
  17. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    Thanks Richard. Yes, I'm back on the straights for awhile. I straight shaved everyday for a couple of years and took a break for awhile but, I'm back to them with a DE shave thrown in from time to time. I think half the fun was getting a junker from the bay and refurbishing it. After I stopped aquiring and refurbishing them they just seemed to lose my interest for awhile but, I miss the straights and really enjoy the shaves they give. I have 47 straights that are shave ready and it is a shame to let them just sit there. I kept noticing Oscar 11's shave kits and couldn't stop drooling over his straights. (He's a known enticer!) I couldn't stand the temptation anymore and had to come back. :D
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  18. Weeper Warrior

    Weeper Warrior Well-Known Member

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    Razor: Aristocrat #16
    Blade: Croma Diamant
    Brush: BF Greenie
    Cream: Lider Active
    Post: Alum, Thayer's & Nivea Creme
    AS: Fine American Blend
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  19. mjemec

    mjemec Well-Known Member



    • Prep: shower, Bulldog Original face wash
    • Razor: Cobra Classic
    • Blade: Feather Pro (5)
    • Brush: New Forest Tubby 2
    • Cream: Proraso
    • Post: alum, T.N. Dickinson's Witch hazel
    • Aftershave: Proraso lozione dopobarba, Omega balm
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  20. Justin Linker

    Justin Linker Wetshaving belieber

    SOTD 10-07-13 MENTHOL MONDAY/Return of The DE!


    Soap: Irish Spring Original bar soap
    Shampoo: Head & Shoulders with Old Spice scent


    Prep: Hot shower, Nivea Face Wash, Hot towel
    Brush: Van Der Hagen Boar
    Lather: Proraso Green soap (Face lathered)
    Razor: Merkur 23C
    Blade: Derby Extra (1)
    Passes: WTG/XTG/ATG/RXTG
    Post: Warm water rinse, Cold water rinse, Alum Block, Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel, Gillette Intense Cooling Lotion, Osage Rub (in freezer overnight)

    Ahh, at last. It's the return of the DE for me. After a month using cartridge razors, it's time to go back to my normal routine of my beloved Merkur and my Gillette open comb. As usual, the Merkur had no problem taking down my 3 day growth. One minor minor weeper on my cheek (typical trouble spot), but in the end I was rewarded with one hell of a COLD and smooth shave. Finished up with a splash of the Rub. The scent reminds me of the beach because that's what I used while on vacation earlier this year. Everyone have a great day.

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