"Free Week" SOTD 7-13 January 2013

Discussion in 'Shave of the Day!' started by BRuhling, Jan 6, 2013.

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  1. Gentlemen,

    You started the year out with incredible style and flair. I am really looking forward to sharing this journey with you all. This week is a free week for you to show your creativity in your own unique styles.

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  2. Bill, that is one of my favorite brushes. Both my brother and I use one.. so sweet! I just used one and wanted to capture the SOTD, but camera was out of juice.

    Sigi Solingen, Theater 2 band, and P160. Followed by proraso lotion. Refreshing shave.
  3. Monday:

    Simpson Berkeley best
    Tabac soap
    Gillette Goodwill 162
    Santa Maria Novella Emulsione Analcolica ASB
    Santa Maria Novella Sandalo ASS
  4. Monday morning...

    ToOBS Sandalwood SS - Thäter Cocobolo 2-band - GEM Micromatic Clog-Pruf - ToOBS Sandalwood AS & Cologne

    Have a fantastic day, Gentlemen :001_smile
  5. Zwilling - German Vintage Razor
    Rotbart Extra Dünn (3)
    EverReady Vintage Handle with TGN Black Badger
    Jabonman Musk - Flor de Tè
    Floid AS

    Have a nice day! :001_smile

  6. StuMcB

    StuMcB Contributor

    Aristocrat #15, Astra SP, Omega #34, Wilkinson Bowl, Vitos post shave, Brut Instinct AS & Alpa Classique Colonge.

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    Pre Art of Shaving Unscented Oil + Cyril R. Salter shaving soap + Semogue SOC + Weber Bulldog with Merkur head and Filomatic #1 + Ach. Brito Lavanda colgone with Proraso balm

    An excellent shave! Fortunately I got enough lather with this SOC boar for my usual three passes without much problem (other Semogue are really foam hunger), and this Filomatic blade is wonderful! A shame that it was discontinnued...

  8. shm



    Ikea glass bowl ¤ Restored no. 5 Silvertip ¤ 13/16" Bonsa
    Scottish Fine Soaps Classic Shaving Soap ¤ Scottish Fine Soaps Classic Aftershave Balm ¤ Scottish Fine Soaps Classic EDT

    Have a nice day, Gentlemen :001_smile

  9. Monday

    Brush: Simpson Duke 3 Best
    Cream: Florena
    Razor: '72 Black Handle Adjustable
    Blade: Astra
    A/S: Lab Series
    Cologne: Clubman A/S

  10. Gillette Fusion Proglide
    La Roche-Posay Lipikar moisturizing face soap
    KIEHL'S Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash
    Williams Shaving Cream
    Omega 621 Pure Badger Shaving Brush
    KIEHL'S Soothing, Nourishing Face Cream for Men After Shave
    Age Fight Yeux by LANCÔME MEN
    KIEHL'S Energizing Moisture SPF 15
  11. Monday evening:

    Razor: Superspeed
    Blade: Silver Star (3)
    Soap: Valobra
    Brush: Vulfix
    A/S: Old Spice Whitewater
    ASB: Natio ASB
  12. mdevine

    mdevine Moderator Contributor

    Simpson Eagle G3 in Best
    D.R. Harris Windsor SS
    Rocket HD/ Med Prep Personna
    D.R. Harris Windsor AS
    Lalique Encre Noire
  13. Monday

    Razor: EJ89L
    Blade: Bluebird Hi-Stainless
    Brush: Caswell Massey Super Badger
    Soap: Connaught Redwood Shaving Cream
    Aftershave: Alum/Thayer's Super Hazel/Aqua Velva Musk
    Balm: Nivea Double Action
  14. Shave of the Day (SOTD) Merkur/Menthol Monday January 7, 2013[​IMG]
    • Prep: Brush soaked in warm water, face washed with Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Anti-Blemish Cleanser, luke warm shower
    • Razor: Merkur Mergress XL
    • Blade: Gillette Super Thin (2)
    • Brush: GDCarrington Custom Maple Apple Brush with Ace Shaving 22mm High Density Silvertip
    • Cream: Ingram Lather Shave Cream (UK Version)
    • AS: Mennen Skin Bracer Original with added Menthol
    • Post: Cold Water Rinse, Double Splash of Aftershave

    Although I just used it yesterday, I had to use the Mergress XL again today. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE this razor? Although I like to mix things up with my rotation, if I had to pick only ONE, this would be it. I am pretty sure this ha stopped my RAD (until the new line of German razors are released).

    First use of the Ingram Lather Shave Cream, which is sort of a mixed bag for me. The latherability I would only rate a C+ at best, as it takes far too much product to get the right consistency. The scent reminds of me of Ivory soap, so clean but also institutional. The menthol level grows after applying the lather. At first I did not think it had much menthol and that I would need to add some menthol to it, but it ended up giving a nice cooling sensation. It is does not provide as much cushion or slickness that I would prefer, and although it is inexpensive, you can find much better quality creams in the same price point.

    The shave itself was fantastic. The combo of the Gillette Super Thin blade and the Mergress was able to provide a BBS in three passes with minor touch up.
  15. Isaac

    Isaac Moderator Emeritus


    Razor: Tim Zowada 7/8 Damascus with ivory tang and ivory scales
    Brush: Simpson M7 Imitation Ivory Manchurian
    Soap: Institute Karite
    Aftershave: DR Harris Pink
    Cologne: C&S #88
  16. 7 January 2013

    * 1934 Aristocrat
    * Polsilvers
    * Rooney Heritage Stubby 1XL 3-band
    * Mike's Lemongrass & Eucalyptus
    * Unrefined Shea Butter

  17. Palmolive - Semogue LE FB1 - Clements Extra Quality - Floid Suave

  18. Monday

    Gillette 7 o'clock sharp edge
    Moss Scuttle
    Semogue 620
    VDH soap
    Alum block
    Witch hazel
    Master Bay Rum
  19. EJ89L
    Shark Super Stainless
    Vintage Blades 2-Band 24mm
    QCS Lavender Cream
    Witch Hazel
    Pinaud Lilac Vegetal
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