SOTD: November 18 - November 24, 2019

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Mike R
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SOTD: November 18 - November 24, 2019

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Monday

Brush: Simpson Chubby 1 Best
Cream: Imperial Leather
Razor: '54 Z2 Super Speed
Blade: Lord Super Stainless
A/S: Brut Splash-on
Cologne / Fragrance: Derrick Black

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Re: SOTD: November 18 - November 24, 2019

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First shave with my recently acquired Gillette New Shortcomb (yesterday). Cleaned and sanitized, the razor delivered a smooth DFS to both face and dome with a first-time new blade. Great shave, with a wonderful razor. The jury is out as to whether I prefer this razor to my silver plated Gillette New Standard. The blade is sharp and smooth, and reminds me of my Kai blades. I’ll have to try them in the AS-D2 to see if they perform as well in that razor. In any case, this razor is currently going into the rotation. I feel clean, smooth and refreshed.

SOTD 11/18/19

RAZOR: Gillette New Short-comb
BLADE: Suneko SS
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a face and noggin scrub with PAA’s Charcoal-Menthol Cube Pre-shave Soap
BRUSH: Viking Silvertip Badger
SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with MWF followed by Thayers Lavender Witch Hazel and finished with Fine Snake Bite AS Splash
De Gustibus Non Disputandum
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Re: SOTD: November 18 - November 24, 2019

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Tuesday

Brush: Simpson Duke 3 Best
Cream: Taylor - Sandalwood
Razor: '54 Z2 Super Speed
Blade: Lord Super Stainless
A/S: Gillette Aftershave Gel, Sensitive Skin
Cologne / Fragrance: Aramis Tobacco Reserve

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Re: SOTD: November 18 - November 24, 2019

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Excellent face and dome shave today with what is quickly becoming my favorite razor, my Colonial Silversmith. The razor is so nicely weighted and balanced in the hand. The only disconcerting part of the experience is the lack of auditory feedback. But boy does it deliver the goods! BBS on both face and noggin!

RAZOR: Colonial Silversmith
BLADE: Suneko SS
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a face and dome scrub w/ PAA’s Charcoal-Menthol Cube Preshave Soap
BRUSH: Viking Silvertip Badger
CREAM: Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash w/ TOOBS brush residue followed by Thayers Lavender Witch Hazel and finished w/ Fine Snake Bite AS Splash
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Re: SOTD: November 18 - November 24, 2019

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Wednesday

Brush: Rooney Stubby 2
Cream: Taylor - Sandalwood
Razor: '54 Z2 Super Speed
Blade: Lord Super Stainless
A/S: Gillette Aftershave Lotion, Sensitive Skin
Cologne / Fragrance: Lagerfeld

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Re: SOTD: November 18 - November 24, 2019

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Great face and dome shave today with my Karve.
I feel clean and refreshed.

SOTD 11/20/19

RAZOR: Karve D-OC Plate
BLADE: Suneko SS
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by face and dome scrub with PAA’s Charcoal-Menthol Cube Preshave Soap
BRUSH: WCS Best Badger
CREAM: Palmolive
POSTSHAVE: Cold water rinse followed by Thayers Lavender Witch Hazel
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Re: SOTD: November 18 - November 24, 2019

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Thursday

Brush: Rooney Stubby 2
Cream: T&H Rose
Razor: '54 Z2 Super Speed
Blade: Lord Super Stainless
A/S: Gillette Aftershave Lotion, Sensitive Skin
Cologne / Fragrance: Lagerfeld Classic

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Re: SOTD: November 18 - November 24, 2019

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Friday

Brush: Rooney Stubby 2
Cream: Coate's Lime
Razor: '54 Z2 Super Speed
Blade: Lord Super Stainless
A/S: Gillette Aftershave Gel, Sensitive Skin
Cologne / Fragrance: Aramis

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Re: SOTD: November 18 - November 24, 2019

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Great 3 Pass face BBS. The Barbasol Floating Head shaved smoothly, but not as efficiently as I would like. My R41 and Colonial Silversmith are both much more efficient allowing a 2 pass BBS. The Cryogen AS had me holding the side of the sink after applying it as clouds of incredibly strong menthol kept my eyes watering for 10-15 minutes afterwards! Wow!! I’ve got to get the matching soap puck!

SOTD 11/22/19

RAZOR: Barbasol Floating Head
BLADE: Suneko SS
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by face scrub with PAA’s Charcoal-Menthol Cube Preshave Soap
BRUSH: Omega Pro84 Boar
SOAP: Tabac
POSTSHAVE: Cold water face wash with Tabac soap brush squeezings followed by Thayers Lavender WH and finished (or should I say gassed) with Chiseled Face Cryogen AS Splash
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Re: SOTD: November 18 - November 24, 2019

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SOTN Friday
Two and a half pass BBS
  • rasor - '46 Aristocrat
    blade - QShave Titanium (7)
    soap - First Canadian "Barber Shop Taper Fade" (original formula)
    brush - Stirling 2-Band Synthetic
    post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse
    AS - Stetson AS Balm (from a 25-year old bottle)
    music - streaming Gem Radio New Wave
    body count - 2 (houseflies)
The QShave blade is lasting longer than I expected. To nights ago (shave #6) I used it in a single-Ring Old, and it really dragged. I almost tossed it then, but thought I'd try it in a rasor in which I had previously gotten good results from it. Shave #7 was much better than #6.
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Re: SOTD: November 18 - November 24, 2019

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First shave with my new/old Cooper Monobilt! Effortless three pass BBS. I’m in love with a 90 yr old razor! Go figure! Did not do the dome today; it’s still healing from it’s fracas with the OneBlade. It should be ready for the Jones Shakesharp tomorrow. What a great shave! I could hear the Cooper singing as it mowed down my whiskers. Great razor! I’ve been using Suneko blades for the last week or so! They’re great! Sharp and smooth! I prefer them over Polsilvers. And price-wise, 10 bucks for 100! Can’t beat that with a stick.

SOTD 11/23/19

RAZOR: Cooper Monobilt
BLADE: Suneko
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by scrubbing my face w/ PAA’s Charcoal-Menthol Cube Preshave Soap
BRUSH: Omega Pro48 Boar
SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat w/ 4 drops of M-Bomb
POSTSHAVE: Cold water rinse followed by Thayers Lavender Witch Hazel and finished w/ Chiseled Face Cryogen AS Splash
De Gustibus Non Disputandum
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