SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019

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SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019

Post by Mike R » Mon May 06, 2019 5:25 am

Monday

Brush: Simpson Duke 3 Best
Cream: Arko Normal
Razor: Gillette New Bar Handle SC
Blade: Indian Wilkinson
A/S: Dollar Store Facial Cream
Cologne / Fragrance: Grey Flannel

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Re: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019

Post by pausted » Mon May 06, 2019 7:10 am

Monday 5/6
Sudsy Soapery Rose and Black Pepper soap
Yaqi Tuxedo synthetic brush
Colonial General razor
Kai Captain Original blade
Pino Sylvestre aftershave
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Re: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019

Post by TRBeck » Mon May 06, 2019 8:09 am

Edwin Jagger XL synthetic
Homemade mentholated lime soap
Rockwell 6S, plate 4
Gillette Platinum blade
Homemade Lime-Wood aftershave

Maybe a bit overdone on the menthol, but I dig this soap on its 2nd use. Avena sativa oil, avocado butter, oat extract, marshmallow extract, and a couple other skin goodies, plus it lathers very well.
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Re: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019

Post by brothers » Mon May 06, 2019 12:52 pm

Alpine Frost soap
SilkSmoke synthetic brush
General razor
Kai Captain Original blade
Superior 70 aftershave splash
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Re: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019

Post by Mike R » Tue May 07, 2019 4:50 am

Tuesday

Brush: Simpson Duke 3 Best
Cream: Arko Normal
Razor: Gillette New Bar Handle SC
Blade: Indian Wilkinson
A/S: Vintage Avon Clint
Cologne / Fragrance: Yatagan

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Re: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019

Post by TRBeck » Tue May 07, 2019 8:05 am

24mm Synbad/Whipped Dog
Homemade vetiver-fern soap
Rockwell 6S, Plate 4
Gillette Platinum blade
Homemade Douglas Fir splash
Comme des Garcons Vettiveru

The Synbad is just not working for me. Will PIF to a new shaver soon.
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Tim

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Re: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019

Post by brothers » Tue May 07, 2019 7:35 pm

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Re: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019

Post by TRBeck » Wed May 08, 2019 9:02 am

Semogue Mistura Taj Resin
Homemade vetiver fern soap
Rockwell 6S Plate 4
Gillette Platinum blade
Homemade Douglas Fir splash
Guerlain Vetiver
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Re: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019

Post by brothers » Wed May 08, 2019 1:57 pm

There was a change in my lineup this morning. Instead of the usual SilkSmoke synthetic, I used the Made-Rite Finest.

Soap: Alpine Frost by Strop Shoppe
Brush: Made-Rite Finest badger brush
Razor: General
Blade: Kai Captain Original
Aftershave: Superior 70
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Re: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019

Post by Mike R » Thu May 09, 2019 5:02 am

Wednesday

Brush: Simpson Duke 3 Best
Cream: Arko Normal
Razor: Gillette New Bar Handle SC
Blade: Astra SS
A/S: Aveda
Cologne / Fragrance: Aramis Havana

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Re: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019

Post by Mike R » Thu May 09, 2019 5:03 am

Thursday

Brush: Simpson Duke 3 Best
Cream: Arko Normal
Razor: Gillette New Bar Handle SC
Blade: Astra SS
A/S: Dollar Store Facial Cream
Cologne / Fragrance: Burberry

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Re: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019

Post by brothers » Thu May 09, 2019 7:35 am

Today's change in the lineup was the Rooney Manchurian brush.
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Re: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019

Post by TRBeck » Thu May 09, 2019 8:16 am

Edwin Jagger XL Synthetic
Homemade vetiver fern soap
Rockwell 6S Plate 4
Gillette Platinum blade
Homemade Douglas Fir splash
Comme des Garcons Vettiveru

Plate 4 on the Rockwell with a Gillette Platinum is simply superb. The best DE shaves I have ever enjoyed.
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Tim

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Re: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019

Post by Mike R » Fri May 10, 2019 5:16 am

Friday

Brush: Simpson Duke 3 Best
Cream: Arko Normal
Razor: Gillette New Bar Handle SC
Blade: Astra SS
A/S: Aveda
Cologne / Fragrance: Aramis Tobacco Reserve

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Re: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019

Post by TRBeck » Fri May 10, 2019 7:33 am

Shavemac 2-band silvertip
Homemade vetiver fern soap
Rockwell 6S, Plate 4
Gillette Platinum blade
Homemade Douglas fir splash
Guerlain Vetiver

Really great, although I am coming to the conclusion that this silvertip - as good as badger gets, objectively - is just not giving me what I want out of a shave/lather.
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Tim

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Re: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019

Post by Z-2 » Fri May 10, 2019 9:47 am

Razor : Gillette Super Speed flare tip (Z-1)
Blade : Shark Super Stainless (2)
Shaving gel : Balea men ultra sensitive
Aftershave balm : Viking sensitive
Lolita Haze: Do you always have to shave twice a day?
Humbert Humbert: Yes, of course, because all the best people shave twice a day (from the film Lolita (1962))

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Re: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019

Post by churchilllafemme » Fri May 10, 2019 10:04 am

Friday AM 2019-05-10

Ayars (Bonnyman) Waterfall Lathering Bowl
Rooney Polo 2 Ivory Finest (28/60)
Sebum Gold shaving soap
Wolfman WR1-SB Antique Bronze/Darwin
Wilkinson 'Light Brigade' (13)
Sebum Gold serum
Trumper Portugal EdT (vintage)

This was my first use of the Sebum products. The soap required a lot of water and time to make adequate lather in the bowl. (This may differ with scuttle use.) The lather had excellent cushion and fairly good glide, and it left my skin feeling moisturized and quite smooth and soft. The serum felt greasy on my hands but seemed to be absorbed into my facial skin pretty well, and it further softened the skin. Since I rarely get any skin irritation, which is handled well by splash aftershaves, I'm not at all sure the serum is a necessity. I don't really like their musky fragrance very much, but that may change with time. Overall I was generally pleased with the results of the shave but not tremendously impressed, and I'm left thinking that for me the software is quite overpriced. But this was just a single use, and no doubt my views will be moderated with further experience over time. I'll comment more then.
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Re: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019

Post by adhoc » Fri May 10, 2019 3:07 pm

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Re: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019

Post by TRBeck » Sat May 11, 2019 8:13 pm

Semogue Taj Mistura
Homemade vetiver fern ss
Rockwell 6S Plate 4
Gillette Platinum
Homemade Douglas fir splash

Simply stunning how well this blade performed on day 7 in this razor. I'd have thought it was a new blade if I didn't know better.
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Tim

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Re: SOTD: May 6 - May 12, 2019

Post by TRBeck » Sun May 12, 2019 1:00 pm

A repeat of yesterday other than the brush.

Simpson 58 Best
Vetiver fern soap
Rockwell 6S Plate 4
Gillette Platinum blade
Douglas Fir splash

Good, but day 1 of these GIllettes is not as good as subsequent shaves. I will consider trying to ride this one beyond 7 shaves, which I don't do with any of my other blades.
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Tim

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