SOTD: April 21 thru April 27

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giammi
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SOTD: April 21 thru April 27

Post by giammi »

SOTD 2008-04-21

Razor “Gillette 1920″
Blade “Derby”
Brush “Vulfix”
Soap “Col. Conk Almond”
AS “Mennen US-Formula”

Have a good week...


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Post by paperpundit »

Pre-Shave: Hot towel/hot towel on lather
Razor: Gillette Tech w/ bakelite handle
Blade: Sputnik, first shave
Brush: generic badger brush
Soap: Caswell & Massey almond
A/S: Aqua Velva/Nivea for Men lotion

Got just one nick from the Sputnik -- it won't be on the top of my list, but not a bad blade, either. And I am enjoying the C&M almond, although I know there aren't too many fans of their soaps around.
Jack

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Post by timc »

Monday:

Kent BK4
C&E Sandalwood cream
Merkur HD
Derby blade (#4)
Pinaud Clubman AS
- Tim -
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Post by Mike R »

Monday

Brush: Simpson Duke 3 Best
Cream: Coate's Sandalwood
Razor: 55 Aristocrat
Blade: Feather
A/S: Proraso Liquid A/S
Cologne: GFT Wild Fern

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Post by drumana »

Monday

Slant | Derby | EJ superbadger | GFT Sandalwood SS | Kiehl's moisturizer | Floris No.89

Since I've been training myself to use both hands when shaving with a straight razor, I decided this morning to translate that to my DE razor shave. (I usually just use my dominant hand). Although awkward at spots, the shave went very well - no nicks or irritation.

Have a good one, gents!
-Andrew-
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Monday

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No shave yesterday

Slant w/ Derby Extra Day 1
Duke 2
HBS Cedarwood Amber SS
2 passes w/ chin touch-up
Clubmann ASS
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Post by ichabod »

Progress/NOS Light Brigade Wilkinson Sword
Sabrooney finest 1/2
Trumper's coconut soap
Lucky Tiger tonic
Tabac edt

About a month ago I started cleaning my razor after my Sunday shave. and putting the new blade in at that time too. It adds a certain je ne sais quoi to the Monday morning shave, having a nice clean razor all ready to go.
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Post by TRBeck »

Dominic, I did a razor cleaning yesterday, and I feel confident that it did indeed improve today's shave.

Monday

EJ Super Badger (man, this thing is huge: holds heat and water well)
D.R. Harris almond cream
1952 Canadian Tech
Lord blade (day 4)
Humphrey's witch hazel
Floid (Italian)

Terrific shave, as usual with Harris cream and my Canadian Tech. The Lord blade does much better in this razor than in my Tech. I'll use a new one tomorrow, and I may try to go 5 or more days if possible. I used some Neutrogena soap between the shave and the witch hazel. Hoping to knock out some bumps I created with poor technique and an unnecessary ATG pass yesterday.

Good shaving,
Regards,
Tim

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Post by Brett G »

Monday,

2006 B&B Edwin Jagger
Taylor Almond
1958 Gillette TV w/ Swede (1)
Clinique Post Shave Healer
Trumper Spanish Leather
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Monday

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Razor: Merkur 34C (HD)
Blade: Personna
Brush: EJ Super
Cream: C&E Sienna
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Post by Thalay Sagar »

Good morning. Monday:

58 Superspeed w/ NOS Wilkinson
Alibaba, medium
Trumper's violet cream
Thayer's Lavender witchhazel
Harris Pink

Okay shave, still irritated from that &^$%& Astra yesterday.

Best,
Best,
Chris

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Post by Hodari D. »

HD + Dorco
Rooney 3/1 Super
Provence Sante SS
Nivea Balm

Scott
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Post by a-cut-above »

Superior Super 20mm
TOBS Lavender Shave Cream
Merkur Classic w/ Feather (day 4)
Booster June Clover AS

I agree with the gents who noted a rapid fall off in performance of the
Feather after the first few shaves. It was rougher than yesterday.
Dave

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Monday

C&E BBB
La Toja Soap Stick
Merkur HD
Crystal
Nivea Sensitive ASB

Gary
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Post by Hoos »

Happy Monday all!

Aristocrat
Gillette Plat #2
Shavemac
T&H 1805 cream
Lucky Tiger A/S
Agrumi di Sicilia Cologne

Excellent one-pass shave with some touch up.
Brent
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Post by woodsrider »

Monday:

Brush: Rooney Heritage Stubby Medium
Soap/Cream: Institut Karite; Trumper Rose Skin Food
Razor: Merkur Progress (“Mergress”) / Dorco
After shave: Harris Pink AS; Nivea Sensitive AS Balm
Cologne: Floris No. 89

Excellent choices today. I really loaded up on the IK soap and it worked extremely well.
Lynn
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Post by gagarin »

Monday

40's Superspeed
Made in India Wilkinson
C&E Best Badger
MWF
Nivea Sensitive Balm
Rosehip seed oil

Great to be back to the Indian Wilk. A superb blade, it delivered the by-now expected silky-smooth shave.
Chuck

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Post by BF4MVP »

Hot Shower
G Towne Scuttle
Trumpers Almond Shave Cream
Merkur Silver Tip
Schick Adjustable
Schick Blade (2nd Shave)
Thayers Witch Hazel After Shave

Trumpers Almond created a magnificient lather... extremely pleased :D
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Post by a-cut-above »

gagarin wrote:Monday
......Great to be back to the Indian Wilk. A superb blade, it delivered the by-now expected silky-smooth shave.
Chuck,
Where did yo get the Indian Wilkinsons?
Dave

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a-cut-above wrote:
gagarin wrote:Monday
......Great to be back to the Indian Wilk. A superb blade, it delivered the by-now expected silky-smooth shave.
Chuck,
Where did yo get the Indian Wilkinsons?
Hi Dave,

A forum member was kind enough to send me some. They are available at Indian grocers. I'll ask him to contact you or post a note with more information.

Regards,
Chuck

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soy polvareda que al viento va.
Zamba, ya no me dejes,
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