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⚾️ 🏈 🏏 ⚽️ “SOTD - Sports Theme Week” January 10th, 2022 to January 16th, 2022 ⛳️ ⛷ 🎣 🚴‍♂️

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I received a package yesterday so today’s shave was full of exciting new toys. My first go with the FOCS was not disappointing. It looks meaner than it is. This is my first experience with an open comb and also my first experience with a slant. I quite like the stable feel of the torqued blade. The Semogue SOC Taj was a delight to use, even on the first shave. The Cella confirms my suspicions that the Italians know what they’re doing in regards to good quality, affordable shave soaps.

Head Shave~
Prep: Hot Shower, Proraso beard wash and exfoliating scrub (on the beard and scalp).
Pre: Coconut Oil
Brush: Semogue SOC Taj
Soap: Cella
Razor: FOCS
Blade: Voskhod (1)
Post: Warm rinse, alum, cold rinse, Thayers WH, Proraso Red Balm.
Soundtrack: Long Season by Fishmans

WTG, ATG, touch ups.

One point deducted for a small nick on my ear. Otherwise it was a very effortless and smooth shave. BBS 9/10

I’ve been using a technique on my ATG pass/ touch ups where I’ll scoop some lather with my left hand and use it to find the missed patches of hair and also pull the skin tight, following with the razor with my right hand. Is there a name for this? Buffing?

Have a good Friday folks!
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Razor: Schick L7 Championship Razor
Blade: Schick Injector
Brush: Rudy Vey Badger & Blade 2020 Group Buy #4/30
Pre-Shave: Proraso White
Lather: Shannon's Soaps Indigo Oud
Aftershave: Shannon's Soaps Indigo Oud Aftershave Splash
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Rose Petal
Imperial Leather Talcum Powder
Friday an easy, nice, two-pass shave, DFS with no mishaps:

Razor: English Flat-Bottom Tech, thin handle
Blade: Treet Dura Sharp blue (1)- received this amongst a PIF courtesy of member @Paulford- thanks so much! I can't recall ever using any Treet blades and this one was fine, not overly sharp, quite easy to use; maybe the Tech razor helped
Soap: Stirling Orange Chill
Brush: Simpson Berkeley 46 in Best
Post-shave: Clubman AS, I use Clubman hair gel almost daily, so I guess most days are Clubman days

Have a great weekend!

Brush: Shavemac "Kleiner Bayer" 14/42 Silvertip D01 2-Band
Soap: Vitos Red
Razor: 1947 Gillette Flat Bottom Tech on Phoenix Filament handle
Blade: Personna Red (2)
ASL: Clubman VIBR

A super shave. :biggrin:

Razor handle minutiae:
I've been meaning to try out my Phoenix Filament handle for a while, but I'm so attached to my magical aluminum GT handle (by Doug (@Rosseforp)) that I had to force myself to do it.

I like the (nearly) see through look of the Filament, it's just the right length (for me) at 75mm (as is my GT). My Gillette FBT appreciated the Filament's 10-32 threading (versus the GT's M5 x 0.8mm threading). The Filament handle weighs 6g versus the GT's 14g; being an LHF, I'm happy with both of these lightweights.

The Filament handle's downside, on its first outing this evening, was that I noticed it was there a couple of times during the shave (shock horror :eek6:). I do like it... but it'll be back to my beloved GT next shave. :yesnod:

Happy shaves guys. :cornut:
SOD Saturday January 15, 2022
Excited for NFL Wild Card Weekend! Go Steelers!!

Brush: Simpson T3 Trafalgar
Bowl: Fendrihan
Pre shave: None
Lather: Southern Witchcrafts Druantia
Razor: Feather AS-D2
Blade: Feather (1)
Razor: Gillette Styler
Post: Omega Alum Block
Post: Thayers Witch Hazel
Lotion: None
Balm: Southern Witchcrafts Druantia
Have a great day!

Saturday SOTD

Razor: Gillette Red Tip
Blade: Super Iridium (D6)
Brush: SOC 2012 Limited Edition Badger\Boar
Bowl: Doug Smith 5"
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGLO Lavender
Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Patchouli & Mint
Shave Soap: Moon Soaps Union
Balm: Moon Soaps Union
Aftershave: Floid Amber (Italian)
Noble Otter Rawr
Shavemac Custom Silver Tip
6/8 Art of Shaving by Thiers-Issard
Tony Miller 3" Fast Bridle Strop
Omega Alum Stick
Nivea Sensitive Cool
Montblanc Starwalker

RazoRock Tobacco #2
Semogue 610
Schick M1 Adjustable Injector Razor
Ted Pella Injector Blade (9)
Omega Alum Stick
Clubman Virgin Island Bay Rum
Art of Shaving Kingsman Bourbon Balm
Banana Republic Cordovan
SOTD - Fatip Friday Jan 14, 2022

Fatip Grande Chrome Open Comb - drive for show & putt for dough
Blade: Gillette Nacet (5) - grip it & rip it
Brush: CVS Blade Boar Brush, 24mm - just be the ball, be the ball, be the ball
Pre-Shave: CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Bar, Cremo Classic Shave Cream - tee it high, let it fly
Soap: Haslinger Sheep Milk Shaving Soap - he shoots, he scores!
Aftershave: Skin Bracer Duke, Duke Cannon A/S Balm - whatcha gonna do when mentholmania runs wild on you!
Growth: 74 hours
Passes: rough, bunker, caddyshack, clubhouse
Rating: 10/10 - it's in the hole! it's in the hole!

Results: Comfortable & close shave with Haslinger Sheep Milk Shaving Soap. Peaky & creamy lather. Loves water, slick, very good cushion and protection. Excellent post shave skin feel, moisturized. The Fatip Grande & the Gillette Nacet delivered a BBS result. No tugging, no nicks, no cuts, no irritation & no beard. Great Shave!



Tree Hut - coconut/lime oil
Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood
Col Ichabod Conk faux ivory pure badger brush
Edwin Jagger de89
Feather Hi- Stainless
Aftershave Balm
Duke Cannon - Ice Cold

Another great shave, with my Edwin Jagger de89, paired with a feather. TOBS lather applied with Col Ichabod Conk Ivory pure badger brush. I really like the Duke Cannon aftershave balm, a great way to put an explanation Mark on the end of a great shave.
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