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Gentlemen Restraint for One Month - August 2014 Edition

I tried today. Nope. There's at least 1 lavender, 4 lemon and a half dozen unscented. I bought the last 2 sandalwood a while ago full price. It's also fully stocked with all the gels, balms and creams. I warned my wife that I'm going to clean them out - at least 1 of every cream with matching balms and whatnot. Too good of a deal. All I had to do was say "80% off" and the bargain hunter in her was all in.
I can think of a way around that, but I'd probably be out before we started because it might be considered shenaniginly...
 
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2. Billy Goatee.
3. Ulfgar
4. cdrross.
5. Matuka
6. Scotchd.
7. Sha-ted.
8. Natenaaron
9. kyledre
10. unkajonet
11. HRsurvives
12. JasonNYM
13. Heron
14. Socialjunk95
15. Julian808
16. Abragus
17. nelsonic21
18. BenO
19. Ulricus
20. Upstater
21. Andy6228
22. mcdig
23. nitesite
24. countrydirt

I made it through July and am moving on through the Fall GRU, so I will join in here as well. School starts on Monday for me, so no time for shopping for shaving stuff. Just keep using what I've got and I ought to be good until sometime in 2016!
And this was my 399th post! Whoohoo.
 
1. Kevdogg329
2. Billy Goatee.
3. Ulfgar
4. cdrross.
5. Matuka
6. Scotchd.
7. Sha-ted.
8. Natenaaron
9. kyledre
10. unkajonet
11. HRsurvives
12. JasonNYM
13. Heron
14. Socialjunk95
15. Julian808
16. Abragus
17. nelsonic21
18. BenO
19. Ulricus
20. Upstater
21. Andy6228
22. mcdig
23. nitesite
24. countrydirt
25. Gig103

Joining with 5 minutes to go local time!
I bought a B&M sample kit of 8 soaps in July so I should be good this month. I need some restraint prior to my Sept trip to London!
 
Going to have to take my name off the list. I just went to my local shaving shop and they informed me they're no longer going to stock AOS so starting tomorrow everything is 80% off!! They have tallow pucks left. Yes, that's tallow AOS pucks for $6. I can't not do that.
I wish my local store had that sort of deal! I would buy all their ASB!
 
1. Kevdogg329
2. Billy Goatee.
3. Ulfgar
4. cdrross.
5. Matuka
6. Scotchd.
7. Sha-ted.
8. Natenaaron
9. kyledre
10. unkajonet
11. HRsurvives
12. JasonNYM
13. Heron
14. Socialjunk95
15. Julian808
16. Abragus
17. nelsonic21
18. BenO
19. Ulricus
20. Upstater
21. Andy6228
22. mcdig
23. nitesite
24. countrydirt
25. Gig103
26. Intransfer


I have a problem and I need to join!
 
1. Kevdogg329
2. Billy Goatee.
3. Ulfgar
4. cdrross.
5. Matuka
6. Scotchd.
7. Sha-ted.
8. Natenaaron
9. kyledre
10. unkajonet
11. HRsurvives
12. JasonNYM
13. Heron
14. Socialjunk95
15. Julian808
16. Abragus
17. nelsonic21
18. BenO
19. Ulricus
20. Upstater
21. Andy6228
22. mcdig
23. nitesite
24. countrydirt
25. Gig103
26. Intransfer
27. domzals1

I've amassed a staggering amount of soap and AS. Missed the GRU Fall, so definitely doing these month-to-month restraints until the Christmas GRU. I am also moving at the beginning of September so I need to burn through some of this stock!
 
1. Kevdogg329
2. Billy Goatee.
3. Ulfgar
4. cdrross.
5. Matuka
6. Scotchd.
7. Sha-ted.
8. Natenaaron
9. kyledre
10. unkajonet
11. HRsurvives
12. JasonNYM
13. Heron
14. Socialjunk95
15. Julian808
16. Abragus
17. nelsonic21
18. BenO
19. Ulricus
20. Upstater
21. Andy6228
22. mcdig
23. nitesite
24. countrydirt
25. Gig103
26. Intransfer
27. domzals1

I've amassed a staggering amount of soap and AS. Missed the GRU Fall, so definitely doing this month-to-month restraints until the Christmas GRU. I am also moving at the beginning of September so I need to burn through some of this stock!
Welcome to all!.

Keep us updated with SOTD/temptations. We all need pics of any failures
 
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Here is my set up for the next month:
Soap: Stirling Spice - likely will only last 2 weeks or so but I have a tube of Indian Old Spice in the wings.
Brush: B&B Omega boar
Razor: Gillette Tech
Aftershave - Old Spice

This simple grouping delivered a fantastic smooth shave this morning! I am looking forward to getting reacquainted with the Tech.

I wish I understood how to deal with photos on these posts!
 

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First shave of August was my Y4 Gillette SS with a last day use Astra sp. Col conk almond and omega boar brush.
 
As far as I can tell, including the 7 brush stands that I foolishly bought, my treewhale has hit 56 items. You've got some catching up to do. You still have time.
I'm glad I didn't your message until this morning, because I very well may have placed another order, haha.
 
The midnight shave:

Slim Adjustable
GSB (2)
Duke 3
Panna Crema Lavandotto
Thayer's WH

Tried head-lathering for the first time. Panna Crema is just an amazing soap. It was like sitting in a field of lavender while eating a vanilla soft serve cone. Performance was excellent. Great shave.
 
Since I completed the July restraint I used today to purchase my exception item (Mystic Waters Lily of the Valley Soap) from the GRU-Fall restraint. I figure that should hold me over through the rest of these restraints.

SOTD to start the month:
EJ DE89
Personna Lab Blue (1)
VDH Boar Brush
HTGAM Synergy Coconut Bay
Aqua Velva Ice Blue
 
1. Kevdogg329
2. Billy Goatee.
3. Ulfgar
4. cdrross.
5. Matuka
6. Scotchd.
7. Sha-ted.
8. Natenaaron
9. kyledre
10. unkajonet
11. HRsurvives
12. JasonNYM
13. Heron
14. Socialjunk95
15. Julian808
16. Abragus
17. nelsonic21
18. BenO
19. Ulricus
20. Upstater
21. Andy6228
22. mcdig
23. nitesite
24. countrydirt
25. Gig103
26. Intransfer
27. domzals1
28. Freemason

Ok I'm in on this. Been thinking I need help. Last ordered something 3 days ago and nothing since. Let's try one month.
 
Well, I really did intend to make it through the month, but I only made it 17 hours and 11 minutes. I noticed that Mike's has samples in stock for every scent I want to try, so I figured I should go ahead and get them now. That way, I'll know which ones I like and I'll be able to get them when the full size bars and tins are in stock.

#13 out.
 
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