Vintage Gillette Shave

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by brit, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

  2. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

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  3. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    That was bold! I might have to try it. There is a greater likelihood I’ll try a SE first, but you’ve stirred my interest.
     
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  4. Boojum1

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    August 12, 2019

    1966 Gillette L-2 Slim Adjustable
    Feather HS
    Doug Korn D-7 Omega Boar
    Stirling Iced Pineapple Soap and Aftershave
    M-Bombed Witch Hazel & Aloe
    Creed Aventus

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  5. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Trying a SE is easy Sir. We are always eager to loan out a good one any supply blades!
     
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  6. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    awesome sir,cool pic.the slim looks grand..
     
  7. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

    It's been awhile and thank you sir.. My iPhone takes too large of photos to use on here. (Don't tell me how to adjust the size cuz I won't remember and I'm fairly tech challenged. There's something about the 40's and 50's that suits my face. All blades work for me and most soaps work as well but I favore the Mitchell's, Tabac, TABS (most all) Omega, Lea..
     
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  8. preidy

    preidy Just call me Dino

    1951 Rocket Anniversary Set 52A
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  9. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

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  10. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    12/08/19 --m-4 slim/7 oclock green .. 20190812_050948 (2).jpg
     
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  11. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Been awhile since I've used a Gillette but I finally got around to using a Twinjecter.

    Gillette Twinjector w/ schick injector blade
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    If I had to compare this to other Gillette offerings of the same time period, it is a closer and more aggressive shaver than a black handle Super Speed and probably equivalent to a Super 84 or 109 on a 6/7 setting.
     
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  12. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Blue tip / Nacet blade [​IMG]

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  13. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    BCB2DD7E-E48B-44FF-B20C-55B812A4D1D5.jpeg New soap today, Sharp Dressed Man by Stirling. So with a scent akin to Creed’s Green Irish Tweed I wanted a razor to match and so the ultra minty 48-50 Gillette Aristocrat was chosen. Lovely razor and a virtual time capsule case and all. Loaded up with a fresh Gillette Platinum blade...of course.

    Lovely scent on this SDM and one that has made the short list of fine scents in the den. As with all Stirling’s soap I have the performance is quite good and the scent phenomenal. Lighter in scent than expected but a very nice one indeed. Chubby 2 had no issues and the wall of Badger was a face lathering dream!

    Lovely two pass DFS to start the week. So four new soaps in short order reviewed, much more where that came from on the way!

    Happy shaves all!

    Rating: 5 / 5

    Razor: Gillette Aristocrat 1948-50
    Blade: Gillette Platinum
    Brush: Simpson Chubby 2
    Lather: Stirling Sharp Dressed Man
    Aftershave: Stirling Sharp Dressed Man
    Additional Care:
    B.I.G. Co. Alum Block
     
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  14. dmshaver

    dmshaver Well-Known Member

    First shave with my newly acquired '46 Aristocrat. It was a satisfactory shave. I need to use this razor more to learn its nuances.

    '46 Aristocrat
    Nacet
    Rooney 22mm 3 band silvertip
    Noble Otter Barrbarr
    Thayers Witch Hazel
    Proraso Green
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  15. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

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  16. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    nice shave sir..
     
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  17. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    fantastic shave sir..nice crat..
     
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  18. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    awesome shave and pic sir..lovely crat..
     
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  19. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    Thank you Sir!
     
  20. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    13/08/19 -- m-4 slim/7 oclock green, eveready h40 badger.. 20190812_184959 (2).jpg
     

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