What's your go-to gear?

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by Queen of Blades, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

    Moderator Supporting Vendor
    Tell us what razor, brush, blades, any and all shaving gear you find yourself using more often than the others.

    My go-to's;

    Brush- Crabtree & Evelyn Best Badger
    Razor- Ladies Gillette Blue Star
    Blades- SHARPs
    Cream- Crabtree & Evelyn Sweet Almond Oil
  2. rick

    rick I'll make ya SCream!

    B&B Finest Ebony
    Merkur Gold Slant
    MamaBear BayRum Cream
    Tabac Soap
    Aqua Velva Musk AS/C splash
    Guerlain EdT
    ....my "Desert Island" combo :cool:
  3. PalmettoB

    PalmettoB The Old Guard

    This all might change with my recent acquisition of a straight. (Heck, if I really start to like straight shaving, I may have a bunch of newbie specials and eBay razors before it's done!)

    Razor: slim handled Gillette adjustable
    Blade: Swedish Gillette
    Brush: B&B finest horn
    Soap: Mama Bear's Lavender
    Cream: right now, it's Crabtree & Evelyn Sienna, but I have few creams yet.
    AS: Geo. F. Trumper's Coral Skin Food
  4. Htownmmm

    Htownmmm Member

    I actually have 2 'go to set-ups':

    1.When in a hurry

    a. Merkur HD
    b. Derby blade
    c. Honeybee Sue Bay Rum SS
    d. Omega Boar

    2.Time not a factor:

    a. Merkur VISION
    b. Israeli blade
    c. Simpson's Beaufort
    d. AOS Lavender SC
    e. Neutrogena Alcohol Free Toner
    f. Alum block
    g. SCS Lavender Shave Milk
    h. SCS Lavender EDT
  5. chefchris

    chefchris New Member

    My go-to list changes alot but right now it is:

    Merkur HD w/ Feather
    SR 3324
    Col. Conk Bay Rum SS
    Pinaud Clubman AS
    Proraso ASB
  6. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    Got To Gear

    Merkur HD Classic Gold
    Feather Blade
    C & E BBB
    Nancy Boy Signature Cream
    Alum Block
    Thayer's Witch Hazel Aftershave
    Custom ASB
  7. bearbeard

    bearbeard Right Guard

    Brush: B&B finest in faux horn.
    Blade: Feather
    Razor: Merkur Slant Bar in GOLD
    Soap: Anything Sandalwood (right now SCS sandalwood soap)
    Aftershave: AOS sandalwood. my favorite smell (this is the hardest to pin down however as I really only choose my aftershave the minute I open up my cabinet after the shave, and choose from my selection.) Sometimes only the sting of Pinaud Clubman will satisfy me for that particular day.
  8. DragonBoy

    DragonBoy Team Player

    Gillette Slim Adjustable
    Derby Extra
    Muehle Pinsel Super Badger
    Mama Bear Shaving Soap - Any Scent :drool
    Aco After Shave Splash
  9. moviemaniac

    moviemaniac Tool Time

    Brush: Kent BK4
    Razor: Dovo Prima Klang Bocote
    Cream: CF Lavender
    Soap: Harris Arlington
    AS: Swiss Pitralon
  10. Scorpio

    Scorpio Big Hitter

    This is a tough one for me. I like all my straights but I tend to use my Shumates a bit more frequently. Creams depend on the mood or if I am doing anything that day. These days I am using Euro Creams such as Wars, Florena, Speick, Palmolive Euro, Nivea Shaving Cream and for local some of SCS creams. My Favorite Brush is my Savile Row 208. Hydrolast Conditioner ASB. Pre shave I only use Proraso pre.

    Don't get me wrong I love all of my Taylor, Trumpers and Truefitt & Hill creams. Plus a few MB soaps and one SCS soap.

  11. Will

    Will Nevermind

    Right now.

    Merkur HD
    Crabtree & Evelyn Best
    Trade winds SS
    Thayers WH
  12. Magruder

    Magruder New Member

    Subject to change, but currently:

    Merkur Classic
    Derby or 7am blades
    Plain ol' Surrey glycerine soap, with some Proraso or KMF Lavender thrown in

    I've had some problems with irritation on my face and neck lately, and I'm sticking with products that I don't seem to be sensitive to. Also I'm still trying to perfect my technique and get rid of that redness on my neck.

    I've been doing this for 9 months now, I had the technique for my face figured out after a couple of weeks, but the skin on my neck is so sensitive that it screams for mercy as soon as I step into the bathroom.

    Anyway, I'm using the same razor -- I have about a dozen more -- and just one or two blades and just a few soaps and creams, so that if the shave turns out really well, or really poorly, I can attribute it to my technique and not to the equipment.
  13. Smedley

    Smedley New Member

    So far, for a hassle-free shave:

    • SuperSpeed
    • Israeli Personna
    • MB soap, any variety, really

    I have yet to try Swedish Gillettes, Feathers, and Sharps, so my opinion might change soon.
  14. murchmb

    murchmb Member

    Lots of hot water
    Shavemac 220 Silvertip
    Merkur Progress w/ Feather blade
    Tabac soap in jar
    Lots of cold water
    Thayer's Alcohol Free Witch Hazel w/ Aloe (spritzed)
    Proraso ASB
  15. TraderJoe

    TraderJoe Pink Floid

    Chris - I just began using the Conk Bay Rum soap this week, I agree - its great stuff. I find it to be very noticeably different in scent than most other bay rum scented things. What do you think?
  16. Lynchmeister

    Lynchmeister New Member

    Merkur Classic
    Derby blades
    C&E BBB
    Aqua Velva

    Those are the ever present players 99.9% of the time.
  17. chefchris

    chefchris New Member

    I agree, Conk Bay Rum is different, very light and not as spicy as other Bay Rum scents. I'm getting ready to buy the Conk Bay Rum AS, I hope it's a close match.
  18. TraderJoe

    TraderJoe Pink Floid

    Very cool - let us know how it is~ :D
  19. Stubble

    Stubble Member

    I keep moving around with my razors, and even though they all shave a little differently, my favorite is probably the 1930's Gillette New open comb. Here's the rest:

    EJ Best brush
    Feather blades
    Tabac soap
    Thayers Witch hazel
    Stephans 320 astringent
  20. Edcculus

    Edcculus Resident Bay Rummy

    Brush:C&E Best brush
    Razor: Merkur HD. No matter how much I neglect it, I'm always amazed at the great shaves it gives me when I go back to it.
    Soap: Anything Mama Bear!
    Aftershave: Alum and Burts Bees Bay Rum ASB

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