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June 2024 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

Still in.

Gillette Tech
Astra Superior Platinum
TOBS Lavender
Simpson's Special

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Super shave. 9/10
 
Happy Friday folks!

Still in and finished off my soap sample, it feels good to use up soaps even if they are only sample size.

Razor: Schick E3 Injector
Blade: Schick Injector blade (5)
Soap: Wickham's Soap Co. 1912 Magnum (sample)
Brush: Omega 10065 Boar
AS: Pinaud Clubman Citrus Musk
 
Date21.06.2024
366 daily shaves
173/366

RazorBladeBrush
Gillette New ImprovedMinora modern (1)Razorock 400 Butterscotch
PreshaveSoapPostshave
Cold splash
KCG Face Wash
BSS #1 (18)Cold splash
Proraso Green
Balm

PassesWTG XTG ATG and touch up
Process Quality
Blade Sharpness
7/10 (Weeping neck)5/10 (Sharp)
EffectivenessShave Comfort
8.5/10
(DFS+++)
8/10 (Smooth)

Notes:

The New Improved when paired with the right blade is a stubble destroyer. Today was 50% such pairing. It worked, but my neck didn't particularly like it. Post shave it was ok again, but during the shave it felt uncomfortable and reaped multiple weepers.

More details can be found here.

Enjoy your shave today!
 
Day 21, 70% complete

Still out.

Preshave: Hot washcloth
Soap: Mitchell's Wool Fat (Tallow)
Brush: Yaqi 24mm synthetic cashmere
Razor: GC.76 SB, Al Handle, Astra #1
Bowl: Turkish copper
Post-shave: Nivea Balm

I had an easygoing DFS with the .76 Game Changer. Despite a bigger gap, it reminds me of the comfortable Rockwell R5 plate. It might be a good choice for taming sharper blades.
 
Date22.06.2024
366 daily shaves
174/366

RazorBladeBrush
Razorine FlatboyMinora modern (2)Abe’s Brush Works Sylk Bandid
PreshaveSoapPostshave
Cold splash
KCG Face Wash
BSS #1 (21)Cold splash
Proraso Green
Balm

PassesWTG XTG ATG and touch up
Process Quality
Blade Sharpness
8/10 (Weepers)5/10 (Sharp)
EffectivenessShave Comfort
8.75/10
(BBS-)
8/10 (Smoothish)

Notes:

Not necessarily comfortable, but a very close shave with the Flatboy.

Further details can be found here.

Enjoy your shave today!
 

Jay21

Collecting wife bonus parts
Day 22, still in.

Brush: RR 400 matte Plissoft
Soap: Stirling unscented with beeswax
Razor: RR Lupo 72
Blade: Silver Star (3)
Number of passes: 2 (cheeks WTG and XTG, neck XTG and XTG)
Touchups or buffs: Yes
Aftershave: Old Spice and Nivea Sensitive balm
Sting: Yes, isolated
Result: DFS
 
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