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August 2022 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

Focused participations:30/31 Days in GRUME (out at 64.52%)
242/242 in 365 days of shaving (100%)
Other participations:Steep Angle Shaving Alliance
High Efficiency Razors Summer
Mild to Medium August
All Aventus August
Razor:Gillette English Flat Bottom Tech
Blade:Personna Platinum Israeli (5)
Brush:Razorock Plissoft 400
Soap:Haslinger Sandelholz
Bowl:Kox Enamel
Face lather
Preshave:Cold splash
Proraso Green preshave
Postshave:Floïd's The Genuine (A/S)
Nivea (Balm)
Passes:WTG (NE-SW) | Gillette Slant and Gillette Slide
XTG (W-E) | Sideways Gillette Slant

Light touch up on the jawline
Efficiency:9/10 (15 minutes)
Quality:9/10 (Between a nick and a weeper)
Comfort:8/10 (Smooth)
Effectiveness:9/10 (BBS)

Excellent shave using the Tech. This razor is so intuitive and so user friendly - I hardly can imagine shaving the wrong way with this razor. Still very glad to dipped this vintage pool and got this fine specimen to boot. I honestly think this is my most favorite razor, even though I love my Piccolo's.
Still in - DFS+
Last shave of August for me, see you all in October! :thumbsup:

SOTD #25
  • No Pre-Shave
  • ARKO (SOTM) (Arko August)
  • Omega Pro49
  • Gillette Red Tip
  • Nacet (2)
  • Kiehl's Blue Astringent
  • Nivea 2 in 1 Splash
  • Nivea Post-Shave Balm
Fantastic shave this morning. Took time to dedicate focused effort to myself this morning. Everything just clicked.
Honestly could have stopped after the second pass it was such a good result building from the prep to a great lather all within a relaxed quiet house...

It helped that both of my morning meetings were cancelled last minute which aided to free the time.

GRUME August Shave 18/16 (I added a few extra everyday shave rather than every other day so there will be more)

No of Arko Shave 9

Prep : Hot shower
Preshave : None
Brush : Synthetic
Soap : Cremo Cooling cream
Razor : Merkur HD 34 C
Blade : GSB (3)
Post : Alum block, Aqua Velva

Well this is the end of the month. not sure if I will be in or not next month, not much in the buying envy going on anyway
Ha! Interesting to read the above interchange. I am not even within reasonable driving distance of any decent shaving supplies, let alone walking distance! Less immediate temptation, but of course the internet is always there.
Back to my favorite DE razor, my early postwar Tech. A 95% BBS on shave #82 with my Feather blade.
Hard to believe my Third monthly GRUME is almost complete!
Day 30, 96.8% complete.

Preshave: Hot washcloth
Soap: Mitchell's Wool Fat
Brush: Yaqi 24mm synthetic cashmere
Razor: GC.84 SB, Al Handle, Wizamet SI #7
Bowl: Turkish copper
Post-shave: Nivea 2-in-1 Aftershave.

Tried a single shim. There was a slight uptick in efficiency (I think), but more blade feel as well.

Got a comfortable DFS with it.
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