SoS: September 19-25 2011

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by rodd, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. rodd

    rodd Knotty Boy

    Let's see those shaves for the week! As always, bonus points for pictures! This week is Williams Week, so break out that puck! :)

    I will get things started for the week with my gear for tomorrow. I did this one a week or so ago, but had to break it back out for Williams Week:

    Valet AutoStrop
    Feather SE
    Jimbo Kangaroo Strop
    Knotty Badger Boar
    Williams Mug Soap
    Booster Jickey
  2. Oberloser

    Oberloser Well-Known Member

    Rotbart Mond Extra
    with Bolzano (1)
    Hans Baier 24mm Silvertip
    Kappus Men Active SC
    Tüff Herbal AS
    Czech & Speake EdT

    Have a nice day! :)

  3. Johnny

    Johnny Little Boy Blue

    I don't own or use Williams Soaps, but in honor of Williams week, I will post this.

    WilliamsShavingSoaps-1903A.jpg williams-shaving-soap-ad-1.jpg

    My regular shave post will continue when I wake up in about six hours.
  4. Etoyoc

    Etoyoc Backwards


    Williams Soap
    Vie-Long Bombito
    Weishi gunmetal
    Astra (day 2)
    alum, witch hazel, osage rub, TSD ISZ
  5. Sodapopjones

    Sodapopjones Well-Known Member

    Lets kick off Williams week with a bang!
    I set my gear up early since I won't have time to take a picture before work today.

    • Brush: Omega Banded Boar
    • Soap: Williams
    • Razor: Merkur Sledgehammer
    • Blade: Rapira Swedish Supersteel
    • Aftershave: Aqua Velva Orginal Sport
  6. Mechguy

    Mechguy Well-Known Member

    Menthol Monday 19 September

    I don't have any williams soap, and I'm kinda flush with other stuff.
    So I respectfully decline to play.

    Proraso preshave balm :smiley freezing:
    Godrej menthol mist SC :smiley freezing::smiley freezing:
    Gillette TTO, with Lord Platinum (D4-and final)
    Omega Boar Travel brush, face lather
    Alcolado Glacial, and Anherb conditioner :smiley freezing::smiley freezing:

    A three pass DFS. I was hoping for a repeat of yesterdays most awesome shave, but it was not to be. Oh well there is always tomorrow.

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  7. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    Happy Monday From Florida!

    Williams Week Day One:

    Hot Shower
    Green Marvy Mug
    Vintage Williams
    Green Every Ready Horse Re-Knot
    Muhle R-41
    Voskhod (2)
    Cold Water Rag
    A.V. Sport

    3 Passes = 5 Blade, Off The Hook, Bang A Gong, Inter-Galactic BBS!

    The main key to Williams as far as I can tell is that it needs a lot of water. I soak the brush, pull it out of the water and go straight to the mug without shaking or wringing the brush and still need a bit of extra water.

    Have a great week Ya'll!

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  8. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Menthol Monday:

    Omega Wooden Handle
    Super Speed/Astor day 2
    Derbylux SC :love029::love029::smiley freezing::smiley freezing:
    Diana Sport Menthol Balsam :love029::love029::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:
    Keri unscented moisturizer about 20 minutes later
    Pino Silvestre EDT

    This was a beautiful face-freezing shave that I enjoyed so much. The Derbylux cream from Hungary starts off as a mild menthol sensation and gets increasingly stronger with each pass. By the end of the 2nd pass, it is already frigid, and by the 3rd pass you'll have tears in your eyes. The Diana Sport balsam is BRRRRRRRR cold! ;) :biggrin:

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  9. Nick Freeh

    Nick Freeh Well-Known Member

    Monday, September 19, 2011

    Pre-shave soap: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
    Razor: 1956 Gillette Red Tip Superspeed
    Blade: Super Iridium
    Brush: Simfix Grosvenor LE Two-Band
    Soap: Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet (tallow formula)
    A/S: Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Wesley & Scott Lavender Balm

    No Williams in the den, but still a great shave, using some products of yesteryear--all but two of the products listed above are no longer in production.
  10. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Gem OCMM
    Gem Stainless PTFE
    Semogue 2000
    Williams (Modern)
    Superior 70 Bay Rum (Boosted)
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  11. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    I use it differently. I don't soak the brush, I just dip it in the sink a couple times while the basin is filling. I get most of the excess water out before I go to the mug with a near dry brush. I load the brush heavy and then dip the tips of the brush in the sink when I need a little more water. I didn't think it needed an excess of water.
  12. Johnny

    Johnny Little Boy Blue

    Monday, September 19. Good Morning!

    Morning Coffee: Hills Brothers Original Blend
    Prep: Wash face with Musgo Real Glyce Lime, hot towel
    Razor: Edwin Jagger DE87
    Blade: Gillette 7 O'Clock Blue
    Cream: Musgo Real
    Brush: D.R. Harris H1
    Post: Cold water rinse followed by some Musgo Real Aftershave Balm

    Hills Bros|Musgo1|Anyday.jpg

    Have a GREAT day.
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  13. moz68

    moz68 Well-Known Member

    Gillette Fatboy
    M&F 1/2
    La Toja Manantiales
    Barbasol Pacific Rush

    Diptyque Tam Dao
  14. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    I can see where it would be different if face lathering.
  15. newb

    newb Resident Newb

    Parker 22r/Super Max stainless/Omega Mighty Midget/Vintage Burma Shave soap/ViJon Spice
    Sorry, No Williams for me. Super max stainless (brown label) have been often referred to in the forums as a blade that can't cut butter. Well, they might not be feather sharp, but it's a very smooth blade. And sharp enough for me. I find that this blade has virtually no tendency to dig in and cause wheepers as many of the sharper blades do. It's a perfect blade for razors that I feel are almost unusable. It's the only blade I can use in this 22r. (with other blades it's a face shredder to me). The Omega midget is one awesome brush well worth the 13 dollar price tag. I actually was quite put off by Omega's after using the 49pro, but if the rest of the Omega's are of the same caliber as the midget, I'll need to re-evaluate my previous position. A true BBS shave delivered from a dull blade in a bad razor. Life is good.

    Have a great day, Gentlemen.​
  16. Williams Warrior

    Williams Warrior Well-Known Member


    Shumate 5/8
    The Dridecker
    C.O. Bigelow SC
    Dickenson's Witch Hazel
    Nivea Sensitive Balm
    Old Spice AS Splash

    Str8 fever has a tight grip on me and I'm loving it. Every shave is getting better and better. I'm getting better at edging the goat, something that has been difficult to do with accuracy no matter what style of razor I've used.:love055:
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  17. swarden43

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


    Prep: Hot shower, hand strop blade
    Coffee: Home roasted, fresh ground Kenya Safari Ridge, BLACK
    Soap: Williams + 5 drops TSD M Bomb
    Brush: C&E Pure Badger
    Razor: Merkur 34G
    Blade: ASR Platinum Chrome, day 1, 3+ passes
    Post: Cold water rinse, ice water splash (like I needed it any colder after 5 drops of M Bomb :Animatedfrozensmily:) Osage Rub (colder yet!), Brut Attitude, hand strop blade

    Shave Rating: 5 Blades

    The Williams lather was a bit thin, but usable. Five drops of the M Bomb killed the Skeeter-Be-Gone smell. I'm going to cut back a drop of M Bomb per day and see if I come to like the smell of the Williams by the end of the week. After all, it did help me get the 5 Blade shave rating.
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  18. Dslazar9

    Dslazar9 Took the Menthol-cratic Oath

    The Dridecker Brush (Shea Moisture)
    Williams Tonsorial Vintage Soap
    Merkur Slant
    Polsilver Blade
    Osage Rub
    Lab Series AS Balm
  19. gregindallas

    gregindallas Rolls Razor Revivalist

    Ya just got to know how to do it! (It's the Porter's Mug):biggrin:
    Semogue/New Williams in a Porter's mug/Darwin/Acqua Di Glo

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  20. ¢orey

    ¢orey New Member

    I'm very much a newbie, so I'm unsure about my technique. Accordingly, take comments with a grain of salt...

    I had an ok shave this morning. Had more nicks than usual, but might have been a function of the blade or me rushing a bit.

    I soaked the soap in hot water when I showered, dumped out the water, and went to town. I got a lather quickly, but it was pretty thin. I seemed to get better lather with my second pass -- I've found this with Proraso too. I also found the thinnish later didn't stay on my face well -- had to re-lather after application. Don't mind the smell, but wouldn't seek it out either. Seems like there's not as much lubrication/moisturizing as I've found in other products.

    Gillette Tech
    Voshkod Blade
    Cheap VdH Boar Brish
    Whiskey After Shave
    Ahava After Shave Balm

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