SOTD "FREE WEEK" May 13th - May 19th, 2019

Discussion in 'Shave of the Day!' started by ronweston, May 12, 2019.

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    Preshave: Clinique Charcoal Face Wash /Baxter Shave Tonic
    Razor: RazoRock Mamba
    Blade: Personna Platinum Chrome (Israeli Red)
    Brush: Thater LE 5
    Soap: Kiss My Face Cool Mint Shaving Cream
    Aftershave: Alum
    Balm: Burberry Brit
  1. Cal

    Cal Contributor

    Thank you. :001_smile
    The whole idea is to have just about any blade angle I desire (like a straight). With safety razors I'm a confirmed SASA (Steep Angle Shavers Alliance) member (i.e. guard rider). To me cap riding is cheating, and of course confirmed cap riders can use "No Guard" razors in complete safety. Personally I like a little bit of danger. :devil:

    Bear in mind that I'm just talking about shaving beard whiskers. :wink2: :laugh:
  2. ATT Aluminum SE1
    Schick Proline P-30
    Cold River Schapenmelk Shave Soap
    Yaqi 24mm Pro Synthetic Brush
    PAA Mysterum Serum
    Old Spice Cologne
  3. Thursday

    Brush: Rooney Stubby 1
    Cream: Arko Normal
    Razor: Gillette New Bar Handle SC
    Blade: Super-Max Platinum
    A/S: Clubman
    Cologne / Fragrance: Azzaro Pour Homme

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    Schick Injector//Rudy Vey Shavemac DO1, 2-band//Haslinger Schafmilch//Kiehl's aftershave//Sampson's unscented balm//Bleu de Chanel EdP
  5. 5/16/19
    Mitchell's Wool Fat
    Muhle 21H 220 Rytmo w/Black Fiber
    13/16 Bengall
    Tony Miller 3" Premium Fast Bridle Strop
    Osma Alum Block
    Sir Irisch Moos
    Nivea Post Shave Balm
    Versace Pour Homme

  6. Thursday
    Prep: Warm Shower-Stirling Ramblin’ Man
    Soap: Bulgari Man in Black
    Razor: Vintage Gillette Fat Boy
    Blade: Vintage Gillette “Spoiler” Super Stainless (10)
    Brush: Thater 2-Band Silvertip-26mmx55mm
    Aftershave: Bulgari Man in Black EdT

    WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angles for my beard)

    Bulgari Man in Black today. 20 seconds to load the Thater 2-Band Silvertip brush. Easy, thick, slick, lather. Gillette “Spoiler” SS still in the Gillette Fat Boy. Excellent smooth, close, shave. I finished with Bulgari Man in Black EdT.


  7. sarimento1

    sarimento1 Contributor

    SOTD, Thursday, May 16th, 2019

    Shower at gym + glycerin soap face lather and rinse
    Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet shave soap + aftershave + cologne
    Rooney badger brush
    Edwin Jagger safety razor + Van der Hagen unbranded stainless blade

  8. PeteVK

    PeteVK Contributor


    Preshave: Hot shower
    Soap: Williams
    Brush: Omega 10066
    Razor: RR GC .68-P
    Blade: Persona Crystal
    Post: Lucky Tiger + Old Spice + Cremo moisturizer

    Thanks to @emwolf for providing the great PIF, which allowed me to try Williams soap today! It's what I imagine the classic American barber used for years, it's simple with no real scent that my nose can detect. I had a DFS this morning with three passes and enjoyed every second of it!
  9. Thursday, May 16
    Chatillon Lux Pure Lavender~~Rooney~~Detroit National Cut. Co.
    Have a great day!
  10. Beautiful shave my friend!

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  11. First DE shave (though many many years ago (25 odd)I used to use the cheapo plastic Gillette DE from Boots the Chemist)

    Brush: Omega boar
    Cream: Monsavon
    Razor: Made in England Rocket HD
    Blade: Gillette Bleue Extra (Russian)
    AS: Clubman Musk
    Mug: Extremely rare late 20th Century/early 21st Century ceramic, colloquiolly known as "The Girlfriend's Coffee Mug Which I Done Nicked"

    Notes: So after 5 or so years of SE shaving with a single razor (I did change the blades, Feathers are good but not that good) I thought it was time for a change from my old Star 1912. And what a difference. The Rocket has to be the least aggressive thing I've ever shaved with, I had to keep checking I hadn't forgotten to put a blade in it, really nice smooth shave, not quite BBS but I didn't try for that too hard. Surprisingly there were more weepers than I've had in a long time (about 5, I didn't notice them at all during the shave), I'm thinking the lack of aggression is causing me to maybe use too much pressure, I got more with this than my first go at a shavette the other day. I'll have to work on that, could be a blade angle thing too though I felt confident I'd found the right angle at the time. No real burn though, a little bit on my neck but nothing too major.

    All in all a really enjoyable shave, I think I'm liking DE shaving, I have an Old Style and a Tech still to try, looking forward to them.

    I must make a bit more of an effort with the photos I think haha

  12. Nice shave! If you like double edge razors try find a Wilkinson sword classic TTO, the new one, its fantastic! Even with my mild razors i use absolutely 0 pressure otherwise weepers are a certainty, bur fantastic shave! You're going to love double edged razors.

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  13. Yeah, I am used to not using too much pressure (I have to admit, I've never been completely 0 pressure, I've always used a tiny, tiny amount with my Star depending on the shave) and I'd heard the Rocket was mild, it just really surprised me exactly how mild it was and I think I just overcompensated :D

    I'll have a look at the classic too, thanks.

    Edit: Thanks very much I think it was a version of the Classic that I used to shave with 25 or so years ago, not a Gillette as I mentioned in my post.
  14. PJO

    PJO Contributor

    Ah, OK, I get it. Very cool. Sorta the DE-shaving equivalent of free climbing.
    Have fun!

  15. Thank you, Matthew.
  16. The classic is a beautiful razor, i actually got a brand new one from a friend in the UK two weeks ago.[​IMG]

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    Razor: Karve OC-D
    Brush: Yaqi Heavy Metal Handle Silvertip Badger.
    Soap: Trigodon Shaving Soap.
    After Shave: Fine Classic After Shave - Platinum.
    Blade- Rapira Platinum Lux.
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    Soap: Arko
    Razor: Gillette Super Speed
    Blade: Gillette Silver Blue
    Brush: Simpson Special Pure Badger
    Aftershave: Clubman VIBR
  19. Not been here for a few months, but here we go.

    Focus SE
    Astra SP
    Yaqi Mokka
    Supermax cream

    Arko aftershave cream and AS

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