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by jgreenepa
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD March 9 - March 15, 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1865

Re: SOTD March 9 - March 15, 2020

192F32C9-444F-47BE-8A80-4EB5FC261B29.jpeg SOTD 03/09/20 I really enjoyed the use of Evan’s (@MrEE) Badger/Boar hybrid brush in yesterday’s shave. It is a well-balanced brush with beautiful knurling and performed superbly yesterday. For today’s shave I decided to use Alpha Shaving’s T-400 Rubberset ...
by jgreenepa
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD March 2 to 8, 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2143

Re: SOTD March 2 to 8, 2020

E6121AAB-05E5-44D0-A8E6-CCD027FE9C65.jpeg SOTD 3/8/2020 Excellent shave this morning. Tried starting with the Imperial, but it was a no go with the same issues as yesterday. It must be my well water. I spent 5 minutes attempting a bowl lather, but the result was a thin wispy lather that kept fading...
by jgreenepa
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD March 2 to 8, 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2143

Re: SOTD March 2 to 8, 2020

4FBB9436-F9FF-4F3D-BE70-6DDC482F562D.jpeg SOTD 03/07/20 Pretty good shave today with a new brush from Evan (@MrEE) and a new soap, Imperial Glycerin soap. The new brush performed beautifully and whipped up what at first glance appeared to be thick lather. When I shave I lather up both face and nogg...
by jgreenepa
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD March 2 to 8, 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2143

Re: SOTD March 2 to 8, 2020

F8D98988-642D-4EEC-92CC-5FB47AED8979.jpeg SOTD Friday, March 6, 2020 I had been hoping to try a new soap (Imperial for @Hembree) and brush (courtesy of @MrEE) combination, but those danged Kildares had seen something for rule-out, and asked me to come in quite early this morning for their customary...
by jgreenepa
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD March 2 to 8, 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2143

Re: SOTD March 2 to 8, 2020

97941CFD-88D0-47D0-99D3-EC0CD0D2426D.jpeg SOTD Thursday, March 5, 2020 Another excellent BBS shave on what is rapidly becoming one of my favorite razors. It’s the second and final shave on this vintage Polish Wizamet. I never use any DE blade for more than two shaves. I’m quite curious as to how th...
by jgreenepa
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD March 2 to 8, 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2143

Re: SOTD March 2 to 8, 2020

8969A9B8-90C8-426C-906C-D14A187CB85D.jpeg SOTD Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Well, here I am, back again after a brief 6 day health blip with 6 days of whisker growth to remove. And ironically, the razor chosen for the job was my Rex Ambassador, my former nemesis, until Razor Emporium worked their magic...
by jgreenepa
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 24 - March 1, 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2163

Re: SOTD February 24 - March 1, 2020

19CA4981-AFEC-457C-88E8-30758B2A022C.jpeg SOTD 02/26/20 Time for a great shave! After the debacle yesterday, I decided to shave with a razor I haven’t shaved with in some time, my Blackland Vector. After loading it with a Schick Proline blade I launched into what turned out to be an excellent shave...
by jgreenepa
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 24 - March 1, 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2163

Re: SOTD February 24 - March 1, 2020

80ABB089-4159-416D-B3E3-F3D2155391FA.jpeg SOTD 02/25/20 Yesterday I shaved with my Muhle R41 (2011) with a Feather blade, and while I received a BBS shave, I did experience some level of skin irritation on my neck and on the left side of my head. So today I broke out my new H&S No75 with its new sh...
by jgreenepa
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 24 - March 1, 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2163

Re: SOTD February 24 - March 1, 2020

6C55E30A-53E2-46A9-A604-E26B385E904D.jpeg SOTD 02/24/20 Another great 2 pass BBS with a minor weeper to the left of my Adam’s Apple. The shave would have been bloodless, if I’d just left the hint of roughness around my Adam’s Apple alone. The result would have been a bloodless DFS and near BBS. Liv...
by jgreenepa
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 17 -February 23, 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2228

Re: SOTD February 17 -February 23, 2020

1E7033E2-5264-4DC1-B1FC-1F3F6B4697F1.jpeg SOTD 02/23/20 Excellent three pass shave today with my Cooper Monobilt, a remarkably efficient razor with a unique folding snap closure razor head design. I have the high level enabling skills of the Cooper Owner’s Club at TSD to thank for kicking my RAD in...
by jgreenepa
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 17 -February 23, 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2228

Re: SOTD February 17 -February 23, 2020

Saturday SOTN razor - Wilkinson Sword Classic (all-metal TTO) blade - Astra SP (33) soap - Fendrihan Aloe Water brush - Simpson Special 1 post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse AS - Chatillon Lux Pure Lavender music - streaming Surf Rock Radio The razor - I don't use...
by jgreenepa
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 17 -February 23, 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2228

Re: SOTD February 17 -February 23, 2020

3A2BF1C3-230D-4139-8F98-2D45F616DDEB.jpeg SOTD Saturday, February 22, 2020 This will be my third and final shave with the Barbasol Floating Head. The problem with having too many vintage razors is that some of them are just exemplary shavers. The Barbasol Floating Head is one, but tomorrow I’ll be ...
by jgreenepa
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 17 -February 23, 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2228

Re: SOTD February 17 -February 23, 2020

35AAC3D4-E01B-42AC-A088-F551B1264430.jpeg SOTD Friday, February 21, 2020 Today, as promised, I loaded the Barbasol with a Feather. My shave yesterday was very good, but this month with my MWF focus I’ve found that I’m able to shave as closely as before, and really don’t need my PAA Preshave Cube so...
by jgreenepa
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 17 -February 23, 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2228

Re: SOTD February 17 -February 23, 2020

EAE43773-6F9E-4CEF-AB87-CE1EB4005BB4.jpeg SOTD Thursday 02/20/20 The shave today went well! I'd forgotten how efficient the Barbasol Floating Head was. Thank goodness for muscle memory! The ego dynamics are completely different. The Rex Ambassador is a hefty, short-handled razor, whereas the Barbas...
by jgreenepa
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 17 -February 23, 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2228

Re: SOTD February 17 -February 23, 2020

1BABE7BD-E079-4790-9216-D7A85CF35B96.jpeg SOTD 02/19/20 Tuesday All right, I’m sold on this razor! For whatever reason, I originally bought a lemon, but the good news is that Matt Pisarcik is a standup guy who honors his lifetime guarantee! I thought I would share the diagnostic photo that led Matt...
by jgreenepa
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 17 -February 23, 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2228

Re: SOTD February 17 -February 23, 2020

BB567EBE-F4C4-44FB-A631-745288617931.jpeg SOTD 02/17/20 RAZOR: Rex Ambassador BLADE: Voskhod PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with PAA’s Cube Preshave Soap before each pass BRUSH: Viking Silvertip Badger SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed b...
by jgreenepa
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 10 -February 16, 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 2186

Re: SOTD February 10 -February 16, 2020

B5A12EE5-4AA0-4227-BC1A-5CCAD2797FF7.jpeg SOTD 02/16/20 My MWF focus this month continues with one of my less well-behaved razors, my MMOC. This razor never fails to deliver an excellent close shave, but also requires attention to its use. If that attention wanders Madame Micromatic will bite! In t...
by jgreenepa
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 10 -February 16, 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 2186

Re: SOTD February 10 -February 16, 2020

CF8792B7-26A6-4F2C-871B-1FF48F5408CC.jpeg SOTD 02/15/20 The mantra in the 30 Day Concentration (30DC) thread at The Shave Den (TSD) is “technique trumps tools”. My concentration this month has been the daily use of MWF. After discovering my grail razor (LaResche 51) and experiencing 7 consecutive, ...
by jgreenepa
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 10 -February 16, 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 2186

Re: SOTD February 10 -February 16, 2020

How’s that Colonial General V2 shaving for you, Gary? I have one on order due next month! It gives me my best shaves. I've learned some techniques (now occurring almost subconsciously) that seem to bring out the best in the V2 in addition to the best results from the Kai and Schick blades. I have a...
by jgreenepa
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 10 -February 16, 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 2186

Re: SOTD February 10 -February 16, 2020

brothers wrote: Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:31 am SOTD Strop Shoppe Alpine Frost 13Feb2020 1.jpg
How’s that Colonial General V2 shaving for you, Gary? I have one on order due next month!