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Post by jss » Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:15 am


Plisson HMW
20’s Bulldog
Gillette Spoiler
Thayers Rose
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Post by Quintus Metellus » Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:24 am


Razor - Merkur Progress
Blade - Red Pack IP
Brush - Semogue 1305
Cream - MÜHLE Aloe Vera
Toner - Shavex Alum Block
Balm - C. O. Bigelow Barber Elixer Green No. 1702


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Post by BF4MVP » Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:44 am

Hot Shower with Floris 89 Bath Soap
Simpson PL 8
G towne Scuttle
Floris 89 Shave Cream
Gillette Slim Adjustable
K Mart Platinum Blade (1st Shave)
Floris 89 After Shave Lotion/Balm
Floris 89 EDT

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Post by reggiano » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:04 am


Simpson X2L Colonel Super
Rocket HD w/LB Wilkinson
Trumper's Violet Soap (old)
D R Harris Milk

SL Bois de Violette

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Post by joe mcclaine » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:29 am

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Post by L. Martino » Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:20 am

After the usual 1-2 minute hot towel prep:

1964 Macys badger
1958 Executive/Iridium
J Peterman 1903 SC
Lumene AS balm
St Johns 'Bay rum/grapefruit' cologne

I'm happy to say this brush has calmed down quite a bit from when I first tried it maybe 5-6 shaves ago. Only dropped 3-4 hairs the last couple times, which is a lot better than 10 or more......heh. I can't complain though, since it was very reasonably priced and still performs fine. Fun to use on occasion.

I'd say the J Peterman SC is one of the best creams I've tried. The lather reminds me of Penhaligons, both with ease of lathering and shave performance. Post shave skin care is better than average, and I also like the fragrance. Sadly, my 7 ounce tub has only enough product left for maybe two shaves. Heh, I'm waiting for their semi annual sale before reordering.

All in all, a very fun hygienic adventure this morning, with BBS results.


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Post by brothers » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:04 am

Aaaahhh, Saturday morning

Stephan's for the prep,
D. C. 1913
vintage MadeRite w/ Finest badger from TGN
JR Torrey barbers notch

Just the shave I needed this am.
Stayed away from the straights too long,
gotta get back into the rhythm

SOTD 99%: soaps & creams, synthetic/boar/badger brushes, General V2 by Colonial, Kai & Schick blades, Superior 70 aftershave splash + menthol + 444

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The Seeker
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Post by The Seeker » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:33 am

Merkur HD
Gillette 7 O'Clock SharpEdge (shave #6)
Omega 10005
Trumper's Coconut Oil Shaving Cream
Speick After Shave Lotion

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Post by desertbadger » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:46 am


Schick Injector J model
Schick Platinum
Omega Pro 49
Shulton Old Spice

Very smooth shave.... :D
Gotta have the "Fat"!

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Post by drumana » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:08 pm

Good day Saturday

Muhle R89 with Derby
Rooney Alibaba 1
Mitchell's Wool Fat shave soap
Musgo Real classic aftershave

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Post by Nick Freeh » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:18 pm

Saturday, March 27, 2010

E.J. Chatsworth
Bolzano Superinox
Omega #20086 (the “Bambino”) Boar
Valobra SS
Dickinson’s Witch Hazel
Proraso A/S Balm

I was amazed at how great this morning’s shave was. I used the “Bambino”, a tiny boar brush which I had purchased last summer as a travel brush and then had pretty much forgotten about it. It had hardly been used, but it produced enough creamy lather for my customary three passes + chin area touchup without returning to the soap to reload the brush. Maybe the success was due to the Bambino recognizing Valobra as its Italian paisano. Anyway, I guess face lathering is the more accepted way of using a boar brush, but I bowl lathered and didn’t look back. The result was near BBS and now I’m motivated to try the Bambino with other soaps having travel potential. Next time, I’ll try face lathering because I don’t really want to pack a bowl for travel.

I decided to add to the Italian content of the shave by ending with Proraso A/S balm, which proved to be an excellent finish.

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Post by bernards66 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:35 pm


Gillette Model #58 & LB Wilkinson blade
Omega boar
D R Harris's Rose shave cream
D R Harris's Pink A/S
Trumpers Spanish Leather

Since I was near the end of my sample of this excellent cream anyway, I went ahead and got really generous with the amount used. This resulted in having no problem with adequate lather for the complete three pass shave, although there was still none left over at the end. Lather quality with this cream was decent but not quite as dense as I'm used to with badger brushes. I probably have an advantage in that I whip up lather in a bowl as a matter of course with creams and use mainly a 'paint brush' lathering style. Trying to adequately 'face lather' with this brush is a challenge I'd just as soon skip.

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Post by brothers » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:41 pm

I never could get satisfactory results from any of my boar brushes, I just figured it was operator error. I know some guys swear by the boar brushes.

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Post by Empty Words » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:53 pm

Dubl Duck Special
Rooney Emillion
Ogallala Bay Rum soap
Proraso after shave

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Post by CJS » Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:19 pm

Schick Injector, E model
CVS/Personna blades
Rooney 1/1 Super
AOS Sandalwood Soap
Thayer's Unscented WH
Baxter ASB

"I'm sorry, I thought this was America!"

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Post by a-cut-above » Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:40 pm

Rooney Alibaba Medium
MEM Shave Cream
Moss Scuttle
Merkur Long Classic 23C
Dorco 301 ST blade
Osage Rub AS

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

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Post by levente » Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:54 pm

CMur12 wrote:Basil, congratulations on 1000 posts. :)

- Murray
Thanks, Murray. Slow and steady wins the race, I always say.


Schick Krona/Gillette Platinum
Simpson Commodore X3 Best
Vulfix shave soap
Dickinson's witch hazel w/lavender EO and glycerin added
Trumper Coral Skin Food
Pinaud Clubman A/S, used as cologne


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Post by Nate » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:20 pm

Good Saturday evening shave.

Merkur 38C
Merkur Blade
Rooney 1/2 Super
Trumper's Lime Shaving Soap
D.R. Harris Aftershave Milk

Penhaligon's Endymion

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Post by jss » Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:42 am


Plisson HMW
Muhle R-89
Gillette Spoiler
Speick AS
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Post by Thalay Sagar » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:50 am

Good morning. Sunday:

Rooney EJ87 w/Dorco 301
T3, 3 band
T&H Lavender*
Thayer's Lavender witch hazel
Harris Pink

*There are days I wonder why I screw around with anything else, but then tomorrow comes.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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