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SOTD - “Supporting Vendor Week - “Merz Apothecary” June 6th, 2022 to June 12th, 2022

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Hi B&Bers!

This week and for the next few weeks we are going to show our support and thank our amazing B&B Supporting Vendors (who are instrumental in helping keep the lights on around here), and provide you the opportunity to show off the excellent gear that you have accumulated!

This Week’s SOTD Theme Week is all about Merz Apothecary! The Merz team offers a HUGE selection of the best that wetshaving has to offer. In fact, I am not going to even bother to try listing a selection of their vendors. If it has anything to do with men’s grooming and/or wetshaving, @QBrothers likely sells it!

Merz was founded in 1875 as a small drugstore in Chicago and their internet business Smallflower.com (many people had issues spelling Apothecary!) was launched in 1998. They were an Amazon vendor before most of us had even heard of the big river company (simce 2004). Q Brothers/Shops of Metz was opened in 2014 next to their Lincoln Square store in Chicago due to their explosive growth.

Let’s see your Merz/Smallflower/Q Brothers purchased items if you have them. If you don’t have anything from them, go to their website @ https://www.merzapothecary.com or their B&Bstore @ https://www.badgerandblade.com/forum/forums/q-brothers-merz-apothecary-smallflower.224/ to show some love for this outstanding B&B supporting vendor. Next time I am in Chicago, I will be visiting as I can’t resist after reading their description… “The minute you walk in, you are stepping into a beautiful old world Apothecary that carries only the finest of products.”

If you don’t have anything from this fine B&B supporting vendor, please still post pics of your usual SOTD or just tell us all about it.

As always, being creative and having fun IS mandatory but sticking with the theme is NOT mandatory but very strongly encouraged.

Let’s see some love for Merz!

Menthol Monday SOTD

Razor: Schick Repeating Razor B2
Blade: Schick (D1)
Brush: Vie-Long Epsilon 27mm Horse Hair
Bowl: Asfreidaturns Texas Mesquite 4 1/4"
Pre-Shave Scrub: SheaMoisture African black soap
Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Rainforest
Shave Soap: Tallow + Steel Sàsq’ets (Iced-Koolada)
Balm: Saponificio Varesino Puro Burro di Karitè
Aftershave: Tallow + Steel Sàsq’ets (Iced-Koolada)
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Mon 6 SOTD
Soap Signature Soaps Hibernia
Brush Yaqi 24mm Cavern Lake 2 Band Badger
Razor GEM Clog Pruf
Blade GEM PTFE 8th Use
Aftershaves Stirling Witchhazel Wintergreen + Signature Soaps Hibernia Splash
Awesome soap qualities. Just a little turns into an epic creamy and slick lather...whip-up easily with the excellent brush!
Missed using the GEM razors and blade. Today's shave with the razor paired with the blade was very good. 3 smooth and comfortable passes for a bbs/dfs finish...The matching aftershave was super...love the scent!


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1) Italy: Brush Omega 10777.
2) Italy: Shaving Soap Proraso White Tub.
3) England: Razor Eclpise Red Ring.
4) Germany: Razor Blade Wilkinson Sword.
5) France: Alum Block Osma.
6) Germany: Aftershave Balm Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm.
7) Spain: EDT Nautica Classic Cologne.
SOTD Monday June 6, 2022

Brush: Simpson T3 Trafalgar
Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper Bowl
Pre: None
Lather: TOBS Peppermint
Razor: Henson AL13 Medium
Blade: Feather
Razor: Gillette Styler
Post: Omega Alum Block
Post: Thayers Unscented
Post: Aveeno
Have a great day!
Monday, June 6, 2022.

Floïd pre shave oil. Stirling soap Co., Duke: Shaving soap, lotion & balm aftershave. Morris & Fordnarm 2, finest badger. Herr & Razors, Buhler Arne 62 Hrc, quarter hollow, 8/8 width, french point, bond scales. Burberry Brit for him, EdT.

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