SOTD: February 06 thru February 12, 2012

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Post by ShadowsDad »

Wednesday Morning:

Hot towel face prep
Vitos SIS (still trying to use it up- but there's a good dent in it)
Muhle R41
Vintage Wilkinson Sword "Edge" (4)
Bay Rum

I'm still very much in deep like with this razor. 2 passes for a BBS. One problem... I didn't rinse the razor before shaving near my nose and misplaced the corner of the blade (you know where this is going) a small cut ensued. I never did that before, don't care to do it again, and all because I didn't rinse the razor.

Other than that a typical fantastic shve from this razor and blade.

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Post by SharpSpine »

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - GEMruary!

Prep: Hot shower; Yardley bath bar
Coffee: Locally roasted Panamanian w/ cream
Lather: De Vergulde Hand "Extra fris" - face lather
Brush: Vie-Long 13061 horsehair
Razor: Gem OCMM
Blade: TP Gem PTFE (5); 3 passes
Post: Cold water rinse; Krampert's Finest Bay Rum

Happy GEMruary! A month of the Gems with the 27th being the centennial of the 1912 patent. What a wonderful shave this morning. The DVH "Extra fris" is excellent. It lathers just as well as the original, just with a slightly different scent. I'm very pleased to have been able to get one of these. Another new item today is the Krampert's Finest Bay Rum. This was gifted to me (thanks again ShadowsDad) and it is fantastic. Excellent repair and moisturizing which I've never had from a bay rum before. I didn't even need my post shave moisturizer. My skin feels super soft and smooth with zero irritation.

Shave Rating - Splendidly Sublime! Another Single Blader! God Bless!

> Brian < Shave On & God Bless!!

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Post by Sargon »

Weds Feb 8
Brush: Vie-Long Gonzolo
Soap/Creme: Poraso Green
Razor: Merkur Slant Bar
Blade: Rapira SS
Pre: Poraso Pre/Post
Post: Poraso As balm.
Hair Groom: Jeris w/ oil
Result: Near-BBS Traditional products for modern wet shavers: Vie-Long brushes, Merkur razors, and more.
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Post by desertbadger »


Cobra Classic SE
Feather Pro Blade
RazoRock CACAO
Polo 8 super 2 band
Hermes Bel Ami EdT.


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Post by woodsrider »


Simpson Chubby 2 Super
Mitchell's Wool Fat soap
Feather AS with Israeli Personna
Thayer's Original witch hazel
Trumper's Coral Skin Food
Trumper's Spanish Leather cologne
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Post by Shave4Fun »


Razor: 1959 Super-Speed
Blade: Gillette Spoiler
Soap: Palmolive stick
Brush: Vintage No name boar
A/S: Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue
EdT: Paco Rabanne ...mmm.. hmmm!



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Post by Tye »


Face wash with MRGLO

Razor: Gillette M3P
Soap: SCS Cool Lime
Brush: Semogue 2000
ASB: Feather Kanwa

Great shave. Best one I have ever got with my M3P.

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Post by Thalay Sagar »

Good afternoon. Wednesday AM:

Jaggerooney w/Dorco 301, #3
BK 4
Blenheim Bouquet soap (old)
Thayer's lavender witch hazel
Harris Pink
Atkinson's English Lavender Water (US)

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Post by Teiste »

Geo F. Trumper coconut in a MWF dish/Semogue 830 brush/Edwin Jagger with Astra/Weleda Balsam
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Post by bernards66 »


Gillette original SS & Gillette Annesy Platinum blade
Simpson X2L Colonel
T&H Lavender shave cream
D R Harris's A/S Milk ( old )
Yardley Black Label cologne

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Post by nteeman »

Razor: Mühle R89
Blade: Feather New Hi-Stainless Platinum Coated (Shave #1)
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
-Neal (DE user since 1998)
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Post by paddy »

Gillette 50s Superspeed razor

Gillette Spoiler blade

Simpson Ehsan 2 Band Super

Tabac soap

Proraso Liquid Cream ASB

Lorenzo Villoresi Colonia
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Post by Johnny »

Thursday, February 9, 2012. Good Morning!

Morning Coffee: Hills Brothers Original Blend
Prep: Wash face with Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: Schick I2 Hydro-Magic (Thanks Luke)
Blade: Schick
Soap: MWF
Brush: Omega 10005
Scuttle: Dirty Bird 1.5
Post: Cold water rinse followed by some Floid Blue


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Post by Jonnieboy61 »


Hot towel prep
Gillette Rocket HD
Gillette Sharp Edge
Kent BK8
Tobs Almond s/c
Cold rinse
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Post by Zot! »

Cranford str8
EJ Chatsworth de
Gillette 7 O'Clock yellow (3)
New Forest 2201
Muehle Sandalwood shave cream
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Post by Nick Freeh »

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Pre-shave soap: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: Merkur Long-Handled Progress
Blade: Gillette Super Thin
Brush: Simpson Colonel X2L Best
Soap or Cream: Ogallala Bay Rum, Sage & Cedar Soap
A/S: Dickinson's Witch Hazel, Ogallala Bay Rum, Sage & Cedar Toner
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Post by slantman »


Cobra Classic
Kai Captain Titan Mild (3)
Wellington Woodcraft Silvertip
KMF Cool Mint Shave Cream
L'Oreal After Shave Balm
Jade East Cologne

Jade East started production in 1964 originally made by Swank but sold in the 80s to Regency. Has a citrus spice scent. I never used Jade East until today.
Very nice.
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Post by moz68 »

M&F 3/1
QCS Vostok
Barbasol Pacific Rush A/S

Creed - Cuir De Russie

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Post by Leon »

Tabac soap
Semogue Owners Club boar in Cherrywood
Bartmann straight razor
Old Spice aftershave lotion
444 aftershave balm
Old Spice Eau de Toilette

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Post by Obie »

Gentlemen, it's a sparkling day here in Wisconsin with the temperature a comfortable 21 degrees. It feels like summer. Here is today's romp in the shave den:

Razor: Merkur 34C HD
Blade: Personna on its second tour
Brush: Simpson Duke 3
Soap: Taylor of Old Bond Street's Jermyn Street
Scuttle: Moss
Lather: Ayars bowl
Witch hazel: Thayers Super Medicated with Aloe Vera
Balm: Institute Karite
Aftershave: Taylor of Old Bond Street No. 74 Victoria Lime
Music: Cello Concerto by Sir Edward Elgar
Finisher: Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee and Raymond Chandler's pulp story Spanish Blood, which opens with: "Big John Master was large, fat, oily." What a dazzling opening.
Obie Yadgar
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