SOTD: February 13 thru February 19, 2012

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Post by nteeman »

Razor: Merkur Futur
Blade: Derby Extra (Shave #1)
Brush: Shavemac #177
Cream/Soap: Proraso Green Tea and Aloe Shaving Soap
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
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Post by paddy »

Gillette 50s Superspeed

Gillette Platinum Plus Blade (shave #1)

Somerset Simpson Chubby 2 Best

T&H Ultimate Comfort SC


Creed Bois du Portugal EDT

For the record I never fail to get anything other than a superlative shave with T&H Ultimate Comfort shave cream.
Remember: this is all just wasted time and lives talking nonsense to strangers about pieces of metal, hair and chemical compounds.
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Post by Johnny »

Monday, February 13, 2012. Good Morning!

Morning Coffee: Hills Brothers Original Blend
Prep: Wash face with Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: Schick G1
Blade: Schick
Soap: Speick Cream
Brush: Omega 10005
Scuttle: Dirty Bird 1.5
Post: Cold water rinse followed by some Speick After Shave Lotion


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Post by Zot! »

Emeril's Easy Bold k-cup coffee
Dovo Best str8
EJ Chatsworth de
Gillette 7 O'Clock yellow (3)
Simfix Grosvenor le 2-band Super
Mama Bear's Dragon's Blood shave soap
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Post by Nick Freeh »

Monday, February 13, 2012

Pre-shave soap: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: 1967 Gillette Slim Adjustable*
Blade: Astra Keramik*
Brush: Simfix Grosvenor LE Two-Band*
Soap or Cream: Penhaligon's English Fern Soap (tallow)*
A/S: Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Trumper's Marlborough Splash*

I think it's fun to shave with discontinued products, especially when they perform as well or better than present-day items. The items with asterisks are, sadly, no longer being produced. I won't say the Slim Adjustable is the equal of the Futur, but it's pretty darned good. It would be difficult to top this morning's shave.
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Post by Squire »

Monday morning:

Jagger Georgian brush
Woods of Windsor shave soap
Schick Krona razor
Treet blade
Taylor Shave Shop aftershave
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Post by Flash G »

AOS Lavender Shaving Soap
Gillette XL boar brush
Merkur HD 34G
D.R. Harris Arlington Milk
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Post by Mike R »


Brush: Simpson Chubby 2 Best
Cream: T&H Almond
Razor: '72 Black Handle Adjustable
Blade: Astra
A/S: Aveda
Cologne: T&H 1805

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Post by moz68 »

Rapira Swedish SS
M&F Emillion
Nanny's Silly Hard soap French Lavender
RazoRock A/S Wax

Idole de Lubin Eau de Parfum

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Post by slantman »


Cobra Classic
Kai Captain Titan Mild (7)
Jack Black Supreme Shave Cream
Unknown Brand Silvertip
L'Oreal After Shave Balm
Old Spice Classic Cologne
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Post by Alebrewer »

Menthol Monday!

Prep: Hot shower
Soap/cream: Ingram
Razor: Gillette Slim Adjustable I-2 birth year/quarter, (5)
Brush: Ever-Ready C40
Blade: Super-Max SS (2)
Cold water rinse
Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Flag & Sail Original Brisk

Nice shave for a rainy morning!

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Post by druphus »

Monday, 13 Feb. 2012

Vulfix 2235 Super Shaving Brush
Geo. F. Trumper Violet Shaving Cream
1948-1950's Gillette Aristocrat Razor
Gillette Bleue Extra Blade
D.R. Harris Pink Aftershave Splash

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Post by Jonnieboy61 »


Gillette Super Speed Red Tip
Gillette 7 o'clock Super Platinum (Blue Box)
Simpson Chubby 2
TOBS Lemon & Lime cream
Paul Smith EDT
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Post by Obie »

It's a cloudy and introspective day here in the province, a good day to stay home with a Russian novel and a samovar of tea. The shave took time this morning, because I felt like shuffling along with a turtle. Here is the shave:

Razor: Feather stainless steel DE
Blade: Feather
Brush: Semogue 730 HD silver tip
Cream: Plisson
Scuttle: Schwarzweisskeramik
Pre-shave: Castle Forbes
Witch hazel: Thayers Super Medicated
Balm: Institute Karite
Aftershave: Old Spice
Music: A pair of Beethoven "early" string quartets
Finisher: Russian-style tea and a return visit with Fathers and Sons, a novel by the Russian Ivan Turgenev
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Post by churchilllafemme »

Mournful Monday

Becker scuttle
Homemade frankincense & myrrh preshave oil
Somerset Simpson Tulip 4 Super brush
Penhaligon's Lords shaving cream
Wilkinson Sticky razor
Gillette Platinum Plus blade (2)
Houbigant Fougere Royale aftershave

All old stuff today. The T4 is always luxurious, and the Lords has rapidly become a top favorite. The aftershave is spicy but subtle. A wonderful shave to start the week.
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Post by dosco »

Williams brush
Lord razor
Gillette 7 O'clock DE (Russian)
Homebrew aftershave

Another great shave with the Gillette ... am really enjoying the 7 O'clock blade.
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Post by ShadowsDad »

Morning morning:

Hot towel face prep
Vitos SIS
$.50 chinese boar brush
GEM 1912
GEM SS ptfe (12)
handcrafted bay rum

While the blade clearly isn't new it continues to shave great, though differently, so I continue to use it. Todays shave was another easy 2 1/3 pass BBS .

The $.50 brush I got at a liquidation/surplus inventory/insurance claim salvage store; actually 133 of them- I bought every one they had. I have nio idea who the maker is or what label they were going to have slapped on them, but they are really very nice face lathering brushes.

Some day I need to do a "dirt cheap" shave. The $.50 brush, ARKO, and whatever else I have that is the least costly of it's type.

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Post by Teiste »

D.R. Harris Arlington SC/Rotbart N 15 with Astra/Castle Forbes TGN super badger brush/Weleda Balsam
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Post by RazoRock »

Merkur 37C with a Merkur blade
washed face with sul filo pre shave bar soap
Proraso white pre-post
RazoRock artisan tester, green tobacco soap
two band finest badger brush
RazoRock tester pre-post oil
RazoRock Alum
Trumper lavender water

Decent shave, the Merkur blades aren't my favorite; especially for what they cost
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Post by Sargon »

Mon Feb 13
Brush: Omega Boar
Soap/Creme: Arko
Razor: Gem 1912
Blade: Gem SE
Pre: Poraso Pre/post
Post: Poraso As balm.
Hair Groom: Vitalis
Result: BBS Traditional products for modern wet shavers: Vie-Long brushes, Merkur razors, and more.
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