SOTD May 5-11 2008

Top of the morning to ya! Post pics and descriptions of your daily shaving gear and accessories!
Jonnieboy61
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Post by Jonnieboy61 »

Monday:

Merkur HD (34C)
Gillette Swede
Kent BK8
Taylors Rose

Loads of cold water
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Post by Gareth »

Scott, no. There are some DE razors which I find are too aggressive on my neck (I'm very sensitive there), and so I use the BIC as well on these days. The Techs or NEW I'm usually OK with all over my face and neck. I also find the BIC helpful for some of the hard to get parts because of the small head.
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Rooney Super 3/1
1949 Superspeed
Israeli
Tabac Shave Soap
Ice Cube
GFT Spanish Leather Cologne

I felt like I was shaving in a sauna today due to the humidity. I like the Tabac, no A/S needed (though the humidity may have played a factor)
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Post by D.Irving79 »

5/8 PM

1901 elite gem junior, ivory celluloid handle
treet
glycerine soap
ever ready boar hair brush, red and white bakelite handle

thayers superhazel

no scents

this razor could quite possibly be the antique version of the EJ ivory chatsworth IMO. very nice razor.
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Thursday 5/8 . . .

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  • Prep: Noxzema Deep Cleansing Cream & hot towel
    Brush: C&E BBB
    Cream: SCS Oakmoss & Lavendula
    Razor: '55 Gillette Diplomat for face & Bic Sensitive for head
    Blade: Crystal (shave 1)
    Oil Pass: Leisureguy's Last-Pass Shave Oil
    A/S: Thayer's Lavender Witch Hazel Toner & Nivea Sensitive ASB
Result: Nice BBS Shave except for at the corner of my mouth. Did get a bit of irritation from yesterday's shave and it did not heal today. So just skipped the cleanup pass there today.
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Post by JohnP »

Today:
Truefitt&Hill Ultimate Comfort SC
Omega Syntex synthetic brush
Dovo Bergischer Lowe 5/8
no A/S
Truefitt&Hill Spanish Leather.

Thi past several weeks have been rotating the Dovo and an Eicker 5/8 (ice hardened stainless) and like them both quite a bit. Except for the last two days (visited T&H Las Vegas, always a dangerous place for people like myself) I've been primarily using Toms of Maine Lavendula to excellent effect.
Illinois 361 strop. Nicked up a bit, nothing fancy, but works for me.
The syntex brush is probably my go to travel brush right now.

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Post by woodsrider »

Basil, I continue to be impressed (and amazed) with your fragrance collection!
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Post by disposable »

5/8

Weishi
BIC sensitive
Dorco Blade
Lees basic Badger Brush
Proraso Green+TRSC Moisturising Cream
AV Blue a/s

Great second try with the weishi today..i'm slowly getting the angle on it..i'm sure i'll do better with better blades.
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Post by bernards66 »

Thursday:

Gillette Model #58 & LB NOS Wilkinson blade
Simpson PL8 Best ( howdy, Gareth )
Coate's Lavender shave cream
D R Harris's Pink A/S
Penhaligon's English Fern

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Thursday:

Gillette blue-tip SS razor
Gillette Bleue Extra blade
Made-Rite badger/boar combo
Yardley Shaving Soap
Black Suede Aftershave

The Black Suede is an Avon product. Some of you may pooh-pooh that but I think it's a high quality product. Any other users?
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Post by bernards66 »

Rich, I remember wearing it some about 25 years ago. It wasn't too bad. They had another one that I also liked.....can't remember the name, but it was a little like Yardley.
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Post by freebird »

Yesterday evening.

Bath, olive oil shampoo
Strop: Black Bear brand, 40x each linen and leather
Soap: Cavendish Black w/ C&E Nomad creme and glycerin
Mug: new (to me) scuttle, TGQ's sample size soaps are perfect for it.
Brush: Tweezerman pure badger, smallest brush I have, (outside a Lion King nylon brush.)
Razor: Barclay Brothers
3 passes, wtg,atg, xtg-
as/balm: Bigelow Bay Rum

Results, bbs , slight case of razor burn on my neck, which usually occurs when I shave too soon after the previous time.


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Friday's Shave

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Pre-Shave: Noxzema Deep Cleansing Cream/Hot Towel
Razor: Gillette SS Date Code W1 (1951/1st Qtr)
Blade: Israeli No-Name Shave #5
Brush: Simpson Eagle #3
Cream:
Soap:Conk's Lime
A/S: Nivea for Men Sensitive Extra Soothing A/S Balsam

1 pass ATG BBS! :D
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Post by Thalay Sagar »

Good morning. Friday:

Pre-War Aristocrat w/Swede
Emillion
Trumper's Violet cream
Thayer's Lavender Witch Hazel
Harris Pink
Caldey Lavender Water

Okay shave, with some minor irritation. The lather looked nice, but still was wanting for cushion. I've used it enough, time to put it aside. Sigh. I guess I'll just huff it.
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Post by Straight Arrow »

Friday:

Gillette blue-tip SS razor
Gillette Bleue Extra blade
Vulfix pure
Classic Brand Lilac Soap
Old Spice Aftershave

Really liking the Bleue Extra.
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Post by D.Irving79 »

5/9

1926 gillette bostonian
feather
garden of eden lime cooler soap
ever ready boar hair brush, red and white bakelite handle

thayers alcohol free witch hazel

aqua di gio
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Post by Hoos »

Friday a.m.

Aristocrat (#2)
Gillette Plat #6
Rooney 3,1
Mama Bear's Marauder's Citrus soap
Trumper's limes a/s
Trumper's limes skin food
i Profumi di Firenze Brezza di Mare

Excellent two-pass shave. No nicks, irritation, or burn.
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Post by TRBeck »

Friday

Simpson X2 Commodore best
TOBS Lavender soap
'52 Canadian ball-end Tech
Lord SS Blade (day 1)
Booster Iced Limes a/s
Royall Lyme

Three-pass shave with some touch-up: BBS. I finally discovered that there is one .5"x1" patch in the middle of the right side of my neck that grows S-N. WTG for the first time on this section and it's finally perfectly smooth with no irritation. Royall Lyme is a floral lime and so works well after a floral soap scent.
90 degree temps appear to be here to stay: looks like more lavender and limes in my future.

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Post by reggiano »

Friday!

Plisson 14 HMW
Rocket w/Swede
Institut Karite Soap
Harris Pink

L'Eau de L'Artisan
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Post by ichabod »

Schick adjustable injector/Pella DB
Sabrooney finest 1/2
MWF
Lucky Tiger Tonic
Tabac edt

After doing the overnight soak thing with the MWF soap I get tons more lather than I used to. The only issue now is that my skin seems to drink up the lather so that it's practically gone before I can shave the last areas of each pass. It's a simple matter of re-applying, but it leaves me feeling cheap and used. Or something. I wonder - if I used the soap daily for a while would my skin have its fill of the sheep sweat and stop absorbing it? Sadly, this is something we may never know.
The shave itself is stellar, and my skin feels divine. Divine I tell you.
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