SoS: September 2022

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

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  1. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    Razor - 1912 GEM "Damaskeene"
    Blade - GEM Personna SS fresh blade
    Pre-shave - Proraso Blue
    Soap - Chiseled Face "Sherlock"
    Brush - Simpson T2 Trafalgar synthetic
    Post-shave - Thayers Toner with witch hazel "Lavender" & Proraso balm
    AS - Chiseled Face "Sherlock"

    It is always a pleasant shave with these vintage single edge razors! I warmed the bowl & brush with hot water and bloomed the soap too. Washed face with ivory soap and warm washcloth. I listened to the hard rain on the roof right above the bathroom. Soothing. 2-pass shave WTG & ATG with no cleanup. This Damaskeene looks like new! No marks on it and the door moves stiff like it has not been opened and closed a lot. NICE find!

    Alum bar was silent. No cuts, nicks , or weepers! Very nice shave! This soap loaded the brush in less than a minute and gave me more than euff lather for the shave. Very nice scent too!

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  2. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    We are similar in hating to shave before discovering the old ways of shaving. I hated the carts! I stopped shaving at all for a LONG time and had a full beard. No way would I grow t out again! It is bothersome!

    I bet my shaves would have been better as well if I had found the brush & soaps I use now. I used gel with the carts. Slimmy nasty stuff!
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  3. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Sept 22nd
    Barbasol Floating Head w Astra SP
    Stirling Finest Fan/Maple
    Haslinger Schafmilch SS
    Dior Eau Sauvage AS
    Have a great day all!
  4. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    I did not think of that but you are right.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2022
  5. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    ASRshave, SEptemper, Thursday, 2022

    Razor : Gem Micromatic bump-less model, mid > upper mid range, well built to last generations, I get great shaves with this razor with a regular blade and enjoy to experiment with different blades. Today I thought I would try a Schick twin II blade, got a very close shave this morning shave with no issues.
    Blade : Schick injector twin II (3) excellent blade sharp & smoooth with extreme excellent longevity.
    Soap : Razorock American Barber, mid range unique barber shop scent + excellent lather qualities.
    Brush : Yaqi Red Zebra 24mm snow Leopard knot[​IMG], excellent lather generator, heavenly luxury soft tips, gentle splay 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 with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless).
    Results :CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG] Excellent shave with my Gem MMOC bump-less with a Schick injector twin II blade.

    Have some great shaves!
  6. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Razorock Game Changer / Personna Reds
    Stirling Sandalwood
    Hotoffthelathe Silvertip [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  7. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented

    Thursday TSD Shave

    Lather: The Shave Den Lanolin soap, Sensitive
    Brush: Ever Ready
    Razor: Henson AL13 mild
    Blade: Tatra Platinum
    Post: witch hazel and aloe
    Cold water shave :Animatedfrozensmily:

    I haven't used my Henson for a couple of weeks so I was looking forward to this shave. I was not disappointed. The TSD lather was great and the shave was smooth... My face feels great :)

  8. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    Friday September 23, 2022
    Cold Water Shave
    Brush: Simpson T3 Trafalgar
    Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper Bowl
    Lather: Southern Witchcrafts Samhain
    Razor: Henson ++
    Blade: Feather Hi-Stainless (1)
    Razor: Gillette Styler
    Post: Omega Alum Block
    Post: Southern Witchcrafts Samhain

  9. Ursa

    Ursa Well-Known Member

    Today's Shave: Menthol Thursday

    My blade sampler safari continues today with a first-ever shave with the Derby Extra Super Stainless photo due to crinkled up old tube of cream.

    Warm shower - Face brush-washed with Yardley Shea Buttermilk soap
    Gillette Super Speed (code X3 - 1952) razor
    Derby Extra Super Stainless blade -1st shave
    C. O. Bigelow (Proraso) cream
    RazoRock Snowman brush
    daylogic (Vi-Jon) Arctic Blue

    Methodology: Face-lathered. Full face WTG; chin and neck XTG; full face ATG
    Shave quality: BBS! The closest shave I've ever gotten from my Super Speed.
    Nicks, cuts, weepers, irritation: None.
    Razor burn: Slight, and somewhat expected, given how close today's shave was.
    Shave comfort: Very smooth and comfortable.

    Today's shave was a real winner. Super-close, buttery smooth, and much better than noted with the Derby Extra Stainless blade.
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  10. brit

    brit in a box

    rhodium rocket

  11. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Friday 09.23.22
    RAZOR: Blackland Brassbird OC 101mm Handle
    BLADE: Gillette‌ 7 O'clock SharpEdgeYellow
    BRUSH: AP Shave Co. 26mm G5C Semi-Transparent Yellow Handle
    LATHER: Zingari Man The Watchman Sego Shaving Soap
    POST: Zingari Man The Watchman Aftershave Recovery Splash
  12. Nem22

    Nem22 Well-Known Member

  13. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    These are very good blades, which don't get the attention they deserve.
  14. shaveman

    shaveman Well-Known Member

    Ikon Tek
    Voskhod Teflon Blade
    MSC Original Soap
    Semogue Boar
    Aloe Vera
    Old Spice Musk
  15. Gian

    Gian Well-Known Member

  16. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Friday morning:

    Neutrogena Men Deep Clean Facial Wash
    Yaqi 30mm Barber Pole
    Canadian Tech/Wilkinson Sword day 10
    House 99 Shaving Stick
    CutiBase Moisturizer
    Murray & Lanman Florida Water AS Splash

    This House 99 stick is unusual - it says nothing about using it with a brush, but it lathers quite well and with not too much effort if you rub on a decent amount. I don’t care for the scent but it rinses off completely and its skincare is fairly good. Would I buy it again? No. It was a gift from my father-in-law who also has one and he likes it a lot. The CutiBase moisturizer works so well as a balm, and the Florida Water provided its nice old school scent that I enjoy so much. Two passes were enough for me to get a good BBS shave.

    Have a good weekend. [​IMG]

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  17. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    Razor - GEM Featherweight
    Blade - GEM Personna SS (1)
    Pre-shave - Proraso White
    Soap - TOBS "Rose"
    Brush - Perfecto brush that I brought back from the almost dead. It has stopped shedding
    Post-shave - Thayers "Rose Petal" Toner with witch hazel & Proraso balm
    AS - Pinaud Clubman "Vanilla" (not in photo)


    Last edited: Sep 23, 2022
  18. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Friday'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...
  19. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Friday, September 23
    Le Père Lucien Bay Rum~~Semogue 2012 SE~~Gillette #44 RFB/Voskhod~~Ogallala Bay Rum, Limes & Peppercorns
    Have a great day!
  20. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Sept 23rd 'Fougere Friday'
    Canadian Gillette New LC w PermaSharp (1)
    APShave SynBad/Poculi chubby
    SV Felce Aromatica combo
    A fave scent in a fave lather wiped away by a fave shaver. A nice start to a Friday.
    Have a great day all!
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