SOTD: April 28 to May 4

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Post by cymric »

  • Prep: regular (shower, towelling dry, remoistening the beard with warm water)
  • Soap: Tabac Original
  • Brush: Shavemac silvertip badger
  • Razor: Gillette M3Power on a non-vibrating handle
  • Method: 2 N-S passes, 1 ATG pass, very little touching up
  • Aftershave balm: The Bodyshop 'For Men Razor Relief'
  • Eau de Toilette: Floris 'Eau de Santal'
Classy shave. The balm works well for me---no inflated skin later in the afternoon---so it's a keeper for me. Now we'll see how the GF likes this edt... (She ought to, she approved of it earlier. But it's nice to 'confuse' her with scents so she has to follow her nose alone.)
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Post by nteeman »

Pre-Shave: Hot Towel
Razor: Merkur 38C
Blade: French Gillette Shave #1
Brush: CC (Vulfix)#850
Cream: Erasmic Lather/Noxzema Deep Cleansing Cream/Cremo Cream
A/S: Nivea for Men Sensitive Extra Soothing A/S Balsam

1 pass ATG BBS! :D
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Post by timc »


Kent BK4
D.R. Harris Arlington cream
Merkur HD
Derby blade (#2)
D.R. Harris Pink After Shave
- Tim -
"You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains."
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Post by Mottern Man »

My shave for the week.

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Post by Thalay Sagar »

Good morning. Monday:

Pre-war Aristocrat w/ Swede
AOS Lavendar cream
PL8, Best
Thayer's lavender witch hazel
Harris Pink

Nice welcome to the working week.

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Post by Mike R »


Brush: Shavemac 177 25mm
Cream: T&H Almond
Razor: 55 Aristocrat
Blade: Feather
A/S: QED Vetiver
Cologne: Woods of Windsor

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Post by Hodari D. »

HD + Derby
Rooney 3/1 Super
Harris Arlington ss
Musgo Real balsam

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Post by drumana »


Merkur Slant | Derby blade | EJ superbadger brush | Institut Karite SS | GFT Sandalwood cologne


This photo reflects well the dreamlike state I was in this morning. . .
Last edited by drumana on Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:08 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by TRBeck »

C-M Sandalwood and KMF unscented
EJ Super badger
'52 Tech
Lord SS (day 2)
Humphrey's witch hazel
Superior 70 bay rum
Rose hip seed oil

The lather was moisturizing, but even with the KMF, not very dense. C-M seems to only lather well with a good soap, not with another cream, and it's just not worth it. Given that I wouldn't wish the stuff on anyone, I'll be throwing it out later today.

Good day 2 shave from the blade. Happy with these overall. Love the bay rum. Love it.


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Post by ichabod »

Progress/NOS LB Wilkinson Sword
Rooney Horn super 1/1
Cacharel soap
Lucky Tiger tonic

Followers of my posts may well recognize, due to the items listed above, that I'm travelling at the moment. It's raining in Tallahassee.
Give us the luxuries, and we will forgo the necessities.
Give a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
Set a man on fire, he'll be toasty for the rest of his life.
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Post by Hoos »


Gillette Plat #2
T&H 1805 Cream
Trumper's Limes A/S
Hermessence Poivre Samarcande

Excellent two-pass shave.
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Post by gsgo »


La Toja Stick
Merkur HD
Floid Suave

A Spanish theme to start the week. La Toja makes a wonderful lather that provides for a very nice shave. Floid is something new I decided to sample, my first time experiencing a little burn and then a little menthol, not bad. Scent might be a little "old school", upfront powdery with sort of a herby/woody background. HD/Derby combo continues to solidify as my go to combo.

Have a great week,

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Post by Nitrox »


Gillette 40's SS
Swede blade
Kent BK4
Harris Lavender cream
Thayer's witch hazel
Florena AS Balsam

"Shhhhhaving cream, be nice and clean
shave every day and you'll always look keen."
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Post by jww »

Monday Morning

Gilette slim adjustable w/US Personna - first time with a sore neck in months --- I had some hubris this morning and should have changed the blade :oops:
GFT Sandalwood Skin Food
C&E/EJ Super Badger brush (I love this large brush - lathers anything up nicely!)
Palmolive Classic cream (UK green tube)
Em's Place alum block
My Nik is Sealed (see above re: blade)
The Body Shop Razor Relief -- and boy did I need it this morning.

My fault for rushing through things today. There was really no need to, and I paid for my hubris.

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Post by woodsrider »

Brush: Rooney Emillion
Soap/Cream: Trumper Limes Cream; Limes Skin Food
Razor: Gillette British HD
After shave: Bourbon Parfums EdC; Nivea Sensitive AS Balm
Cologne: Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet EdT
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Post by Big Swifty »


Rooney super 3/1
Harris almond shave soap
Merkur slant w/Feather
Harris pink
Guerlain Vetiver

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Post by southpaw »

Monday morning:


Large Moss Scuttle
Rooney 1/1 Finest
Coates Almond cream
1969 Black long-handled Gillette adjustable
Derby Extra (shave #4)
Col. Conk Amber a/s
Neutrogena for Men Razor Defense Lotion
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Post by RJ »

Merku HD/ English Wilkinson (Day 1)
TOBS Lavendar
Omega Silvertip 617
Ice water rinse
Rose Hydrosol
AOS Unscented Balm
TOBS Vic Limes Cologne
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Post by gagarin »


40's Super Speed
Red IP
C&E Best Badger
Nivea Sensitive Balm
Rosehip seed oil

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Post by bernards66 »


Gillette Model #58 & LB NOS Wilkinson blade
Simpson PJ3 Best
Coate's Lavender shave cream
D R Harris's Pink A/S
Penhaligon's English Fern

Coate's creams ( and especially their Lavender ) remain the last word in quality shaving as far as I'm concerned. There is nothing still made that is quite as good.....close, but not quite. The PJ3 continues to churn up a truly massive amount of lather, even with my mediocre water. Rather like some describe those really large brushes, bigger Polos and the like. All this wonderful lather left over that you can't use. A real luxury shave all the way around.
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