Today has been my lucky day then. Today's shave was definitely close; still is, and it's getting dark before long. I've had very little irritation today, too. The degree of success today surprised me a little, and I'm very pleased.Good luck getting those comfortable shaves. I can get nice close shaves but it takes awhile to get the very nice ones so I save those for special days
I think it all worked because of a combination of factors. The right razor. An excellent shaving soap (MWF). Witch hazel. Improved technique.
Maybe most of all: Cold water shaving added to all of the above.
I'm pleased, but I'm not counting any of tomorrow's chickens just yet.