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

Taylor of Old Bond Street Eton College
H.L. Thater 4376/3 Silver Tip
Schick Eversharp Type G Injector Razor
Schick Injector Blade (3)
Osma Alum Block
Nivea Sensitive Skin Post Shave Balm

Nautica Blue

‘62 Tech
GSB (11)
Col. Conk Badger
Proraso Sandalwood AS

This blade is nearing the end of its lifespan for me if used still in this Tech. Got a great BBS close shave but encountered more tugging in places. 11 easy shaves so far in the 1st GSB I’ve ever used shows that this truly is a good blade. In fact a superior one. I don’t mind paying a little more for them. I’ve moved it into the Merkur Progress for its next use.

Saturday SOTD

Razor: 1946/1947 Gillette Aristocrat
Blade Super Iridium (D12)
Brush: Turtleship Shave Machine 073 24mm synthetic
Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper
Pre-Shave Scrub: Ginger Garden Enigma
Pre-Shave Oil: Homemade Bay Rum w Lime
Shave Soap: Nobel Otter Plunder
Balm: Stirling's Bay Rum Butter
Aftershave: Nobel Otter Plunder

Saturday SOTD
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Razor: 1946/1947 Gillette Aristocrat
Blade Super Iridium (D12)
Brush: Turtleship Shave Machine 073 24mm synthetic
Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper
Pre-Shave Scrub: Ginger Garden Enigma
Pre-Shave Oil: Homemade Bay Rum w Lime
Shave Soap: Nobel Otter Plunder
Balm: Stirling's Bay Rum Butter
Aftershave: Nobel Otter Plunder
Lovely! Beautiful gear!

Greetings from Santa Rosa, CA
British Gillette Flare Tip Rocket
Giillette Silver Blue
Razorock Bruce synthetic
Palmolive soap
AV Ice sport
AV sensitive balm

SOTD : 9th November 2019.


Shaving recipe for today

Prep: Warm shower:/ Nivea Men Power Fresh Shower Gel.


Warm wet flannel to my face.

Pears ~ Transparent Soap.

Brush: AP Shave Co. ~ 24 mm Cashmere Synthetic.

Face Lather.

Soap : Clubman Pinaud.

Blade: Gillette 7'0 Clock SharpEdge.(1)

Razor: Parker 55SL Semi-Slant.


Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade Lavender + Tea Tree Oil Witch Hazel Mixture./ Brut ASL.

The Real Shaving Co. ~ SPF15 Anti-Ageing Moisturiser.


A new shave setup to start the weekend...I haven't used the clubman pinaud soap for a while and forgot how much a great in-expensive soap this is..Because this is almost a 'croap-like' soap it doesn't need blooming before mixing and it provides a slick protective lather, in no time, it has a really nice scent,not over powering,and the post shave feel is incredibly good, What more can I say? apart from it's a great shaving soap of which i highly recommend if you haven't yet tried it.

It's now official the Parker 55SL Semi-Slant is my favourite de razor in my humble de razor collection.

The 55SL has paired together wonderfully with each blade i've matched it up with.Another enjoyable 3 pass + pick ups bbs silky smooth shave with no errors to report.

Finishing to the shave off with a generous dollop of The Real Shaving Co. ~ SPF15 Anti-Ageing Moisturiser.

My face is feeling super smooth and smelling devine.;)

Enjoy the start of the weekend, ladies & gentlemen.:cool:


Pre-Shave: Kiss my Face Olive Oil Soap, cold water
Razor: Wolfman WR1 SB-P WRH2 SS
Blade: Voskhod (1)
Brush: Doug Korn D7V
Lather: Mike's Bergamot, Orange, Ylang-Ylang
Post-Shave: Alum, Thayers Original Alcohol Free Witch Hazel, South Australian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend :thumbup:
Saturday 9th November

Vitos Preshave Cream
Stirling Pumpkin Spice Shaving Soap
Rod Neep HD Silvertip Brush
Ikon MR-SE on a Windrose Damascus with a Feather Super Pro
Thayers Witch Hazel with Cucumber
Palmer's for Men Moisturiser
Clubman Reserve Brandy Spice

2 passes for a perfect 'Face Feeling' Finish
Calypso Blue (ATT H1)
Astra Superior Platinum
EZ Shave Gel
Duke Cannon Ice Cold Balm
Cold River Citrus Maximus AS
Pre: Glycerin soap
Brush: pantarei manchurian 26mm
blade: Proline P30
Soap: Eufros zanziba
Post: Eufros balsam zanzibar
9 Nov 19
Rockwell 6S
Blade: Kai stainless (0)
Brush: 24mm Vie-Long Peleón Horsehair
Pre-Shave: Shower and face wash
Lather: Tabac shaving soap
Aftershave: Floid Black AS / Nivea cooling balm
Additional Care: Thayer’s WH
Prep: Warm Shower-Stirling Scots Pine Sheep
Soap: Los Angeles Shaving Soap Woody Lavender
Razor: Vintage Gillette Fat Boy
Blade: Vintage Personna 74 Tungsten (1)
Brush: Elite Razor/TGN Grade A Silvertip-24mmx50mm
Aftershave: Clubman Whiskey Woods

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

LASS Woody Lavender today. 20 seconds to load the Elite Razor/TGN Grade A Silvertip brush. Easy, thick, slick, lather. I loaded a new vintage Personna 74 Tungsten in the vintage Gillette Fat Boy. Excellent smooth, close, shave. I finished with Clubman Whiskey Woods aftershave.




Excellent shave this morning. R-41 for the face and Vector for the noggin scrape. Two pass BBS for the face and one pass DFS for the dome. First run with the R-41 which delivered an unbelievably close face shave! I now understand the hype about this razor!

SOTD 11/09/19

RAZORS: R-41 w/ RR Bulldog handle(face) and Blackland Vector (head)
BLADE: Voskhod
PRESHAVE: Coldwater rinse followed by PAA’s Charcoal-Menthol Preshave Cube soap
BRUSH: Omega Pro 48
SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash of face and head w/ MWF followed by Aqua Velva on both
Prep: Cold water
Razor : Muhle R41
Blade: Polisiver Super Iridium
Lather: Storybook Soapworks Carnivale
Brush: Leonidam Molten Sapphire
After-shave: Cold water --> Saponificio Varesino Settantesimo Anniversario (70th Anniversary)


SOTD 9 November, 2019

Time to start running through several Stirling sample soaps/aftershaves that I've picked up in the past month... so here we go! :)

Pre-shave: hot shower and towel
Razor: Merkur 34C HD
Blade: Voskhod (#1)
Bowl: Fine Accoutrements Ceramic Lather Bowl
Soap: Stirling Arkadia
Aftershave: Stirling Arkadia Splash

I simply had to replace the Voskhod after #4 yesterday - it seems to have gotten somewhat tuggy, and this is the second Voskhod that I've had do this. Not sure if it's the particular pack I'm using or what, but these Voskhods are acting like Feathers...

Lovely shave this time, though, with a new Voskhod blade and crazy-good Stirling soap. 20 seconds of loading on the puck was more than sufficient (I could have done four or five passes with what I got). Slick, dense, wonderful lather. What a lovely fragrance, too! I was pretty sure from the description I'd love it, but after shaving with it this morning I'm all the more sold. I'm fearful of the other 7 samples I've gotten what they may do to my wallet.Photo Nov 09, 09 01 47.jpg
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Saturday, November 9, 2019
Floid oil pre.
Ariana & Evans, Tertius (Edic. Spanish Shavers) Shaving soap & Aftershave
Paladin, Falstaff Lemon Drop
Antonio Pedrosa 9/8 (C52100, fighting bull)