SHARP FOCUS, SOTD "themed week" 6th August - 12th August 2012

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  1. For this week we would love to see your photos in extremely sharp detail. This could include handles on DE razors, lettering on products, etc. Please indulge us!:001_smile

    Maxterpiece: 6/8 Wade & Butcher "For Barbers Use", 1/2 Hollow Ground, Square Point, (Tigerstripe Scales + Moon Glow Wedge)
    Kanayama No.3 Strop
    Simpson Chubby 2 Super
    D.R. Harris Windsor Soap
    Cold Water Rinse
    Italian Floid Blue
    D.R. Harris Windsor EdT

  2. SOTD:
    -TOBS Avocado Shaving Cream
    -Shea Badger Brush
    -Shavex Alum Block
    -Layrite No. 9 Bay Rum AS
    I finished up with some Nivea Sensitive post-shave balm.

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  3. How's the avocado cream?
  4. Good morning!

    My shave on Monday:

    Musgo Real pre shave oil
    Calani Dubai shave soap
    Mühle Basic Nr. 02 shave brush with Silver Tip Fibre
    Feather AS-D1 razor
    Feather FH-10 blade
    Bloc Osma Alum
    D.R. Harris Bay Rum after shave

    Having taken the Feather AS-D1 out of its box again for the 1st time in quite a while last Saturday, I had a very nice shave with it today considering that the razors I have used in the past months (Futur, Vision, Red Tip, OC NEW, etc) have a much wider angle range and I thought I would have a harder time staying focused and disciplined with the Feather. With this I mean to say the aforementioned Merkurs and Gillettes are more forgiving and still shave well even when the right angle is not strictly maintained. The Feather AS on the other hand requires, although still being milder, a much stricter adherence to the effective angle in order to ensure very efficient and thorough stubble removal. All in all, I am very happy with a DFS result.

    Wishing you a happy week ahead with many satisfying shaves.
  5. Very nice! For me today it was

    -VDH Pure Badger Brush
    -EJ DE89 Barley Chrome
    -Nacet Platinum blade
    -Santa Maria Novella Crema de Barba
    -Dickenson's Witch Hazel Toner
    -Pinaud Citrus Musk Eau de Cologne

    Very enjoyable and a BBS as always.
  6. Monday:

    Simpson Special Pure
    Harris Lavender stick
    Gillette Goodwill 162
    Timor (26)
    Proraso old white pre/post ASB
    Home-made Lavender ASS
  7. Phenomenal. It lathers up ridiculously easily, the smell is fantastic, I've been getting great shaves with it.
  8. Today, a "minimalistic" shave:


    Santa Maria Novella shaving cream + Semogue 1335 + Slant bakelite with Astra #2 + Myrsol Metilsol sample + Aubrey Organics City Rythms balm sample

    First use of this bakelite razor and it shaves really well! Incredible for a so light razor, but it is very well designed.

  9. Rainy Monday morning here in Hamburg. :thumbdown

    *Warm water
    *TGN 24mm Silvertip Short Loft
    *Proraso Sandalwood SC - face lathering
    *Rotbart OC - Rotbart extra dünn (Germany) (3) - one and a half ATG
    *Warm water
    *Cold water
    *Allume di Rocca Naturale as pre AS (1 min.)
    *Cold water
    *Edel 45 AS

    Perfect BBS in one and a half passes ATG.
    Have a nice day gentlemen, wherever you are and whatever you do.
    Alexander [​IMG]
  10. Wostenholm Frameback | Yardley | Rover | Lucido (and Neosporin) | GIT

    What a terrible shave! I've resisted the siren song of "vintage" tallow soaps for the longest time. Last week I finally caved; I picked up a vintage puck of Yardley. It arrived on Friday, and I'd been anxiously anticipating shaving with it today. I performed my usual prep - my brush soaked during my shower, a small bit of water rested on the puck of soap. I got out of the shower and prepared to make this mythical "vintage" lather. As I touched the Manchurian badger hair brush to the puck, lather magically started appearing from the very start. The aroma of the soap, which had been faint, opened up and my anticipation built to a crescendo. As I started working the lather on my face, I began to believe the hype about vintage tallow soaps!

    With a face full of thick, rich lather, I began my shave. The first few strokes were like sheer joy. Then, just as I was envisioning how I would write up my SOTD, I felt a slight burn, almost like a pin prick. I'd cut myself. I couldn't believe it. I'd gone months and months without a cut, then I get two in two weeks. And this one was perfectly placed so that it ended precisely where the one from last week began. If it had been on the same angle, it would have just been a continuation of the original cut. My concentration was destroyed! Undaunted, I was determined to keep going and not let this lather be wasted. but in my anger with myself, I let my strokes get quicker. Then, as I went to clear the two days growth off my chin, I felt a burning, and the lather turned bright red. I knew I'd done it again - a second cut! But I carried on, finishing the shave with a very nice two pass BBS. The vintage soap had done it's part, but I had failed it...

    As I cleaned up, I looked at my chin. Not only had I cut myself, but I'd taken a nice chunk of skin out.


    I took my SOTD pictures for several days this week over the weekend, and I'd been wondering what I would do for tomorrow's shave. Now I know the answer - I'll be grabbing some pine and sitting on the bench as this hole in my chin heals!
  11. amb


    Martin de Candre
    Semogue 1520
    Futur at 2 with Feather blade
    Post: Medicis Lotion
    ASL Brut, Original

  12. Gillette Fusion Proglide
    La Roche-Posay Lipikar moisturizing face soap
    Gillette Series Scrub Gel
    Ach. Brito Shaving Cream
    Omega 621 Pure Badger Shaving Brush
    Lierac After Shave Balm
    Lab Seris Age Rescue Eye Therapy
    Lab Series Daily Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 15
  13. Gillette Slim Adjustable (7)
    Shark super Stainless
    RV Tortoise Keyhole
    T&H Grafton
    Witch Hazel
    Floid Suave
  14. Hot shower/mrglo
    MNS Bay Rum
    SOC Boar
    DE89 Barley with Astra SP
    Cold water
    Captains Choice Bay Rum
  15. Monday

    Brush: Simpson Duke 3 Best
    Cream: T&H Rose
    Razor: '72 Black Handle Adjustable
    Blade: Astra
    A/S: Proraso Liquid A/S
    Cologne: Knize Ten

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    JabonMan Tierra Húmeda - Morris & Forndran Blonde Badger - Boker Edelweiss - Xpec AS Gel - Goutal Eau du Sud edt
  17. Monday

    Progress 510
    Red IP
    Moss Scuttle
    Omega badger
    VDH soap
    Alum block
    Witch hazel
    Master Bay Rum
  18. Warm shower
    Oliveology Shave Gel
    Cobra Classic w/Feather Pro
    WWR / CWR
    Emerald Water splash
  19. Parker Black Badger
    Trumper Coconut ss
    Ever Ready 1924 / Walgreen's GEM blade
    Old Spice
  20. 6 AUGUST 2012

    * Gillette 1936 Aristocrat Deluxe
    * Polisilvers
    * Vie-Long Natural Horse-Hair
    * Mike's Natural Soaps Bay Rum
    * Alum
    * Thayers
    * Unrefined Shea butter


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