SOS September 2019

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by celestino, Aug 31, 2019.

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  1. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member


    Perfumed by:
    Steve Demercado

    Razor - Edwin Jagger "Kelvin"
    Blade - Astra Superior Platinum
    Shave Brush - 22mm "Synthia" Chrome Synthetic Nylon
    Shave Soap - Proraso Menthol & Eucalyptus Shave Cream (from sample)
    Aftershave - Proraso Menthol & Eucalyptus Aftershave Lotion
    Post-Shave Balm - Advanced Clinicals Anti-aging Hyaluronic Acid Cream
    Deodorant - Kiss My Face "Cucumber Green Tea"
    Fragrance - Calvin Klein Escape for Men

    No picture for this. I am transitioning this set's products over to Proraso Green and looking into either a custom deodorant or alternative one. The previous shave soap was Razorock's Zi-Peppino, which was a decent pairing, but I found the tobacco flower scent in this soap seemed to alter the true scent of the CK Escape fragrance. I might rarely swap in the Zi-Peppino scent just for when I want that unique change, but I think I need a set of products that keep the original scent unchanged. Proraso Green's scent is Eucalyptus, which is one of the major notes in CK Escape, so it camouflages into the CK Escape scent seemlessly. For now the cucumber-green tea deodorant, while still a tad different, has a muted scent that doesn't seem to interfere. So this is my temporary set. And this set will now undergo maintenance and upgrades. So, no picture this time around.
  2. Jenks

    Jenks Active Member

    I think my situation is probably better suited for this type of razor. Normal skin, fair (and grey) hair, lots of whiskers but individual hairs are thin. If you are looking to move the R50, I would be interested in taking it off your hands.
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  3. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    I love the scent, feel is excellent. My only criticism is that it seems to go pretty fast.

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  4. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

    Fri Sept 20

    Razor - Rocnel Elite 2019 “A”
    Blade - Feather HI Stainless (2nd use)
    Brush - Alpha Brush Outlaw Titanium Fan Manchurian
    Soap - Stirling Dirty South Shavers
    Post Shave - OSMA Pierre Alum, Stirling Dirty South Shavers A/S Splash

    Rating - 5 of 5

    Great smooth shave, 2 pass BBS. No chatter or noise from this razor; hardly know it’s doing the job and paired with this blade, it smoothly glided over my face and cut down 2 days of facial hair growth.

    First time using this soap and A/S. Very nice scent. Wish I bought the EdT as well.


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  5. Boru62

    Boru62 Well-Known Member

    I do lean towards small boars with backbone and this has become king of the castle in a short period of time.
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  6. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Wonderful!!!! Adopted at a kennel?
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  7. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Here it is for Saturday:

    prep-Nivea 4 Men Bodywash(Energy)in shower
    shave-Barbasol Century Can
    razor-Gillette Sensor Deuce Pivot + DisposeABLE
    A.S.-Stoylin Glacial Sharp Dressed Man Splash
  8. Number six

    Number six Well-Known Member

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    Tatara :: Simpsons :: Barrister and Mann
  9. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Incredible shave, from a formerly "Plated Razor". I had a very smooth, 2 pass shave, that left me BDBS. This one was sharpened by @gssixgun , a while back, and it is still holding a great edge.

    Razor- "The Palmer #41" , Chicago. A hotel razor.
    Brush- Omega 10098, boar
    Soap- Arko/Avon Spicy scented
    Aftershave- Vintage Avon Spicy. Hitching Post decanter

  10. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    September 21, 2019
    OneBlade Genesis
    Modified Gem PTFE
    Simpson CH2 Synthetic
    Savonnière du Moulin
    Dominica Grand Bay Rum Aftershave

  11. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

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    Saturday 09.21.19 SOTD

    Tcheon Fung Sing DiVino Pre & Post Shave Oil
    RazoRock SLOC / Astra SP (1)
    Yaqi Ruby Handle 24mm 2-Band
    Proraso Red Tub
    Tcheon Fung Sing DiVino Pre & Post Shave Oil

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  12. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    SEptember 21, 2019

    Gillette New LC OC
    Feather HS
    Elite Razor Envy White Two Band
    Barrister and Mann Lime, Lavender, and Cedarwood
    CRSW Lavish Aftershave
    Chatillon Lux Pure Lavender
    ADP Cedro di Taormina

  13. celestino

    celestino Friendly Neighborhood Wetshaver

    21 September 2019

    * Charcoal Goods Level 3 OC + Stork Ex Brass
    * Wizamet Iridium Super
    * WSP 2-Band + Oscar11 Aquamarine C7
    * Mystic Water Sensitive Skin
    * Unrefined Shea Butter
    * Bergamot/Vetiver EO

  14. NCoxSTL


    Stirling SEptember!!!

    September 20

    Razor - Gem Micromatic Clog-Pruf
    Blade - CVS Carbon SE
    Soap - Stirling Mountain Man
    Brush - The Canuck
    Post - Alum

    All righty then. Let's shave, shall we? Took last night off to let the minor cut heal a bit more before pulling out the next razor in line. It's the Micromatic Clog-Pruf. Close relative to the OCMM. The difference? No open comb. Duh. I have generally had more issues with this one cutting me than the OC version, hence the extra caution about the cut issue. I chose Stirling Mountain Man with the Canuck brush for a great scented and quality lather, of course. This razor, in spite of the closed comb, feels more "bladey" to me and, in fact, it did reopen the cut just a bit even with the extra caution I used. Oh well. It's SE shaving. It's a bit more bold. No other issues as three passes went by smoothly and noisily with the fresh carbon blade. Alum was mostly quiet. A tingle here and there but nothing to get upset about. All in all a great shave and a great near-BBS finish. I can't complain.

    We have ten days left in September. Yeah, it's gone by that quick. Enjoy your weekend!!

  15. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    You living in Barracks or a Dorm? Set up looks so familiar.
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  16. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    • Rockwell 6S (R6, R5, and R4)
    • Polsilver Iridium
    • Zenith B19
    • VdH Bowl
    • Fine Lather Bowl
    • Stirling Agar
    • Gentleman Jon's Alum Block
    • Home Made Oud AS
    • Polo King of Oud EdC
    • Axe Dark Temptation Deodorant

    Really really nice shave.
  17. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

    No, but did post same pic on multiple shave forums. Took pic on my work table where I hone straight razors and wedge blades.

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  18. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Premature Latheration Sufferer

    Sandlewood Saturday

    Razor: YUMA
    Blade: Perma-Sharp
    Brush: Yaqi 26 Synth.
    Soap: T&H Sandlewood

    Last use of this blade (#3), so a new razor will be used with a new blade for tomorrows shave (I like to keep my razor/blade combo going for the duration of the blade tbh).

    Messed around with the lather and bowl this morning. I had surprising results (to me) with the T&H. I kept at it and just poured the water in whilst lathering. I got a very, very, thick and slick lather which was a joy to use. I am going to to another focus soon and i think its going to be one focusing on my lathering, be it face or bowl. It is a hole in my technique atm.

    I let my concentration slip and cut my scar badly. A few minutes with the styptic pencil was needed to stop the bleeding. Ouch.
    Great shave though. BBS and more!
    Have a great weekend!
  19. ilts

    ilts Well-Known Member

    Good Morning Everyone SOTD 09/21/19

    Gillette Atra Plus
    Dollar General Cart. (3)
    Barbasol Extra Moisturizing
    Cold Water Rinse, Witch Hazel
    Barbasol Brisk A/S

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  20. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Premature Latheration Sufferer

    That's a great photo.
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