SOTD: March 05 thru March 11, 2012

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nteeman
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SOTD: March 05 thru March 11, 2012

Post by nteeman » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:36 am

Razor: Merkur Futur
Blade: Personna Lab Blue (Shave #1)
Brush: Shavemac #177
Cream/Soap: Speick Shaving Cream
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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Johnny
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Post by Johnny » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:05 am

Monday, March 5, 2012. Good Morning!

Morning Coffee: Hills Brothers Original Blend
Prep: Wash face with Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: Schick G1
Blade: Schick
Soap: Proraso
Brush: Semogue 1460
Scuttle: Dirty Bird 1.5
Post: Cold water rinse followed by some Floid Blue A/S

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Post by ridgerunner » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:19 am

Monday, March 5


Razor: Gillette Fatboy (3)
Blade: Iridium Super
Brush: Simpson Somerset Chubby 2
Soap/Cream: RL Safari
EdT: RL Safari

Flash G
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Monday's shave

Post by Flash G » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:30 am

Geo. F. Trumper's Violet Shaving Cream
Simpson Tulip 2
Edwin Jagger DE86
Wilkinson Sword
L'Occitane Cade Aftershave Balm
Eric

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Nick Freeh
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Post by Nick Freeh » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:32 am

Monday, March 05, 2012

Pre-shave soap: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: 1948-50 Gillette Superspeed
Blade: Super Iridium
Brush: Simfix Grosvenor LE Two-Band
Soap or Cream: Penhaligon's English Fern Soap (old tallow formula)
A/S: Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Trumper's Marlborough Splash

I couldn't have asked for a nicer shave!

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Post by Jonnieboy61 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:33 am

Monday:

Gillette Superspeed Red Tip
Iridium Super
Kent BK8
Trumpers Spanish Leather cream
DR Harris Pink
John

Zot!
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Post by Zot! » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:37 am

Cranford str8
Muehle R101 open comb de
US Personna (3)
Rooney 3/1 Super
The Body Shop shave cream
Ron

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Mike R
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Post by Mike R » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:03 am

Monday

Brush: Simpson Duke 3 Best
Cream: Palmolive (US)
Razor: '72 Black Handle Adjustable
Blade: Lord Super Stainless
A/S: Proraso Liquid A/S
Cologne: Tabac

Mike

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moz68
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Post by moz68 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:40 am

iKon Modern
Rapira Swedish SS
Shavemac Finest
The Mud Place Scuttle
Martin De Candre
Nivea Energy A/S

Caron - 3rd Man
Jesse

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Post by brothers » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:56 am

Monday

Harris Arlington Shaving Cream
Plisson
Boker 8/8 King Cutter
444 ASB
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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Post by Thalay Sagar » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:47 am

Good morning. Monday:

Jaggerooney w/Dorco 301, #3
BK 4
Haslinger Coconut soap
Thayer's lavender witch hazel
Harris Pink
Trumper's Ajaccio Violet
Best,
Chris

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Mournful Monday Shave

Post by BullGoose » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:00 am

Monday, March 5th

Razor: Rotbart*
Blade: Super Iridium*
Brush: Simfix Grosvenor*
Pre-Shave: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Cream: C&E Sweet Almond Oil*
A/S: Trumper Marlborough*

A very nice shave with mostly discontinued products (marked with an *)
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Post by druphus » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:10 am

Monday, 5 March 2012

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

Tauer - Incense Extreme EdT
Regards,
Andy

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Post by churchilllafemme » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:23 am

Mournful Monday

Moss scuttle
Homemade frankincense & myrrh preshave oil
Somerset Simpson Beaufort 3 Pure brush
Houbigant Fougere Royale shaving soap
Wilkinson Sticky razor
Wilkinson Light Brigade blade (4)
Houbigant Fougere Royale aftershave

The FR is really a great old soap. Now that I've figured out its water ratio, it lathers well, and its cushion and glide rival those of any modern soaps.
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Post by SharpSpine » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:06 am

Monday, March 5, 2012

Prep: Hot shower; Yardley bath bar
Lather: De Vergulde Hand "extra fris" - face lather
Brush: Semogue 1250
Razor: Gem Enigma (HFT, G-Bar, etc…)
Blade: Ted Pella PTFE (1); 3 passes
Post: Cold water rinse; Krampert's Finest Bay Rum

Very nice getting back to my beloved SEs after some DE trials. The Enigma worked well but was slightly lacking. I must be jonesing for a OCMM shave. I broke out the boar brush on the DVH & it performed well.

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> Brian < Shave On & God Bless!!

Mongoose B1 + Hempel Spiral; Feather Pro

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Post by Shave4Fun » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:21 am

Monday:

Razor: Bic Sensitive single blade disposable
Soap: Pre de Provence vanilla bean (I'm not sure this is shaving soap! LOL)
A/S: Nivea splash
EdT: none

Regards,
Roger
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Post by ShadowsDad » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:24 pm

Whew! Anyone else having problems accessing the forum today?

Anyway, moving on,

Monday morning:

Hot towel face prep
TOBS Almond cream
Simpson Special pure badger
VAS VC1
Feather SE blade (eight) (The software turned an 8 within () into a smilie)
Bay Rum

Today was another test of the sample of TOBS Almond that I received from Gary. The first time I used it I used enough for my extremely soft water; about 1/3-1/2 of a snurdle. Today I used about 2/3 of a snurdle to see if I could get rid of the chemical scent that I got the first time I used it. It was even worse. Today it was definitely and unmistakeably there. The TOBS Almond functions nicely, but the chemical/burnt smell is the deal breaker for me. It isn't merely unpleasant, at this level of useage, it's worse than that. If I had to use a full snurdle I don't know if I'd keep it on my face. What a shame. It works fine otherwise.

Other than that, a great shave. And 8 shaves from the Feather blade! And it's still going too. That makes them much more affordable.

It's been long enough for my BR to fade into the background and the off smell of the TOBS Almond is becoming noticeable. Not pleasant.
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Post by Rufust445 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:24 pm

Monday evening:

Turkish horse hair brush Nr. 6
Body Shop Shave Cream, <2009 formula, laced w. KMF unscented and whipped up in a bowl
Super Adjustable, O-2, set at 4 (first pass) then 3
Gillette Spoiler,U-2, 3rd shave
Target witch hazel
Body Shop Razor Relief, <2009 formula

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Sargon
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Post by Sargon » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:30 pm

Mon Mar 5
Brush: Vie-Long Horse
Soap/Creme: Arrko
Razor: Merkur Futur
Blade: Astra SP
Pre: Hot Towel
Post: Witch Hazel.
Hair Groom: Vitalis
Result: DFS
Shavetools.com Traditional products for modern wet shavers: Vie-Long brushes, Merkur razors, and more.

Flash G
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Tuesday's shave

Post by Flash G » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:13 am

Geo. F. Trumper's Violet Shaving Cream
Simpson Tulip 2
Edwin Jagger DE86
Wilkinson Sword
L'Occitan Cade Aftershave Balm
Eric

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