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SOTD "FREE WEEK" November 4th - November 10th, 2019

Cade Shave Soap by L'Occitane
Vie-Long 14080
6/8 Fontenille
Tony Miller 3" Steerhide Strop
Osma Alum Block
Nivea Sensitive Skin Post Shave Balm
Montblanc Starwalker
Friday, November 8, 2019
Floid oil. LEA: Shaving cream, lotion & aftershave balm
Thater 4125-3, two bands baddger, silvertip bulb, 28x56
Rigarazor, 8/8, carbon steel 1/4 hollow, ram horn handle
razor : Parker 99r TTO
blade : Personna Q-ball (60) since 14.07.2019
brush : little pig
soap : Arko Stick
Aftershave : AXE temptation

Have a nice day !
Pre: Stirling Pre-Shave Unscented
Razor: RazorRock Hawk v2
Blade: Captain Titan Mild
Soap: Stirling Barbershop
Balm: Nivea Sensitive
AS: RazorRock American Barbershop
8 Nov 19
Karve brass SB D
Blade: Astra Superior platinum (4)
Brush: 26mm DS cosmetic S/L brush
Pre-Shave: Shower and face wash
Lather: Stirling Bay Rum soap
Aftershave: Algonquin Morning AS Balm
Additional Care: Thayer’s WH

Brush: Rooney Stubby 1
Cream: Coate's Lime
Razor: '54 Z2 Super Speed
Blade: Voskhod
A/S: Dollar Store Splash - Green / "Original"
Cologne / Fragrance: Azzaro Visit

Prep: Cold water
Razor : Koraat 8/8 (1/4 hollow)
Lather: Storybook Soapworks Carnivale
Brush: Leonidam Molten Sapphire
After-shave: Cold water --> Saponificio Varesino Settantesimo Anniversario (70th Anniversary)

Refreshed the edge on my Thuringian stone yesterday,and wow it gave a great shave, very keen and smooth edge This new soap is also very nice scented which I got yesterday.



Cool shot, Murray. But what is that blue pencil leaning against? :001_cool:
apparently it's the barber's pen and spare glasses, sitting next to a newspaper and magazine beside the 'spare' chair.
tiny shop, probably not more than 8 ft wide!

and Proraso contributed to the renovation, certainly with consideration for the product placement! See it here on their website!

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Ah yes, it's the corner of the newspaper - mystery solved! And great pics of the barbershop!
yet more info here.

unfortunately, valobra is either closed or not open to public, having been acquired by Proraso, so i had to pass on visiting there.

but there were several other nice 'shaving gems' found in Genoa; I'll post about them soon under general topics.
Pre-shave: Trader Joe’s Face Wash
Razor: EJ89L
Blade: Personna Platinum Chrome (Israeli Red)
Brush: Maseto Two-Band
Soap: Mama Bear’s Hydrogen Shave Soap
Aftershave: Alum/TOBS No. 74
Balm: Clarins Men Super Moisture Gel

It's Hedley

SOD: Friday, November 8, 2019

An odd pairing with the MdC Rose and Clubman aftershave, but strangely, it works.

Wolfman WR1 .94 OC
Personna Comfort Coated Lab Blue
Martin de Candre Rose Shaving Soap
Rudy Vey White Zebra Tulip with TGN Finest
Pinaud Clubman Original Aftershave

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DFS with my Gold British Gillette Rocket. Smooth, but not quite as efficient as I’d like. Nevertheless, I feel clean and refreshed!

SOTD 11/08/19

RAZOR: British Gillette Rocket
BLADE: Voskhod
PRESHAVE: Cold water rinse followed by scrub with PAA’s Charcoal-Menthol Preshave Cube
BRUSH: Omega Pro 48 Boar
POSTSHAVE: Face wash with MWF followed by Thayer Lavender Witch Hazel and finished with Pinaud Special Reserve