SOS: September 2020.

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Boojum1, Aug 31, 2020.

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  1. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Aaaand..the way it is for Sunday:

    prep-Nivea 4 Men Bodywash(Fresh Wave)in shower
    shave-Razorock Lime Burst Soap
    razor-Gillette Sensor Deuce Pivot + DisposeABLE
    A.S.-Stoylin Glacial Lime
  2. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Matt..front patio's under cover.i normally do pics on the rear deck of my rooftop apartment..
  3. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Tm.definitely one of my favorites..the cologne lasts awhile as well..:)
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  4. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks Gus.
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  5. ilts

    ilts Well-Known Member

    Thank You Gary!
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  6. ajc347

    ajc347 Well-Known Member

    Tonight's SOTD:


    Razor: Barbaros TR-2
    Brush: Alpha G4
    Soap: Brutalt Bra
    AS Balm: Zingari Man Magician
    Blade: Polsilver

    First use of the Barbaros razor, Alpha brush and some Zingari Man balm today.

    I've been kicking myself for some time for not purchasing one a few years ago when they were still being made and am very pleased that I purchased this one. The razor has zero blade feel and felt both smooth and efficient in use. It reminded me very much of a Timeless 0.95 SB in this respect.

    What I found really interesting was the design of the top cap. It is almost identical to those used by Rocnel on the 2017 and 2018 Elite razors and very similar to the earlier Rocnel DE-P. I'm aware that Hasan, the owner of Barbaros, changed the design in the TR-2 in order to incorporate round pins. I do very much wonder whether this part of the razor (and potentially the baseplate) were made by Rocnel. I'm aware that they were collaborating together at the the time on the B&R adjustable and the most interesting factor, for me, is that not all blades will fit this razor easily.

    Rocnel's 2017 Elite was built around a Feather blade and a few other blades (notably those manufactured by Rapira and Lord) also fit it. All P&G blades (i.e. Gillette, Spunik, Astra, Polsilver and Permasharp etc) do not fit. The top cap of this razor has a similar issue. Feather's, Voskhod (which is made by Rapira), Rapira Platinum Lux and a number of Lord blades fit perfectly. P&G blades and Rapira Swedish Supersteel will just about fit, but end up needing to have a small amount of force applied in order to do so. This also makes them a bit more difficult to remove. Rocnel removed this problem in the 2018 Elite by changing the pin tolerance which meant that all blades will fit the razor.

    Given that the Barbaros and Rocnel Elite top caps and baseplates fit each other without problem and are interchangeable means that this razor definitely has a place in my collection and strikes as being something of a missing link between the two Rocnel Elite models.

    Like the other Alpha brushes I already own this is a well made brush. The resin handle is nice and weighty and the G4 knot in it performed excellently. These are fast becoming my favourite synthetic knot and are up there with the Muhle STF v2 and Cashmere knots in terms of quality and usability.

    Finally, onto the Zingari Man balm. This is an interesting balm and I need to use it a lot more before I can form a firm view on it. The scent was light and pleasant and it seems like it has the potential to be a pretty good balm. It feels glycerin rich and does have something of an oily consistency much like Executive Shaving's own brand balm. Any balm I use has to go a long way to match the performance of the balms offered by BBA, T&H, the aforementioned Executive Shaving balm, and the now unavailable I Coloniali Mango balm. I'm hopeful that the Zingari Man balm will perform as well as these. Only time will tell, though.

    Have a great rest of he weekend guys. :)
  7. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome shave and pic razor..:cool:
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  8. ajc347

    ajc347 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gary. :)
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  9. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Sunday‌ ‌09.27.20 ‌SOTD‌

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    Gillette '40s Brit 4-Piece Flat Bottom Tech Set
    NOS Wlkinson Sword Made in England
    Yaqi R1730 Sagarda Familia Tuxedo
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  10. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Excellent setup, Gary:happy088:
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  11. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Sunday SOTD


    Razor: Joris Palladium Black\White Pin Stripe
    Blade: Gillette 7 o’clock Black (D7)
    Brush: Black Eagle Rhino Black Feather 25mm
    Bowl: Castle Shave 4 1/4"
    Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGO Lime
    Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Eucalyptus & Spearmint
    Shave Cream: Moon Amaretto Speciale
    Balm: Moon Amaretto Speciale
    Aftershave: Small Batch Shave Tonic

  12. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    A skull pottery bowl, now that's a new one.
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  13. Venkat

    Venkat Well-Known Member

    Today's shave: 09/26/2020
    Razor: Fatboy F2
    Brush: The Art of Shaving
    Blade: Iridium Super (12) Yes. 12th use!
    Soap: Arko
    AS: Alum rub & Petrichor AS
    Rating: 10.0++++++
    Excellent shave! I think Fatboy is in a level where no other DE razors
    can come near! Could not believe, on a setting 5 and on a blade with 12th
    use, the shave was super! Sometimes, I feel why I spent so much money on
    other expensive razor acquisitons. Probably this is time to uload. ;)
  14. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox Well-Known Member

    SOTD : 27th September 2020.


    Shaving recipe for today.

    Prep: Warm shower / Original Source ~ Tingly Mint & Tea Tree Shower Gel.

    Cold wet flannel to my face.
    Simple ~ Sensitive Bar Soap + Wilko Men's shave Oil.
    Brush: Chinese Unbranded Silvertip Fibre.
    Bowl Lather.
    Tesco's Ceramic 'Cosmo' Side Bowl.
    Uber/Superlather: Williams Mug Shaving Soap + Erasmic shave cream.
    Blade: Indian Gillette ~ 7'0 Clock Super Platinum. (2)
    Razor: 1970's Gillette Aluminum Handle Tech S4. (ENG)


    Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade peppermint lavender, eucalyptus, + Tea Tree essential Oils Witch Hazel Mixture./ Brut ~ ASL./Aloe Vera Gel.

    A relaxing Williams Super-lather sunday shave.

    The efficient smoothness of the indian gillette 7'0 clock sp matched up with the mild non-aggressive Tech S4 wonderfully making my sunday shave a pleasurable experience.
    Another very comfortable 3 pass + pick ups DFS /near BBS shave with no errors to report.
    Finishing the shave off with a generous dollop of Aloe Vera Gel.

    My face is feeling silky smooth & smelling divine.;)

    Stay safe, and enjoy you sunday ladies & gentlemen.:cool:
  15. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Another Sunday, Another Spicy Sunday!!!!
  16. ilts

    ilts Well-Known Member

    Good Morning Everyone 09/27/20

    A No Shave Sunday For Me

    Have A Great Day!
  17. AlfredoT

    AlfredoT Well-Known Member

    2020-09-27, Sunday

    I thought I would wake up in the blizzard, instead I woke up kissed by the sun!

    I had other fragrances on my mind, but I chose a complex and engaging lavender.

    I love English soaps, with refined scents and unmatched performance, like this one today.
    And the fact that it was made in Genoa is irrelevant: if it says Czech & Speake it means it's English!

    And, in any case, Genoa is the most British city outside the United Kingdom: from the abhorrence of any ostentation, to the conservative and sober elegance of clothing, to the subtle and ironic humor...

    And it was there that in 1893 there was founded the first sports club: the Genoa Cricket and Athletic Club that abdicated its primitive purpose and gave up cricket (a sport much more dangerous and aggressive than people think, but practiced with the typical Albionic nonchalance) to devote himself to football, much more in the Italian likings.

    While I'm not very interested to watch young millionaires juggling to compete for a ball (which they could very well buy for themselves without affecting their substance), I love the elegant choreography of cricket!

    And then I would have preferred that the spirit of initiative of the British in Genoa had manifested itself towards Marsala wine rather than sports.

    But... let's come to shaving: I think it is superfluous to comment on today's shaving!


    Sapone PS: Valobra Mandorla
    Sapone: Czech & Speake, Oxford & Cambridge
    Pennello: Lab. Villefranche, Cucciolino Padouk/Silvertip 24
    Rasoio: Gillette, Rocket HD
    Lametta: Polsilver, Wizamet
    AS 1: MilMil, Figaro Gel
    AS 2: MilMil, BeMan, Balsamo Polivalente
    MilMil, BeMan, Balsamo Polivalente
    EdC: Czech & Speake, Oxford & Cambridge
    ST: Django Reinhardt, Minor Swing, 1937
  18. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Excellent Gary, just excellent.:happy096:
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  19. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Good photo Alfredo.:eatdrink047:
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  20. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Good picture, nice razor.:eatdrink047:
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