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Shave of the day Saturday 15th-Friday 21st july 2017

Discussion in 'Shave of the Day' started by Blademonkey, Saturday July 15, 2017.

  1. SOTD 20170717


    Brush: J&T® padouk / finest 2-band 24 mm.
    Shaving soap: Pré de Provence.
    Razor: Claymore V2 / Rocnel greep.
    Mesje: Kai Titan Mild (3).
    After shave: Proraso Cypress & Vetiver after shave cream.
  2. donnie_arko



    Pre - RSC Facial Scrub
    Soap - Vitos Red
    Brush - Omega 82065
    Razor - YT Tech
    Blade - Perma Sharp SS (4)
    Post Shave - Witch Hazel

    I've been using/testing @phoenixandbeau vegan soap for the last few days, and decided to use Vitos Red today to compare it. It seems I am not just testing the P&B on it's own right but to what I am trying to find for soaps in general in usage for their qualities.

    Vitos Red is one of my benchmark soaps as I find it really easy to build a lather and the lather quality is absolutely superb and comparing it today to the P&B Vegan, I definitely fond the Vitos Red easier to build a lather with. On my face for the third pass at least I noticed a bit of irritation when I had the lather on my face, which is something I can definitely live without. Post shave my face isn't feeling as great as it did for the P&B vegan.
  3. Clint64


    July 17, 2017
    Timeless OC (0.95mm)
    Feather (3)
    30 DC LE with Omega Boar
    Reef Point Tranquility
    Fine Lavender

  4. mpf9ret


    Mon 17th July
    Vulfix 404 mixed
    Vitos super Red croap
    Alu. General
    Schick Proline Type P [ 9 ]
    Alum Rub/Rinse off
    Floid Vigoroso A/S Lotion

    Over the last few days I have had long lasting Shaves with a variety of Razors, with Reduced whisker growth the easier the Daily Shave becomes. Well thats the theory anyway.

    Using the light Alu. Hawk I tend to use a trusty Barber Shop soap, which provides the cushion and glide needed with a lighter Razor to avoid the dangers of using too much pressure. Was a very comfortable shave, but I took care to use short strokes on the chin area, where exuberance can lead to mishap.

    Extremely pleased with the Shave which despite the blade being on its 9th outing, was very comfortable and of the finished Face Stroking Variety. No doubt later in the week when meeting up with friends for Lunch, the Shave will be dreadful and the use of styptic pencil/tissue will be required.Will to rule that out choose a fail safe Razor, like the General.

  5. udrako


    SR: EJDE89L
    Blade: Derby Extra
    Brush: Semogue 1250
    Cream: Nivea Original Protect - BR
    ASL: Madeira do Oriente
  6. nolisco



    Omega 10015
    Fatip Testina Gentile
    Voskhod (1)
    Proraso Green
    Boots Tea Tree WH & Proraso Green

    A wise choice given today's sunny disposition. I did the same shave as Saturday with the Fatip and it left excellent results barring user error on my adams apple. No irritation at all from a razor I have been indifferent towards. Amazing how slight tweaks can bring new life to a razor. I'll likely give it a further run out tomorrow.
  7. Monday AM 2017-07-17

    Georgetown Pottery G20 Scuttle (Hamada & Purple)
    Rooney 1/2 Ebony Finest (24mm/57mm)
    Penhaligon's Castile shaving cream (vintage)
    CG Brass L1/Triad Brass Hexagon Helix
    Personna 74 Tungsten (11)
    Penhaligon's Castile aftershave (vintage)
  8. slantman


    Blackbird SB Razor
    Derby Extra
    Big Bruce Synthetic
    RR Gold Shave Soap
    Aqua Velva Sensitive Balm
    Paul Sebastian After Shave
  9. Evening shave.

    Lucky Tiger Face Scrub.
    Nannys Silly Soap Lemon, Basil & Mandarin Traditional.
    Maseto 30mm 2 Band Finest.
    Little Wren bowl.
    Rockwell 6C (plate 4).
    Astra SP (1).
    Thayers Witch Hazel (unscented).
    OSP Lemon and Cedar Wood Aftershave.

    The best shave I have had so far. I was looking back over various threads on the forum earlier (as you do), and I noticed that the Astra SP divides opinion a little. Personally speaking, I have never had anything less than very good shaves with it. In fact I'm beginning to think why not just buy a couple of hundred and stick with them? Paired with the 6C I got an effortless BBS shave with 3 very smooth passes. First use of the NSS and it's great stuff. Easy to lather, cushioning, slick, and a gorgeous scent. I'm a contented chap.
  10. Waylander


    Greetings All,
    Monday shave.

    Two days’ growth and warm shave

    Preparation – face washed with Clique Liquid facial soap (mild)

    Pre: Prorosa Red pre-share
    Soap: P&B Citra Royale
    Razor: Merkur 34c
    Blade: Wilkinson Sword (1th)
    Brush: RazoRock 400 Noir

    Post Shave: Cold water rinse, followed by a shower then Proraso aftershave lotion (red) and Nivea Sensitive Balm.

    First try of the Wilkinson Sword blades and it was a joy. Really like this soap and whipped up a great lather. 3 passes and left the bathroom very happy.
  11. isaiah53


    merkur hd
    7 o'clock yellow
    asylum scanlon synthetic
    yardley black label shaving soap
    institut karite AS balm
    floris jf edt
  12. Benz3ne




    Thomas Clipper DE
    Maseto 30mm
    Gillette Super Blue (China, 1st)
    Gentlemans cream
    Boots Bay Rum

    The Gillette felt exceptionally tuggy to me for the first pass. Granted, prep left a little to be desired but it didn't slice and dice like the Feather DE blades I've been using of late. That being said it was a tame blade and really came into its own from the second pass onwards. I never once felt like this fairly aggressive razor was going to bite coupled with this blade! Made for a smooth shave thereafter and left me irritation free and lovely and smooth! The cream on its first outing practically exploded into lather. A slight dip with the tips and I was cooking with methane! :D So slick and creamy as well and my face feels great afterwards. The Bay Rum stung a little but boy it smells good and does the job.

    May repeat this tomorrow... I enjoyed it so much (bar the first pass where I was tempted to switch blades...) :D

    Onto the next one, chaps!
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    Good shave + nice aquatic scent + a mojito = happy Ross
  14. Electrif


    Monday 17th July
    Body shop synthetic
    P&B Vegan trial soap
    Gillette Guard #2
    Tabac A/S
    Lacura body moisturiser
    Very pleasing shave today. An easy to lather soft soap with good slick performance. The Guard performed better on its second outing so I'm now expecting this single cart to last me the fortnight's holiday.
  15. Wazzer3


    LPL Original
    SOC Cherrywood
    Timeless .95SB dimpled handle
    Lada SS #3
    LPL AS

    Quick shave before bed, very good result with great components.
  16. pjgh


    ... a gold Flying Wing! What a lovely razor! I sold all mine on when I settled on the 1912 as "my" razor (having bought a couple of hundred of them and settled on just the one hundred to keep). Yeah, I recall nice shaves from the Flying Wing.

    Lovely to see.

    Wickham's Parma Violet? Ahhhh ... :D
    Bizzyberry, Norfolkdick, patw and 7 others like this.
  17. pjgh


    Good to see the 1305 getting some playtime ... smashing brush, that.
  18. Jonmaddock


    My first real brush, absolutely love it and always go back to it :)

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  19. culcreuch


    Cause there is always something new ....which has to be checked out!
    Last edited: Monday July 17, 2017

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