SOTD: November 25 - December 1, 2019

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Mike R
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SOTD: November 25 - December 1, 2019

Post by Mike R » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:35 am

Monday

Brush: Simpson Chubby 1 Best
Cream: Trumper Sandalwood
Razor: '54 Z2 Super Speed
Blade: Lord Super Stainless
A/S: British Sterling
Cologne / Fragrance: Georgio

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Re: SOTD: November 25 - December 1, 2019

Post by jgreenepa » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:54 am

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The Jones Shake Sharp is deceptive-looking. It looks like a 1912 Gem razor, but uses DE blades. When I first examined the blade exposure, I was prepared for an aggressive, technical shave. However, the shave was highly efficient and surprisingly smooth. The razor sang as it cut. When I checked after the first pass, my whiskers were mowed down to the DFS level. I could have quit at that point, but decided to go w/ an ATG for my second pass. The result was a two pass BBS w/ no irritation picked up by the alum block. This razor is going into the regular rotation along with the Cooper. Two consecutive days of an effortless BBS.

SOTD 11/25/19

RAZOR: Jones Shake Sharp
BLADE: Suneko DE
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a face scrub with PAA’s Charcoal-Menthol Cube Preshave Soap
BRUSH: Omega Pro48
CREAM: Kapo Cooling
POSTSHAVE: Cold water rinse followed by Chiseled Face Cryogen AS Splash
De Gustibus Non Disputandum

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Re: SOTD: November 25 - December 1, 2019

Post by adhoc » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:29 pm

I am going to cheat a little now... this picture is not exactly from today but actually instead from a couple of days ago – I hope that you all can forgive me!

Razor: Gillette Old Type

Blades: Wilkinson's

Brush: Floris F1 Super Badger

Shaving cream: Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet Shaving Cream

AS: Harris's Pink Aftershave

Cologne: Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet (90s vintage)

Hair Dressing: Trumper's Floreka

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Re: SOTD: November 25 - December 1, 2019

Post by Mike R » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:52 am

Tuesday

Brush: Simpson Chubby 1 Best
Soap: Williams
Razor: '54 Z2 Super Speed
Blade: Lord Super Stainless
A/S: Gillette Aftershave Gel, Sensitive Skin
Cologne / Fragrance: Georgio

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Re: SOTD: November 25 - December 1, 2019

Post by jgreenepa » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:43 am

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Sorry for the late posting, I’ve been running around getting ready for our flight to Las Vegas to celebrate Thanksgiving w/ my wife’s family. Great face and noggin shave today w/ a new razor I’ve been waiting for since August! The RazoRock DLC(Diamond-Like Carbon) Coated 316L Stainless Steel Lupo. Unfortunately, due to its popularity, and limited distribution, Joe at Italian Barber only releases this razor in small batches and they go like hot cakes. I won’t say anymore other than to recommend you see ‘Ruds Shave’s review’ on YouTube. There are two reviews - one of the aluminum version, and one of this razor, which he’s going to put up as artisan razor of the year. So make sure you watch the SS Lupo Review. I will attest that it’s one smooth-shaving highly efficient razor! Easy 3 pass BBS. I’m getting spoiled. The last three razors I’ve used have been top performers (Cooper Monobilt, Jones Shake Sharp, and this modern one, the Razorrock DLC SS Lupo).

SOTD 11/26/19

RAZOR: Razorock DLC Coated SS Lupo
BLADE: Suneko
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by face and noggin scrub with PAA’s Charcoal-Menthol Cube Preshave Soap
BRUSH: Omega Pro48
SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat salted w/ 4 Drops of M-Bomb
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with MWF brush squeezings followed by Thayers Lavender WH and finished with Fine Lavender Pour Homme AS Splash
De Gustibus Non Disputandum

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Re: SOTD: November 25 - December 1, 2019

Post by jgreenepa » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:14 pm

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Another great shave with this incredible razor on my first morning in Las Vegas. I really like these Suneko blades!

SOTD 11/27/19

RAZOR: Razorock SS Lupo
BLADE: Suneko
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by face and noggin scrub w/ Glyce Glycerin Soap
BRUSH: Razorock Plissoft Synthetic Travel Brush
SOAP: Mike’s Hungarian Lavender Shave Stick
POSTSHAVE: Cold water face and noggin wash with brush squeezings followed by Fine Lavender Pour Homme AS Splash and finished with Cade AS Balm
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Re: SOTD: November 25 - December 1, 2019

Post by jgreenepa » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:56 am

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Quick face and noggin scrape this morning, but still a good DFS. I can always depend on my Vector, one of my favorite single edge razors! Brined the turkey overnight. Am off early with the bride to prepare Thanksgiving dinner. This is the first of two - her family today, and mine this Sunday.

SOTD 11/28/19

RAZOR: Blackland Vector
BLADE: Schick Proline
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a face and head scrub withGlyce glycerine soap.
BRUSH: RazoRock Plissoft Synthetic (Really miss my Omega Pro48)
SOAP: Mike’s Hungarian Lavender Shave Stick
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by Fine Snake Bite AS Splash and finished with L’Occitane AS Balm
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Re: SOTD: November 25 - December 1, 2019

Post by jgreenepa » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:23 am

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I’m liking this razor more and more every time I shave with it. I do use some of my razors for just face shaves (i.e. Rex Ambassador), but my top criterion is versatility. If a razor has a sweet spot that delivers both head and face utility, that ticks all my boxes. Another great two pass BBS shave. I feel cool, clean and refreshed!

SOTD 11/29/19

RAZOR: RazoRock DLC Coated SS Lupo
BLADE: Suneko
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by face and dome scrub w/ Glyce Glycerin soap
BRUSH: RazoRock Plisson Synthetic
SOAP: Mike’s Natural Hungarian Lavender Shave Stick
POSTSHAVE: Face and dome wash w/ brush squeezings followed by Fine Snake Bite and finished with L’Occitane Cade AS Balm
De Gustibus Non Disputandum

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Re: SOTD: November 25 - December 1, 2019

Post by adhoc » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:23 pm

adhoc wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:29 pm
I am going to cheat a little now... this picture is not exactly from today but actually instead from a couple of days ago – I hope that you all can forgive me!

Razor: Gillette Old Type

Blades: Wilkinson's

Brush: Floris F1 Super Badger

Shaving cream: Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet Shaving Cream

AS: Harris's Pink Aftershave

Cologne: Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet (90s vintage)

Hair Dressing: Trumper's Floreka

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I'm feel somewhat extra generous today and I'll upload an additional picture of the yesterday or something shave.... this picture also a bottle of Trumper's Floreka and the bottle is made of actuall GLASS as they used to and should still be made that way today as well! If anyone couldn't care at all, I apologize in beforehand!

Unfortunately, plastic bottles are now standard for all Trumper's hair dressings. My glass bottle of Floreka doesn't look particularly old either – I bought it from Ebay and the seller told me that just for just like 10-15 years ago, Trumper sold their dressings in glass bottles only at their shops in London. Does someone know when Trumper stopped selling their hair dressings in glass bottles?
I have Floreka in both glass and plastic bottles and according to my nose the scent from the glass bottle is way superior than the one in plastic. Ĺ

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Re: SOTD: November 25 - December 1, 2019

Post by jgreenepa » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:27 am

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Re: SOTD: November 25 - December 1, 2019

Post by jgreenepa » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:20 am

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I’m kicking off decadent December w/ what’s turned out to be my favorite razor in my collection. My Jones Shake Sharp Model 1.0. Stacking the razor with two blades resulted in a smooth and effortless dome and face shave. Although the razor looks like a Gem style hoe design, it actually takes a DE blade. The razor was developed at the end of the carbon steel blade era and has a built-in hone which allowed the user to ‘shake sharpen’ his or her dulling carbon blade. In any case, this wonderful kickoff shave has left me smooth, clean and refreshed! Let’s hear it for decadent December!


SOTD 12/01/19

RAZOR: Jones Shake Sharp Model 1.0
BLADE: 2 Stacked Suneko Blades
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by face and dome scrub with PAA’s Charcoal-Menthol Cube Preshave Soap
BRUSH: Omega Pro48 Boar
SOAP: Stirling Glacial Obsidian
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash w/ brush squeezings followed by Stirling Glacial Obsidian AS Splash and finished with Pre De Provence AS Balm
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Re: SOTD: November 25 - December 1, 2019

Post by jgreenepa » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:26 am

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In keeping with my pledge for Decadent December, this morning I broke out the Eclipse Red Ring, originally manufactured in Sheffield, England, which is a mid-aggressive shaver with a very narrow sweet spot. I was happy with the shave, but because of joint issues, needed to use my Jones Shake Sharp to finish the back of the dome. Nevertheless, a wholly enjoyable DFS. I feel smooth, clean and ready for the snow today!

SOTD 12/02/19

RAZOR: Eclipse Red Ring
BLADE: Suneko
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a face and noggin scrub w/ PAA’s Charcoal-Menthol Cube Preshave Soap
BRUSH: Omega PRO48 Boar
SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat w/ 5 drops of M-Bomb
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with MWF brush squeezings followed by Old Spice Fresh Lime AS Splash
De Gustibus Non Disputandum

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Re: SOTD: November 25 - December 1, 2019

Post by jgreenepa » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:56 am

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Day three of Decadent December delivers my Ever Ready Streamline. My favorite Gem razor by far. BBS of both noggin and face. I really like the Gillette Pure Shaving Cream I used. It whipped up a nice thick, creamy, slick protective lather. Great shave that left me feeling cool(5 drops of M-Bomb and Cryogen AS), clean and refreshed. Shaving is my favorite part of the day!

SOTD 12/03/19

RAZOR: Ever Ready Streamline
BLADE: Pella Gem PTFE SS
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub of both noggin and face with PAA’s Charcoal-Menthol Cube Preshave Soap
BRUSH: Omega Pro48 Boar
CREAM: Gillette Pure
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings of both head and face followed by Thayers Lavender WH and finished w/ Chiseled Face Cryogen AS Splash
De Gustibus Non Disputandum

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