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November 2023 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

Still out! Shooting for 28/30! I ended up ordering 2 more soaps and matching aftershaves, on sale! I have finished up 6 soaps this year and don't plan to add any more until the summer next year.

Yeah, still out...
My Sunday shave had to be postponed to Monday... oh my...🤦‍♂️

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Anyway, the shave experience confirmed the impression I had. The Gillette Rocket HD500 isn't an ineffective razor. My Rocket, loaded with a fresh PermaSharp, took care of two days stubble easily and behaved in an unagitated way. I'd say the combo definitely isn't super high efficient but absolutely efficient enough for a regular daily shaving / every other day shaving. I'm sure if a fresh Feather had been loaded this blade had increased the efficiency level of this razor even more. The PermaSharp, however, made for smooth and drama-free shave. It's been a good shave.

Guido, I'm glad to see your recent shave went way better @Guido75 👍
Maybe even try a fresh sharp blade next.


PS: Congrats to our padre @Jack Goossen 🍻

Campania is such a great scent. I've had it in the bar soap and shampoo bar as well.
Still in.

Week#3 Setup

Pre-Shave: Shower
Soap: Barrister and Mann Lavender
Razor: Karve Overlander- Brass
Blade: Feather (2)
Brush: Parker Silvertip
Post Shave: Alum, Witch Hazel, B&M Lavender A/S, Nivia Balm

9.3/10 - Excellent three-pass shave this afternoon. The Overlander is proving to be a great daily-use razor for me: relatively fool-proof, yet effective.

Take care everyone!
Day 20, ⅔ complete

Preshave: Hot washcloth
Soap: Mitchell's Wool Fat (Tallow)
Brush: Yaqi 24mm synthetic cashmere
Razor: GC.84 SB, Al Handle, Wizamet #3
Bowl: Turkish copper
Post-shave: Nivea Balm

Same again. The good shaves are not the interesting episodes, are they?
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