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SOTD "FREE WEEK" February 1st - February 7th, 2021

It's another "FREE WEEK" ladies and gentlemen.

It's time to be creative.

Please feel free to post any photo, with any gear and any style you chose, or contribute by telling us what you used in your shave, with comments on the shave, if you desire.

Color, B&W, sepia or a photograph with any type of artistic touch you wish is always desired.


Menthol Monday SOTD


Razor: Colonial Razors The General Brass
Blade: Schick Proline (D1)
Brush: Tipsoft Blonde Badger 26mm
Bowl: Prohibition Style
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGO Lime
Pre-Shave Oil: Homemade Frosted Woodlands
Shave Soap: Frosted Woodland-Custom
Post: Saponificio Varesino Puro Burro di Karitè
Aftershave: Chatillon Lux Colbeck


The Aussie Bulldog
1) Great Britain: Brush Simpson Special Pure Badger.
2) USA: Shaving Cream Gillette Pure Tube.
3) Multinational: Razor Gillette SkinGuard. Cartridge made in Germany, Handle made in Poland and assembled in Poland.
4) France: Alum Block Osma.
5) Germany: Aftershave Balm Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm.
6) Spain: Cologne Nautica Classic Cologne.
7) USA: Lather Bowl Captain’s Choice Copper Lather Bowl.
Mon 1st SOTD
Soap RazoRock Mudder Focker
Brush Yaqi 26mm Lucky Dice 2 Band Badger
Razor GEM Push Button
Blade GEM Stainless 10th Use!
Post & Aftershaves Ice Water + Thayers + Hyaluronic + Reuzel Wood & Spice
Super nice lather from the soap! A unique scent, thickly creamy and slick too!
Shave with razor paired with the well-used blade was still good, smooth, and comfortable enough for 3passes without any issues for a DFS to CCF result. Excellent aftershaves. Enjoyable SE session. Rating 9.5/10
Pre-shave:- Cold Shower
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- Semogue SOC 2 Band Finest Badger in Butterscotch 24/53mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Cella Red Tub
Razor/Blade:- Gillette New Short Comb 1930 / Gillette Stainless (red & white pack) #4
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Invite E High Potency Pure Oil (10 drops), Natural Plant Glycerin (20) & Tea Tree Oil Antiseptic (5)
Fragrance:- Davidoff Cool Water Wave

HOLY MOLY!! Finally using my Gillette New SC changing the razor over from the Fatip Testina Gentile, I should've gotten the vintage 1930 Gillette New SC instead of the LC years ago.
The vintage Gillette New SC has given me extra smoothest, extra comfortable and extra close DFS++completely irritation-free shave since I had the 1930 Gillette New LC was very uncomfortable to shave no matter what blade I choose.

Multum in parvo

Razor: R41 on G&F SS handle
Blade: Gillette Minora Platinum 3rd use
Brush: Simpson Captain 2 Best
Soap: Vitos Extra Super Coco
Post: Proraso Alum Gel, Witch Hazel, Floid
Result: BBS, 1 embarassing nick on my Adam's apple

I was expecting that the gap between the Minora stainless and the Platinum would be widening but no it's pretty much even now. I got a bit more bladefeel with this combination than the previous one. The result was again excellent and only marred by me losing focus a bit on my neck...

Final shaves will be with the Aristocrat.
SOTD, Monday, February 1, 2021

My first use of the Gillette Nacet blade. Set the GSA to a mild 3 and went to work. Nice shave except for the cut I made on my nose. My own fault for not giving it the respect it deserves. Otherwise, a great BBS shave on barely a day's growth. Good day, gentlemen!

Rating: 4 / 5

Razor: Gillette Slim Adjustable
Blade: Gillette Nacet
Brush: RazoRock Disruptor
Pre-Shave: Neutrogena Men Razor Defense Face Scrub
Lather: Long Rifle Soap Company Brown Bess
Aftershave: Stirling Executive Man
Additional Care:
Alum Block
Creed Aventus
Thayers Witch Hazel Astringent (unscented)
Neutrogena Men Triple Protect Face Lotion
cold water splash

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SOTD 01/02/2021

Paolo Barrasso is the historian "barber of Turin"To which the BBC has dedicated a documentary.
Second generation Master Barber, in his shop in Via San Secondo 16 - Turin - uses freehand razor and warm cloth. After his participation in March 2018, in the homonymous television broadcast of Rai 1, he has created by TFS a shaving soap, formulated with plant-based raw materials among which thelinseed oil.
To complete the shave, Paolo also wanted an alcoholic after shave with a structured olfactory expression that recalls an ancient but intense colony and contains amber and citrus notes.

Paolo Barrasso es el histórico " barbero de Turín " al que la BBC ha dedicado un documental.

El maestro barbero de segunda generación, en su tienda de Via San Secondo 16, Turín, utiliza una navaja de afeitar barbera y un paño caliente. Tras su participación en marzo de 2018, en la retransmisión televisiva homónima de Rai 1, hizo que TFS creara un jabón de afeitar, formulado con materias primas vegetales entre las que destaca el aceite de linaza .

Para completar el afeitado, Paolo también quiso una loción para después del afeitado alcohólica con una expresión olfativa estructurada que recuerda una colonia antigua pero intensa y que contiene notas de ámbar y cítricos.

Rating: 5 / 5

Razor: NAVAJA HENCKEL 72 1/2 Friodur inox 6/8

Brush: SIMPSONS “Chubby 2"Super Badger”

Pre-Shave: Ducha caliente

Lather: PAOLO BARRASSO Il barbieri di Torino

Aftershave: TFS il solito ignoto BARBIERE PAOLO
SOTD (032/2021)

>> "One blade in February"-challenge <<


Preshave: frigid tap water.
Brush: WCS Two Tone Tall Synthetic 26/56
Soap: Stirling Soap ~ Orange Chill
Razor: Gillette Super Speed Flare Tip
Blade: Gillette Wilkinson Sword China (01)
Postshave: frigid tap water; Stirling Soap ~ Orange Chill AS & witch hazel & psb.

Happy shaves!
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