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SOTD "FREE WEEK" September 21th - September 27th, 2020

Pre: Shower
Razor: Gillette Tech 1962 ball end
Blade: Personna Platinum (1)
Brush: Yaqi Sagrada Familia
Bowl: Timeless Black
Soap: Stirling Executive Man sample (7)
A/S: Captains Choice Venture
I’m noticing that my cheeks are very tender sensitive, and hot? after using this razor, albeit super BBS. I do my normal 3 pass shave wtg, xtg, atg, not sure what I am doing wrong. 🤷‍♂️ Any suggestions? 08CCAF08-A09E-46E5-ADF8-6324B617330A.jpeg
SOTD Saturday night

Pre: Noxzema face wash
Brush: Parker pure badger travel brush
Razor: Gillette N2 1968 Slim, setting 3
Blade: Astra SP (#3)
Soap: Stone Cottage Soapworks Hesperide
Post: Alum followed by Brut aftershave and chased with Soap Commander Integrity balm

First shave with the Slim on 3 was really good. Soap was good, pleasant clean scent (Stone Cottage has great scents overall) and plenty of lather. Maybe a tad drying when combined with the Brut, but that was easily corrected with some Soap Commander balm. Aqua Velva would have been a better fit, scent-wise and I don't find it to be drying since it has glycerin.

Sunday SOTD


Razor: Joris Palladium Black\White Pin Stripe
Blade: Gillette 7 o’clock Black (D7)
Brush: Black Eagle Rhino Black Feather 25mm
Bowl: Castle Shave 4 1/4"
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGO Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Eucalyptus & Spearmint
Shave Cream: Moon Amaretto Speciale
Balm: Moon Amaretto Speciale
Aftershave: Small Batch Shave Tonic


The Aussie Bulldog
1) China: Brush Jack the Barber Synthetic brush.
2) China: Shaving Cream Jack the Barber Sandalwood Shaving Cream.
3) China: Razor: Jack the Barber DE razor.
4) China: Blade Jack the Barber DE blade.
5) France: Alum Block Osma.
6) Poland: Aftershave Balm Nivea Men Sensitive Skin and Stubble Balm.
7) USA: Cologne Calvin Klein Truth for men Cologne.
8) USA: Lather Bowl Captain’s Choice Copper Lather Bowl.
What other Gillettes does the Aristocrat compare to?
Too early to say.
I've only had time to use it once.
My initial impressions are it's both smooth and efficient.
The shave, day before yesterday was pleasant and very close.

If I wake up in time today I'll give it another go this afternoon before work.
I will compare it to some other Gillette razors during OCtober.

Have a nice sunday :)
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SOTD : 27th September 2020.


Shaving recipe for today.

Prep: Warm shower / Original Source ~ Tingly Mint & Tea Tree Shower Gel.


Cold wet flannel to my face.

Simple ~ Sensitive Bar Soap + Wilko Men's shave Oil.

Brush: Chinese Unbranded Silvertip Fibre.

Bowl Lather.

Tesco's Ceramic 'Cosmo' Side Bowl.

Uber/Superlather: Williams Mug Shaving Soap + Erasmic shave cream.

Blade: Indian Gillette ~ 7'0 Clock Super Platinum. (2)

Razor: 1970's Gillette Aluminum Handle Tech S4. (ENG)


Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade peppermint lavender, eucalyptus, + Tea Tree essential Oils Witch Hazel Mixture./ Brut ~ ASL.

Aloe Vera Gel.

A relaxing Williams Super-lather sunday shave.

The efficient smoothness of the indian gillette 7'0 clock sp matched up with the mild non-aggressive Tech S4 wonderfully making my sunday shave a pleasurable experience.

Another very comfortable 3 pass + pick ups DFS /near BBS shave with no errors to report.

Finishing the shave off with a generous dollop of Aloe Vera Gel.

My face is feeling silky smooth & smelling divine.;)

Stay safe, and enjoy you sunday ladies & gentlemen.:cool:

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SOTD - Sunday 27 September 2020

  • Safety Razor: Blackland - Vector
  • Blade: Feather - Super Professional
  • Shaving Brush: Alpha Shaving - Outlaw - Aluminium Satin - 28mm Bulb (Synthetic)
  • Shaving Bowl: Saponificio Varesino - Shaving Grail Bowl
  • Shaving Cream: Fitjar Islands - Melderskin
  • After-Shave: Fitjar Islands - Melderskin - Balm


SOTD SUNDAY MORNING, September 27, 2020

RAZOR: Manhattan Cutlery UK French Point 5/8 (Mug), Colonial General V2 Silversmith Handle (Dome)
BLADE: Feather Super
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by Argan Oil
BRUSH: Viking Silvertip Badger
CREAM: Nancy Boy Signature
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brushsqueezings followed by Nancy Boy Signature Balm.
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.

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