SOTD: January 30 thru February 05, 2012

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Post by brothers » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:17 pm


Dr. Selby 3x
Henkels Friodur 6/8
444 After Shave Balm
Osage Rub splash

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 drumana » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:16 pm


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

Really enjoying this shave kit as of late

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Tuesday's Shave

Post by nteeman » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:21 am

Razor: Merkur 38C
Blade: Shark Super Chrome (Shave #2)
Brush: none
Cream/Soap: Barbasol
A/S: Nivea for Men Artic Freeze After Shave
A/S: Lubrderm Men’s 3-in-1 Fragrance Free Lotion
Talc: Face Saver Talc Stick
-Neal (DE user since 1998)
I shave therefore I am

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Tuesday's shave

Post by Flash G » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:54 am

Vitos Extra Super Shaving Soap
Semogue SOC
Edwin Jagger DE86
Wilkinson Sword
L'Occitane Cade Aftershave Balm

Very good soap, but the scent leaves a lot to be desired.

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Post by Johnny » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:21 am

Tuesday, January 31, 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


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

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Post by moz68 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:27 am

iKon Modern
Rooney 3/3
Martin De Candre SS
Humphreys Citrus WH

Montale - Black Aoud

"But to you I was faceless I was fawning, I was boring Just a child from those ugly new houses
Who could never begin to know " - Morrissey

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Post by Nick Freeh » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:44 am

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pre-shave soap: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: Merkur 23C
Blade: Ladas Super Stainless
Brush: EJ Best
Soap or Cream: Trumper's GFT Cream
A/S: Thayer's Lavender Witch Hazel, TOBS Mr. Taylor Splash

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Post by slantman » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:54 am


Cobra Classic
Feather Professional Blade (6)
Wellington Woodcraft Silvertip
Jack Black Supreme Cream
L'Oreal After Shave Balm
Herve Leger Homme

First time using the Jack Black shave cream. Using the face lathering method it made a very nice lather that easily lasted through three passes. The Cobra glided on my face to produce another silk smooth shave. I can't put this razor down.

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Post by Mike R » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:14 am


Brush: Rooney Stubby 2
Cream: RazoRock
Razor: '72 Black Handle Adjustable
Blade: Lord Super Stainless
A/S: Clubman Vanilla
Cologne: T&H Grafton


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Post by Zot! » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:32 am

Dovo Silver Steel str8
Merkur HD
Gillette 7 O'Clock yellow (3)
Simpsons Berkeley 46 Best
Trumpers Coconut Oil shave soap

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Post by Shave4Fun » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:01 am


Razor: 1930 long tooth NEW- ball end
Blade: DERBY - Shave #2
Cream: C.O. Bigelow (Proraso)
Brush: TGN super badger in Fuller handle
A/S: NIVEA "Gel Fluido"
EdT: B&BW "Citron"



I've been a wet shaver for 52 years!

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Post by Alebrewer » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:13 am

Prep: Hot shower
Soap/cream: Williams
Razor: Gillette Slim Adjustable I-2 birth year/quarter, (5)
Brush: VDH boar
Blade: Lord Platinum (4)
Cold water rinse
Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Old Spice AS

Lathered the Williams using the "Marco Method", and other than being slightly runny, it didn't disappear!
Next time I'll use my Omega 10066 instead, it's really getting good now after being used for about 50 shaves.

80% BBS, 20% DFS

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Post by SharpSpine » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:52 am

Monday, January 30, 2012
  1. Prep: Hot shower; Yardley bath bar
  2. Coffee: Locally roasted Panamanian w/ cream
  3. Lather: RazoRock XXX - face lather
  4. Brush: Vie-Long 13061 horsehair
  5. Razor: Gillette Slim @ magical 9
  6. Blade: Super Iridium (1); 3 passes (blade from ShadowsDad, Thanks Brian!)
  7. Post: Cold water rinse; Osage Rub; Kiehl's Balm
The SIs delivered a nice shave & almost a great shave. I got the worst nick since starting with safety razors just under my nose on the ATG pass. This was unusual as I can go ATG pretty easy here. While my lower neck handled this blade very well even though it's usually my trouble spot. I will definitely have to revisit this blade. Also, the more I use the horsehair it seems the less I'm liking it. I'm just more & more a badger guy I guess.

Shave Rating - Splendid. God Bless!
> Brian < Shave On & God Bless!!

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Post by Thalay Sagar » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:19 am

Good morning. Tuesday:

Jaggerooney w/Dorco 301, #3
BK 4
La Toja stick
Thayer's Lavender witch hazel
Harris Pink
TOBS Mr. Taylor

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Post by churchilllafemme » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:03 am


Becker scuttle
Homemade frankincense & myrrh preshave oil
Somerset Simpson Case 1 Best brush
Atkinsons shaving soap
Wilkinson Sticky razor
Personna 74 blade (2)
Floris No. 89 aftershave balm

The Case is really smaller than I like a brush to be, but it did a good job on the soap. The Atkinsons, which the guy I bought it from said he bought in 1986 and never used, was surprisingly good, with very good cushion and truly great glide and a pleasant sandalwood type of scent. Overall, on just one use, I would have to rank it right up at the top of my old soaps list alongside Yardley. However, it's also true that the Personna makes nearly any soap seem good.

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Post by Teiste » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:51 am


Semogue 610 brush/Merkur Bakelita with Polsilver/Jabonman Violetas SS/The Body Shop Maca Root Balsam



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Post by RazoRock » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:33 pm


What do you think of the Bakelite 45?

I took it with me on vacation and I could not believe how amazing it shaved me for such a lightweight razor. I'm very impressed with that razor!

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Post by Jonnieboy61 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:30 pm

Gillette SS Red Tip
Super Iridium
Kent BK8
Tobs Lavender
Paul Smith EDT

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Tuesday, January 31

Post by Obie » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:46 pm

Gentlemen, today's blue plate special:

Razor: Stainless steel Feather DE
Blades: Feather
Pre-shave: Castle Forbes
Brush: Semogue 620 boar
Soap: Tabac
Lather: Face
Scuttle: Moss
Alum: Tulumba
Witch hazel: Thayers Super Medicated
Balm: Institute Karite
Aftershave: Old Spice
Finisher: Dreaming of a soft and fragrant tropical breeze, a chartreuse drink in my hand, and watching a ballet of mermaids.
Obie Yadgar

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Post by ShadowsDad » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:52 pm

Tuesday mornings shave:

I had to get out ASAP today so I couldn't post until now.

Hot towel face prep
Vitos SIS
Handcrafted badger brush w/ brazilian rosewood handle
Kampfe 1914 Cru-Steel Lather Catcher
GEM SS ptfe
Bay Rum

Yet another absolutely fantastic shave from a razor from very long ago. I wish it could talk.

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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