SOTD: April 09 thru April 15, 2012

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Post by offshoot »

Rooney 3/1 SS
J.M. Fraser's
Super Iridium
Gillette #45

It's funny how little attention this cream gets nowadays :)
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Post by jss »


Muhle R89 (old)
7 O'Clock Sharp Edge
Butterscotch Rooney
DR Harris Almond soap
DR Harris Pink AS


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Post by desertbadger »


Cobra Classic SE
Feather Pro blade
Green Pond SC
Chubby 3 super 2 band
Hermes Bel Ami EdT.


Gotta have the "Fat"!
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Post by rsp1202 »

offshoot wrote:Rooney 3/1 SS
J.M. Fraser's
Super Iridium
Gillette #45

It's funny how little attention this cream gets nowadays :)
I'll be using this almost exclusively (for a while) after being severely put off by the scent of Trumper's Limes cream. Funny how fall-backs become primaries.
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Post by celar36 »

Proraso -Glycerin Soap
Proraso PRE & POST Shave cream , Aloe, Green Tea

I Coloniali Softening Shaving Cream RHUBARB
Gillette Fatboy
Polsilver Super Iridium (Blades St. Petersburg for eastern European country same as the one with "W"(Wizamet)Logo)

Alum Block
Proraso Razor Burn Relief
A/S Ogallala Bay rum

Work really good with my sensitive skin, but of course as new to wet shaving I got few nicks & cuts, mostly due slip or bump. But there was a lot improvement. Really happy with stuff and shave :)

Next week I am going to test Polish cream Wars and Lider
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Post by Sargon »

Brush: Vie-Long Horse
Soap/Creme: Cella
Razor: Merkur Futur
Blade: Rapira SS
Pre: Hot Shower
Post: Stephan's Lilac
Hair Groom: Vitalis
Result: DFS Traditional products for modern wet shavers: Vie-Long brushes, Merkur razors, and more.
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Post by Bravado13 »

Brush: Thater 2 band
Razor: Muhle R89
Blade: Red Personna
Cream: GFT Coconut
AS: GFT Sandalwood Skin Food
EDT: Creed Original Santal
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Post by paddy »

Thursday 12th April

Gillette HD Rocket

Schick Plus Platinum blade (shave # 3)

Somerset Simpson Duke 3 Best

Trumper Almond soap

DR Harris Pink AS

Floris No.89 EDT
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 paddy »

double post.
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 Jonnieboy61 »

Gillette Superspeed Red Tip
Gillette Swede
Simpson Chubby 2
Harris Rose cream
Harris Pink

New tub of cream just opened, this is delightful stuff. :D
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Post by nteeman »

Razor: BRW Bull Mastiff Deluxe XL/Short Comb NEW Head
Blade: Astra Superior Platinum (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
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Thursday's shave

Post by Flash G »

Geo. F. Trumper's Sandalwood Shaving Cream
Simpson Tulip 2
Edwin Jagger DE86
Wilkinson Sword
Crabtree & Evelyn Sienna Aftershave Balm
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Post by Zot! »

Böker 4/8 Extra Hollow str8
EJ Chatsworth de
Gillette 7 O'Clock SharpEdge yellow (4)
New Forest 2201
Mama Bear's Mysore Sandalwood shave soap
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Post by slantman »


Cobra Classic
Kai Mild
Via Long Pro Horsehair
Mike's Natural Lime Shave Soap
Nivea Cool Kick Balm
KP Bay Rum
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Post by Nick Freeh »

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pre-shave soap: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: Merkur Long-Handled Progress
Blade: Ladas SS
Brush: Thater Stout 2
Soap or Cream: D.R. Harris Marlborough Soap
A/S: Dickinson's Witch Hazel, Ogallala Bay Rum, Sage & Cedar Toner
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Post by Obie »

Gentlemen, here is today's shave rundown:

Razor: Muhle Stylo butterscotch
Blade: Shark
Brush: Vie-Long horse hair
Soap: Dr. Selby spiked with Arko unscented
Scuttle: Moss
Lather bowl: Modified Ayars/Bonnyman
Witch hazel
Balm: Institute Karite
Aftershave: James Bronnley
Obie Yadgar
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Post by druphus »

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Geo. F. Trumper Violet Shaving Cream
Vulfix 2235 Super Shaving brush
1948-1950's Gillette Aristocrat Razor
Gillette Bleue Extra Blade
Speick Aftershave Splash
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Post by Thalay Sagar »

Good morning. Thursday:

Jaggerooney w/Dorco 301, #1
BK 4
Harris Rose
Thayer's Lavender witch hazel
Harris Pink
TOBS Mr. Taylor

“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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Post by churchilllafemme »


World Market "scuttle," then Georgetown G4
Ach Brito Glyce preshave soap
Somerset Simpson Emperor 1 Super brush
Acqua di Parma Colonia shaving cream
Gem Heavy Flat Head (G-Bar) razor
Gem Stainless blade (3)
Acqua di Parma Colonia aftershave

A great shave. The WM gravy boat is really too narrow for lathering the brush, but it'll be OK as a brush scuttle just to warm the hair in water before my shave. So far the Gem blade is not tugging at all. And the Acqua di Parma is among my very top favorites.
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Post by ShadowsDad »

Thursday morning:

Mikes Natural Soap, mint/rosemary
Handcrafted badger brush w/cocobolo handle
Schick adj. "travelin" RAD enabler razor set to 6 :)
Chinese schick blade (2)
KF menthol

The razor continues to perform. I like it. If there is any failing with it it's on my end. I generally like razors that let me know the blade is there. Ay setting 6 the razor is beginning to get nicely aggressive, but the razor feelsd like a toy and I have a tendency to equate that with "can't bite". No major problems, I just need to realize that it's no toy. This is a constant problem for with with all aggressive yet mild feeling razors.

For now I'll continue to keep it at 6. As with most efficient razors todays shave was an extremely easy to achieve BBS. 2 1/3 passes and done.

Mikes soap is my first facial use of the soap. When I first obtained it the scent just about floored me, but I'll get to that in a bit. I opened it up and since it's just slightly stiffer than Plumbers putty I formed it into a ziploc xs bowl. I let it sit for a few days to age and moderate a bit. It's still pretty strong, but I used it anyway. When lathered it does moderate somewhat. I'm sensitive to scents, but I can live with this. The mint isn't only there for scent. It's there for cooling effect also. That's why the scent is so strong. It needs enough for effect, and when lathered I like it. It's real, it's there to actually do something beneficial, and enough needs to be in the soap to get the job done, so I understand and accept. BTW, interesting soap. I need to use it some more before commenting further. For some reason I like the idea of someone making the stuff in their kitchen. So I followed it with another product that comes out of my kitchen. It couldn't have been more apropos IMO.

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