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by jgreenepa
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD July 6 - July 12
Replies: 21
Views: 193

Re: SOTD July 6 - July 12

11CDCDEA-5207-4F51-B548-903E6EA142E5.jpeg SOTD SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2020 Today turned out to be Sandalwood, Slim, Straight Saturday to be alliterative. One more day after today of scent freedom before SWMBO returns. So being a nasal barbarian, I decided to pull out all the stops, practically bathe in...
by jgreenepa
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD April 20 - April 26, 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1899

Re: SOTD April 20 - April 26, 2020

FB9537A0-25F1-479C-9F80-F0ECA9CC2391.jpeg SOTD FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2020 Welcome to Wool Fat Friday my shave brothers and sisters. Last night I did something I thought I’d never do, and that’s strop a razor mor than 40 strokes. I still disliked it, but the 70 strokes really brought back the edge back t...
by jgreenepa
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD July 6 - July 12
Replies: 21
Views: 193

Re: SOTD July 6 - July 12

CA56DC56-B316-4B27-A7BB-D5FC995CDBD7.jpeg SOTD THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2020 Yesterday was my first no-shave day since my hospitalization back in January. My daughter-in-law had a bit of a medical emergency early yesterday morning! So I ended up spending the day at my son’s watching my youngest grandson, ...
by jgreenepa
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD July 6 - July 12
Replies: 21
Views: 193

Re: SOTD July 6 - July 12

87DF0CBA-B9E6-4956-BE74-60EFEADD246A_1_201_a.jpeg SOTD TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2020 Today's shave was totally relaxed and quite enjoyable. SWMBO is almost 400 miles away on Cape Cod romping and frolicking with her son and his girlfriend, and it's just my dachshund, Gromit, and I back here in the Philly bu...
by jgreenepa
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD July 6 - July 12
Replies: 21
Views: 193

Re: SOTD July 6 - July 12

BDC8A4F9-4A79-427D-A22A-BD15ADAD0F21.jpeg SOTD MONDAY, July 6, 2020 SWMBO left with her son and his girlfriend for a week’s vacation on Cape Cod minus your humble narrator. I’m keeping company with Gromit, my faithful dachshund buddy, in the Philly burbs. I will miss SWMBO, but am excited at the pr...
by jgreenepa
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 29 - July 5
Replies: 24
Views: 352

Re: SOTD June 29 - July 5

85F1C960-E44E-4389-8A59-1479BFC2D85C.jpeg SOTD SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2020 The holiday was a lot of fun. We had 16 instead of 17. One of my grandsons elected to spend the afternoon with his girlfriend’s family. Go figure! The women oohed and ahhed over my new great-granddaughter, Jennifer. The men enjoyed...
by jgreenepa
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 29 - July 5
Replies: 24
Views: 352

Re: SOTD June 29 - July 5

6C5051F0-18F4-4506-A273-4A0DC11368BA.jpeg SOTD SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2020 Happy 4th of July to all. Family's coming over for a barbecue and a swim. Expecting 17, so I’ll be keeping it short today. My Kamisori skills are improving. The LaResche 51 is a terrific razor. I really should shave with it more....
by jgreenepa
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 29 - July 5
Replies: 24
Views: 352

Re: SOTD June 29 - July 5

5BDAD170-9301-42FA-8FD1-0BA51A33D55E.jpeg SOTD FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2020 Happy July 4th Weekend to all my shave brothers and sisters. Stay safe and healthy! Well today marked my first Feather SS Kamisori shave with the Feather AC Kamisori shavette razor gifted to me by my son. It’s been quite hot and mu...
by jgreenepa
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 29 - July 5
Replies: 24
Views: 352

Re: SOTD June 29 - July 5

03B6354B-BE8A-4BAD-8D72-6EB270AD2CEF.jpeg SOTD THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2020 Another great Imperial shave with the requisite tools and software. Rose a bit earlier than usual this morning to shave at 5 AM. C.O. Bigelow and Pre de Provence featured centrally as Imperial software selections, as Proraso make...
by jgreenepa
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 29 - July 5
Replies: 24
Views: 352

Re: SOTD June 29 - July 5

FE1FA510-8B58-4A48-8866-917CCF2BE121_1_201_a.jpeg SOTD TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2020 My first shave for July also featured my first outing with the Feather SS Barber's razor. Both the Feather SS and DX models use AC blades. For todays shave I loaded a Feather Super blade which I also use in my AC safety ra...
by jgreenepa
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 29 - July 5
Replies: 24
Views: 352

Re: SOTD June 29 - July 5

FE1FA510-8B58-4A48-8866-917CCF2BE121_1_201_a.jpeg SOTD TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2020 My first shave for July also featured my first outing with the Feather SS Barber's razor. Both the Feather SS and DX models use AC blades. For todays shave I loaded a Feather Super blade which I also use in my AC safety ra...
by jgreenepa
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 29 - July 5
Replies: 24
Views: 352

Re: SOTD June 29 - July 5

6510F96A-80B5-49FA-AC7C-E96EF0FE2691.jpeg SOTD TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2020 June of this year marks my reentry into straight razor shaving after almost a 5 year hiatus. Today’s shave was excellent. Handling my face shave with the Dovo has improved markedly, and for my dome shave I selected a spectacular ...
by jgreenepa
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 29 - July 5
Replies: 24
Views: 352

Re: SOTD June 29 - July 5

3AF124EC-BACE-428A-A449-82C273B4DBF7.jpeg SOTD MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2020 My shave today was spectacular due most likely to my blood offering as propitiation to the Shave Gods yesterday. Either that, or caution prevailed today. It appears that I’m just beginning to get the hang of this edge forward shav...
by jgreenepa
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 22 - June 28
Replies: 25
Views: 492

Re: SOTD June 22 - June 29

6BF6D494-F121-428D-9D3C-D2CA154779CE.jpeg 5DE0E86F-AF56-4DC1-999A-5FE590916F3A.jpeg SOTD SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2020 Hubris towards the shave Gods was the theme that unfortunately governed this morning’s shave. I guess I was feeling kind of cocky! Yesterday’s shave generated a lot of supportive comments ...
by jgreenepa
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 22 - June 28
Replies: 25
Views: 492

Re: SOTD June 22 - June 29

C1516BEE-0517-41A7-BB31-7423CE6F409C.jpeg SOTD SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2020 Continuing progress on the straight razor front continues. I still have not progressed beyond the CCS, but my strokes are more comfortable, and I find myself Using skin stretches with my safety razors. Two passes (WTG, ATG) redu...
by jgreenepa
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 22 - June 28
Replies: 25
Views: 492

Re: SOTD June 22 - June 29

Classic Shaving has a reputation as a safety razor design innovator. They offered up the Cobra Classic as the first or one of the first successful AC safety razor designs followed by the Oren, Enoch and Hiram, all named after the owner’s sons. Was Cobra the dad? Might fit what I've heard about the ...
by jgreenepa
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 22 - June 28
Replies: 25
Views: 492

Re: SOTD June 22 - June 29

E729A277-EBFB-4C77-BB28-FF77855E7236.jpeg SOTD WOOL FAT FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020 Welcome to Wool Fat Friday. I'd like to begin by offering a heartfelt apology to all of my straight razor shaving brothers out there in shave land. Yesterday I received a message from one of my shave friends from an Austr...
by jgreenepa
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 22 - June 28
Replies: 25
Views: 492

Re: SOTD June 22 - June 29

B7FF1584-BD8A-444C-BF29-5B1CABA231A3.jpeg SOTD THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2020 Stropping at night has done wonders for my sleep, but is so unpleasant! But unfortunately, it is necessary. It’s just so much easier to drop a fresh blade into a safety razor. Anyway, after strapping a 3 lb weight to each forear...
by jgreenepa
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 22 - June 28
Replies: 25
Views: 492

Re: SOTD June 22 - June 29

4AF317F4-5174-4FBE-B3BB-79BB630927B8.jpeg SOTD WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2020 Today was the day for my first three pass (WTG, XTG, ATG) mug shave, and things went decently. There was one minor weep on my neck totally attributable to user error. I failed to stretch my neck skin adequately and felt the irr...
by jgreenepa
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 22 - June 28
Replies: 25
Views: 492

Re: SOTD June 22 - June 29

8290BA8D-DB52-4348-97EE-DB2526E91646.jpeg SOTD TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2020 Well here we are at straight razor shave #4 or about #7 if we take into account the debacle of 5 yrs or so ago. One thing remains clear, “I STILL HATE STROPPING!”, it seems like too much trouble when I can just pick up one of my ...