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Dirt cheap wet shaving

I am wondering with this setup, if you should also post your face shot to see the quality of shave and skin care:)
The quotation marks in the "set-up" were meant to suggest this was a joke. Sadly, many didn't get it.

So, NO - this is not my set-up, I don't shave with a bath soap and disposable lady's BIC 😂 😂 😂

My way of being economical in shaving is not RAD-buying a department-store-envying quantities of supplies that'd last me for 30 years of shaves. I limit myself to not having more than 2-3 soaps and 1-2 creams at any given time. I have 1 SR (Koraat), Feather AC SS "shavette and 2 DEs - Feather AS-D2 and Muhle R41, with R89 spare head. So, I buy expensive gear, but I don't buy for the sake of always trying smth. new. I've got what works for me and am happy with that, not looking to expend any time soon.
 
While nothing I use might constitute dirt cheap, even my TOBS soap, PIRs in the DE89, and the 800 ml jug of 4711 are quite affordable considering that a cake of soap lasts close to a year, a 100 blades lasts two years, and a jug of 4711 lasts a year. Admittedly my BK4 was a splurge, but it should last me the rest of my life given that I am 71 and its predecessor served me over thirty years. As long as you can avoid collecting razors, blades, soaps, creams, pre-shaves, after shaves, colognes, alum blocks, etc. this is an inexpensive way to shave. If you turn to an acquirer it is still a relatively affordable hobby.
 
Not today’s shave (which was likely well over $150) but last week at the cottage I went about as cheap as I possibly could with what I own...

Razor: Lord L6 - $7
Soap: Williams Mug - $1
Brush: Wilkinson Sword Boar - $4
Blade: Lord SS - Free with Lord razor - $0
Post: Nivea Sensitive Balm $5

$17 total.

Would have been a great shave but the blade isn't my favourite.

Of course I prefer my fancy artisan soaps, aftershaves, nice blades and expensive razors, but my cheap stuff works just fine.
 

Marco

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Brush: Simpson Trafalgar T3 Synthetic €19.50

Cream: Proraso Ever-Green €1.99

Razor: Edwin Jagger DE89KN14BL €29.90

Blade: Gillette Nacet €0.23

Aftershave: Allume di Rocca €1.99
Proraso Ever-Green €4.99
 

Marco

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Brush: Simpson Trafalgar T3 Synthetic €19.50

Cream: Proraso Red €1.99

Razor: Edwin Jagger DE89KN14BL €29.90

Blade: Gillette Nacet €0.23

Aftershave: Allume di Rocca €1.99
Proraso Red €4.99
 
Brush: Simpson Trafalgar T3 Synthetic €19.50

Cream: Proraso Red €1.99

Razor: Edwin Jagger DE89KN14BL €29.90

Blade: Gillette Nacet €0.23

Aftershave: Allume di Rocca €1.99
Proraso Red €4.99
Marco,

What does a 150g tub of Proraso soap cost in Italy out of curiosity? They are $9 in Canada ($6.75USD).
 

Marco

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Marco,

What does a 150g tub of Proraso soap cost in Italy out of curiosity? They are $9 in Canada ($6.75USD).
Exactly the same cost of the cream, you can find both for €1.99 each. With €13 you can buy the complete line: pre-shave €3.99, soap €1.99, cream €1.99, aftershave €4.99
 
Brush: Proraso Pro Omega (boar) €7

Soap: Haslinger Sheep Milk €6.80

Aftershave: Proraso Blue AS Balm €9.90

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I'm not sure if my weapon of choice for today would be considered cheap, so I didn't list it. It was my Feather AC SS, loaded with Pro Super blade.

The shave nonetheless was exceptional. A mild scent of Haslinger Sheep Milk pairs superbly with almost scentless Proraso Blue balm. Both give GREAT post-shave feel.
 
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