Razor: Gillette The New Short Comb, Common Bar
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue
Brush: Simpson Butterscotch Chubby 2 Synthetic
Pre-Shave: Proraso White
Lather: Noble Otter Noir et Vanille
Aftershave: Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Imperial Leather Talcum Powder
Fat Handle Tech
Personna Platinum (7)
Traveling light as we took food and supplies to a cabin near Rocky Mountain National Park. We are celebrating my Wife and Grandson’s birthdays.
Gorgeous up here.
Beautiful morning. Not much smoke from the wildfires.
We’ve seen deer, elk, and wild turkeys.
Razor: Gillette Fatboy E4, MFG 1959 4th qtr, Excellent adjustable, I enjoy using this razor. Birth year razor also. Blade: Gillette Astra Superior Stainless(6), Sharp & smooth with great longevity. Great results mostly with this blade. Soap: Cyril R Salters Indian Sandalwood, love this scent, excellent lather qualities, good economics also. Brush: Yaqi Chianti's 24mm synthetic, excellent lather creator, heavenly like soft tips, gentle scrub + excellent lather painter. Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area. Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. Post shave: Proraso Red sandalwood with witch hazel + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area. Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers= excellent shave with my Fatboy with a Astra SS blade.
A very English morning. My first go with this stunning 1948 British Aristocrat from a set #15.
The venerable gen 2 was easy to use, and I had zero difficulty obtaining my usual close and comfortable daily shave.
From the 5 varieties of British Aristocrats, I can’t say that it’s my favorite shaver. The blade vibration was pretty apparent, and it’s just not quite as smooth as the others. As with the early open combs, the knurling is shallow, and I use a little alum on my fingers to improve grip.
Nevertheless, it has a solid blade gap and exposure, and it’s a rhodium plated mirror finish Aristocrat—they make any day just a little bit better!