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SOTD "FREE WEEK" January 1st - January 7th, 2018

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Wednesday Planned SOTD

Razor: Tatara
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (D4)
Brush: M&F Blonde Badger 25mm
Bowl: Supply Provision Marble 4.5"
Pre-Shave Scrub: Saponificio Varesino Honey & Grain
Pre-Shave Oil: Saponificio Varesino
Shave Soap: Grooming Dept Angel
Post: Organic Shea Butter
Aftershave: Black Ship Grooming Captain's Reserve



SOTD, Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Shower at gym + glycerin soap face lather and rinse
Proraso green shave cream
Truefitt & Hill branded badger brush
Kai folding shavette razor + Feather Proguard blade
Cool washcloth rinse
Proraso green pre-post balm + aftershave

Could not resist using this nice background photo of Los Angeles Opera Co.'s
"Barber of Seville", in
L.A. Times, March, 2015!


'57 Red Tip
Astra SS (7)
Vulfix Badger
Palmolive Classic
Proraso Sandalwood AS

Wow, this razor is a welcome change from my usual Tech usage.
I'm now practicing better technique with it. Blade today cut really well, still plenty sharp.
The Proraso lotion is the best I've used so far as I've been relying on cheaper store bought
AS products which I still will always use.

That's it!
SOTD January 2nd
Razor: Fatip Piccolo
Blade: Dorco Titan
Soap: Local Gent's Blackmoor
Brush: B&B 10th Anniversary Boar
AS 1: Thayers Rose Petal WH
AS 2: English Leather
Wednesday Morning
Merkur HD
Blade: Derby Extra (2)
Soap: Pino silvestre
Brush: Omega 10018
A/S: Lucky Tiger
ASB: Gaia Organic ASB
First Shave Of The Year​

Puma Friseur-Freund #1
Eufros Tabacco
Shavemac Beehive
Setu-Marujyu Scuttle
Penaud Clubman

Date: 03 January 2018

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Brush:- Maseto Extra Density 2 Band Finest Badger 24/54mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Mitchell's Wool Fat 2x
Bowl:- Captain's Choice
Razor:- GEM Micromatic Bullet Tip
Blade:- GEM Personna SS PTFE Coated #2
Post-shave:- Thayers Witch Hazel / Lucky Tiger Aftershave & Face Tonic
Fragrance:- YSL L’Homme

I didn't realised the GEM Micromatic Bullet Tip behave very much like an R41, because I still didn't have very much stubble on my face after nearly two days of growth......WOW :a47:

I still wanted to shave so bad today, I didn't want to wait until tomorrow otherwise I'll get bored waiting to remove my bloody stubble off my face on the third day.
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The Club - Charlatans Traipse
Rubberset 200-4 | Omega Boar
Ever-Ready SE | Gem PTFE

I find your lack of an apostrophe disturbing...There. Now that that's off my chest...

Charlatans Traipse is an exclusive to The Club members who are also in the Facebook group. It uses a vegan soap base that's competitive with other upper tier bases, its most notable trait probably being its ease of lather and density. However, it's no slouch in the slickness and post-shave categories. If I understand correctly, this is the same base that's used in the vendor's A&E line of soaps (not the creams).

Off the puck, Charlatans Traipse smells of rather bright herbs and new leather with a gentle touch of pipe tobacco. This a mere glimpse of the true nature of this soap when lathered. At which point, when the moist knot begins to swirl, the herbaceous notes come alive and are sweetened by the pipe tobacco along with some spiciness and a familiar note akin to vanilla and cherry. During the paint phase of the lather application, a new leather note takes hold of the accord and all but nullifies the initial sweetness ushering in a glorious but subtle descent. A brief transition phase of warm and arid dry straw serves the theme of this accord well. Subsequent passes unveil a darker oily leather that has aged and developed a constrained smokiness without losing its elegance. Tobacco and leather establish a dominant role towards the end of the shave.

The splash opens a bit differently with a brief burnt caramel note reminiscent of Barrister and Mann's Roam, but the similarities really end there. As that initial sweetness abates, herbs, tobacco, and smoky leather unfold in a similar fashion as the soap. As is the case with many paired sets, the accord is expanded in the splash with subtleties and complexities that simply aren't feasible in a soap base. This is usually the part of my writing in which I nag the artisan for an EdP, but honestly this splash has impressive endurance, and I am still enjoying this elegant fragrance almost 5 hours out, now.

It's no secret I love leather fragrances, both in singular and complementary aspects. My list of favorite leather fragrances is growing, but Charlatans Traipse has easily worked its way in there. If you are drawn to leather and/or tobacco fragrances, you need to pick this up.
SOTD Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Prep: Shower/Warm face towel
Soap: RazoRock Classic Shave Soap
Lather Bowl: Pigeon Forge Pottery
Razor: Parker Variant
Blade: Feather

Stirling 24mm Badger Brush
Post: PAA Alum / Aqua Velva 5 in 1 Shave Balm
Lotion: Stirling Barbershop Body Lotion
Talc: Pinaud Clubman
Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman Musk Aftershave

Wonderful early morning shave, continuing with some of my little-used soaps and aftershaves, was very impressed with how well the clubman musk complimented the classic shave soap. The Feather blade/Variant combo delivered a smooth drama free shave.

First shave of the year and it was a delight! I loaded a fresh Feather in my late Grandfather's Knack. Cold water shave with MERS Barbershop and a Zenith badger. 3 pass BBS finished off with Lemon Thayers and Skin Bracer. Let it all dry and put some AV Sensitive 5 in 1.
01/03/18 Shave of the Day
Face Wash with Mineral Fusion Face Soap
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Lime Ginger Tea Tree Conditioning Shampoo Puck
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements CUBE Mentholated Preshave Soap
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Gondolier Classic Artisan Shaving Soap
Stirling Soap Company 24mm x 57mm Boar Brush
Creative Flame Pottery Stoneware Shaving Scuttle
GEM 1932-33 Open Comb MicroMatic Razor
Personna GEM SE Super Stainless Steel Blade - 4th Shave
RazoRock Alum Block
Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Gondolier Cologne/Aftershave
NIVEA Men Sensitive Cooling Post Shave Balm
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Sandalwood Natural Deodorant

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Razor: Vintage Gillette Slim Adjustable - R2D2 revamp by NorthShore Razors
Blade: Personna Blue
Brush: Vintage Made Rite - 2 band badger revamp by Reyes Restores
Soap: Grooming Dept After the Fire
Post-shave: Dapper Dragon Signature balm/APR Suitably Attired Australian splash
Fragrance: YSL Y EDT
RazoRock Wunderbar / 7 O’Clock Black
Rudy Vey ‘SOC’ Boar
Lather Bowl by Symmetrical Pottery
Stirling Bergamot Lavender Shave Soap & ASL

TUESDAY SOTD ::::: January 2, 2018

Prep: Hot shower w/Gillette Fusion ProSeries Sensitive Face Wash
Pre-shave Oil: Stirling Orange
Soap: Portus Cale Black Edition
Brush: Thater 4125/2 2-band Badger 26mm
Razor: iKon OSS DLC w/Bamboo handle
Blade: Gillette 7 O’clock Super Platinum (Black) (2)
Post Splash: Humphreys Citrus Witch Hazel
After Shave: Avon Black Suede
After Shave Balm: Portus Cale Black Edition

Crown King Red Planet
Semogue 830
Fatip Grande Chrome
Personna Platinum (4)
Pinaud Clubman

And that's another sample gone. Also Stella. :D
How u like Sudsy Soaps? I love there unique vegan formula, I have the twice mint, lav mint, and limited Pink peppermint.. Granted I am a Mint Junky, but NOBODY does mint better than SS scent wise for a soap. Performance is amazing as well slick as all hell and top notch post shave... i Also HIGHLY recommend there balms! Hope u had a great holiday season Steve, sorry for your ill brother in law --- life is so unfair... wishing the best for the smooth clan in 2018!! Take care, Jamie
At the Maggard's meeting last spring I bought their Delor De Treget Shave Soap & Sandalwood & Citrus Creamy Aftershave Balm. They also gave out samples of their Lavender & Peppermint Bathing Soap with Oatmeal. All the products have been great, but honestly the big standout for me is the Balm. I really like it and frequently people comment on how nice my skin looks when I use it - seriously. In fact today, one of the guys at work saw me walking down the hall and said that it looked like I just got back from somewhere nice an warm over the holidays. Their products do shine with the post shave. Thanks for the well wishes and we will keep praying for Rick and his health. Things do not look good, but we are with him in the fight. Peace brother and enjoy the new year, Steve
Wednesday's Shave

SV Stella Alpina pre-shave lather / hot towel & rinse

Koraat Ice Dragon Damascus 6/8
SV Artisan 2.0 in Ivory / HMMW
SV Stella Alpina Shave Soap
Lucky Tiger Aftershave Salve
Stella Alpina Aftershave Splash
Bleu De Chanel EdP

Have a nice day Gentlemen
Razor: Barbaros TR-2
Blade: Personna Lab Blue (2)
Brush: Sorrentino - Barzini / Turn N Shave
Soap: Grooming Dept. After The Fire
Post: Myrsol Agua Limon​

Horn bowl ¤ Rudy Vey in horn + D01 2-band ¤ 6/8" Le Grelot
Culmak soap ¤ Proraso Aftershave Balm ¤ Ferrari Black EDT

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