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Thalay Sagar
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Post by Thalay Sagar »

TBoner wrote: Regardless, glad the 31020 is working for you.

Mine is nearly broken-in and lathering quite nicely.
The backstory here is that Tim was nice enough to lend me his lovingly broken-in 31020. Unfortunately, some gentleperson employed by the USPS opened the package and helped himself/herself to the brush; the remains of the package continued to its destination. Thanks for the reminder, Tim, of my utter and abysmal failure in shipping. :wink: :lol:
Best,
Chris

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Post by levente »

Wednesday:

Schick Krona/Gillette Platinum
Simpson Colonel X2L
C&E Sweet Almond Oil 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 Churchill »

God bless all our veterans!!

Wednesday


Razor: Trumpers Warwick
Blade: LB Wilkinson
Brush: Kent LE
Cream: Coates Lime
A/S: Castle Forbes Lime a/s/b
Edt: Penhaligon's Lords
Bob
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Post by HBK42581 »

Wednesday Morning:

Hot Shower/Proraso Glycerin Cleansing Bar/Hot Towel
1955 Gillette Flare Tip SS
Gillette 7 O'Clock Yellow (Shave #1)
Omega Stripey Badger 63171
German Nivea SC
Pinaud Clubman A/S
Vaseline IRML Lotion


My last go around with a 7 O'Clock Yellow blade did not go as well as this. Unbelievable. All components in today's shave performed admirably. I really don't have much else to say. Very pleased with today's shave.

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Post by jss »

HBK42581 wrote:My last go around with a 7 O'Clock Yellow blade did not go as well as this. Unbelievable. All components in today's shave performed admirably. I really don't have much else to say. Very pleased with today's shave.

Scott, there's nothing like hitting the "sweet spot...." :D


Enjoy your gear,
Julian
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Post by jss »

Wednesday


Just lurking and surfing today..Yesterday's finish could have been smoother..So in honor of my strong desire for comfort, I'll shave tomorrow....


Enjoy your gear,
Julian
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Post by bernards66 »

Wednesday:

Gillette TV SS & Annsey Gillette Platinum blade
Simpson Duke #2 Best
Trumpers Limes shave cream
D R Harris's Arlington A/S Milk ( old )
Trumpers Wild Fern

Gordon
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yohannrjm
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Post by yohannrjm »

Wed:

Soap: MWF
Brush: Semogue 1305
Razor: Gem lather catcher
Blade: Ted Pella SE
AS: alum block, Pinaud Clubman, Cornhuskers + witch hazel
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Araner
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Post by Araner »

Razor – Gillette New
Blade – Derby Extra
Brush – Semogue 1305
Shaving Soap – Kell’s Ultra Aloe, unscented
Aftershave lotion – CVS Cooling Arctic Blue
ASB – Nivea
Cologne – Pinaud Clubman Bay Rum
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mmortus
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Post by mmortus »

WEDNESDAY:

Prep: Hot shower
Razor: Merkur Futur
Blade: Super Iridium Extra Stainless
Brush: Rooney Large Stubby “Finest”
Soap/Cream: MWF
Moss Scuttle
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Regards,
Matt
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Thursday

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Taylors of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Shaving Soap
Simpson Tulip 2
Merkur Futur w/Super Iridium
D.R. Harris Lavender Water
Castle Forbes Lavender Oil Aftershave Balm

Another lovely shave and no sting from the lavender water.
I've realized that I like to finish the shave with a little alcohol before applying the balm.
Eric
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Thursday's Shave

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Razor: Merkur 38C
Blade: Edison Stainless Shave #4
Brush: Simpson Eagle #3
Cream/Soap: Proraso (red)
A/S: Nivea for Men Sensitive Extra Soothing A/S Balm
-Neal (DE user since 1998)
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Post by yohannrjm »

Cream: Godrej Menthol Mist
Brush: Rooney 3/1 pure
Razor: Morris Collegiate 6/8" full-hollow straight
AS: Alum block, Pinaud Bay Rum, Nivea Cooling balm
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Post by Batmang »

Good Thursday morning all...

'73 Superspeed w/ 7 a.m.
C&E BBB
Mem sc
Thayers Original WH w/ aloe
Wesley & Scott Orange a/s balm
Czech & Speake No. 88 Edt

Another DFS from the Mem/Superpeed/7 a.m. combo...
Nathan

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Mike R
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Post by Mike R »

Thursday

Brush: Simpson Duke 3 Best
Cream: J.M. Fraser's Oriental Spice
Razor: Merkur HD
Blade: Feather
A/S: Old Spice - Classic
Cologne: None

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Post by TRBeck »

Thalay Sagar wrote:
TBoner wrote: Regardless, glad the 31020 is working for you.

Mine is nearly broken-in and lathering quite nicely.
The backstory here is that Tim was nice enough to lend me his lovingly broken-in 31020. Unfortunately, some gentleperson employed by the USPS opened the package and helped himself/herself to the brush; the remains of the package continued to its destination. Thanks for the reminder, Tim, of my utter and abysmal failure in shipping. :wink: :lol:
Not at all, not at all.

Really, I enjoy the breaking-in process. Allows me to lather up in the evenings, just to get those bristle tips split.

Today:

Omega 10048
Harris Almond
Merkur "1904"
Racer bluebox
Proraso splash

The Proraso is an efficacious splash. My wife likes the scent, and I can tolerate it, so I guess it will probably stay.

Regards,
Regards,
Tim

Why should we not meet, not always as dyspeptics, to tell our bad dreams, but sometimes as eupeptics, to congratulate each other on the ever-glorious morning? - Henry David Thoreau
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Post by Thalay Sagar »

TBoner wrote:
Not at all, not at all.

Really, I enjoy the breaking-in process. Allows me to lather up in the evenings, just to get those bristle tips split.
Well, then, I'm glad to be of service. :D

Good morning. Thursday:

TV Superspeed w/IP
SR 3824
Coates Limes
Thayer's Lavender witch hazel
Poor Man's Pink
C/F Pre-shave as A/S
Best,
Chris

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Quintus Metellus
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Post by Quintus Metellus »

Thursday:

Razor - MÜHLE R41
Blade - Derby Extra
Brush - Plisson Pure Black #8
Soap - Mitchell's Wool Fat
A/S - Coral Skinfood
Cologne - Geo. F. Trumper Spanish Leather

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Post by gsgo »

Omega 90081
Merkur 1904/Derby Extra
Proraro - Crema Pre Barba, Sapone Da Barba, Crema Liquida Dopobarba

I get superlative results with this kit, absolutely love my Proraso.
Good shaving,

Gary
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Nick Freeh
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Thursday Shave

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Razor: Futur
Blade: Indian Wilkinson
Brush: Vulfix 2006 Pure Badger
Soap/Cream: Taylor’s Avocado cream
A/S: Dickinson’s Witch Hazel/Pre de Provence A/S balm

Tried a new blade this morning, which I had received as a sample. The results exceeded my expectations--a smooth, comfortable, irritation-free shave--and BBS too! I need to try a few more shaves with it, and also try one in another razor to see if it performs well there, too. But I’m a happy camper so far.

The witch hazel and Pre de Provence finish was a great way to top off this morning’s shaving experience.
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