SoS: September 3rd, 2012 - September 9th, 2012

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by IAmTheJody, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Thursday morning, September 6, 2012

    Schick I2 Hydro-magic Razor w/ Schick blade (3)
    Semogue SOC boar bristle brush,
    TABAC shaving soap w/ hot water lather,
    finish with cold water rinse for a DFS!

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  2. Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    SOTD Thursday 9-6-2012

    Gillette Old Type/Ikon Bulldog Handle
    Astra Superior Platinum Blade
    Proraso PSC
    Speick SC
    Omega Boar
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Brut Original ASB
    Jovan Musk Cologne

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  3. Switchermike

    Switchermike Active Member

    Razor: Gillette 1970 black handle adjustable (for adsustable week)
    Blade: Feather (day 3)
    Brush: H I S synthetic (nice)
    Soap: Mama Bear's glycerin (Sandalwood Vanilla)(Also nice)Bowl: Plastic salsa bowl from Wal-Mart $1.50 (I'll break anything else)
    Alum block and Thayers Witch Hazel
  4. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    6/8 T.I.
    homemade 30mm brush
    Brut Splash On

    Thanks, I'm glad that your enjoying it. The one you have and a blue handled 28mm 2 band that I PIF'd to a friend's son are still the best brushes I've made. One of these days I'll have to try and duplicate them. Right now, I'm playing around with some Grade A Silver Tip knots.
    Very early morning today. Nice shave. Have a good one.
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  5. tomnat

    tomnat accepting applications

    Thursday Sep. 6th

    Pre-shave: Hot shower, hair conditioner
    Soap: TSD Bamboo & Teak
    Brush: AOS Fine Badger
    Razor: GEM OCMM
    Blade: Ted Pella
    Post-shave: warm water rinse, cold water rinse, witch hazel
    A/S: Booster's Lilac

    An excellent 2-pass shave this morning with near BBS results. Have a great day everyone!
  6. Neolithium

    Neolithium I am Canadian, eh

    Thursday 6 Sep 12
    '63 Gillette Slim Adjustable @ 7
    Wilkinson Sword
    Semogue Owners Club Boar
    Pinaud Clubman

    The most smooth shave I've ever had with a Wilkinson Sword. Looking forward to seeing how it handles the FatBoy tomorrow.

    NUMCKS Well-Known Member


    Razor - Gem bullet tip
    Blade - Gem PTFE coated SS (Ted Pella)
    Brush - Simpsons PJ1 in 3-band Super
    Lather - The Real Shaving Company SC
    A/S - Speick splash
  8. I Call It Maize

    I Call It Maize Well-Known Member



    Prep: Hot shower/Jojoba Oil
    Razor: 1940's Gillette Tech
    Blade: Drugstore Personna USA
    Brush: Body Shop Synthetic
    Cream: KMF Cool Mint
    Post: Ice water rinse. Homemade splash and balm

    Prior to showering, I filled my bowl with ICE water along with the brush. After the shower I splashed my face with ICE water. Lathered with ICE water. I rinsed razor and splashed face with ICE water between passes.

    Observations: The lather seemed more dense and I used a bit more cream than usual. The audible slicing of the hair is MUCH more noticeable. I had zero additional pulling or tugging. My razor and blade showed less soap residue. The overall shave was neither better or worse than my normal routine. I sometimes have delayed onset irritation so I will need to revisit this post later tonight regarding that facet.

    Opinions: The ICE water could initially lead to less visible irritation because of less surface blood flow. I say initially because I THINK once the superficial blood flow returns to normal your mistakes will show. I could see "Mentha-holics" really loving the ICE water splashes. I THINK the denseness of lather is simply a result of the relationship between temperature and volume. MAYBE a thin lathering soap could benefit from the ICE technique.

    Edits: I would put my post shave items in the ICE prior to showering. I would also leave my lathering bowl in an ICE bath while shaving.

    Future: I think I will go this route again soon. Maybe even brave an absence of the hot shower...maybe. I could definitely see myself incorporating the cold water splashes between passes into my summer routine.

  9. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented



    TSD unscented Wheat Cream
    EJ Best Badger brush
    EJ DE89l razor
    Astra SP blade
    Aloe vera gel

    Three passes plus touch up -- emphasis on no pressure! Nice, BBS result, no irritation.
  10. Dusty5150

    Dusty5150 Well-Known Member

    Thursday! Been on vacation and hadn't shaved in over a week! It took 3 WTG passes to get to where I'd normally start XTG, good times :D

    Proraso Pre-shave
    Proraso Green Soap
    '73 SuperSpeed w/ Voskhod
    Warm & Cold Rinses
    Blue Floid

  11. fishcrow

    fishcrow Birdman of TSD

    Hot shower to start the day.
    Prairie Creations pre-shave soap
    Semogue Owner's Club
    Malaspria Oatmeal Shave Cream
    Fat Boy, dialed to #6 for two passes, last pass dialed to #4
    Blade choice today, Persona Red
    Post shave, cold water splash, alum, Tet-A-Tet Balm
    I have been enjoying this Theme Week. Learning to appreciate the Fat Boy, the quality of the shaves it delivers.

  12. Asd

    Asd Well-Known Member

    Another day, another shave...

    TSD preshave balm
    4/8 Rebell from herzi
    Vie-Long horsehair brush
    Ceramic bowl
    Valobra Menthol soap
    Cold water splash
    Tet-a-tet ASB

    Excellent shave, a solid DFS! Two ideas - switching between 2 very different razors and choosing random shaving 'software' each time works together just nice.
  13. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Dmitry, as I said - if all goes well, every Sunday will be my straight razor day!
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  14. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    My wife is so happy with her new set that she "insisted" that I take a picture and share her Shave of the Day
    Razor: CJays Modern Barber Custom Razzleberry Gillette Venus
    Blade: Gillette Venus Spa Breeze
    Brush: CJays Modern Barber Custom Razzleberry with TGN 22mm Silvertip Knot
    Cream: Herbs of Bulgaria Lavender
    Bowl: Suribachi
    Lotion: Bath and Body Works Paris Amour
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  15. Smoothy

    Smoothy Well-Known Member

    Good morning.

    My last adjustable shave of this week went as follows:

    Musgo Real pre-shave oil
    Calani Cadre Noir shave soap
    Mühle Basic Nr. 02 shave brush, Silver Tip Fibre
    Schick Injector M1 Adjustable (set to 5)
    Schick Custom Golden Swedish Steel Injector blade (new)
    Bloc Osma Alum
    Musgo Real Classic after shave

    I am quite disappointed by these Schick Custom Injector blades (Vintage ones); this was the second time I am using one of the blades and they are quite rough, not comparable to the modern-day Personna PFTE-coated ones I usually use… Anyhow, last time I’ve used them, I have a few other vintage NOS blades I haven’t used yet, these are from Personna. Will give them a try too and if similar to this Schick Custom, I guess I’ll be donating them at some point…

    Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!
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  16. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    That Robart Mond Extra is one fine razor...everyone I ever bid on I lost. One day, one day :D

    His pricing is outstanding and just such a nice guy. This makes my 5th razor from him, although I regretfully had sold two of my favorites to finance a Streamline that I ended up not enjoying at all. Live and learn. I now refuse to sell anything I like trying to find the perfect razor.
    Ryan Bales, fishcrow, Llyr and 2 others like this.
  17. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

    • Prep: hot washing cloth
    • Music: Vangelis, Ignacio
    • Brush: DVH
    • Soap: DVH
    • Razor: Gillette OS OC
    • Blade: vintage Punktal, (#1, prior to shave: 5 Second Sharpener)
    • Shave: 3-pass + touch-up
    • Post: hot water rinse, cold water rinse, 5 Second Sharpening blade

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    Comfortable DFS++.

    • Prep: hot washing cloth
    • Music: U2, 18 Singles
    • Brush: Omega travel boar
    • Soap: Arko Stick
    • Razor: Gillette OS OC
    • Blade: vintage Punktal, (#2)
    • Shave: 3-pass + touch-up
    • Post: hot water rinse, cold water rinse, 5 Second Sharpening blade
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    Outstanding DFS++

    These Punktal blades are thin! Only 0.06 mm in stead of the usual 0.08 mm. I've got a few of them. I'll be using this blade for the next week to try out Ryans (PlanOfMan) 5 Second Sharpener. So far only oustanding shaves. :)
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  18. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

    Simple Face Wash Gel
    Razor Dubl Duck Goldenedge
    Brush Simpsons M7 LE Finest Silvertip
    Cream Simpsons
    Alum & Witch Hazel
    Moisturiser Clinique
    L'Occitane Cedre L'Atlas Eau de parfum.


    The Dubl Duck delivered a wonderful smooth shave.

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  19. DLreno

    DLreno Well-Known Member

    Friday, September 7

    Merkur 37C
    7 O’Clock (Blue)(d3)
    Tabac SS
    Vulfix 2235 Super
    Old Spice Pure Sport

  20. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    Adjustable Week
    Mon. Slim with Perma-Sharp Super D1 and Arko Stick. Set it on #6 for 3 passes. BBS... couple red marks on my neck...After Shave burned...BBS was close and smooth.

    Tue. Yesterdays BBS was so close I was surprised my whiskers are back and thick, waiting for this morn.'s shave...Slim, Perma-Sharp Super D2 and Arko Stick...3 passes, 9/9/6...Another BBS...a little tender around throat area...This razor's so heavy, it teaches one pretty quick the meaning of 'negative pressure'...If I held near the TTO knob and let the full weight of the razor rest on my face it would be too much...So I hold in the center and use little finger to lift head a touch...BBS comes pretty easy, just need to be awake and pay attention to detail.

    Wed. Needed shave but no time...

    Thurs. REALLY ready for shave. Decided to compare Senator with Perma-Sharp Super D3 and Arko Stick...Whiskers very long and Senator never clogs...Best and easiest shave this week...Senator is amazing...2 pass BBS...

    Fri. Need to be fair, so put Schick Hydro-magic into the easy, I could have shaved blind folded with my right hand tied behind my pass DFS+ touch-up pass for BBS...absolutly no irritation...After Shave felt like cool water...;)

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