SOTD: January 23 thru January 29, 2012

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Nick Freeh
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Post by Nick Freeh » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:12 am

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pre-shave soap: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: Edwin Jagger DE87
Blade: Astra Superior Platinum
Brush: Vie-Long Gonzalo Boar/Horse (04102)
Soap or Cream: Taylor Sandalwood Soap
A/S: Dickinson's Witch Hazel, Ogallala Bay Rum & Sandalwood Toner

An excellent, smooth shave this morning, full of sandalwoody goodness. I can always depend upon the Vie-Long brush to make a very nice lather, and today's lather was great.

Both the DE87, used today, and my Futur have smooth handles that can be a little slippery when soap gets on my hand. Tip: lightly rub a little alum on your fingers and thumb. I learned this from one of the shaving forums, maybe this one. It works like a charm, doesn't leave your fingers feeling sticky, but gives you a sure grip on the razor. I think alum is alum when it comes to anti-slipperiness properties, but I have the little RazoRock alum in the compact plastic container which is very handy to use and store.

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Post by slantman » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:21 am


Schick Injector E2
Schick Blade
Wellington Woodcraft Silvertip
RazoRock Mughetto di Bologna Shave Soap
L'Oreal After Shave Balm
Herve Leger Homme

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Post by brothers » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:56 am


Palmolive Lemon SC
Boker King Cutter 8/8
444 After Shave Balm
Thayer's Lemon Witch Hazel

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

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Post by moz68 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:12 am

Gillette Knack
Rapira Swedish SS
Rooney 3/3
AOS Sandalwood SC
Humphreys Citrus WH
Trumpers Sandalwood Skinfood

MPG - Santal Noble

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Who could never begin to know " - Morrissey

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Post by Shave4Fun » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:17 am


Razor: 1947 Super-Speed
Blade: TREET Classic Dura Sharp - shave #3
Brush: Vtg. short loft badger
A/S: Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue
EdT: TABAC (after the AV settled down :)



I've been a wet shaver for 52 years!

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Post by Johnny » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:48 am

Wednesday, January 25, 2012. Good Morning!

Morning Coffee: Hills Brothers Original Blend
Prep: Wash face with Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: Schick G1
Blade: Schick
Soap: Palmolive Classic
Brush: D.R. Harris H2 (Rooney 1/2)
Scuttle: Dirty Bird 1.5
Post: Cold water rinse followed by some Pitralon Classic


"Younger than some, older than most" - Wet shaving for 50+ years

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Post by druphus » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:18 am

Wednesday, 25 Jan. 2012

Vulfix 2235 Super Shaving Brush
Proraso Red Shaving Cream
iKon OSS Razor
Feather Blade
Pitralon Polar After Shave

Czech & Speake No. 88 Cologne

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Post by churchilllafemme » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:47 am


Moss scuttle
Homemade frankincense & myrrh preshave oil
Custom ivory PJ2 D01 brush
Penhaligon's Castile shaving cream
Feather AS razor
Schick Plus Platinum blade (3)
Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet aftershave

A good shave. The new ivory brush was great. The Castile soap lathered well but had little scent, and what little it had wasn't really very good. I think it'll be relegated to occasional nostalgia days only, when vintage products are used. But the Hammam finished things off very well indeed.

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Post by ShadowsDad » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:09 am

Wednesday morning:

Vitos Soft Italian soap
Simpson Special pure badger
Muhle R41
Gillette 7:00 Yellow (3)
Bay Rum

2 1/3 passes for a BBS.

Maker of Kramperts Finest Bay Rum and Frostbite
Or find it here: Italian Barber, West Coast Shaving, Barclay Crocker, The Old Town Shaving Company at Stats, Maggard Razors; Leavitt & Peirce, Harvard Square

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Post by Tye » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:07 am


Razor: Schick Super II Adjustable
Brush: Simpsons Polo 10
Cream: Castle Forbes Lime
ASB: Castle Forbes Lime

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Post by BullGoose » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:42 pm

Wednesday, January 25th

Razor: Cobra Classic (loaner)
Blade: Feather Professional
Brush: Shavemac D01 Horn
Pre-Shave: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Cream: Tabula Rasa Tangerine & Vetiver
A/S: Taylor Bay Rum

I used the Cobra Classic again and received a great shave yet again. While the Cobra has an undeserved reputation of being super aggressive, I find that it is comfortable enough for daily use. Color me as very impressed. -Czech & Speake, H.L. Thater, Mergress, Rocnel, Boellis Panama,Castle Forbes, Asylum Shave Works and more.

- Phil

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Post by desertbadger » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:48 pm


Schick N1 w/74
Omega 49
Shulton Old Spice A/S
Shulton Old Spice Cologne


Gotta have the "Fat"!

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Post by Thalay Sagar » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:20 pm

Good afternoon. Wednesday AM:

Jaggerooney w/Dorco 301, #1
BK 4
Blenheim Bouquet soap (old)
Thayer's Lavender witch hazel
Harris Pink
TOBS Lavender Water


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Post by Rufust445 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:30 pm


Turkish horse hair brush Nr. 6
Arko stick whipped up in a bowl
Schick Krona razor
7 o'clock yellow, 1st shave
Body Shop Razor Relief, <2009 formula

First time I can remember getting a first shave with a 7 o'clock yellow without even a weeper. Well, maybe one or two weepers that disappeared after a cold water rinse. The Krona razor had been put aside for some time, but is now the best bet for using up the rest of my 7 o'clock yellows and other PPI blades. Not, however, without scraping off the wax spots with a used blade first, which is still a Royal P-I-T-A.

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Post by Sargon » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:39 pm

Weds, Jan 25
Brush: Vie-Long Boar/Horse
Soap/Creme: Arko
Razor: Merkur Progress
Blade: Astra SP
Pre: Poraso Sensitive Pre/Post
Post: Witch hazel
Hair Groom: Gables Creme Oil plus a dab of pomade for extra shine.
Result: DFS

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Post by woodsrider » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:33 pm


Simpson Chubby 2 Best
Penhaligon's English Fern soap
Feather AS with Israeli Personna
Penhaligon's English Fern AS
Truefitt & Hill Ultimate Comfort Balm
Penhaligon's English Fern EdT

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Post by nteeman » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:20 am

Razor: iKon OSS
Blade: Derby Extra (Shave #1)
Brush: none
Cream/Soap: Barbasol
A/S: Nivea for Men Artic Freeze After Shave
Talc: Face Saver Talc Stick
-Neal (DE user since 1998)
I shave therefore I am

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Thursday's shave

Post by Flash G » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:53 am

Ralon Shaving Cream
Simpson Tulip 2
Edwin Jagger DE86
Wilkinson Sword
D.R. Harris Arlington Milk

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Post by Johnny » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:43 am

Thursday, January 26, 2012. Good Morning!

Morning Coffee: Hills Brothers Original Blend
Prep: Wash face with Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: Schick G1
Blade: Schick
Soap: Speick
Brush: D.R. Harris H1 (Rooney 1/1)
Scuttle: Dirty Bird 1.5
Post: Cold water rinse followed by some Speick After Shave Lotion


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Mike R
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Post by Mike R » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:10 am


Brush: Simpson Duke 3 Best
Cream: Taylor - Shave Shop
Razor: '72 Black Handle Adjustable
Blade: Lord Super Stainless
A/S: Trumper's Coral Skin Food
Cologne: Taylor Shave Shop


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