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February 2023 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

Still in,
Shave was near perfection today.
Monday February 6, 2023
Brush: Simpson T3 Trafalgar
Lather: Canada Shaving Soap
Razor: Henson Ti22 V2 +
Blade: Gillette Platinum (1)
Post: Osma Alum Block
Post: Southern Witchcrafts Fougère Nemeta
STILL IN GRUME, GRUYERE, 365 Shaves, Fruity February & OBIF
Today is also Muhle Monday.


The Ariana & Evans L' Orange Verte soap seems to be causing some burning and stinging issues. This is the 2nd soap in my collection that doesn't suit my skin. I am switching to the Proraso Azur Lime for the remainder of the week.

Feather DX
Feather AC Pro (6)
Muhle XL STF
Proraso Azur Lime

It is interesting that the tube of Proraso shows a picture of a straight razor and uses the words "single blade". What I say is this is a slick and fragrant lather and my face doesn't have any sensitivity issues. DFS+ today.

Please take care of yourself and each other.
Perhaps the M7 fits that bill just the more better. Similar handle, but distinctly different enough. A touch smaller in the knot diameter IIRC

Very quick and deliberate SAS this morning before jumping on the road - enjoy your Sunday !
- Still In -
Shave #6

Back home from a quick weekend getaway; oldest daughter was attending a Leadership Conference for FFA - was a fantastic experience for her and her friends.

In all the hustle and bustle, I left my brush home drying in the stand from its last use.

Made for an interesting use of the MdC nugget that I brought with.
Applied as if it was the last bit of a Speick stick and simply built a decent lather with wet fingertips - Brilliant !

Didn't press our luck though and ended with a modest 2-pass CCS for the win.
Tomorrow and Wednesday are going to be early rises as I head back out on the road again for an expo of my own in Anaheim, CA.

Cheers all !
(I did have some parcels awaiting me from restraint) :001_wub:
Day 6, 21.4% complete.

Preshave: Hot washcloth
Soap: Saponificio Varesino 70th Anniversary
Brush: Yaqi 24mm synthetic cashmere
Razor: GC.84 SB, Al Handle, Astra SP #7
Bowl: Turkish copper
Post-shave: Nivea 2-in-1 Aftershave

SV70 again. A good near-BBS, but a hint of blade-burn on the problem area under my chin. Getting a bit over-zealous with ATG there.
365 days of shaving38/365 (100%)
GRUYERE38/365 (100%)
GRUME February07/28 (100%)
Other participations
  • Shave of the Week Society (SWS)
  • Discovery Blade Adventure
  • One Blade in February (OBiF)

Passes3 and touch ups
XWTGCheeks: N-S
Neck: N-S
WXTGCheeks L: W-E
Cheeks R: E-W
Neck: S-N
XATGCheeks: S-N

Timeless Ti95SCLTiger Platinum (1)Razorock Plissoft 400
Pre-shaveSoap & BowlPost-shave
Cold splash
Proraso Green
Hybrid lathering
Cold splash

7/10 (~25 minutes)10/10 (clean as a whistle)
9/10 (BBS)8/10 (smooth)

Notes to today’s shave:

Still in!

A fantastic shave today!! Wonderful. The Timeless disciplined the Tiger into performance and perform it did. Smooth, comfortable, irritation free and best of all as good a BBS as any.

I needed this shave after a number of mediocre ones. I will use the Timeless for the remainder of the week to see where she can take this blade.

More details on today’s shave can be found in my journal here.

Enjoy your shave today!
Still in.

First shave after returning from the trip- I went all in.

Feather Artist Club with Feather Professional blade (2 passes)
Green Cult V1.0 with Gillette Nacet blade
Barrister and Mann Fougere Classique soap
Boti New Tuxedo knot in Custom handle
Lea Alum Stick
Shavologist Fougere aftershave
Haslinger Sandalwood aftershave balm


BBS, no cut, some feedback from alum and a very satisfying results from the shave = Bliss
2-7-23 Tues. AM

SWS: 6 of 52
365: 38 of 365
FEB GRUME still in

Razor: Henson al13+
Blade: Treet platinum (4)
Soap: B&M Seville
Brush: GFS "Hog"/Omega 10019
Post: RR Green Label splash

2 pass with a tiny bit of buffing gave me another DFS+.
Pulled out the "Hog", I like small brushes but this little beast is STIFF. Been used a bunch but still has lots of unsplit bristles. Comparing my Semogue 1305 to this I would conclude that I like "floppy" brushes. I like to paint more then scrub.
Anyway, another lovely shave.

Be well
The Single Blade line is underrated here, IMO. Excellent slickness and performance for the price. Great cream! :thumbup1:
There is something inside of me that wants to appreciate the simple, traditional soaps and not just the new artisan brands that hits the market.
Beautiful Photo!
Ditto- see above
Pulled out the "Hog", I like small brushes but this little beast is STIFF. Been used a bunch but still has lots of unsplit bristles. Comparing my Semogue 1305 to this I would conclude that I like "floppy" brushes. I like to paint more then scrub.
I also like the floppier brushes.

I felt like being a little more interactive today.
I enjoy and appreciate input from everyone!
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