SOTD: October 15 thru October 21, 2012

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Post by BullGoose » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:43 am

Thursday, October 18th

Razor: Cadet Mongoose
Blade: Polsilver Super Iridium
Brush: Shavemac D01 Horn
Pre-Shave: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Cream: Men's Estorill Sports Line
Scuttle: Bill Bowl
A/S: Alt Innsbruck

Another great shave followed by a cooling splash of Alt Innsbruck. Perfect for this very warm fall day. -Czech & Speake, Taylor of Old Bond Street, Geo F. Trumper, D.R. Harris, Kent, Edwin Jagger and More

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Post by churchilllafemme » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:40 am

Thursday AM 10-18-2012

Shave Secret preshave oil
Becker scuttle
Somerset Simpson Chubby 3 Best (30/55)
D.R. Harris Arlington shaving soap
Feather AS
Personna 74 (4)
D.R. Harris Windsor splash aftershave

A great shave.

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Post by Dale » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:04 am

EJ Chatsworth Barley
Feather blade
Grosvenor LE
Trumper's Limes Shaving Cream
Ogallala Bay Rum

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Post by vtmax » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:06 pm


M&F Chubby (28mm 2 band)
TOBS Rose cream
Feather All Stainless
Super Iridium
T&H Ultimate Comfort Balm
Trumpers Skye


The Taylor Rose performed wonderfully with the smooth Feather glide. New to the UC Balm. Quite thick but worked well on a cold New England morning.

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Post by Exapno » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:23 pm

Thursday evening:

Mühle R89 & Personna Platinum Blade
Mühle Silvertip Fibre Brush
Taylor's Jermyn Street cream
Nancy Boy Replenishing gel

First shave with the R89. First of many.
"I don't know whether my life has been a success or a failure. But not having any anxiety about becoming one instead of the other, and just taking things as they come along, I've had a lot of extra time to enjoy life."

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Post by numcks » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:41 pm


Razor - Wilkinson Sticky
Blade - Personna 74 (5)
Brush - Semogue Caravela
Lather - vintage Williams soap
AS - Mandom Lucido
Frag. - New York EdT by PdN

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Post by brothers » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:40 pm


Stephan Stay Smooth brushless
444 ASB
Aqua Velva

SOTD 99%: soaps & creams, synthetic/boar/badger brushes, General V2 by Colonial, Kai & Schick blades, Superior 70 aftershave splash + menthol + 444

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Post by bernards66 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:32 pm


Gillette Model #58 & Polisilver blade
Simpson Duke #2 Best
D R Harris's Rose shave cream
D R Harris's Pink A/S
Trumpers Spanish Leather

This is the current 'Polisilver' blade produced in St. Petersburg, Russia by/for Gillette. Unfortunately I never got to try the earlier version from Poland I believe it was. Measured by the standards of what is available today these seem like a superior product. It's not a 'Swede' or LB Wilkinson by any means but it does seem like a blade that is useable by me ( which is saying quite a bit since most current blades I've tried have been totally unacceptable ). This pack was sent to me by a kind member in Australia and I'm most appreciative of the opportunity to try them out. I'm not sure what his source was but, presumably, these things are at least relatively available for us in the US.

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Post by CMur12 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:39 pm

Glad you found some blades in current production that will work for you, Gordon!

Thursday Night:

Razor: iKon Bulldog with safety bars
Blade: Personna Prep (For Hospital Use)

Brush: Semogue 740 (pure badger)
Soap: Mike's Natural Soap (lime)

Lather made in a bowl, as always.
2 1/2 passes.

Aftershave: Thayer's Peach Witch Hazel blended with a bit of lather and massaged into the skin.

- Murray
Give me Soap or give me death!

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Post by nteeman » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:29 am

Razor: iKon OSS
Blade: Gillette 7 O’Clock SharpEdge (yellow) (Shave #2)
Brush: C Conk (Vulfix) #850
Cream/Soap: Razorock XXX Cream Soap
A/S: Nivea for Men Sensitive Extra Soothing A/S Balm
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Post by Flash G » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:44 am

Solea Lavender Shaving Cream (fin)
Vulfix #2235 Super
Edwin Jagger DE86
Wilkinson Sword
TGR Standard aftershave balm

A superb and oppulent final shave with this german cream :D

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Post by Johnny » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:57 am

Friday, October 19, 2012. Good Morning!

Morning Coffee: Dunkin Donuts
Prep: Wash face with Martin de Candre Fougére
Razor: Schick I1
Blade: Schick
Soap: MWF
Brush: Semogue 1438
Scuttle/Mug: Sara Bonnyman Bowl
Post: Cold water rinse followed by some Alt Innsbruck


"Younger than some, older than most" - Wet shaving for 50+ years

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Post by Nick Freeh » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:51 am

Friday, October 19, 2012

Pre-shave soap: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: iKon OSS
Blade: Gillette Dark Blue
Brush: Simpson Colonel X2L Best
Soap: Tabac
A/S: Dickinson's Witch Hazel/Tabac Splash

A fine shave this morning. Tabac has always performed well, and its distinctive, but somewhat controversial, scent has grown on me. The iKon, with a new blade, effortlessly sliced off the stubble, and I'm now ready for the day.

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Post by slantman » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:40 am


Merkur 45
Polsilver Super Iridium
Vie-Long Peleon Horsehair
Lavanda Shave Cream
Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm
Aqua Lavanda Puig

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Post by Zot! » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:42 am

Boker 4/8 Extra Hollow str8
Feather Hi-Stainless blade (2)
Muehle Med Silvertip
Trumpers Coconut Oil shave cream
Moss Scuttle

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Post by Thalay Sagar » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:59 am

Good morning. Friday:

Jaggerooney w/Dorco 301, #1
BK 4
Harris Lavender soap
Thayer's Lavender witch hazel
Harris Pink
Pen's Castile

“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?”
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Post by druphus » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:04 am

Friday, 19 October 2012

La Toja Shave Stick
Rooney Finest 2/1 Shave Brush
1948-1950's Gillette Aristocrat Razor
Super Iridium Blade
La Toja Aftershave Splash

Penhaligons Blenhein Bouquet EdT


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Post by churchilllafemme » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:59 am

Friday AM 10-19-2012

Homemade frankincense & myrrh preshave oil
Moss Anniversary Slate scuttle
Somerset Simpson Persian Jar 2 Super (22/48)
Houbigant Fougere Royale shaving soap
Feather AS
Personna 74 (5)
Houbigant Fougere Royale splash aftershave

A great shave on this grey, overcast morning. It's probably wet in Paris too.

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Post by uk_HBer » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:52 am

Razor - Filarmonic SubCero #12
Strop - 3" Snake, Shell Cordovan & Genuine Linen Hanging Razor Strop
Prep - Hot Towel, Palmolive S/S
Brush - 'The Beast' (Chubby 3 Manchurian)
Soap - MWF
Cold Rinse/ Witch Hazel/ RazoRock Aftershave Wax

'The Beast', MWF and the Fili .. what a fantastic shave
TI 'Wheatfield', Fili SubCero #12
Merkur 34c HD, Muhle '11 R41, Weber ARC
G.O.S.H Heritage, Duke3, New Forest Tubby 1 Finest, CH2 2Band, CH3 Manchurian, 2XL Jade
Mike's, Mudder Focker, Olivia's, Prairie Creations, Vitos,

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Post by numcks » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:07 am


Razor - Wilkinson Sticky
Blade - Personna 74 (6)
Brush - Vie-long Gonzalo horse/boar
Lather - Williams Mug Soap
AS - Thayers witch hazel
Frag - Fat Electrician EdT by ELdO

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