SOTD "FREE WEEK" August 12th - August 18th, 2019

Discussion in 'Shave of the Day!' started by ronweston, Aug 11, 2019 at 9:10 PM.

    Tuesday shave:
    • Preshave: Proraso White
    • Soap: Proraso White
    • Brush: Zenith Boar B30
    • Razor: Focus Dynamic R48
    • Blade: 1/2 half of yesterday's Feather blade (2nd use)
    • After: Nivea sensitive skin balm
    My follow-up shave with my daily driver to see if my experiment of yesterday with the pimped-out 23C has told me anything. The shave today was everything I expected it to be as I do use the R48 every day and am pretty familiar with it after a year of use. The comparison did point out to me that my technique is getting better as the 23C is much closer in performance than before and, in fact, slightly better in some aspects. If anything a closer result was had on the easy bits with the 23C. But it was the tricky bits where the R48 continues to shine; the pivoting head makes it so much easier to handle the sharp curves and the imperfections (scar on chin). I also find the R48 is more tolerant of buffing and does not irritate.

    I realize that it comes down to my technique. Ultimately I could get proficient enough with my angles to get the same result with the 23C or other traditional style DEs but I get that now with the R48. And, oddly, I get better results with the R48 when I use a German Wilkie rather than the Feather so I am anticipating things to be more definitive when I switch blades.

    The R48 still does not do well with longer stubble. For that I will continue to experiment on Mondays when I have a 3+ day growth. Have been using a Feather AC SS with ProGuards and am liking that; even if i am not too skilled yet and generate a bit of the red stuff. Will probably revisit my X3 and see what tweaks can be done there. But for the daily maintenance shaves, it will still be the R48 for now. But who know what the future will bring!
  1. Thank you, darlin'.

  2. Wednesday SOTD


    Razor: Rex Ambassador
    Blade: Parker SS Platinum (D2)
    Brush: Declaration Brushworks Washington 25mm
    Bowl: Supply Provision Marble 4.5"
    Pre-Shave Scrub: Ginger Garden Enigma
    Pre-Shave Oil: AOS Bergamot Neroli
    Shave Soap: Wickham 1912 LE2019 Apricus
    Balm: Wickham 1912 LE2019 Apricus
    Aftershave: Extro Pirata
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2019 at 7:44 PM
  3. 14 Aug 19
    Razorock Mamba 70
    Blade: Gillette Wilkinson Sword (4)
    Brush: 24mm Yaqi Sagrada Familia
    Pre-Shave: Shower and Clearasil face wash
    Lather: Arko stick – face lather
    Aftershave: The Cool fix gel
    Additional Care: Jack Shave spritz
  4. SOTD - Wednesday 14 August 2019


    • Straight Razor: Koraat - 6/8 Full Hollow Ivory Snake Yuma
    • Shaving Brush: Declaration Grooming - The Washington Unicorn Ivory B3 - 24mm Fan (Finest Badger)
    • Shaving Cream: Acqua di Parma - Collezione Barbiere
    • After-Shave: Acqua di Parma - Colonia Intensa - Balm
    • Fragrance: Acqua di Parma - Colonia Intensa - EdC (100 ml)
  5. shm



    Ikea bowl ¤ Standart Pure Badger ¤ Gillette Tech + Merkur Super
    Myrsol Blue Cream, After Shave & Cologne

  6. Great brush and razor, killer shot!
  7. Wow. Every time I feel lazy and not inclined to shave, I turn to SOTD for just the right spark of motivation. It's shots like this--and the many others that everyone's posted recently--that brighten my day and send me off to lather up. Thanks to all for posting!
  8. Wednesday SOTD

    GEM 1912
    GEM PTFE (8)
    Mike's Coconut
    Omega 10065 boar
    Aqua Velva Ice Blue​

  9. DSCF0003s - Edited (7).jpg Wednesday 08.14.19 SOTD

    Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Pre Shave Oil
    RazoRock German 37 HD handle / Parker Premium Platinum (1)
    Vulfix 1016 Pure Badger
    Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Shaving Cream
    Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Aftershave
  10. Wednesday
    Pre-shave: Neutrogena HydroBoost Cleansing Gel/AoS Pre-shave Oil
    Razor: Schick Krona
    Blade: Personna Platinum Chrome (Israeli Red)
    Brush: Rudy Vey Custom w/TGN Two-Band
    Soap: Mama Bear’s Hydrogen Shave Soap
    Aftershave: Alum/ Kiehl’s Ultra-Facial Oil Free Toner/TOBS No. 74
    Moisturizer: Brickell Facial Moisturizer
  11. Another "warp speed" photo. Looks great!
  12. Thanks. I thought it needed a little extra punch.
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    Ed Brice 7/8, Goodfellas Al's shaving, Dovo Silvertip
  14. Date:- 14 August 2019

    Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
    Brush:- Edwin Jagger Synth. v2.0 Silvertip Fibre Faux Horn 25/58mm knot
    Soap/Cream:- The Club ~ Signature
    Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
    Razor/Blade:- Karve CB SS 'D' / Vintage NOS Gillette Super Stainless (spoiler) #6
    Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Natural Glycerin (20), Tea Tree Antiseptic (10), Lavender (15) & Peppermint (10 drops)
    Fragrance:- Dolce&Gabbana The One for Men
  15. SBS Bulldog Handle
    Astra Superior Platinum
    Proraso Menthol Shave Cream
    Cremo Horsehair (Vie Long)
    Harry's Post Shave Balm
    Cold River Citrus Maximus AS
  16. Wednesday
    Prep: Warm Shower-Stirling Scots Pine Sheep
    Soap: WSP Rustic Mahogany
    Razor: Vintage Gillette Fat Boy
    Blade: Vintage Gillette Spoiler Super Stainless (2)
    Brush: oscar11/TGN High Mountain White-22mmx48mm
    Aftershave: YSL M7 Oud Absolu EdT

    WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angles for my beard)

    WSP Rustic Mahogany today. 20 seconds to load the oscar11/TGN High Mountain White brush. Easy, thick, slick, lather. Gillette “Spoiler” Super Stainless blade in the Gillette Fat Boy. Excellent smooth, close, shave. I finished with YSL M7 Oud Absolu EdT.


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  18. PJO

    PJO Contributor

    Lush lighting — beautiful.

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