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by TRBeck
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 15 - April 21, 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: SOTD: April 15 - April 21, 2019

Muehle synthetic in Rudy Vey handle
Homemade orange blossom vegan ss
Edwin Jagger Barley Chrome 89 DE
US-made Personna Medical Prep #4
Homemade neroli aftershave splash
Homemade bay rum eau de toilette
by TRBeck
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible
Replies: 10
Views: 649

Re: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible

Never saw it in central TX either, Gene. I used it with a water softener in San Antonio at my in-laws' house several times and finally gave up. I like the packaging, the price, the scent, the aesthetic, and the idea of a drugstore product. Alas, it is not to be.
by TRBeck
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 15 - April 21, 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: SOTD: April 15 - April 21, 2019

Semogue Mistura Taj Resin brush
Homemade vegan sandalwood ss
Edwin Jagger 89 Barley Chrome
US Personna Medical Prep day 2
Homemade lime-sandalwood a/s

No fragrance today. Job interview.
by TRBeck
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Shavemac in synthetic game...better late than never?
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Re: Shavemac in synthetic game...better late than never?

Brutus, like you I consider the Muehle synthetics the pinnacle for synths. I used my EJ (same fibers/knot) for 5 years almost exclusively and have another of the same in a custom handle. I would love your feedback on these Shavemac fibers whenever you get a chance.
by TRBeck
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible
Replies: 10
Views: 649

Re: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible

After puzzling over the ingredients and lather for years, here's what I think. Williams buys a tallow:coconut soap base made with sodium hydroxide, i.e., bath soap. They add Potassium Stearate. Unfortunately, the proportion of the soap base is too high, and possibly the coconut percentage in the soa...
by TRBeck
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 15 - April 21, 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: SOTD: April 15 - April 21, 2019

Omega 10049 Professional
Homemade sandalwood ss
Edwin Jagger Barley razor
Personna Med Prep day #1
Homemade aftershave spl
Homemade Bay Rum EDT*

*Overproof rum, pimenta racemosa essential oil, orange essential oil, bergamot essential oil, benzoin; eau de toilette strength (in this case, 12% oils)
by TRBeck
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019

Omega 49
Homemade soap
Red Tip
Medical Prep
Homemade Splash
by TRBeck
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019

Semogue Mistura in Taj Resin
Tim's Lemon-Rose-Cedar soap
Gillette Red Tip double-edge
Personna Medical Prep blade
Homemade aftershave splash
Guerlain Vetiver EDT spray 8)
by TRBeck
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019

Shavemac 2-band 24/50
Tim's Lemon-Rose-Cedar
Red Tip w/Medical Prep
Tim's Eau de Aftershave
Prada Luna Rossa spray

The soap is a new tallowate formulation I'm messing around with. No glycerin overdose, but it does have a bit of jojoba and some cupuacu butter. Good stuff.
by TRBeck
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019

Omega Pro #10049 boar
Tim's Soap English "Fern"
Gillette Red Tip DE razor
Personna Medical Prep 2
Thayer's Superhazel a/s
CdG Vettiveru EdC spray

Old standbys. Real stuff. Nothing fancy.

Original beats and real live MCs. Classic.
by TRBeck
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap
Replies: 53
Views: 7080

Re: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap

Never mind, I see it was posted in text form on page 2. Intriguing. No pure stearates anywhere, but the potassium palmate would have a big chunk of palmitic and stearic acids, and the potassium salt of those would thicken a lather nicely. Shea butter in the list is unsaponified, so added as superfat...
by TRBeck
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap
Replies: 53
Views: 7080

Re: Review: TOBS Lime Luxury Shaving Soap

This is a new formula without tallow. Note: the box describes the fragrance as "discreet". That's appropriate. http://s3.postimg.org/45l4aectv/Tobs_Lime_soap_2.jpg Gary, for whatever reason I am unable to see this picture. Can you repost it or post an ingredients list from this? Sorry for the threa...
by TRBeck
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019

Shavemac 2-band silvertip 24/50
Tim's Fanboy Orange-Cedarwood
Gillette Red Tip w/Medical Prep
Thayer's Medicated Aloe Vera wh
Comme des Garcons Vettiveru*

*original formulation
by TRBeck
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 1 - April 7, 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 438

Re: SOTD: April 1 - April 7, 2019

Omega Pro 10049 boar
Tim's Orange-Cedar ss
Gillette Red Tip razor
Treet Dura-Sharp day 1
Thayer's Superhazel as
Prada Luna Rossa EDT

The Treet is the first blade other than Med Preps that I've used in ages. I didn't like it. I have 400 that I bought about 8-9 years ago. Bummer.
by TRBeck
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Shavemac - fan vs. flat vs. bulb
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: Shavemac - fan vs. flat vs. bulb

Beautiful brushes, Chris. I never got to use the old Shavemacs. I console myself knowing that I've used Somerset Simpsons and the original Rooney Heritage brushes.
by TRBeck
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Shavemac - fan vs. flat vs. bulb
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: Shavemac - fan vs. flat vs. bulb

I have a fan-shaped 24mm Shavemac 2-band. It's terrific: soft, good backbone, and feels bigger than its official size on the face. I face lather exclusively and could use this brush every single day. I haven't used a Shavemac flat-top, but the bulbs I've used from Bernd are great. That said, they ca...
by TRBeck
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 1 - April 7, 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 438

Re: SOTD: April 1 - April 7, 2019

Omega Pro 10049 boar
Speick shaving "stuck"
Gillette Red Tip razor
Medical Prep blade #6
Speick aftershave spl
Lavender Bay Rum edt

The Pro 10049/Speick combo is a classic that I've used countless times over the past decade. Never was the lather better nor the shave more satisfying than today.
by TRBeck
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 1 - April 7, 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 438

Re: SOTD: April 1 - April 7, 2019

Shavemac 2-band 24/50 faux briar
Tim's Soap Fanboy Orange & Cedar
Gillette Red Tip w/Medical Prep #5
Homemade Douglas Fir aftershave
Comme des Garcons Vettiver spray
by TRBeck
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 1 - April 7, 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 438

Re: SOTD: April 1 - April 7, 2019

Maggard Super High Density 2-Band Tim's Orange-Cedarwood fanboy ss* Gillette Red Tip w/Med Prep blade Lucky Tiger Aftershave/Face Tonic Old Spice cologne spray (current) *Fanboy is the nickname I've given to a soap formulation I worked up that has a lot of the trendy artisan kitchen-sink ingredient...
by TRBeck
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 1 - April 7, 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 438

Re: SOTD: April 1 - April 7, 2019

APShaveCo Synbad in Whipped Dog handle
Tim's Soap Orange-Cedarwood fanboy formula
Gillette Red Tip double-edge safety razor
US Personna Medical Prep blade day 5
Homemade citrus-sandalwood aftershave