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SOTD "FREE WEEK" August 31st - September 6th, 2020

Tuesday, 9/1:


Razor - GSC Espresso
Blade - Tatra Platinum
Brush - Simpson's Chubby 2 27mm super badger
Soap - Siliski Soaps Citrus
A/S - Barrister & Mann C2

This just confirms for me, Siliski Soaps is one of the best vegan soap bases there is, if not the best I've encountered. The lather is not just superb for a vegan soap; it's superb for any kind of soap. So thick, creamy, shiny, and slick. And holy moley do I love this scent. Finishing it off with C2 was unreal. The Tatra performed great in the Espresso, giving me a smooth, comfortable shave that ended up being nice and close.
  • Pre-shave: Hot Shower / PAA Tube 2.0
  • Bowl/Scuttle: Quintero Lather Bowl (Medium Version - 3D Printed)
  • Brush: PAA 'The Starcraft' (24mm Roswell Hybrid Synthetic)
  • Alum: Gentleman Jon Alum Block
  • Soap/Cream: Zingari Man Sego Shaving Soap 'Explorer'
  • Razor/Blade: 'Super-Shimmed' Merkur 34c and Voskhod Blade (2nd use) w/ 1mm Nylon flat washer (Found here: Amazon Link)
  • Post/After-shave: Zingari Man Sego Unscented After Shave Balm / PAA Unrefined Shea Butter


Wednesday SOTD


Razor: King Cobra
Blade: Feather Artist Club Professional (D9)
Brush: Montalvo 25mm Black Wolf
Bowl: Black Ship Grooming 4.5"
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGO Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Patchouli & Mint
Shave Soap: Black Ship Grooming Grace O' Malley
Balm: Saponificio Varesino Puro Burro di Karitè
Aftershave: Black Ship Grooming Grace O' Malley

Pre: Stirling Honey bath soap in the shower
Brush: La Maison du Barbier 24mm synthetic
Razor: Parker Semi-slant
Blade: Astra SP (#5 and binned)
Soap: Maggard Razors Limes & Bergamot by Through the Fire Fine Craft
Post: Alum followed by Lucky Tiger

Another round of the Marco Method tonight and again great lather--not quite as good as the last two shaves, but miles apart from what I'd been getting the prior six weeks. Was curious to see how it would work with a synthetic and while maybe a tad soupier to start the second pass it formed up quickly again once I started to work it.

First use of Lucky Tiger and I like it. Not at all what I was expecting, but very nice!
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