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SOTD "FREE WEEK" July 20th - July 26th, 2020


Razor: Gillette Heritage
Blade: Gillette Rubie Plus
Brush: Supply Silvertip Synthetic
Pre-Shave: Proraso Red
Lather: Soap Smooth Barbershop
Aftershave: Proraso Green Splash
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Pinaud Finest powder

SOTD (# 133/2020)


Preshave: warm water, Proraso pre-shave cream white
Brush: Thäter 4125/2 2-Band Silvertip Badger Imperial Red Fan Rounded
Soap: Haslinger ~ Schafsmilch
Razor: Gillette Super Adjustable 109
Blade: BIC Chrome Platinum (5)
Postshave: frigid tap water, Proraso White After Shave Lotion.

Have a nice weekend, gents!


Fixed Four SOTD #4


Brush: Shavemac Olive Wood 20/44 Silvertip 2-Band
Soap: Vitos Red
Razor: 2020 SS Gillette Tech with custom olive wood handle
Blade: Super Gillette Blue Blade (4)
ASL: Proraso Red

Another very nice shave. :biggrin:

Thankfully we're back to the Proraso Red ASL "mini tingle."

Sunday SOTD


Razor: Dubl Duck Goldedge 5/8 Full Hollow
Brush: MS Faux Horn 30MM Silvertip
Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGO Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Mandarin and Cardamom
Shave Soap: Tallow + Steel Indian Bay
Balm: Luxx Jasmine Lime
Aftershave: Tallow + Steel Indian Bay


The Aussie Bulldog
1) Italy: Brush Omega 10777.
2) USA: Shaving Cream Gillette Pure Tube.
3) England: Razor Gillette Flare Tip.
4) Japan: Blade Feather.
5) France: Alum Block Osma.
6) Australia: Aftershave Balm The Stray Whisker After Balm.
7) Australia: Aftershave Lotion Lynx Dimension Aftershave Lotion.
8) USA: Lather Bowl Captain’s Choice Copper Lather Bowl.
Saturday Evening SOTD
  • Pre: Hot shower, Clean & Clear Face Scrub, TOBS Jermyn St. Pre-Shave Gel
  • Razor: Merkur 34G
  • Blade: Astra SP (3)
  • Brush: Yaqi Moka 26mm
  • Shaving Cream: TOBS Sandalwood, face lather
  • Post: Cold water rinse & Gentleman Jon Alum Block
  • Aftershave: Proraso Sandalwood & Shea Butter


SOTD : 26th July 2020.


Shaving recipe for today.

Prep: Warm shower / Sanex Men ~ Sensitive Soap Free Shower Body & Face Gel.


Cold wet flannel to my face.

Pears ~ Transparent Soap Bar / Nuage Menthol Shaving Oil.

Brush: Omega S10018.

Bowl Lather.

Tesco's Ceramic 'Cosmo' Side Bowl.

Uber/Superlather: KMF ~ Peaceful Patchouli Shave Cream / Dettol Original Anti Bacterial Soap +Wilkinson Sword Soap bowl.

Blade: Gillette ~ 'NOS 94' Super Silver Platinum. (2)

Razor: Gillette Aluminum Handle Tech S4 1972.


Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade lavender eucalyptus, + Tea Tree essential Oils Witch Hazel Mixture./ Yelken ~ Lemon Eau DE Cologne.

Wilko ~ Lemon & Black Pepper Body Butter.

A relaxing Sunday morning cold water shave.

My vintage Gillette Tech is such a smooth razor, paired together with the 'NOS 94' super silver platinum blade resulted in a very comfortable 3 pass + pick ups near BBS shave with no errors to report.

Finishing the shave off with a generous dollop of Wilko ~ Lemon & Black Pepper Body Butter.

My face is feeling silky smooth & smelling divine.;)

Stay safe, and enjoy you Sunday ladies & gentlemen.:cool:

Sunday Leisure SOTD!!

Pre Shave
- Forest Essentials Sandalwood & Orange Peel pre shave oil
Brush - Pearl faux badger ivory finish shaving brush
Shaving cream - Forest Essentials Sandalwood & Orange Peel Shaving cream
Shaving/Lathering Bowl - Pink Woolf ceramic bowl (yep did bowl lathering today)
Razor - Parker Variant set at 2.5
Blade - Astra Superior Platinum (new blade today)
After Shave - Alum block followed by Pink Woolf Oudh & Sandalwood after shave lotion

Had a 10/10 shave today with no nicks and cuts. Astra SP always performs well with Parker Variant. Additionally the mesmerising aroma of Sandalwood and a calming Orange peel shaving cream generated voluminous and slick lather ensuring proper razor glide for a 2 pass shave (WTG & XTG). Mere two passes enabled me to get a BBS shave today. Astra blades are so good on my skin that the alum hardly gave any feedback upon application. The ritual ended with a generous application of Oudh and Sandalwood fragranced after shave lotion that cooled the shaved skin down (thanks to menthol).

Next shave on Tuesday morning which needs to be extra cautious as will be shaving consecutive on Tuesday and Wednesday!!
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