SoS: September 2022

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

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  1. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Williams Wednesday's Cold Water Shave

    Cold Water Rinse
    Williams Mug Shaving Soap
    Jayaruh #424
    Cobra Classic
    Feather Professional
    Pinaud Clubman AS

    The Williams Mug Shaving Soap lathered well with the Jayaruh #424 brush. Two passes and touch ups with the Cobra Classic Razor and the Feather Professional Blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Pinaud Clubman AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
  2. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    I got the razor wrong! LOL
    They look the same but, it wasn't the Star. It was the GEM Damaskeene.
    LOUD feedback while shaving is NICE!

    I guess I had a senior moment!
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  3. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Slim Twist / Personna Reds
    RajonCajonBrushes / Maggards Synthetic
    Stirling / Barber Shop [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-T387V using Tapatalk
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  4. brit

    brit in a box

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  5. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Gillette British HD500 Razor
    Gillette Platinum Blade
    E-R Master Handle w/Two Band Badger (restored) Brush
    Monsavon Au Lait Shave Cream
    Sea Breeze Astringemnt
    Old Spice Shulton w/M-Bomb After Shave

    Last edited: Sep 28, 2022
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  6. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    DE SOTD, SEptember 28th 2022

    Razor : Razorock 2nd Generation Lupo.72- excellent mid range, well built and likeable design for blade clamping and under the nose area + I get really stellar shaves with this razor that are enjoyable.
    Blade : Gillette Nacet (1) Sharp & smooth with excellent longevity.
    Soap : Yaqi Musketeer Rapira, nice unique scent(Aramis classic?) + excellent lather qualities. Yaqi commissioned Master soap creations S.A to make aftershave and soaps for their line. Excellent protection with this soap.
    Brush : Razorock 24mm Noir 400 synthetic Plissoft, excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, nice splay scrubber, excellent 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 : Witch hazel cleanse of beard + Yaqi Musketeer Rapira slash + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless).
    Results :CCS,DFS,BBs + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG] Excellent shave with my RR Lupo.72 with a Gillette Nacet.

    Have some great shaves!
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  7. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented

    Williams Wednesday Shave

    Lather: vintage Williams Mug Soap
    Brush: Ever Ready
    Razor: Gillette red tip 1956
    Blade: Wilkinson Sword
    Post: witch hazel

    Had a great shave with vintage soap, brush, and razor. It was smooth and comfortable.

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  8. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome set up and pic.:cool:
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  9. brit

    brit in a box

    canadian fb tech
    yaqi silvertip
    the club k-2 and splash

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  10. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    We look ahead to another Throwback Thursday-last one for September:

    prep-Stoylin Bath Soap(Sandpiper)in shower
    shave-Central Texas Soap(Weekend Rodeo)*
    brush-Stoylin "No-Name" Synthetic
    razor-Gillette Sensor Deuce Pivot DisposeABLE
    A.S>-Central Texas Soaps(Weekend Rodeo)*

    *Leather was officially invented 400,000 years ago. Rodeos in America began in the mid-1800s.
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  11. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thursday 09.29.22
    RAZOR: REX Ambassador Adjustable @3
    BLADE: Wizamet Super Iridium
    BRUSH: AP Shave Co. 24mm Synbad Fan Synthetic
    LATHER: Barrister and Mann Nordost Shaving Soap
    POST: Barrister and Mann Nordost Aftershave Splash
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  12. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented

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  13. Brian Distance

    Brian Distance Well-Known Member

    Razor: Wolfman WR1 SS (Matte finish) Dual Comb (.80 OC / .94 SB) with Darwin Handle

    Blade: Gillette London Bridge (right) (5th shave), sharper that the vintage London Bridge blades (left)
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  14. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Sept 28th
    Karve CB 'D' w Astra SP
    APShave GELousy SHD/Blue Resin&Maple
    Fine American Blend combo
    Have a great day all!
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  15. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    Thursday September 29, 2022
    Brush: Simpson T3 Trafalgar
    Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper Bowl
    Lather: Southern Witchcrafts Samhain
    Razor: Henson ++
    Blade: Gillette Platinum (3)
    Razor: Gillette Styler
    Post: Southern Witchcrafts Samhain

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  16. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox The British Birdman

    SOTD: 29th 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: Derby Shave Stick.
    Blade: Dorco Prime Platinum 'Snapped in 1/2'. (D2)
    Razor: Yaqi Katana.

    Cold water face wash with brush squeezing's, Cold Water Face Rinse. /Homemade (~Autumn/Winter mix~) peppermint lavender, eucalyptus, + Tea Tree essential Oils Mixed Together With 200ml of Care+Witch Hazel. / Gummy Traditional Turkish tobacco Cologne. /Arko Fresh ASB.


    Early Morning Shave,

    A pleasurable shave to finish my shaving week off in style...Another great shave where everything worked together superbly.

    I've enjoyed my reacquaintance with the Yaqi Katana.

    A comfortable 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:
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  17. Ursa

    Ursa Well-Known Member

    Today's shave: Williams Wednesday

    Warm shower - face brush-washed with Yardley Shea Buttermilk soap
    Gillette Slim adjustable - setting 4
    Shark Platinum blade - 3rd shave
    Williams Mug soap - c. 2014
    RazoRock Snowman brush
    Aqua Velva Ice Sport after shave lotion

    Methodology: Face-lathered. Full-face WTG; chin/neck XTG; full-face ATG
    Shave quality: Just missed being BBS, but shave remained presentable for a couple hours longer than normal. Nice!
    Nicks, cuts, weepers, irritation: Nick on my chin going ATG. The 'Velva fixed it right up.
    Shave comfort: Occasional slight dragging during all passes with some digging in going ATG. Blade felt like it was spent in the middle of my ATG pass, and that's when I got nicked.

    Compared to the excellent Astra SS, BiC Chrome Platinum, Derby Extra SS, and Personna Israel blades I've been deploying lately, the Shark Platinum is a bit of a letdown. That said, I still enjoyed my shaves.

    I've been tracking the performance of blades on a spreadsheet, using shave quality, shave comfort, freedom from nicks/mishaps, longevity, and likelihood of repurchase as criteria. These are all the DE blades I've encountered thus far, from best to worst:

    BiC Chrome Platinum
    Astra Super Stainless
    Derby Extra Super Stainless
    daylogic (Personna Israel)
    Gillette 7 O'Clock SharpEdge
    Astra Super Platinum
    Derby Extra Stainless
    Shark Platinum
    Gillette PlatinumPlus (Brazil)
    Personna (USA) Platinum Chrome
    Dollar General (Dorco)
    Family Dollar (Dorco)
    Van der Hagen Ice-Tempered
    Merkur Super


    Prince Albert is in this can. I do not have Old Grand-Dad in a bottle, however.
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  18. Nem22

    Nem22 Well-Known Member

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  19. Gian

    Gian Well-Known Member

  20. shaveman

    shaveman Well-Known Member

    Stando Rod2 Ti
    Feather Pro Super
    MDC Original Soap
    Yaqi Boar
    Aloe Vera
    Clubman Bay Rum Aftershave
    Stando Roc2 Ti AC.JPG
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