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  1. Kyle89

    Splitting Hairs and Grinding Gears...Let's Get Into It

    Always thought pre-shaves were pointless when I only shaved with a DE but since I’ve moved to straights, at least with my beginner technique I think it makes a huge difference in my shaves.
  2. Kyle89

    What Did You Learn From Your SR Shave Today?

    Pre-shave makes a difference with a straight for me. With DE, it never did. Very valuable lesson for me.
  3. Kyle89

    What Aftershave did you use today?

    VIBR
  4. Kyle89

    What's your soap for today?

    Arko
  5. Kyle89

    What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

    Pre-shave: Proraso Red Soap: Arko Razor: Modified Gold Dollar Brush: Omega boar Aftershave: VIBR Balm: Nivea Sensitive Straight shave #8. Minimal aftershave burn, and 1 weeper which was not present post-shave. Completely avoided the lower part of my neck that got some razor burn yesterday, so...
  6. Kyle89

    What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

    Now that you mention it, I did face lather yesterday and I never face lather... Interesting.
  7. Kyle89

    Stropping during shave

    Haha I'll have that luxary in due time, but I think for now it's a little early to purchase a second straight! Yeah all of the "skin issues" I've had with my straight and my Rolls Razor experimentation have happened during the third pass. I've been able to talk myself out of doing a third pass...
  8. Kyle89

    What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

    Soap: Cella Razor: Modified Gold Dollar Brush: Omega boar Aftershave: VIBR Balm: Nivea Sensitive Straight shave #7. Small chin weeper, and another small one on my neck near my adams apple, but I think I just reopened the one from the other day. 2 full passes WTG, and did a third pass XTG (ear...
  9. Kyle89

    What Aftershave did you use today?

    VIBR
  10. Kyle89

    January 2021 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Haha is fat handle tech February a thing? I like it.
  11. Kyle89

    What pre shave did you use today?

    Proraso Red
  12. Kyle89

    What Aftershave did you use today?

    Stirling Duke
  13. Kyle89

    What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

    Soap: Arko Razor: Modified Gold Dollar Brush: Omega boar Aftershave: Stirling Duke Balm: Nivea Sensitive Straight shave #6. No nicks/irritation. Minimal aftershave burn. Some patchy stubble left over, more than yesterday anyway, but chose not to do a cleanup. 3 full passes, 2 WTG, last pass...
  14. Kyle89

    Anyone just shave one pass?

    Usually 2-3 passes. Rarely ATG. I'll do a 1 passer if I feel like I need to give my face a break but still want to shave. I don't care about closeness.
  15. Kyle89

    Stropping during shave

    Problem solved. Did probably double the amount of stropping I usually do for some practice before shaving today and the blade felt smooth as butter for the entire shave. I just wasn't stropping enough. Lesson learned. Thanks for the advice/time fellas. Hope everyone is doing well.
  16. Kyle89

    What Aftershave did you use today?

    Lilac Vegetal
  17. Kyle89

    What's your soap for today?

    Arko
  18. Kyle89

    What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

    Pre-shave: Proraso Red Soap: Arko Razor: Gold Dollar Brush: Omega 10077 Aftershave: Lilac Vegetal Straight shave #5. Slowly whittling down the technique for my problem areas. Each shave is an improvement. No cuts, nicks, or irritation. Zero aftershave burn. 3 full passes, and went XTG on...
  19. Kyle89

    Whats the best Shaving bowl

    I use a smaller wooden shaving bowl to press in part of an Arko stick. My lathering bowl is a larger stainless steel bowl. I usually just store the smaller wooden bowl with Arko inside the stainless steel bowl when I put my stuff away. Less space that way. Living in NYC teaches you tricks...
  20. Kyle89

    Cheap shaver thread.

    Yes! Antique store finds are the best, and will continue to last forever if in good condition.
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