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

  1. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    On with the Super Speed theme! Today’s ritual fell to the mighty Aristocrat Jr. this particular A’crat is made in England and dates between 1949-52. It would have come out of a #51 or #53 set but I never got the case or box with it. It is hefty and in super clean condition. It is one of the best shaving razors I own and always a joy to use. Loaded up with the same Perma-Sharp Super (1).

    Soap of the day TFS Ginestra di Taormina which has a smoky tobacco flower note to it. Great scent with great staying power. I rave about the TFS brand because they really are good products and you can’t go wrong with any of them. Matching balm is great too.

    Lovely smooth as silk three pass BBS shave. Ready for the weekend. Let’s get through the day, snow (if you got some) and safe home to the families. Take care and safe travels all!

    Rating: 5 / 5

    Razor: Gillette Aristocrat Junior 1949-52
    Blade: Perma-Sharp Super
    Brush: Paladin 26mm Select Badger - Sumo
    Lather: Tcheon Fung Sing Linea Intenso - Ginestra di Taormina
    Aftershave: Tcheon Fung Sing Linea Intenso - Ginestra di Taormina
    Additional Care:
    B.I.G. Co. Alum Block
    Gucci Pour Homme
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  2. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome aristocrat jr shave Ed..
     
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  3. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gary! Thanks for all your insight my Brit Gillettes are amongst my favourite razors!
     
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  4. brit

    brit in a box

    you are welcome sir,happy to help..:)..brit gillettes are some of my favorites as well..
     
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  5. Droo78

    Droo78 Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Gary. It was a fine shave today!
     
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  6. dmshaver

    dmshaver Well-Known Member

    Fun day getting back in the saddle.

    Canadian NEW LC
    Personna Lab Blue
    Maggards 26mm SHD
    MdC Fougere
    Thayers
    Clubman
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  7. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

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    Saturday‌ ‌02.29.20‌ ‌SOTD‌

    RazoRock Pre Barba Pre Shave Gel
    Gillette‌ ‌‘69‌ ‌O4‌ ‌Flare‌ ‌Tip‌ ‌Super-Speed‌ ‌coated‌ ‌black‌ ‌handle‌
    NOS Gillette Thin Blade
    RazoRock 24mm Barrel Silvertip Badger
    RazoRock Mudder Focker Shave Soap
    RazoRock Mudder Focker After Shaving Splash

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  8. Dirtfarmer

    Dirtfarmer Well-Known Member

    One of these days I'm gonna get a Brit razor. I really like the Aristocrats. The knurling on them are so cool. Gary has a fine collection of them and my credit card screams every time he post a picture.
     
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  9. brit

    brit in a box

    fantastic new lc shave David..
     
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  10. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you sir..i mean no harm to your credit card..:)
     
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  11. brit

    brit in a box

    fantastic black handle shave and pics Jim..
     
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  12. brit

    brit in a box

    29/02/20
    1959 brit gold flare tip
    platinum
    simpson commodore
    tobs royal forest
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  13. dmshaver

    dmshaver Well-Known Member

    Thank you!
     
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  14. ilts

    ilts Well-Known Member

    Nice Set Up Gary!
     
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  15. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gary. And your cased gold flare tip is amazing!
     
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  16. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Jim.was on the list for a long time ,a friend scored this for me-near new set with original blades and shipper box..it appeared unused.. 20200229_050633.jpg
     
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  17. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    More than impressive. Congrats
     
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  18. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you again Jim..:)
     
  19. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    Never mind the Sunday shave this the “Night at the Roxbury” Saturday shave! Gillette Rocket HD 500, made in England and of a 1955-56 vintage. Lovely indeed. Loaded up with a Gillette Rubie Platinum.

    RazoRock Plague Doctor the chosen soap with the matching AS splash. Hasn’t been in rotation in a while and the dark floral is just a great scent.

    Lovely two pass BBS shave on a Saturday. Topped it off with some L’Eau D’Issey Pour Homme AS balm and the EDT! Oh yeah...ready for the club! Well, my kitchen anyway...enjoy your Saturday!

    Rating: 5 / 5

    Razor: Gillette Rocket HD 500 1955-56
    Blade: Gillette Rubie Platinum
    Brush: APShave Co. 24mm Silk Smoke
    Lather: RazoRock Plague Doctor
    Aftershave: RazoRock Plague Doctor
    Additional Care:
    B.I.G. Co. Alum Block
    Issey Miyake - L’Eau D’Issey Pour Homme Balm
    Issey Miyake - L’Eau D’Issey Pour Homme EDT
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  20. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    Beautiful Gary...still floors me when I see it!
     
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