SOTD: March 29 thru April 4 2010

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Post by nteeman » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:27 am

Razor: Merkur 38C
Blade: Derby Extra (Shave #2)
Brush: C Conk (Vulfix) #850
Cream/Soap: Lucky Tiger Liquid Cream Shave
A/S: Nivea for Men Sensitive Extra Soothing A/S Balm
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Post by TRBeck » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:41 am

Omega #11137 boar
Palmolive soap stuck
Merkur "1904" razor
Dorco ST-301 day 1
Thayer's aftershave
AoS Sandalwood edt

Back to the DE. The SE interlude was to get me to focus on technique, which I did, but I truly love the 1904. I understand that there is a certain romanticism in the SE, and I get really close shaves with them, but I don't enjoy the process as much as a straight or DE. Maybe my ornate-handled Ever-Ready would be more pleasurable than the short-handled GEM I used over the weekend, but I can't be bothered finding out right now.

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Post by The Seeker » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:23 am

Merkur HD
Red Pack IP (shave #1)
Omega 10005
Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap
Nivea Replenishing Post Shave Balm

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Post by Thalay Sagar » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:08 am

Good morning. Monday:

Rooney EJ87 w/Dorco 301
Semogue LE boar
Nancy Boy Signature
Thayer's Lavender witch hazel
Harris Pink
Taylor's Lavender Water

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Post by jss » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:27 am


Adams OC
Thayers Rose
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Post by Quintus Metellus » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:25 am


Razor - Merkur Progress
Blade - Red Pack IP
Brush - Plisson Pure Black #8
Cream - Truefitt & Hill Rose
Toner - D.R. Harris Pink
A/S - D.R. Harris Milk
Cologne - Roger & Gallet Jean Marie Farina


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Post by gsgo » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:32 am

Omega 643174
Merkur 1904/Wilkinson Classic
Pacific All Natural Shaving Cream
Pinaud Eau de Portugal

Testing a new brush this morning from the Omega Artificial Badger premium synthetic line up. This knot is a little looser and somewhat floppier than my trusty 90081 but does have a very soft feel while face lathering. It's a little tough to control when starting your lather but once it loads up it behaves pretty much like all brushes. Not sure where or how it will fit into my rotation but I do very much like the acrylic handle.
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Post by Nick Freeh » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:45 am

Monday, March 29, 2010

Super Iridium
Cella SS
Omega 20086 Boar--”Bambino”
Dickinson’s Witch Hazel
Ogallala Bay Rum A/S Toner

An excellent shave this morning, but not that satisfying. I face lathered for 3 passes, and face lathering--for me, anyway--just doesn’t make the luxurious lather that I like. Thinking it might just be the small brush, I tried bowl lathering for the final pass, the touchup in the chin area. In no time, I had mounds of creamy lather. I’m trying to find the best setup for travel, applying the constraints of size, weight, and simplicity. I have more ideas to try, but canned goo is not among them. I really did get a great shave, so I shouldn’t complain.

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Post by giammi » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:25 am


Razor "GEM 1912"
Blade "GEM"
Brush "Semogue 2015"
Soap "Coates Sandalwood"
Aftershave "Trumper Wellington"


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Post by drumana » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:35 am

Good day Monday!

Muhle R89 with Derby
Rooney Alibaba 1
DR Harris Lavender shave soap
Musgo Real classic aftershave

Still loving the Harris Lavender. It might just be the most refined soap I've used. Wonderful.

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Post by reggiano » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:07 am


Simpson Colonel X2L Super
Rocket HD w/Wilkinson Super Sword-Edge
Penhaligon's English Fern Soap (old)
D R Harris Pink

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Post by Empty Words » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:37 am

C-MON razor
Semogue 1305 boar
Ogallala Bay Rum soap
Booster Island Bay Rum

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Post by levente » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:54 am


Schick Krona/Gillette Platinum
Simpson Chubby 2 Super
Coates sandalwood shave cream
Dickinson's witch hazel w/lavender EO and glycerin added
Trumper Coral Skin Food
Caswell-Massey Greenbriar (vintage)


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Post by L. Martino » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:16 pm

After the usual 1-2 minute hot towel prep:

old Macys brush
1958 Executive/Schick Krona 'super stainless'
Penhaligons Racquets SC
Barclay Crocker Bay Rum AS balm
St Johns 'Bay Rum' cologne

First time using this Krona blade, although I've read a bunch about em. Most people seem to really like these, and put me in that corner. Very sharp and smooth.........reminds me a good bit of the Iridium blade.

From what I've read, the Krona is supposed to be a very long lasting blade, so we'll see. Unfortunately, there was only one blade in the dispenser..........

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Post by woodsrider » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:16 pm


Simpson Astor LE
Provence Sante Green Tea soap
Muhle R89 with Gillette Platinum (Surrey)
Booster Mosswood AS; TSD Lavender milk
Creed Green Irish Tweed

The PS Green Tea soap is some of the best lathering non-tallow soap that I have used...very nice.

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Post by a-cut-above » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:01 pm

AOS Pure badger
Olivia's Churchill Crema (tallow)
Moss Scuttle
Muhle R89 DE razor
Gillette 7 O'Clock SharpEdge (yellow)
H. Bronnley AS

I am still surprised at how quickly the lather is generated and how rich it is with the pure badger brush. Olivia's hard cream/soft soap is a finicky latherer, like MWF. The brush is softening but it is not a luxurious feeling. This is also my first use of one of the well rated "sharp" blades in the Muhle. This new head really is a toned-down version of the Merkur in terms of blade exposure and aggressiveness. I don't like using the "sharp" blades, Gillette yellows, Super Iridiums, for example, in my Merkurs. This razor hit the mark for me in terms of design and function.

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Post by Leon » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:29 pm

Musgo Real Glycerine Lime Oil Pre-Shave Soap
Penhaligon's Opus 1870 Shaving Cream
Semogue 2040HD silvertip Brush
ERN Crown & Sword «Extra Hollow Ground» Straight Razor
Denim Black After Shave Splash
444 After Shave Balm
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Post by desertbadger » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:47 pm

giammi wrote:SOTD-2010-03-29

Razor "GEM 1912"
Blade "GEM"
Brush "Semogue 2015"
Soap "Coates Sandalwood"
Aftershave "Trumper Wellington"

Very nice, giammi!
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Post by desertbadger » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:49 pm


Futur w/Oslo Gillette
Palmolive shave stick; grated
Omega 30005

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Post by brothers » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:27 pm

Monday am

Miscellaneous samples of SCs mixed together, used both as a preshave and for shaving - very nice, gotta use it up somehow!
3 Claveles Professional Horsehair brush
Bill Ellis Razor
Coral Skin Food

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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