SOTD: November 2 thru November 8 2009

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Shave4Fun
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Post by Shave4Fun »

WEDNESDAY:

'47 Super Speed
Personna 74 - shave #7
Fuller handle fitted with TGN Super Badger knot
Proraso green cream
Humphrey's Witch Hazel a/s
Hugo Man e/d/t

Roger
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Oversized Shave

Post by BullGoose »

Wednesday

Razor: Merkur Vision 2000 on 2
Blade: Iridium Super
Brush: Shavemac 208
Pre-Shave: Kell's Original Turkish Mocha Pre-shave Soap
Soap: MWF
A/S: Royall Lyme

When I saw a Vision 2000 up for trade on the B/S/T, I just could not resist (Thank you Justin). I decided to make today's shave an Oversized Theme with my Shavemac 208 (32 mm knot), Vision 2000 and 8 OZ bottle of Royall Lyme.

I had been warned that the Vision 2000 was aggressive so I chose the soap that provides the most protection...Mitchell's Wool Fat. The Vision had the same auditory feedback as the Futur (it sang) but there was more tactile feedback (I could feel the blade a bit more than the Futur).

The Vision definitely shaves closely and is also definitely not for a beginner. I still need to get the hang of this monster but did enjoy a BBS shave with one nick suffered on the final pass (must have been too cocky) and a weeper on my chin. I had to use my Norfolk to touch up under my nose. The Royall Lyme, as usual, provided an excellent finish.

I cannot wait to use the Vision again. My only problem now is that the Vision does not fit in my pipe rack.
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Churchill
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Post by Churchill »

Wednesday

Razor: 6/8 Henckels "Red Twins"
Brush: Kent LE
Soap: Houbigant Royale Fougere
A/S: Houbigant Royale Fougere
Edt: Trumpers Fougena
Bob
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Post by ichabod »

W&B 8/8 Barber's Use
Omega 31156
T&H Rose cream
Trumper's Limes Skin Food
Fresh Cannabis Santal

I have decided I'm going to use the rose cream until it's gone, which might not be very long as I can see two thirds of the tub bottom. I'd never used a boar brush with a cream before this morning and it worked quite nicely.
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 a-cut-above »

Shavemac Long Handled Silvertip 22368 (21mm)
Trumper's Limes Shave Soap
Moss Scuttle
!947 Aristocrat
Gillette 7 O'Clock sharp Edge (Yellow)
Azzaro Pour Homme AS

Switched from the Super Iridium to the 7 O'Clock yellow and I honestly can't tell the difference. I'll see if this similarity continues as I put more shaves on the blade.
Dave

"Sanity is a madness put to good use." - George Santayana (…like a wet shaver with an acquisition disorder.)
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Post by diggity »

Wednesday!

Coate's EJ3
Schick Krona w/ Annecy Swede
Geo F. Trumper's Violet Shaving Soap (old)
D R Harris Pink
Issey Miyake
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Post by woodsrider »

Wednesday:

Plisson 20
Castle Forbes Lavender cream
Muhle R89 with Swedish Gillette blade
Booster Mosswood AS; Castle Forbes Lavender balm
Penhaligon's English Fern EdT

I got a little carried away with the CF cream and Plisson 20 today....
Lynn
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DEF
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Post by DEF »

WEDNESDAY:

Brush: Semogue 2000
Soap: Arko
Razor/Blade: Merkur 1904 / Gillette 7 o'Clock Yellow
After Shave: Booster June Clover
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Post by Thalay Sagar »

Good afternoon. Wednesday A.M.:

TV Superspeed w/IP
T3, 3 band
Fitjar Neroli
Thayer's Lavender witch hazel
Poor Man's Pink
Fitjar Neroli A/S cream
Best,
Chris

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Post by Empty Words »

C-MON razor
Shavemac 22579 Silvertip
Cella
Booster Polar Ice
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Wednesday Shave

Post by Nick Freeh »

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Razor: Merkur Progress XL
Blade: Astra Superior Platinum
Brush: Vulfix 2234 Super Badger
Cream: Speick--formerly a little neglected
A/S: Dickinson’s Witch Hazel, followed by Speick splash

I’ve been using soaps a lot lately, and realized that I hadn’t used my Speick cream for awhile so decided to use it this morning. The shave was outstanding and reminded me of how much I like Speick (hey, that rhymes!). And, of course, the fragrance was wonderful.

To pay further homage to Speick, I must say that the Speick A/S splash provided an extremely fine finish.
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Post by giammi »

SOTD-2009-11-04

Razor "Gillette Superspeed"
Blade "Super Iridium"
Brush "NoName Boar"
Soap "Trumper Lavender"
Aftershave "Proraso"


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Post by bernards66 »

Wednesday:

Gillette TV SS & Swedish Gillette blade ( Oslo...etc. )
Simpson Duke #2 Best
Penhaligon's English Fern shave soap
D R Harris's Pink A/S
Trumpers Wild Fern

Gordon
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Post by jss »

Wednesday

Simpson
MWF
Gillette New
Schick Thin (NOS)
Thayers


Enjoy your shave,
Julian
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Araner
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Post by Araner »

Razor – Gillette New
Blade – Derby Extra
Brush – Omega 31064
Shaving Soap – Kell’s Ultra Aloe, unscented
Aftershave lotion – CVS Cooling Arctic Blue
ASB – Nivea
Cologne – St.Thomas Bay Rum
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Post by levente »

Wednesday:

Eversharp/Schick Injector G8/Schick (Chinese) blade
Kent BK4
Palmolive (US) shave cream
Dickinson's witch hazel w/lavender EO and glycerin added
SCS Mediterranean Citrus A/S
Carven Vetiver

Basil
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Post by HBK42581 »

Wednesday Morning:

Hot Shower/Proraso Glycerin Cleansing Bar/Hot Towel
1953 Gillette 40's Style SS
Swedish Gillette (Shave #2)
Kent/Altesse Pure Badger
Palmolive Moisturizing Deluxe SC
English Leather A/S
Vaseline IRML Lotion


Things went pretty darn good today. Usually, if I'm going to get irritation from a shave, I'll start to feel it on my face right around now. Not the case this time around. I really tried to concentrate and use a very light touch and I remembered to stop when the shave was good enough. I think that will always be the case with me. I need to stop when it's good enough and not try and get that one rough area to be smooth because that will cause problems. The Indian Palmolive performed very nicely. Very moisturizing just like the packaging says. And English Leather provided a very nice and long lasting finish.

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Post by wayne06 »

WEDNESDAY:

Gillette 58 TV/Feather
Simpsons Tulip 4
Speick Shaving Cream
Alt Innsbruck
Wayne...Semper Fi!
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D.Irving79
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Post by D.Irving79 »

11/4

1912 gem deluxe
gem blade
williams soap
ever roddy badger brush, black/green marble bakelite handle

dickinsons witch hazel

polo (green bottle)
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mmortus
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Post by mmortus »

WEDNESDAY: PM

Prep: Hot shower
Razor: Merkur Futur
Blade: Gillette Swede
Brush: Rooney Large Stubby "Finest"
Soap/Cream: MWF
Truefitt & Hill Ultimate Comfort Pre-Shave Oil
A/S: TGR Standard Balm
Moss Scuttle
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Regards,
Matt
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