SoS: September 26 - October 2 2011

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by rodd, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. rodd

    rodd Knotty Boy

    Let's see those shaves for the week! As always, bonus points for pictures!

    I will get things started with my gear for tomorrow:
    New Milady
    Duke 1
    Gada Cool Mint
    Avon Island Lime Aftershave
    The Shave Den Commando Cocktail
  2. newb

    newb Resident Newb

    Tech/7 o'clock Blue/Uber Lather (MWF & Florena)/HH#8/Master's Bay Rum
    I've got to work early in AM, so I'm setting up in advance. Can't wait to slap on the uber Lather. And I'm taking it safe by choosing the tech. I'm sure it will be a fast shave as I tend to hit the snooze a couple of times.​
    Have a Great day, Gentlemen.​
  3. ocharlas

    ocharlas Well-Known Member

    Cranford 5/8 Straight
    TGN Silvertip Badger
    AOS Lavender PreShave Oil
    C.O. Bigelow Shave Cream
    Brut AS Balm

    I only used the straight on my face, as my neck was (is) still healing from yesterday's treatment. Did that with my progress set on 3. I haven't really used that razor in a while (or any DE, except for light cleanups) but using it today made me realize how much I missed it. It's such a great razor, great feel with perfect balance and a nice smooth head. I've been giving my new fatboy all the clean up love, but the Progress is still definitely my favorite DE. The straight shave was ok, got DFS in 4 passes which seems like too much, but I nonetheless enjoyed the act. It's not the smoothest shave though, and I don't know if it has to do with the hone job, my stropping skills, my technique, or what. But I do have another razor in the works, so soon I'll have a base for comparison. Meanwhile I'll keep at it, everything when I can, face only when I can't.
  4. Oberloser

    Oberloser Well-Known Member

    Puma - German Vintage Razor
    with Bolzano Blade (1)
    Bock 21mm Silvertip
    Palmolive SC
    Lotion Opaline AS

    Have a nice day! :)

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  5. Johnny

    Johnny Little Boy Blue

    Monday, September 26. Good Morning!

    Morning Coffee: Hills Brothers Original Blend
    Prep: Wash face with Musgo Real Glyce Lime, hot towel soak
    Razor: Edwin Jagger DE87
    Blade: Gillette 7 O'Clock Blue
    Cream: Mitchell's Wool Fat
    Brush: D.R. Harris H1
    Post: Cold water rinse followed by some Musgo Real Aftershave Balm

    Hills Bros|MWF|Musgo|Mon.jpg

    Have a GREAT day.
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  6. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

    Moderator Supporting Vendor
    Couldn't get to sleep, so decided to take a hot bath, and try out a shave soap I just got.


    Well, if they made gender specific urinal cakes, I now know what the ladies version would smell like. :sick007:
    Thanks, Van Der Hagen!

    Rest of the set-up;
    razor; Gillette Long Handled Super Adjustable, set at 3
    blade; Sharp
    brush; Crabtree & Evelyn Best Badger Brush

    Relaxed now, but not sleepy anymore. :(

    Think I'll end up grating the VDH and blending it in with my soap & cream scrap jar. Just a little at a time so hopefully the stink gets covered up.

    Next up; Lady Cremo Cream.
    It at least smells better.
  7. Etoyoc

    Etoyoc Backwards


    TSD Pumpkin Delight
    TGN synthetic knot in acrylic handle
    Voskhod (day 1)
    alum, osage rub, TSD ISZ
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  8. moz68

    moz68 Well-Known Member

    iKon Modern
    Personna Med. Prep.
    New Forest 2201
    Nanny's Silly Hard Soap French Lavender
    Barbasol Pacific Rush

    C&S Dark Rose
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  9. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    Happy Menthol Monday From Florida!

    Hot Shower
    RAB Scuttle
    Chubbz I
    TSD Iced Blue Juniper Wheat Cream
    Sharp Stainless (1)
    Cold Water Rag
    A.V. Original Sport

    3 Passes = DFS+!

    An absolutely fantastic shave this morning. The Blue Juniper is everything I was hoping for and the Sharp Stainless performed very well.

    PLUS! A rare appearance by The QOB in the SOS thread!

    Have a great week Ya'll!

    Mon (Medium).jpg
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  10. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

    Moderator Supporting Vendor
    Thanks, Jeff! I hadn't seen anyone talk about these dual shave & bath soaps from VDH (they have a men's version, too) so thought it would be worth sharing
    Otherwise my shaves are pretty much the same, and not really worth sharing.

    Glad you like the Blue Juniper. That is a really good scent.
  11. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Menthol Monday:

    Omega Wooden Handle
    Super Speed/Personna day 3
    Bozzano Sensitive SC :love029::love029::smiley freezing::smiley freezing:
    Diana Sport Menthol Balsam :love029::love029::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:
    Polo Original EDT

    The Bozzano Sensitive cream is a Brazilian cream with great lather, a strong eucalyptus scent which is actually quite nice, and great cooling. I really enjoyed shaving with it today. As always, the Diana Sport balsam provided an additional Arctic freezing finish. ;) :biggrin:
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  12. Nick Freeh

    Nick Freeh Well-Known Member

    Monday, September 26, 2011

    Pre-shave soap: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
    Razor: 1967 Gillette Slim Adjustable
    Blade: Astra Keramik
    Brush: Simfix Grosvenor LE Two-Band
    Soap: P.160 Tipo Duro
    A/S: Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Wesley & Scott Clove & Peppermint Balm

    Most of the stuff listed above is no longer in production. The shave "down memory lane" was excellent, though.
  13. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Monday morning,

    Gillette NEW Short Comb,
    Israeli Personna Crystal Blade (4)
    Rooney 1/1 Best Badger Brush,
    Arko shave soap w/ hot water lather,
    finish w/ cold water rinse. DFS!
  14. BullGoose

    BullGoose Well-Known Member

    Monday, September 26, 2011

    Razor: Wilkinson Sticky
    Blade: Personna 74 (6)
    Brush: Simpson Ehsan
    Pre-Shave: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
    Soap: Yardley Black Label
    A/S: Trumper Marlborough

    An excellent shave! All but the Musgo Real Glyce Lime soap have been discontinued. What a shame!
  15. Nairb

    Nairb Active Member

    Did I actually see that correctly!? No Williams users!? :)

    Me neither.

    Gillette Black Handle (not fully closed, open 1/2 turn)
    Gillette 7 O'Clock Yellow (2)
    Simpson Special Best badger
    Handcrafted menthol AS

    I never tried the technique of not fully closing the TTO mechanism before, so it was a new experience. It was a very aggressive shave. I don't like the technique because the slightest touch to the bottom ring opens the doors more making the blade loose in the holder. It requires constant diligence to prevent this. It's good to know it can be done though. I tried to keep the blade from showing no bend in the holder and doors for maximum aggressive shave. It was actually more aggressive than my slim set to 9. I liked that part.

    The result was a very easy BBS, no blood whatsoever. I achieved a BBS with fewer passes and much less blade buffing. If the razor would only hold it's setting with this technique I'd use it all the time.

    OK, so not one to just stop there, I checked out the slim to see what would happen if I used the technique with it. Set to 9 and opening the lock ring a bit, showed my eye a more aggressive setting than 9. I'll find out tomorrow AM how it works.
  16. gregindallas

    gregindallas Rolls Razor Revivalist

    Kent/Arko/GEM/GEM/Royall BayRhum

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  17. SharpSpine

    SharpSpine Well-Known Member

    Monday, September 26, 2011
    • Prep: Hot shower, California Baby face wash, hand strop blade
    • Lather: TSD ISZ Wheat Cream
    • Brush: Frank Shaving Finest
    • Razor: Gem Micromatic Clog Pruf
    • Blade: Ted Pella SS PTFE (2)
    • Post: Alum block, WH, Aqua Velva Ice Blue, hand strop blade
    Had a rough shave this morning. I definitely don't have the sweet spot figured out on the wheat just yet. I see another few test lathers in my future today and I'll try again in the morning. I love the way it feels on my face and even with the poor lather I'm making it still makes my face feel great. I'm just not getting the smoothest shaves yet. Aaron is giving me some tips on how he lathers it so I'll be incorporating that in to see if I can do better. Any others with wheat lathering tips please feel free to clue me in!
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  18. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©


    Prep: Hot shower, soak brush, hand strop blade
    Coffee: Home roasted, fresh ground Kenya Safari Ridge, BLACK
    Cream: TBS Maca Root + 3 drops M Bomb
    Brush: Omega 49, the Red one
    Razor: Stahly - first time using one of these. See short review below
    Blade: Astra SP, day 1, 3+ passes
    Post: Cold water rinse, ice water splash, Osage Rub, Brut Attitude, hand strop blade

    Shave Rating: 5 Blades

    Fantastic shave.
    Not too impressed with the Stahly, though. The vibrating feature works - for about half a face, then I had to wind it up again. I really don't think it affected the shave one way or the other. I used the vibrating feature for the first full pass. No vibrating for the second pass, then vibrating again for half of the third pass. Nope, didn't notice a difference at all. Just counting end results - as I said, a fantastic shave.

    I did like the fact that the head plate was long enough to completely cover the length of the blade; no sharp edges hanging off the end to grab an earlobe.

    I thought I would like the big, beefy handle. Nope. A bit too big.

    I also didn't like the noise of the vibration. It's not really that loud, but just enough being that close to your ear that you can't hear the audible sound of the whiskers being cut. I do like the audible feedback during my shave.
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  19. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    They say the only difference between bravery and stupidity is the outcome.

    You're a brave man, Nairb.
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  20. fishcrow

    fishcrow Birdman of TSD

    Hot Shower
    Prep: Johnson Baby Oil
    Razor: Gillette Knack
    Blade: Topaz
    Brush: Omega 10048
    Soap: Viking
    Post Shave: Hot Towel, Cold Water Splash, Ogalla Bay Rum
    Results: Three passes a few minor touch-ups, I had a great DFS.
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