SOTD: DECEMBER 22, 2014 - December 28, 2014

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J T
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Re: SOTD: DECEMBER 22, 2014 - December 28, 2014

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Ikon S C 102
Polsilver
Polo 8 - 2 Band
Castle Forbes Lavender
Thayers Lavender W H
Baxter ASB
Dubs Stache Cream :-}

Close Comfortable Shave \:D/
~ Jack
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Re: SOTD: DECEMBER 22, 2014 - December 28, 2014

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Saturday AM 12-27-2014

Georgetown Pottery G5 scuttle
Rooney 2/1 Finest (20mm/52mm)
Penhaligon's English Fern shaving cream (vintage)
Gillette Slim Adjustable
Wilkinson Sword (cryogenically tempered) (1)
Houbigant Fougère Royale aftershave (vintage)
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Re: SOTD: DECEMBER 22, 2014 - December 28, 2014

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Kent BK4
Tabac soap
40s Super Speed
Gillette 7 O'Clock Yellow (7)

This combination, and another substituting DRH Marlborough for the Tabac, are the best I've experienced. Recently switched from face-lathering to bowl-lathering and am getting improved hydration of the lather.
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Re: SOTD: DECEMBER 22, 2014 - December 28, 2014

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SOTD: 27:xii/2014

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Mongoose B1 (96)
Dub Legend B1 (39)
Feather Professional (3)
Edwin Jagger XL synth
B&M Latha (7)
B&M Latha post-shave
Dolce & Gabbana - The One EdT
> Brian < Shave On & God Bless!!

Mongoose B1 + Hempel Spiral; Feather Pro
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Re: SOTD: DECEMBER 22, 2014 - December 28, 2014

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Martin de Candre fougere soap
Omega S-Brush
Darwin Stainless razor
Gillette Swede blade
444 ASB
Razorock 888 AS Wax
Fine Snake Bite AS splash
Gary

SOTD 99%: soaps & creams, synthetic / boar / badger brushes, Colonial General razor, Kai & Schick blades, Superior 70 aftershave splash + menthol + 444
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Re: SOTD: DECEMBER 22, 2014 - December 28, 2014

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Superior Super 20mm
Trumper's Sandalwood SC
Gillette Blue Star razor
Dorco ST301 blade
Woods of Windsor AS
Dave

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Re: SOTD: DECEMBER 22, 2014 - December 28, 2014

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Saturday evening:

Kent BK4 brush
Real Shaving Co. shaving cream
Krona razor
Derby blade
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Squire
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Sunday December 28, 2014

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Sunday December 28, 2014

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Mastro Livi "The Last New Grind"

Here it is another lovely shave with the last "new grind" straight razor ever made by Mastro Livi. Being the very last of a long and glorious story, I am very proud to say I have the privilege of owning the very last exemplar of this well known Mastro Livi razor, which story has been narrated in one of my videos. I must admit I absolutely love this razor's scales: natural buckeye burl with abalone, white mother of pearl, grey mother of pearl inlays and nickel silver tips. A genuine work of art!
  • Pre-Shave: Truefitt & Hill Ultimate Comfort Pre-Shave Oil
  • Soap: XPEC Shaving Cream
  • Brush: Omega Bristle Brush 49 Red
  • Bowl: Gerby Bowl
  • Strop: Mastro Livi Loom Strop and Hand Palm
  • Razor: Mastro Livi "The Last New Grind", 6/8 Half Hollow, Round Point
  • Post-Shave: Argan Oil
  • After Shave: Geo. F. Trumper Curzon Cologne
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Re: SOTD: DECEMBER 22, 2014 - December 28, 2014

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Sunday:

Neutrogena Men Facial Wash
Large Horsehair Barbershop
Super Speed/Shark day 6
Mama Bear's Awakenings SS
Gold Bond Moisturizer
Floid Classic AS

These Egyptian-made Shark blades ain't bad at all - in fact they're pretty good even if I say so myself. I find they have good longevity, they're sharp, and they're smooth. The Awakenings soap is a damned good face-freezer - it has about the same menthol power as the ISZ soap and even though it's a bit tricky to lather, once you get the hang of it you can get great results. What I do is I soak the puck while I'm washing my face and brushing my teeth, then I spill out the water and I start with a fairly wet brush and I load it for around 25-30 seconds. This technique gives me plenty of rich lather. The Gold Bond moisturizer and the Floid Classic aftershave froze my face even more afterwards. Another terrific shave.
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Re: SOTD: DECEMBER 22, 2014 - December 28, 2014

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Pre-shave: MRGLO Soap
Razor: Merkur Futur
Blade: Astra SP
Brush: Simfix Grosvenor LE Two-Band
Soap: HuntLee Super Smooth – Southsea Beach
Post Shave: Thayer's Lemon Witch Hazel
ASL: Myrsol Emulsion + Fine Platinum
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Re: SOTD: DECEMBER 22, 2014 - December 28, 2014

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Phoenix DBL OC iKon Bamboo Handle
Gillette Silver Blue
WSP Prince Silvertip
Seagrapes Studio Bay Rum Soap (tallow based)
Gersace Balm
Bvlgari MAN
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Bob in TX
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Re: SOTD: DECEMBER 22, 2014 - December 28, 2014

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Sunday

Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Scots Pine Bath Soap
Soap: Proraso Green Tea & Oat (White Tub)
Razor: Gillette Slim
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (5)
Brush: Plisson #12 Grey Badger-22mmx56mm
Aftershave: Country Club Sweet Water

WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angles for my beard)

Proraso White Tub today. 20 seconds: load & go with the Plisson brush. Great lather as always. Gillette Silver Blue still in the Slim. Smooth, close, nick free shave. I finished with Country Club Sweet Water.

Bob

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Re: SOTD: DECEMBER 22, 2014 - December 28, 2014

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SOTD: Sunday - December 28, 2014

Martin de Candre Soap, Plisson Synthetic Brush, Feather AS-D2, KAI Blade, and Speick After Shave Lotion. For my mustache and goatee trim and condition, I used Beard Baron Wildwood Beard Oil and Dovo Mustache Scissors.

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Re: SOTD: DECEMBER 22, 2014 - December 28, 2014

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Plisson Synthetic
Tim's Soap - Ouzo
Edwin Jagger Barley
Lab Prep shave 5
Thayer's aftershave

Well, I like that Plisson. I may have the knot dropped into a different handle, but it is a very nice lathering tool.
Regards,
Tim

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Re: SOTD: DECEMBER 22, 2014 - December 28, 2014

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Sunday Morning

Kent BK4 brush
Geo. F. Trumper's - Violet shaving cream
Gillette Fat Handle Tech
Treet Durasharp
Nivea Shave Balm
Pinaud Clubman Special Reserve-
Regards,
Mark -
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Re: SOTD: DECEMBER 22, 2014 - December 28, 2014

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Sunday AM 12-28-2014

Georgetown Pottery G20 scuttle
Rooney 3/3 Ebony Finest (26mm/67mm)
Mitchell's Wool Fat shaving soap
Gillette Slim Adjustable
Wilkinson Sword (cryogenically tempered) (2)
Royall Lyme Toilet Lotion (vintage)
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Re: SOTD: DECEMBER 22, 2014 - December 28, 2014

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Sunday 12/28/2014

Cream: Tabula Rasa Steam Punk
Brush: Thater 4425/2 Ebony 2 band (22/51)
Razor: 1947 Gillette Aristocrat
Blade: Polsilver Stainless
AS: Fine L'Orange Noir
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Re: SOTD: DECEMBER 22, 2014 - December 28, 2014

Post by J T »

Standard Razor
Treet Classic Carbon Steel - sharp and smooth
Omega Hi-Synthetic
M W F
Neutrogena ASB
Aqua Velva
Hairgum Classic Wax :-}

Great Shave
~ Jack
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Re: SOTD: DECEMBER 22, 2014 - December 28, 2014

Post by brothers »

Martin de Candre fougere soap
Omega S-Brush
Shavecraft 101 razor
Personna prep blade
444 ASB
Krampert's Bay Rum AS splash
Gary

SOTD 99%: soaps & creams, synthetic / boar / badger brushes, Colonial General razor, Kai & Schick blades, Superior 70 aftershave splash + menthol + 444
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Re: SOTD: DECEMBER 22, 2014 - December 28, 2014

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Sunday morning:

Pre shave: Cornhuskers Lotion
Musgo Real Classic cream
WD synthetic brush
EJ DE 89L razor
Treet Black Beauty blade
Pinaud Classic Vanilla A/S

After washing my face with warm water, I find that a light layer of Cornhuskers, allowed to dry while I build my lather, provides a more comfortable shave than when I don't use it. I alternate between Cornhuskers, Noxzema cleansing cream or 3P pre shave cream. All of the three work about the same. I can't tell much of a difference. I do know that if I skip that step, my shave will not be as comfortable.
Best regards,

Basil
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