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First shave in 2.5 years

About 2.5 years ago, I was a wet shaving fanatic. I had to try every new product out, started down the vintage razor hoarding and then into straights. But then I decided to see if I could grow a beard. I have never had one before in my life so I stopped the shaving. To my surprise, I could grow a beard! I've trimmed the beard so it's not super crazy like @Toothpick.

In the mean time, I lost about 70 lbs in the last 1.5 years, and I started to wonder what my face looked like under the beard. So off it came.

Here's a picture of me in front of some old pants:

The Gear for the Shave:
Razor: Feather Artist Club SS
Brush: B&B Group Buy Morris and Fondran Chief
Pre-shave: Green Prorazo Pre shave cream
Soap: UberLather - Glycerin - Palmolive - GFT Lime
Aftershave: Floid Blue

Here is a video of the shave (first pass):


I haven't had a haircut in 2.5 years... As a long-haired hippie, I'm reminiscing now about my last visit to the barber, where I got my traditional buzz cut, two on the sides and three on top. You are tempting me.


Social Media Guru
Awesome job, I love a good success story. Thanks for sharing. It looks like you are doing well.

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thanks guys! My wife misses the beard though. she says she feels like she wakes up to a stranger in the mornings lol. So I think its coming back.


Moderator Emeritus
Great work on the weight loss, Boris. You haven't forgotten how to use a straight. :thumbsup:
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