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SOTD "FREE WEEK" November 16th - November 22nd, 2020

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.


Monday SOTD


Razor: Gillette 1932 Canadian Fat Handle Tech
Blade: Gillette Platinum (D8)
Brush: Simpson Chubby 2 Synthetic
Bowl: Asfreidaturns Texas Mesquite 4 1/4"
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGO Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Unscented
Shave Soap: Tallow + Steel Sàsq’ets
Balm: Organic Shea Butter
Aftershave: Tallow + Steel Sàsq’ets


The Aussie Bulldog
1) Germany: Brush Vintage Muhle Erzeugnisse Shaving Brush.
2) Germany: Soap Tabac.
3) China: Razor Schick Exacta 2 Sensitive.
4) France: Alum Block Osma.
5) Poland: Aftershave Balm Nivea Men Sensitive Skin and Stubble Balm.
6) Spain: Cologne Nautica Classic Cologne.
A Monday Morning shave with Vintage Colgate Mug Soap and my Rockwell 6S Matte Black.

Prep: Hot Shower and Bloom/Lather Building Water
Soap: Vintage Colgate Mug Soap
Razor: Rockwell Razors 6S Matte Black(R6, R4, and R3)/Merkur Mustache and Eyebrow Razor
Blade: Personna Med Prep (4)/Merkur Mustache and Eyebrow Blade (No Idea)
Brush: Zenith Scrubby Boar
AS/EdC: Clubman Special Reserve

A quick and easy shave using a mug and face lathering. I love smelling like the Contractor/Veteran that I am.


Monday‌ ‌11.16.20 ‌SOTD‌

Chiseled Face Natural Pre-Shave Gel
ATT Calypso S1 Slant / Astra‌ ‌Superior Platinum
WCS Two-Tone Tall 26mm Synthetic BOSS Knot
Chiseled Face Sherlock Shaving Soap
Chiseled Face Sherlock Aftershave Splash

On its first outing, the ATT aluminum slant felt a bit more aggressive than my Fine aluminum slant. I also detected some drag compared to the Fine slant, which is polished. Fortunately the West Coast brush and Chiseled Face Sherlock soap produced a good slick lather, so the end result was a two-pass BBS (WTG and ATG). But I still need a few more shaves with the ATT to really get it dialed in.
Pre-shave: Imperial Glycerine Soap/Stirling Ozark Mountain Pre-Shave Oil
Razor: RazoRock Mamba
Blade: PermaSharp Super Stainless
Brush: Rudy Vey Custom w/TGN Two-Band
Soap: Mama Bear’s Ye Olde Barbershoppe
Aftershave: Alum/ Humphrey’s Witch Hazel/Booster Mosswood
Balm: Kiehl’s Facial Fuel
Monday, November 16, 2020
Back to WFH Shave

Preshave Preparation: Hot Shower
Preshave: Mitchell’s Wool Fat proto-lather & Proraso White Preshave
Brush: Edwin Jagger Super Badger
Bowl: Savanah Shave Scuttle
Soap: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
Razor: Rockwell 6S plate 4
Blade: Feather shave 7
Just my usual cold water rinse between shaves
Aftershave: cold water splash
Postshave Treatment: Hyaluronic Acid and First Aid healing moisturizer
EDT: Kuros

Head Shave
Preshave: Proraso White Preshave
Brush: Edwin Jagger Super Badger
Bowl: Savanah Shave Scuttle
Soap: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
Razor: Rockwell 6S
Blade: Feather shave 7
One pass shave this morning.
Aftershave: cold water splash
Postshave Treatment: Hyaluronic Acid and First Aid healing moisturizer
MMMonday, Nov 16th, 2020- Took out my ASR family member the Everready 1914 (AKA LLC)Little lather catcher for some folks who might not of heard that expression of this razor.

Razor: Everready 1914 or LLC+ 1st generation blade stops-Mfg 1914 -17>, excellent mid range, Excellent razor with great audio feed back.
Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE(1) excellent blade in a lot of ways.
Soap: Razorock Santa Marie del Fiore"Firenze" :001_wub: Excellent lather qualities with subtle mild vanilla tobacco scent that is addicting.
Brush: Yaqu Rainbow brow whiskers 26mm- excellent lather creator with cloud like soft tips, great brush for big hands.
Pre shave: Brush wash my whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on cleaned beard area.
Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
Post shave: witch hazel + Nivea refreshing after shave + a dollop of Avon "True Gent" balm.
Results: CCS,DFS,BBs + no irritation + no weepers =:a17:Excellent shave with my ER1914 with a new coated Gem blade.

MMMonday, Nov 16th 2020.jpg

Have some great shaves! Stay & think safe in these times!



There's something about Sheffield Cast Steel’s edge holding ability that is just addictive along with, of course, the thrill of shaving with a 190-200 year old razor. One feels almost like a caretaker. This very early French Point Boker was built with imported Sheffield cast steel 70-80 years before Germany’s Import Act of 1891, and restored for me by Glen Mercurio. The three pass (WTG, ATG, XTG) mug shave left me velveteen smooth. My noggin shave, unfortunately, was not in the same category, but still satisfying. My best shaving injectors are my E Type and my Supply V2, but this repaired F Type delivered a smooth shave albeit leaving some very slight residual roughness in the valleys at the back of my dome. However, the able ministrations of my old Boker cleaned things up admirably in those two problem areas leaving me refreshed, clean, and smoothly velveteen!

RAZOR: Boker & Co. Sheffield Cast Steel French Point 5/8 (Mug), Schick F Type (Dome)
BLADE: Schick Injector 2
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Argan Oil
BRUSH: MrEE Aluminum Handled Monster Tuxedo Synth
SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by Humphreys Lilac WH. Finished with Krampert’s Frostbite AS Splash.
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