SOTD: April 16 thru April 22,

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Squire
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Post by Squire » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:18 am

Saturday morning:

Concord brush
Woods of Windsor shave soap
Chatsworth razor
Shark blade
Harris lavender aftershave
Regards,
Squire

LouisIII
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Location: European Union

Post by LouisIII » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:06 am

Muhle R41 (2009)
Semogue Owners Club boar
Razorock Mughetto di Bologne
Tabac aftershave splash
~ Infusing the irreducibly quotidian with sensual pleasure ~

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Obie
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Post by Obie » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:05 am

Gentlemen, today's shave was at 7:30, which is quite late for me, since I'm up at 4 a.m. daily. It was a good shave. The music was a recording by Jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli. One of the songs was "Jermyn Street," which was appropriate, since the cream I used is one of my preferred creams: Jermyn Street by Taylor of Old Bond Street. I love both the soap and the cream versions of Taylor's Jermyn Street. Incidentally, Stephane Grappelli formed the famous jazz quintet the Hot Club of Paris in 1932 with the gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. Delightful music. Anyway, I thought I'd match the cream with the music — all part of the ritual.

Razor: Friedre. Herder 13/16 full hollow square point — one pass with the grain
Razor: Edwin Jagger octagonal in faux ebony — one multi-directional pass to clean up
Blade: Derby — one shave and out
Brush: Semogue 730 HD silver tip — a sweet brush without being killer dense
Cream: Jermyn Street by Taylor of Old Bond Street
Pre-shave: Castle Forbes
Scuttle: Schwarzweisskeramik
Alum
Witch hazel
Balm: Institute Karite
Aftershave: Woods of Windsor — have never been without this treasure of an aftershave
Music: Collection of jazz tunes, including "Jermyn Street," performed by Stephane Grappelli and others
Finisher: A blend of Sumatra and Mexican coffees and a visit with the diaries of Anais Nin
Obie Yadgar
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Post by Thalay Sagar » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:30 am

Good morning. Saturday:

jaggerooney w/Dorco 301, #1
Emillion
Trumper's Violet soap (old)
Thayer's Lavender witch hazel
Harris Pink
Atkinson's English Lavender Water (US)
Best,
Chris

“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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ShadowsDad
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Location: Central Maine

Post by ShadowsDad » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:37 am

Saturday morning:

Trumpers Almond cream
Handcrafted badger
VAS VC1 razor
GEM SS ptfe modified to fit (2)
Kramperts Finest Bay Rum

\:D/

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Brian

Maker of Kramperts Finest Bay Rum and Frostbite http://www.krampertsfinest.com/
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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churchilllafemme
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Post by churchilllafemme » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:16 am

Saturday AM

Georgetown G4 scuttle
Homemade frankincense & myrrh preshave oil
Somerset Simpson Major Super brush
Truefitt & Hill Rose shaving cream
Gem 1912 razor
Gem Stainless blade (2)
Truefitt & Hill Ultimate Comfort aftershave balm
Domenico Caraceni 1913 EdT

A DFS on this beautiful morning. All smooth and fine smelling to go down by the water for a Mexican food lunch.
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John

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desertbadger
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Location: Southern CA desert

Post by desertbadger » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:23 pm

Saturday

Cobra Classic SE
Feather Pro blade
Moss Scuttle
MWF
Omega 49
Aqua Velva Musk

:D

Regards,
David
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David
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brothers
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Location: Oklahoma City USA

Post by brothers » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:41 pm

Saturday

JM Fraser's Polar Ice shaving cream
Rooney Finest
Cobra Classic
Feather Professional blade
alum block
Humphrey's Witch Hazel astringent
Mentha lotion
Booster Polar Ice after shave
Gary

SOTD 99%: 12 soaps & creams, SilkSmoke synthetic, General V2 by Colonial razors, Kai & Schick, Superior 70 aftershave splash + menthol + 444 asb

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nteeman
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Location: Port Washington, NY

Saturday's Shave

Post by nteeman » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:54 pm

Razor: Weber DLC
Blade: Personna Lab Blue (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
-Neal (DE user since 1998)
I shave therefore I am


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Squire
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Post by Squire » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:48 pm

Saturday evening:

Kent BK4 brush
Woods of Windsor shave soap
Chatsworth razor
Shark blade
Harris Arlington aftershave
Regards,
Squire

jss
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Location: Southern California

Post by jss » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:54 pm

Saturday

Muhle R89/Treet Dura Sharp
Simpson Wee Scot
Taylor's Lavender cream (parabens)
Harris Pink AS

Best,

Julian

bernards66
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Post by bernards66 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:16 pm

Saturday:

Gillette Model #58 & Gillette 'Swede'
Simpson X2L Colonel
T&H Lavender shave cream
D R Harris's Pink A/S
Penhaligon's English Fern

Gordon

Jonnieboy61
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Post by Jonnieboy61 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:37 am

Sunday: Lovely sunny day down on the south coast of England.

Hot towel prep
English Rocket HD
Super Iridium #6
Kent BK8
TOBS Mr Taylor
Cold rinse

Good shave today but the blade is running out of puff...time for a change I think.
John

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Nick Freeh
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Post by Nick Freeh » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:43 am

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pre-shave soap: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: Merkur Futur
Blade: Astra Superior Platinum
Brush: Thater Stout 2
Soap or Cream: Mitchell's Wool Fat
A/S: Dickinson's Witch Hazel, Alt Innsbruck Splash

A typically close and smooth shave with the Futur/Astra/MWF combo. The Alt Innsbruck, in addition to its fragrance, added to the already good skin feel. From start to finish, this was a great shave!

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Johnny
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Post by Johnny » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:12 am

Sunday, April 22, 2012. Good Morning!

Morning Coffee: Hills Brothers Original Blend
Prep: Wash face with Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: Schick I1
Blade: Schick
Soap: TABAC
Brush: Semogue 1460
Scuttle: Dirty Bird 1.5
Post: Cold water rinse followed by some Pitralon Classic

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Zot!
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Post by Zot! » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:08 am

Starbucks French Roast k-cup
Dovo Silver Steel str8
Mühle R101 oc
US Personna (3)
Semogue Owners Club boar
C&E Sweet Almond shave soap
Ron

jss
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Location: Southern California

Post by jss » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:04 am

Sunday

Muhle R89/Treet Dura Sharp
Simpson Wee Scot
Trumper's Rose soap
Thayers Rose WH

Best,

Julian

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ShadowsDad
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Post by ShadowsDad » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:09 am

Sunday morning:

GFT rose cream
Simpson Special pure badger
OCMM
GEM Ted Pella 121-1 test blade
Gem SS ptfe (1)
Kramperts Finest Bay Rum

Blade test of another Ted Pella blade that I was sent. OK, so that didn't last long. It's a window scraper blade. I installed a good blade and I was off to the races.
Brian

Maker of Kramperts Finest Bay Rum and Frostbite http://www.krampertsfinest.com/
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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Obie
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Post by Obie » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:38 am

Gentlemen, today's shave was a revelation:

That my Le Grelot in the black buffalo horn scales is about as sweet a razor in every way as I've had, and I've had some beauties.
That my handsome Muhle Stylo butterscotch DE must have been designed for me for absolute comfort and close shave.
That the matching Muhle Stylo butterscotch silver tip brush is a beauty in looks and an odd duck in function for being floppy with a handle that weighs a ton and is an ergonomic bust.
That the double edge blades Super Iridium and Gillette 7 O' Clock "SharpEdge" yellows share the crown in my humble shave den.
That Xpec original is an exquisite shave cream.
That Schwarzweisskeramik is the most perfect scuttle I have owned, and I have owned a series of scuttles.
And that today's shave was worthy of a king.

Razor: Le Grelot in the black buffalo horn scales
Razor: Muhle Stylo DE in the butterscotch handle
Blade: Super Iridium
Brush: Muhle Style silver tip in the butterscotch handle
Cream: Xpec original
Scuttle: Schwarzweisskeramik
Alum
Witch hazel
Balm: Coral Skin Food by Trumper
Aftershave: Zino by Davidoff
Music: Piano Concerto No. 3 by Rachmaninov
Finisher: Ethiopian Harrar coffee and the New York Times
Obie Yadgar
obieyadgar.com

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churchilllafemme
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Post by churchilllafemme » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:47 am

Sunday AM - Happy Earth Day

Becker scuttle
Ach Brito Glyce preshave soap
Somerset Simpson L7 Best brush
House for Men HIS shaving soap
Feather AS razor
Dorco Stainless blade (Korea) (1)
Dolce & Gabbana aftershave

A good shave. The tips of the L7 look and feel more like modern-day Super than Best, but the hairs are a sort of strange 2-band, with the main part of the shaft brown rather than the usual black. The HIS is a pretty good old soap, not great. Finished off with my usual Sunday 100% Kona coffee.
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John

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