SOTD: January 5, 2015 - January 11, 2015

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therazorguy
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Sunday 11 January 2015

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Sunday 11 January 2015

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Nostalgia Times and Shaving

It seems the memories of old times are coming back to my mind - so far away now - when I was just a boy trying to become a man through the adult rite of shaving. At those times I was using what I had available at home, and this means my father's shaving products, including his razor - a Gillette Flare Tip Rocket II, which is now one of the very few DE razors in my collection - as well as his soap and after shave. I guess his favorite soap is no longer in production and I cannot exactly remember its name - it certainly was Italian and had a lovely strong almond fragrance - however I still keep his brushes, including a gorgeous Omega 47 and the memory of his favorite aftershave: Aqua Velva Ice Blue. It took me sometimes to discover Floid - it was once the dominant fragrance you could smell when you entered any Italian barber shop about 40 years ago - which then became my favorite aftershave. Yesterday, while I was shopping in a mall, I noticed Aqua Velva and I was surprised to see nothing of the bottle of those times survived today: different shape, different closure and logo. I could not however help buying a bottle and this is the aftershave I used today. It was not so bad, the fragrance seems to be quite the same as well as the performance, bringing back the memory of those old times.
  • Pre-Shave: Proraso Green Pre-Shave Cream
  • Soap: Aquagena Shaving Soap
  • Brush: Omega Bristle Brush 49
  • Bowl: Chinese Cheap Bowl
  • Strop: Mastro Livi Loom Strop and Hand Palm
  • Razor: Mastro Livi Perugia 13.12.14, 15/16 Full Hollow, Spanish Point
  • Post-Shave: Alum Block and Argan Oil
  • After Shave: Aqua Velva Ice Blue Aftershave
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Re: SOTD: January 5, 2015 - January 11, 2015

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Satin Mongoose Triad Titanium Matte Handle
Kai Captain Sharpblade (5)
Frank Shaving Barber Handle Finest
Stirling Black Ice Soap
Nivea Energy Balm
Old Spice Classic Cologne
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Nick Freeh
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Re: SOTD: January 5, 2015 - January 11, 2015

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Pre-shave: MRGLO Soap
Razor: Merkur Futur
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue
Brush: Vie-Long “Lord Randal” Silvertip
Soap: Saponificio Varesino - Dolomiti
Post Shave: Dickinson's Witch Hazel
ASL: Myrsol Emulsion + Lea Classic Splash
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Re: SOTD: January 5, 2015 - January 11, 2015

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SOTD: Sunday - January 11, 2015

MdC, Plisson Pure Black Badger Size 10, Merkur 37C, KAI Blade, and Pre de Provence Balm. For the mustache and goatee, Beardbrand Tea Tree Beard Oil.

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Re: SOTD: January 5, 2015 - January 11, 2015

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Sunday 1/11/2015

Cream: Penhaligon's Endymion
Brush: Plisson size 12 Antique EW (22/56)
Razor: Gillette Rocket HD
Blade: Polsilver Stainless
AS: B&M Fougere Classique
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Re: SOTD: January 5, 2015 - January 11, 2015

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Pc4406 wrote:Sunday 1/11/2015

Cream: Penhaligon's Endymion
Brush: Plisson size 12 Antique EW (22/56)
Razor: Gillette Rocket HD
Blade: Polsilver Stainless
AS: B&M Fougere Classique
That's really a classy Plisson, Patrick; I've always admired that model. However, it looks like the handle might be a little slippery when wet. Is it?
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Re: SOTD: January 5, 2015 - January 11, 2015

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That's really a classy Plisson, Patrick; I've always admired that model. However, it looks like the handle might be a little slippery when wet. Is it?

I thought it might be before I tried it, John. But, surprisingly, it isn't. The handle is substantial and heavy and fits nicely in my hand. Also, there is something special about using the same handle design that Napoleon used.
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Re: SOTD: January 5, 2015 - January 11, 2015

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Martin de Candre fougere soap
Omega S-Brush
Barbasol razor
Personna prep blade
444 ASB
Razorock 888 AS Wax
English Fern AS splash
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SOTD 99%: soaps & creams, synthetic & badger brushes, General V2 by Colonial, Kai & Schick blades, Superior 70 aftershave splash + menthol + 444
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Re: SOTD: January 5, 2015 - January 11, 2015

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Sunday morning:

Jagger Georgian silvertip brush
Williams shaving soap
Krona razor
Derby blade
Trumpers Curzon aftershave
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Re: SOTD: January 5, 2015 - January 11, 2015

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Unscented AoS soap (tallow based)
Simpson Colonel X2L
EJ DE89L razor
Feather blade (4)
Thayers Witch Hazel
Lucky Tiger after shave and face tonic
Unscented AoS ASB
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Re: SOTD: January 5, 2015 - January 11, 2015

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Sunday evening:

Kent BK4 brush
Real Shaving Co. shaving cream
Krona razor
Derby blade
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Re: SOTD: January 5, 2015 - January 11, 2015

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Sunday night:

Razor: Gillette Tech
Blade: Schick Plus Platinum

Brush: HJM "Black Fibre"
Soap: Cella

Lather made on top of the soap.
2 1/2 passes

Cold water rinse and Thayer's Peach Witch Hazel.

- Murray
Give me Soap or give me death!
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Re: SOTD: January 5, 2015 - January 11, 2015

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Pre-shave: Proraso Preshave Cream
Razor: Merkur 23C
Blade: Ladas Super Stainless
Brush: Vulfix 2234 Super
Cream: Musgo Real - Lavender
Post Shave: Dickinson's Witch Hazel
ASL: Wesley & Scott Lavender Balm
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Thursday 15 January 2015

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Thursday 15 January 2015

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Wade & Butcher Celebrated Rattler, 7/8 Faux Frameback Half Hollow, Barber's Notch

Sometimes I like to shave with very old straight razors and, in particular, with those capable of showing their age. Despite of time and age, they always prove to be excellent straight razors, capable of giving an excellent shave. Just like this Wade & Butcher Celebrated Rattler - still having its original scales - a razor which passed through all of the past century and survived still today. With my joy and proud, of course.
  • Pre-Shave: Myrsol Emulsión
  • Soap: Proraso White Tub Shaving Soap
  • Brush: Omega Bristle Brush 48 Gold
  • Bowl: Old Barber Bowl
  • Strop: Mastro Livi Loom Strop and Hand Palm
  • Razor: Wade & Butcher Celebrated Rattler, 7/8 Faux Frameback Half Hollow, Barber's Notch
  • Post-Shave: Umbrian Extra Virgin Oil
  • After Shave: P.160 Professional Ambre Dorée Aftershave
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