SOTD: January 23 thru January 29, 2012

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Zot!
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Post by Zot! » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:24 am

Cranford str8
Merkur HD
Gillette 7 O'Clock yellow (4)
Muehle 21mm Silvertip
C&E Sienna shave soap
Ron

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Sargon
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Post by Sargon » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:30 am

Sat: Jan 28
Brush: Vie-Long Boar
Soap/Creme: Poraso Green
Razor: Yuma
Blade: Yellow Gillette
Pre: Shower and Poraso Sensitive Pre/Post
Post: Poraso AS balm
Hair Groom: Gables Creme Oil
Result: DFS
Shavetools.com Traditional products for modern wet shavers: Vie-Long brushes, Merkur razors, and more.

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churchilllafemme
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Post by churchilllafemme » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:33 am

Saturday

Becker scuttle
Homemade frankincense & myrrh preshave oil
Somerset Simpson Polo 8 Super brush
Penhaligon's Lords shaving cream
Wilkinson Sticky razor
Schick Plus Platinum blade (6)
Hermes Equipage aftershave

A fabulous shave. I used the "revived" vintage Lords shaving cream for the first time, and it was great. (See my very brief review in the Soaps and Creams section.) The cushion and glide were superb, and the scent was rich. The Schick blade continues to cut very smoothly in the Sticky. And the "afternoon in Paris" Equipage finished things very nicely.
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Obie
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Saturday, January 28

Post by Obie » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:38 am

Gentlemen, here is the ritual for today:

Razor: Weber
Blade: Super Iridium
Pre-shave: Castle Forbes
Brush: Simpson Duke
Cream: Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet
Scuttle: Moss
Lather: Modified Ayars bowl
Alum: Tulumba
Balm: Trumper's Coral Skin Food
Aftershave: Trumper's Spanish Leather
Finisher: Turkish Coffee and The New Yorker
Obie Yadgar
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ShadowsDad
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Location: Central Maine

Post by ShadowsDad » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:32 pm

Saturday afternoon:

Late shave today. Snow and ice yesterday and during the night so I had to plow the stuff this AM. No hot towel prep, Sssss, Booo!

Vitos SIS
Semogue 1438 Boar
Muhle R41
Gillette 7:00 Yellow (5 if my count was correct, then canned)
Bay Rum

Noramlly I get 7 shaves from a Yellow, so either my count was off or the blade just wasn't sharp enough for the R41. Clearly it needed changing, but I finished the shave with it. No bloody disaster, it just didn't feel as good today.
Brian

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

brothers
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Post by brothers » Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:03 pm

Saturday

Almost didn't shave, then decided, hey, it's fun, I've got time, do it!

Dr. Selby 3X
Plisson
Hess Fortyfour Stainless
444 After Shave Balm
Vintage Mennen Skin Bracer
Gary

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

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nteeman
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Saturday's Shave

Post by nteeman » Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:06 pm

Razor: iKon OSS
Blade: Derby Extra (Shave #3)
Brush: Shavemac #177
Cream/Soap: Razorock XXX Cream Soap
A/S: Nivea for Men Artic Freeze After Shave
Talc: Face Saver Talc Stick
-Neal (DE user since 1998)
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desertbadger
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Post by desertbadger » Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:20 pm

Saturday

Schick N1 w/74
Tabac SS
Polo 8 super 2 band
Hermes Bel Ami EdT.

:D

Regards,
David
Regards,
David
Gotta have the "Fat"!

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desertbadger
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Post by desertbadger » Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:23 pm

BullGoose wrote: I know I said I was going to try out the Wilkinson Flip Top razor but I just cannot put the Cobra Classic down
Yes, Phil, I agree, the Cobra can be quite addicting.
Regards,
David
Gotta have the "Fat"!

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Teiste
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Location: Utah

Post by Teiste » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:18 pm

Saturday
Gibbs N53 SS/Merkur Bakelite with Astra/Vie Long 16910 silvertip /Weleda balsam
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drumana
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Post by drumana » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:45 pm

Saturday

Muhle R89 with Derby
Simpson Commodore X2
TOBS shave cream: Sandalwood
BullDog a/s balm
-Andrew-

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woodsrider
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Post by woodsrider » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:52 pm

Saturday:

Simpson Somerset PL8 Two-Band Super
Trumper's Sandalwood cream
Feather AS with Israeli Personna
Thayer's Original witch hazel
Gentlemen's Refinery AS Balm
Le Labo Rose 31
Lynn

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Nick Freeh
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Post by Nick Freeh » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:09 am

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pre-shave soap: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: iKON OSS
Blade: Gillette Super Thin
Brush: H.L. Thater 4125/2 "Stout 2"
Soap or Cream: D.R. Harris Almond Soap
A/S: Dickinson's Witch Hazel, Taylor Sandalwood Splash

Just a great shave, one of those where everything performs at a high level.

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slantman
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Post by slantman » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:15 am

Sunday

Cobra Classic
Feather Professional Blade (4)
Darma Wood Silvertip
RazoRock Mughetto di Bologna Shave Soap
L'Oreal After Shave Balm
Herve Leger Homme

Zot!
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Post by Zot! » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:18 am

Cranford str8 (refreshed)
Muehle R101 open comb
Gillette 7 O'Clock yellow (1)
Simfix Grosvenor 2-band
Mama Bear's Dragon's Blood shave soap
Ron

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Johnny
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Post by Johnny » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:38 am

Sunday, January 29, 2012. Good Morning!

Morning Coffee: Hills Brothers Original Blend
Prep: Wash face with Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: Schick G1
Blade: Schick
Soap: MWF
Brush: Duke 2
Scuttle: Dirty Bird 1.5
Post: Cold water rinse followed by some Floid Blue

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Post by Thalay Sagar » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:43 am

Good morning. Sunday:

Jaggerooney w/Dorco 301, #1
BK 4
QCS Provence soap
Thayer's Lavender witch hazel
Harris Pink
C&S O&C
Best,
Chris

“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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ShadowsDad
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Post by ShadowsDad » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:22 am

Good Sunday Mornin' Gents!

Hot towel face prep
Vitos SIS
Simpson Special best badger
"Mein" Kampfe Cru-Steel lather catcher
GEM SS ptfe blade (1)
Bay Rum

An easy BBS from this aggressive razor.
Brian

Maker of Kramperts Finest Bay Rum and Frostbite http://www.krampertsfinest.com/
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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churchilllafemme
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Post by churchilllafemme » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:01 am

Sunday

Moss scuttle
Homemade frankincense & myrrh preshave oil
Somerset Simpson Duke 2 Pure brush
House for Men "His" shaving soap
Wilkinson Sticky razor
Schick Plus Platinum blade (7)
Acqua di Gio aftershave balm

A very good shave. The HfM soap, on first use, is not quite as good in its qualities as vintage Yardley, but almost - definitely better than Wrisley's. And it probably will improve with further use.
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Alebrewer
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Post by Alebrewer » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:31 am

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Been on the shaving forums since September and wet/DE shaving everyday since, but have never posted a shave...
New Year's Day I vowed to post some shaves, so here we go!

Yesterday from Phil @ BlueGoose, I received a sample of his Portman Square English Style Cream, made by a different company than who does his soaps. It's more like a "croap" than a cream, and I tried the Orange Vetiver this morning.

Prep: Hot shower
Soap/cream: Portman Square English Style Cream - Orange Vetiver
Brush: Omega 10066
Razor: Gillette Slim Adjustable I-2 birth year/quarter, (5)
Blade: Lord Platinum (2)
Cold water rinse
Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Superior 70 Bay Rum

Put an almond-size dollop in the lather bowl, an used the 10066 damp, not wet. This croap seems to use less water than the creams I've used, which all seem to be thirsty. The lather also seemed thinner, so next time I'll try a softer brush and face lather it. The scent, to me, is like orange/vanilla cream - I didn't detect any vetiver. Nice scent for spring, would also be nice in the summer in cooler climates.

I did a 3 pass shave - WTG, XTG, and ATG which is my usual. Glide/slip was very good, cushion could be better, but should improve on my next shave when I get a better lather from it by face lathering with a softer brush. I like the slickness it left on my face for touch-ups, probably due to the Shea Butter & Lanolin it contains. Waited a while to post this so I could see if my face didn't agree with it, but so far, so good!

Face: BBS
Neck: DFS

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