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SOTD "FREE WEEK" October 21st - October 27th, 2019


Monday OCtober 21

Going with some US made razors this week. First up is my 1934 Aristocrat. While this razor shaves well, it's not quite as good as my British Aristocrat #15.

Bowl/Scuttle - GP12
Soap - MWF (it's Monday)
Brush - Rubberset 400-3
Blade - Gillette Platinum (5)
Razor - Gillette Aristocrat 1934 (US)
Post Shave - OSMA Pierre alum, Clubman Reserve Whiskey Woods

Shave rating 5 of 5

This Aristocrat is a mild razor and not very efficient. I received a good shave in 2 passes. I didn't shave over the weekend so I had 3 days beard growth. The first pass WTG was smooth with no blade feel, and not very efficient and it left me with some stragglers, <DFS. The second pass, XTG and again was a very smooth pass with absolutely no blade feel and and finished BBS. The MWF lather was very good on both passes. I got a 2 pass, nick and weeper free shave. The alum was silent, even on my neck area which is unusual. I finished off with the Clubman Whiskey Woods, a scent I really like.

Overall, a really good shave. Going with some US made OC razors this week.

Happy OCtober and great shaves everyone.
Razor: Gillette British Aristocrat #66/Gillette Platinum blade

Brush: Custom made TurnNShave with 28mm Tip fan 2-band badger knot

Soap/Aftershave: Murphy&McNeil Cliffs of Moher IMG_583.jpg
New week and a new razor to try! I really haven’t been excited for a new razor in quite a bit but the Supply V2 really caught my eye and as I have no other Schick type SE I figured why not?! So today I loaded a new Schick blade into this polished beauty and gave it a go.

Today’s soap Henri et Victoria Cognac and Cuban Cigars. So good a scent and an amazing performing soap. Really enjoyed using this today and honestly really liking the tobacco and leather scents lately.

So I got through a very easy two pass shave with the “classic” or two dot plate. Close and comfortable with zero nicks or irritation. The angle took a little to get used to but no issues. I have the mild (one) and aggressive (three dot) plate which I will try next. I figure this week will be dedicated to the Supply V2!

Rating: 5 / 5

Razor: Supply The Single Edge V2
Blade: Schick Injector
Brush: Simpson Colonel X2L
Lather: Henri et Victoria Cognac and Cuban Cigars
Aftershave: Henri et Victoria Cognac and Cuban Cigars
Additional Care:
B.I.G. Co. Alum Block
Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza

Afeitado de mañana con los tres pases de rigor con retoques bajo cuello sin irritaciones.

Rating: 5 / 5

Razor: Shavette BÓKER Olivo
Blade: DOVO largas shavette
Brush: ABEJA MAYA 28mm by Alfredo Hdez. Glez.
Pre-Shave: Agua caliente
Lather: LA TOJA Stick fórmula antigua
Aftershave: LA TOJA Loción
Additional Care:
MYRSOL emulsión​

Tews-Day SOTD

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Razor: Razorock Lupo
Blade Feather (D2)
Brush: Shavemac flattop D01 2-Band 26mm
Bowl: Turkish Porcelain Bowl 4 ½”
Pre-Shave Scrub: Ginger Garden Enigma
Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Mandarin and Cardamom
Shave Soap: Black Ship Grooming Thomas Tew
Balm: Black Ship Grooming Thomas Tew
Aftershave: Black Ship Grooming Thomas Tew
Razor: Rockwell MT opened to "5"
Blade: Gillette SilverBlue
Mug: VDH
Soap: Stirling Spice
Brush: Stirling Finest Badger w/Marble Handle
Aftershave: Classic Old Spice


SOTD : 22nd October 2019.


Shaving recipe for today.

Prep: Warm shower:/ Original Source ~ Fresh Water Mint & Guarana Shower Gel.


Cold wet flannel to my face.

Pears ~ Transparent Soap.

Brush: Omega 49.

Face Lather.

Soap : Proraso Sensitive.

Blade: Parker Premium Platinum.(1)

Razor: Pearl SBF-11.


Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade menthol crystals +Eucalyptus peppermint,+ Tea Tree Oil Witch Hazel Mixture./ Benjamins ~ Mentholated Bay Rum.

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


Early morning shave.

The Pearl SBF11 indian made razor,paired up with the Parker P.P. blade superbly resulting in a wonderfully smooth 3 pass + pick ups near bbs shave with no errors to report.A superb indian made shaving product duo.

The proraso sensitive soap is a great soap/crope which provides a slick protective lather, my only gripe with it is, it leaves a white residue on the razor,in-between rinsing which doesn't affect the soap or the razor's performance granted, but i have to give the razor a thorough rinse and clean with a dry cloth,when i use the proraso sensitive, if not the white residue stays on the razor,which i have to clean before use it doesn't help living in a hard water area, which contibutes to the residue film too i suppose...All said though, it's still a fantastic great value for money shaving soap, which i recommend, and will continue to use in future shaves.

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

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

Enjoy your day, ladies & gentlemen.:cool:

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Prep: Cold water
Razor : Koraat 8/8 (1/4 hollow)
Lather: Noble Otter Barbarr
Brush: Yaqi Moka Express with Synthetic Knot
After-shave: Cold water --> Saponificio Varesino Settantesimo Anniversario (70th Anniversary)
Fragnance: Paco Rabanne One Million
Monday Night

‘64 Tech
Rapira PL (7)
Col. Conk Badger
TOBS Coconut Cream
AS: None

Nice close shave from a blade that I thought was finished cutting. I think it was the choice of cream that helped.
I like these Platinum Luxe’s.

Pre-Shave: Kiss my Face Olive Oil Soap, cold water
Razor: BBS-1
Blade: Voskhod (1)
Brush: Doug Korn D7
Lather: Mike's Lime
Post-Shave: Alum, Thayers Original Alcohol Free Witch Hazel, South Australian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Would have been a wonderful shave, but I could only use one hand due to stabbing myself with a sharp knife...28C definitely warrants some Lime soap!

I hope you all have a terrific Tuesday :thumbup:
Le Pere Lucien cologne fougere
Vulfix Grosvenor 404 badger/boar brush
Mühle R41 with Astra green blade
Alpa Fougere eau de cologne
22 Oct 19
Karve brass OC C plate
Blade: Polsilver Super Iridium (2)
Brush: 24mm Yaqi Two band badger brush
Pre-Shave: Shower and Clearasil face wash
Lather: Stirling Spice soap
Aftershave: Thayers AS / eShave white tea AS cream
Additional Care: Thayers WH
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Tuesday 10.22.19 SOTD
RazoRock Essential Oil Of Lime Shave Oil
RazoRock Game Changer OC .84-P. / Gillette Nacet (1)
Simpsons Commodore X3 Best Badger
RazoRock "What The Puck?!" Lime Burst
Italian Barber Amici After Shaving Splash

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