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SOTD "FREE WEEK" July 6th - July 12th, 2020


Brush: Shavemac Olive Wood 20/44 Silvertip 2-Band
Soap: Vitos Red
Razor: SS Gillette Tech with custom olive wood handle
Blade: Gillette Super Stainless (8)
ASL: Proraso Red

New Gillette Tech Training, Phase 1 (10 shaves), complete. :biggrin:

That was another very nice BBS shave. In fact, when I thought "Lo Storto Originale next" I was a little disappointed. I've grown to love this dirt cheap, stainless steel, P&G Chinese made Gillette Tech.

Even though I'm now getting BBS shaves easily with the Tech, I know there's still plenty more to learn. So I'm already looking forward to Phase 2 (whenever that might happen).
Ready when you are...
07/11/20 Shave of the Day
Face Wash with Wood Box Soap Handcrafted Goat Milk Soap Barber Shop Tobacco and Bay Leaf
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Astro Traveler Conditioning Shampoo Puck - Epic Fall Seasonal Scent
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements CaD Artisan Shaving Soap - Ultra Premium CK-6 Formula
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements The Green Ray - 24mm Hybrid Tribble Synthetic Brush
Creative Flame Pottery Stoneware Shaving Scuttle
Whitmor Water Spray Bottle
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements The Symmetry Razor Straight Bar
Shark Super Stainless Blade - 1st Shave
Laboratoires Osma Pure Potassium Alum Block
Thayers Alcohol Free Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner with Aloe Vera
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements CaD Cologne & Aftershave with Menthol
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Galactic Shea Butter Unrefined 100% Natural
Schmidt’s Charcoal + Magnesium Mineral Enriched Natural Deodorant

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SOTD, Saturday, July 11th, 2020

Shower + Ach Brito Glyce face lather and rinse
Taylor of Old Bond St. lime zest shave cream
TOBS branded badger brush
Feather Artist Club folding shavette + Softguard blade
Cool washcloth rinse
Penhaligon's lime cologne

First shave with this new TOBS cream...outstanding!

Saturday Evening SOTD
  • Pre: Hot shower & TOBS Jermyn St. Pre-Shave Gel (smells AMAZING imo)
  • Razor: Suavecito
  • Blade: Astra SP (2)
  • Brush: Suavecito Resin Brush 20mm
  • Shaving Soap: La Toja, lathered in Captain Choice bowl
  • Post: Cold water rinse
  • Aftershave: Proraso Sandalwood & Shea Butter
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The Aussie Bulldog
1) China: Brush Jack the Barber Synthetic.
2) China: Shaving Cream Jack the Barber Sandalwood.
3) China: Razor Jack the Barber DE razor.
4) China: Blade Jack the Barber DE blade.
5) France: Alum Block Osma.
6) Germany: Aftershave Balm Nivea Men Sensitive Post shave balm.
7) Australia: Aftershave Lotion Lynx Dimension.
8) USA: Lather Bowl Captain’s Choice Copper Lather Bowl.

Sunday SOTD


Razor: 1958 Gillette Super Speed T.V. Special
Blade: SuperMax SP Tiger (D7)
Brush: Semogue Owners Club Badger\Boar Taj Resin 24mm
Bowl: Buffalo Horn 6”
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGO Lime
Pre-Shave Oil: Homemade Bay Rum w Lime
Shave Soap: Barrister & Mann Bay Rum
Post: Stirling's Bay Rum Butter
Aftershave: B&M Kyovu Bay Rum

Pre: Hot shower. Bloom water from soap tub.
Razor: Merkur 37C.
Blade: Polsilver Super Iridium
Bowl: Handmade bowl, Mk3
Brush: RazoRock Silvertip Synthetic
Soap: Stirling Executive Man
Post:Stirling Executive Man Aftershave Splash and Balm
WTG, ATG, touch ups with adjusted angles for my beard.
A pleasent no fuss shave with the Merkur 37C. Nice little razor.


SOTD : 12th July 2020.


Shaving recipe for today.

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


Cold wet flannel to my face.

Wilko ~ Men's Face Wash + shaving Oil.

Brush: Omega 49.

Face Lather.

Soap : Boots ~ Original Shave Stick.

Blade: Dorco ~ ST300. (2)

Razor: Parker ~ 55SL Semi-Slant.


Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade lavender eucalyptus, +Tea Tree essential Oils Witch Hazel Mixture./ Boots ~ Freshwood ASL + ASB.


A relaxing sunday morning shave.

Another comfortable 3 pass + pick ups near BBS shave with no errors to report.

The humble Boots shave stick provided a slick protective lather in a short space of time leaving a superb post shave feel to my face.

Finishing the shave off with a generous dollop of Boots ~ Freshwood ASB.

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

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

Saturday Night

Gillette Yellow (8)
Omega Boar
Tabac Stick
Pinaud Clubman AS

Very close 2 pass BBS shave.
This blade seems to have dulled faster than usual, it was not at peak performance anymore. So I binned it.
No problem as I have lots of other blades to use. Over 800 I estimate!
Enough to shave well into my 80s if I live that long..... next shave will be with the Edwin Jagger again loaded with the Personna that’s gone for 14 shaves already.
Sun 12 SOTD
Soap TFS Tabacum Crepito
Brush Yaqi 24mm Silvertip
Razor Parker 26C Open Comb
Blade Wizamet Iridium Super 2nd
Post & Aftershave
Ice Water + Special Thayers Mix
Hyaluronic + Aqua Velva Musk
Soap with mild scent of almond. Face lathering with brush is nice and produces a good head. Slickness was ok.
Shave with razor paired with blade feels smooth and comfortable as if no blade but somehow it bites today on the chin area. Rare to have multiple weepers from this mild razor. 3 multiple passes enough. Between bbs to dfs. Somehow this blade is not as good as Polsilver but not final outcome as yet. Rating today 8/10
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