SOTD: December 12 thru December 18, 2011

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Mike R
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Post by Mike R » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:27 am

Friday

Brush: Simpson Chubby 1 Best
Soap: Tabac
Razor: Gillette '59 (E-2) HD Adjustable
Blade: Lord Super Stainless
A/S: Trumper's Coral Skin Food
Cologne: Tabac

Mike

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Nick Freeh
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Post by Nick Freeh » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:28 am

Friday, December 16, 2011

Pre-shave soap: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: Merkur 23C
Blade: Voskhod Teflon
Brush: Simpson Colonel X2L Best
Soap or Cream: Tabac Soap
A/S: Dickinson's Witch Hazel, Tabac Splash

Ahh...Tabac--it never disappoints me. It took a little while to get used to the scent when I first started using Tabac, but it has grown on me and the soap has become one of my favorites. I consider it a classic and I hope they don't start messing with the formula.

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Post by Thalay Sagar » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:45 am

Good morning. Friday:

Jaggerooney w/Dorco 301, #3
SR 3722
Trumper's Violet soap (old)
Thayer's Lavender witch hazel
Harris Pink
TOBS Mr. Taylor
Best,
Chris

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Post by brothers » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:47 am

Friday

Malaspina Triple Delight Eucalyptus Soap
Plisson
Schick Adjustable
Personna 74 blade
444 After Shave Balm
Gary

SOTD 99%: 12 soaps & creams, SilkSmoke synthetic, General by Colonial razors, Kai & Schick, Superior 70 aftershave splash + menthol + 444 asb

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Squire
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Post by Squire » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:59 am

Friday morning:

Jagger Georgian brush
Woods of Windsor shave soap
Schick Krona razor
Treet DuraSharp razor
Taylor Shaving Shop aftershave
Regards,
Squire

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Post by DGB452 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:47 am

Friday!

F&M/EJ Chatsworth & Feather
Plisson Ebony Wood #14 European White
D.R. Harris' Marlborough Hard Shaving Soap
D.R. Harris' Marlborough After Shave
Clinique's Post Shave Healer
D.R. Harris' Marlborough Cologne

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ShadowsDad
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Post by ShadowsDad » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:38 am

Friday morning:

KMF cool mint with added menthol drops
Semogue 1438
EverReady 1919
GEM SS ptfe (18 and canned afterward)
Menthol AS

I finally decided to can the blade. It still produced a good shave, but I was beginning to get too much drag.
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churchilllafemme
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Post by churchilllafemme » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:15 am

Friday

Becker scuttle
Homemade frankincense & myrrh preshave oil
Somerset Simpson Polo 8 Super brush
House of Croydon shaving soap
iKon Modern Bulldog razor
Gillette Platinum Plus blade (5)
Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet aftershave

It required 4 passes, but I'm BBS. And I'm finished with the House of Croydon soap trial - which really was kind of a trial....
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river1
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Post by river1 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:27 am

Later shave today and I took my time....Simpsons Somerset 50's series, Tabac original, Empire 1909 Old type three piece, Wilkinson vintage Black Classic, T n H Grafton edt, Corgi Christmas ornament.....

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Shave4Fun
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Post by Shave4Fun » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:15 am

FRIDAY:

Razor: 1930 Long tooth "NEW"
Blade: Treet DURA SHARP silver edge super stainless - shave #3
Cream: Lucky Tiger brusheless
A/S: Witch Hazel and Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue
EdT: Paco Rabanne

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Roger
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Post by Nate » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:36 am

Nick Freeh wrote:Friday, December 16, 2011

Pre-shave soap: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: Merkur 23C
Blade: Voskhod Teflon
Brush: Simpson Colonel X2L Best
Soap or Cream: Tabac Soap
A/S: Dickinson's Witch Hazel, Tabac Splash

Ahh...Tabac--it never disappoints me. It took a little while to get used to the scent when I first started using Tabac, but it has grown on me and the soap has become one of my favorites. I consider it a classic and I hope they don't start messing with the formula.
Nick, I agree. The day they desecrate Tabac is the day that I will have truly lost all hope for this world. This is really the only soap I feel this way about, don't get me wrong, I hate all reformulations, but with all the reformulations that they throw at us, I always tell myself, "At least we still have Tabac."

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druphus
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Post by druphus » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:48 am

Nate wrote:... The day they desecrate Tabac is the day that I will have truly lost all hope for this world....
Hopefully this will not happen until after there is a mandatory speed-limit imposed on the autobahn!
Regards,
Andy

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Post by BullGoose » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:33 pm

Friday, December 16th

Razor: iKon OSS
Blade: Gillette Super Thin
Brush: Thater Porter
Pre-Shave: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Cream: Lavanda (factory fresh)
A/S: Lavanda Agua Colonia

A fantastic shave! The iKon OSS continues to impress. I decided to try a few new products today and I am glad that I did. The Lavanda shave cream (factory fresh not the NOS stuff) produced an excellent fragrant lather with plenty of slip and glide. The formula includes both lanolin and coconut oil and it left my face feeling smooth and refreshed. The Lavanda Agua Colonia was a great way to finish the shave.
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desertbadger
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Post by desertbadger » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:15 pm

FRIDAY

Schick Injector J1-Ivory handle
Schick Platinum (NOS)
Palmolive shave stick; grated
Omega 49
Proraso A/S
Knize Forest EdT
.

:D

Regards,
David
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Post by LouisIII » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:26 pm

Nate wrote:
Nick Freeh wrote:Friday, December 16, 2011

Pre-shave soap: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: Merkur 23C
Blade: Voskhod Teflon
Brush: Simpson Colonel X2L Best
Soap or Cream: Tabac Soap
A/S: Dickinson's Witch Hazel, Tabac Splash

Ahh...Tabac--it never disappoints me. It took a little while to get used to the scent when I first started using Tabac, but it has grown on me and the soap has become one of my favorites. I consider it a classic and I hope they don't start messing with the formula.
Nick, I agree. The day they desecrate Tabac is the day that I will have truly lost all hope for this world. This is really the only soap I feel this way about, don't get me wrong, I hate all reformulations, but with all the reformulations that they throw at us, I always tell myself, "At least we still have Tabac."
You might be interested/horrified to know that a member of another board, in email exchange, had it confirmed by a representative of Maurer & Wirtz that they had, indeed, looked into making Tabac with a palm oil base. The rep noted that their chemists found it impossible to make an equal of the current soap using palm oil and had (at least for now), given up. Reassuringly honest, I suppose, but if you plan on using Tabac (or any other soap) for a few decades it may be worth thinking about stocking up a bit.
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Sargon
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Post by Sargon » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:44 pm

Fri, Dec 16
Brush: TGN Silvertip
Soap/Creme: TOBS avacado
Razor: Gillette old style
Blade: Yellow pack Gillette
Pre: none (as a test)
Post: Lilac vegetal splash.
Hair Groom: jeris w/ oil
Result: I read an old shaving manual recently which suggested that if you don't soften your beard before you shave, that you will get a better shave. The theory was that the hairs would be stiff and brittle and thus more accessible and easier to cut. It seemed a bit like the whole cold water shaving thing, which has worked for some. My results were poor, but I was in a rush and my lather suffered for it, so I can't say for certain. I am certain that it was a very poor shave, and, that now that winter has finally hit, and with it, splashes are just too drying for me.

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Post by Dale » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:15 pm

Fatboy
Feather blade
Vulfix 2233 Super
Williams Soap
Clubman Vanilla A/S

Trumper's Spanish Leather
Regards,
Dale

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Johnny
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Post by Johnny » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:15 am

Saturday, December 17. Good Morning!

Morning Coffee: Hills Brothers Original Blend
Prep: Wash face with Musgo Real Glyce Lime then apply Proraso Pre Shave Cream
Razor: Schick G1 Injector
Blade: Schick
Soap: Proraso Green
Brush: D.R. Harris H1 (Rooney 1/1)
Scuttle: Dirty Bird 1.5
Post: Cold water rinse followed by some Floid Blue

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Nick Freeh
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Post by Nick Freeh » Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:29 am

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Pre-shave soap: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: EJ DE87
Blade: Treet DuraSharp
Brush: EJ Best
Soap or Cream: Ingram Cream
A/S: Dickinson's Witch Hazel, Pashana Splash

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nteeman
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Saturday's Shave

Post by nteeman » Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:09 am

Razor: iKon OSS
Blade: Polsilver (Shave #2)
Brush: Shavemac #177
Cream/Soap: JM Fraser’s Original Shave Cream
A/S: Nivea for Men Artic Freeze After Shave
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