SoS: September 2022

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by James Kleinkauf, Aug 31, 2022.

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  1. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Parker 99r / Personna Reds
    Fine Accoutrements / Fresh Vetiver
    Yaqi Synthetic [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    SE SOTD, SEptemper 21st 2022.

    Razor : Yaqi Katana SE- Mfg 2019>, takes 1/2 DE blades, mid to upper mid range depending on individual technique, nice razor head with good quality chrome coating. I like to use a steep approach(riding the bar) when using this razor with a short handle.
    Blade : Gillette Astra SP (3) sharp & smooth with excellent longevity. I like to toss after 3 uses with a 1/2 blade.
    Soap : Razorock American barber, mid range scent with excellent lather qualities.
    Brush : Yaqi black marble 24mm silvertip, Excellent lather generator, heavenly pillow like soft tips, nice gentle scrubber + excellent lather painter.
    Pre shave : (Dedicated Cashmere synthetic)Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser with a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep : Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
    Post shave : Razorock American barber AS with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless).
    Results :CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG] Excellent shave with my Yaqi Katana SE with a Astra SP blade.

    Have some great shaves!
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    1948 #15 3rd gen aristocrat
    simpson commodore x-2 best badger
    dr harris arlington

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  4. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Are we set for another Throwback Thursday? I am.

    prep-Stoylin Soap(Mentha Scrub)in shower
    shave-Barbasol Original Cream*
    razor--Gillette Sensor Deuce Pivot DisposeABLE
    A.S.-Vetiver de Guerlain**

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  5. Ursa

    Ursa Well-Known Member

    I've long been curious about the 1919 cream in a tube. Does it yield a close shave, and how's the skincare?
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  6. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Oh, sorry, I don't have the tube, just the can.
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  7. Ursa

    Ursa Well-Known Member

    Today's Shave: Williams Wednesday

    Warm shower - Face brush-washed with Yardley Shea Buttermilk soap
    Gillette Super Speed (code X3 - 1952) razor
    Derby Extra Stainless blade - 2nd shave
    Williams Mug soap - c. 2014
    RazoRock Snowman brush
    Aqua Velva Ice Balm

    Methodology: Face-lathered. Full face WTG; chin and neck XTG; full face ATG; second ATG pass on my neck
    Shave quality: Near BBS. Moved this blade from my Pre-War Tech and noted a lot of residue from yesterday's Men's Zone brushless cream stuck to the blade; my efforts to remove it probably dulled it. Had to re-lather my neck for a second ATG pass to take care of some lingering stubble.
    Nicks, cuts, weepers, irritation: None.
    Razor burn: None.
    Shave comfort: Smooth and comfortable throughout. Nice!

    The 'Velva Ice Balm is a bit of a cipher to me. Initially cooling and soothing, it eventually leaves my face feeling warm and razor-burned. I know some guys love this ASB and I have another bottle new-in-box. Trade?

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  8. Ursa

    Ursa Well-Known Member

    Eh, no worries...that's what I get for baiting you with that Barbasol Ultra gel post :lyrtuy5:
  9. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I should have figured that out....after all, can comes first, THEN the tube.
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  10. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thursday 09.22.22
    RAZOR: REX Ambassador Adjustable @3
    BLADE: Wizamet Super Iridium
    BRUSH: AKA Brushworx 26mm G5C Milky Way Handle
    LATHER: OSP Dark Matter Shaving Soap
    POST: OSP Dark Matter Aftershave Lotion
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  11. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Wednesday, September 21
    AoS Unscented (tallow)~~Semogue 2012 Special Edition~~Gillette New LC/Voskhod~~Jerry Juice
    Have a great day!
  12. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox The British Birdman

    SOTD: 22nd September 2022.


    Shaving recipe for today.

    Prep: Warm shower:/Asda Mandarin & Lemongrass Extract Shower Gel.

    Cold wet flannel to my face.
    Pears with Mint Extracts Transparent Bar Soap.
    Brush: Lider Turkish Boar.
    Face Lather.
    Lather: Arko Shave stick.
    Razor: Gillette Guard. (D4)

    Cold water face wash with brush squeezing's, Cold Water Face Rinse. / Alum Rub. / Cold water rinse. / Gummy Traditional Turkish Lavender Cologne. / Arko Cool ASB.


    Early Morning Shave,

    An excellent Turkish themed shave to finish my shave week off wonderfully.

    Something I've learned since becoming a traditional wet shaver is if I had used a shaving brush, shaving soap / cream method, instead of gel when I shaved with Cartridge razors for all those years my shaves would have been 100% better and more enjoyable as back then, shaving was something i hated having to do with a great passion.

    I haven't used my alum block in my post shave for some time and was a good post shave application with hardly any zinging and stinging.

    I've been taken by surprise how well the Gillette Guard has performed throughout the week.

    An enjoyable 2 pass + pick-ups shave with no errors to report. Finishing the shave off with a few small dollops of Arko Fresh ASB.

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

    Keep safe and enjoy your day ladies & gentlemen. :cool:
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2022
  13. ChiefShaver

    ChiefShaver Well-Known Member

    Hi Friends,

    Here my Wednesday Shave (21.09.2022)

    Razor: Weber // Blade: London Bridge // Soap: PAA Cold Spices // Brush: Deer Horn Synthetic // Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman Special Reserve

    Wonderful from Start to Finish. Extremely good shave.

    Have a great time, enjoy your shaves and stay safe and healthy.

  14. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    Thursday September 22, 2022
    Cold Water Shave
    Brush: Simpson T3 Trafalgar
    Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper Bowl
    Lather: Witchcrafts Valley of Ashes
    Razor: Henson ++
    Blade: Gillette SharpEdge (2)
    Razor: Gillette Styler
    Post: Omega Alum Block
    Post: Witchcrafts Valley of Ashes
  15. shaveman

    shaveman Well-Known Member

    Ikon Tek
    Voskhod Teflon Blade
    Ogallala Bay Rum Soap
    Maggard 2 Band
    Aloe Vera
    Stirling Duke Aftershave
  16. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Thursday's Cold Water Shave

    Cold Water Rinse
    Old Spice Shave Cream
    Jayaruh #395 Badger
    AutoStrop A2
    Personna GEM SS PTFE
    Lustray Spice AS

    The Old Spice Shave Cream lathered well with the Jayaruh #395 Badger brush. Two passes and touch ups with the AutoStrop A2 Razor and a Personna GEM SS PTFE Blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Lustray Spice AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
  17. Gian

    Gian Well-Known Member

  18. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Tatara Masamune razor with open comb plate.
    Feather blade (fresh).
    Shore Shave Cool Water Ribbon synthetic brush.
    Tabac shave soap.
    Timeless Razor shave bowl.
    Irish Chestnut by Andy Hilfiger.
  19. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Thursday morning’s Grand Freeze:

    Stirling Mentholated Pre Shave Soap
    Yaqi 30mm Barber Pole
    Canadian Tech/Wilkinson Sword day 9
    Stirling Glacial Electric Sheep SS
    Prep ASB
    Floid Vigoroso AS Splash

    OMG, I think my face is going to need all day to thaw out from this menthol assault - the Glacial Electric Sheep soap is a bona fide face freezer. It’s got exactly the same lovely scent as the regular version of Electric Sheep which is a blend of lemon, citronella, and eucalyptus, it’s mutton tallow based so the lather whips up superbly, the menthol sensation hits like a ton of frigid bricks, and the skincare is perfect. The Prep and the Floid Vigoroso aftershave were such a delightful finish. Three glorious passes gave me a dynamite BBS shave which was so much fun!

    Enjoy your day - be well and safe![​IMG]

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  20. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    That brush reminds me of the Cat's Eye marbles I had as a kid.
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