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
    Friday's Cold Water Shave

    Cold Water Rinse
    Vintage Life Morning TOST
    Jayaruh #424
    Cobra Classic
    Feather Professional
    Pinaud Clubman AS

    The Vintage Life Morning TOST 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. Gian

    Gian Well-Known Member

  3. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    Friday September 30, 2022
    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: Southern Witchcrafts Samhain

  4. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    What an awesome shave buddy!

    Yes, Musketeer Rapier is apparently a carbon copy of Aramis, is such a delightful fragrance!

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  5. shaveman

    shaveman Well-Known Member

    Stando Rod2 OC AC
    Feather Pro Super
    Stirling Soap Bay Rum Soap
    Frank Shaving Silvertip
    Aloe Vera
    Stirling Soap Bay Rum Afterhsave
    Stando Roc2 Ti AC.JPG
  6. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Friday morning:

    Hot shower
    Yaqi 30mm Barber Pole
    Canadian Tech/Wilkinson Sword day 3
    Rondavel Wild Dagga SS
    CutiBase Moisturizer
    Brut Deodorant Spray
    Brut AS Splash
    Brut Cologne

    This Rondavel soap is very unique - it’s from South Africa and if you notice in the picture it looks exactly like a shower soap or a hand soap but it’s definitely for shaving. “Dagga” means “marijuana” in Zulu or Xhosa but the scent is actually very pleasant in an outdoorsy way, the lather whips easily although it’s not too slick or cushiony but the skincare is still fairly good. The CutiBase moisturizer gave me the extra soothing I needed, and the Brut aftershave along with the matching cologne smell so old school and awesome. Just two passes sufficed for a great BBS shave!

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

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  7. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    Razor - GEM Micromatic MMOC
    Blade - GEM Personna SS (7)
    Pre-shave - ProrasoWhite
    Soap - MWF
    Brush - Simpson T3 Trafalgar
    Post-shave - Thayers Tone with witch hazel "Rose Petal" & Geo F Trumper Skinfood
    AS - Pinaud Clubman "Vanilla"

    Washed face and warmed the scupper mug and brush with HOT water. Nice warm lather on a cool morning. It was 35 here. Theo is back to atching me but, e raced out of the bathroom....he gets the zoomies when he is in a good mood.

    Pleasant 2-pass shave WTG & ATG with cleanup along the jawline. The blade is getting dull so, it is binned now. I really thought I would get feedback from the alum due to the extra passes but, none at all! Very nice shave to end the month! Clean and smooth!

    Last edited: Sep 30, 2022
  8. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Fatboy / Gillette 7o'clock SharpEdge
    Cravingshaving Synthetic
    Soap Commander / Honor [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  9. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Nice, long leisurely shower today, to shave my legs & underarms.
    Razor- Ming Shih DE
    Blade- Feather
    PSO- Lavender mint
    Soap- Sara’s Creations lavender mint. With a little Pacific Shaving Natural.

    I use the cream on my inner thighs as an augment to the shave soap. This area is the most prone to irritation. I get little to none, when I combine the cream & the soap.
  10. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    SE SOTD, Friday, SEptember 30th 2022

    Razor : Yaqi Excalibur AC 50mm + new Milano polished 316 SS handle- Mfg 2021> excellent upper mild to tame mid range, interesting simple clamping system, small head parts and I like to work over a wash cloth. I always get decent shaves with this Excalibur SE.
    Blade : Feather Pro AC 50mm- sharp & smooth + reasonable longevity for a AC blade.
    Soap : Ogallala Bayrum sage & cedar wood , nice scent of Bayrum + some clove, this soap works well with a pastier lather with a wet face and it will produce some nice slick lather, try not to perfect it in the bowl is my conclusion. Very enjoyable soap to master.
    Brush : Yaqi Sagrada Familia 24 mm tuxedo knot, excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, nice 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 : Ogallala Bayrum & sandal wood [​IMG] + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless).
    Results :CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG] Excellent shave with my Yaqi Excalibur with a AC Feather pro.
    Have some great shaves!
  11. brit

    brit in a box

    4th gen aristocrat
    wcs lantern
    the shaving shop
    mont blanc

  12. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented

    Friday Shave

    Lather: Southern Witchcrafts Incorporeal soap
    Brush: Made Rite
    Razor: Supply SE
    Blade: Supply black label
    Post: Southern Witchcrafts Incorporeal splash
    Cold water shave :Animatedfrozensmily:

  13. Ursa

    Ursa Well-Known Member

    Thursday's shave: Freestyle Friday

    Warm shower - face washed with Yardley Shea Buttermilk soap
    Gillette Pre-War Tech head/Dishi 3-Tier CNC Stainless handle
    Derby Premium blade - 2nd shave
    Mama Bear's Aromatic Pipe Tobacco soap
    RazoRock Snowman brush
    daylogic (Vi-Jon) Arctic Blue after shave lotion

    Methodology: Face-lathered. Full-face WTG; neck/chin XTG; full-face ATG.
    Shave Quality: BBS, but not quite as good as yesterday's first shave with this blade.
    Nicks/cuts/weepers/irritation: Nicked myself just below my nose going ATG. Styptic pencil to the rescue...
    Razor Burn: Just the slightest touch.
    Shave Comfort: Shave began smoothly enough, but the blade started to feel worn as I worked through my ATG pass.

    Overall, I'm not impressed with the Derby Premium blade. After just two shaves--neither of which were smooth throughout--the blade is feeling worn out and I nicked myself where I normally wouldn't. I'm not going to chance a third go with this particular blade. Next up: The Gillette Rubie.

    Updated blade rankings, 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) lowest-ranked blade I'd enjoy using
    Personna (USA) Platinum Chrome
    Derby Premium
    Dollar General (Dorco)
    Family Dollar (Dorco)
    Van der Hagen Ice-Tempered
    Merkur Super

  14. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Conrad/Barbasol w/DIY Handle Razor
    Gillette Platinum Blade
    Rubberset #3 Boar (restored) Brush
    WSP Formula T Sandalwood Soap
    Sea Breeze Astringent
    Aqua Velva Musk After Shave

  15. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    How do you like that MaMa Bear Pipe Tobacco(or did I already ask you that?).
  16. Ursa

    Ursa Well-Known Member

    My tub has been hanging around here since 2008, and the passage of time has improved both the fragrance and the performance of this soap. It's excellent, and my second favorite behind only my tub of RazoRock Essential Oil of Lime soap.

    I couldn't make good lather with the soap until I acquired my RazoRock Snowman synthetic brush. Now it just explodes into decadent greatness with minimal effort.
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