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SOTD : Saturday 12th May - Friday 18th May 2018.

Discussion in 'Shave of the Day' started by Palmolive fox, Saturday May 12, 2018.

  1. SOTD: 12th May 2018.


    Shaving recipe for today.

    Prep: Warm shower:/ Imperial Leather ~ Sea minerals & Black Mint Shower Gel.


    warm wet flannel to my face.

    Wilkinsons Fruits ~ Rhubarb & Vanilla Body Butter.

    Brush: Omega ~ S10065 .

    Face Lather.

    Soap : Nivea Men ~ Shaving stick

    Blade: Gillette Wilkinson Sword Saloon Pack. :Indian: (1)

    Razor: Parker 87R.

    Warm wet flannel/ cold wet flannel to rinse my face.


    Alum Block./Cold Water Face Rinse./ Homemade Lime, Lemon+Peppermint Oil Witch Hazel Mixture./ Nivea men ~ Sensitive Cooling Post shave soothing Balm.

    Arko ~ Cool Cologne.


    Another early morning start for me,last saturday that i have to work for a while..:)

    A new shave set up to start the weekend, it's a welcoming return of my parker 87r razor after been out on loan for over a year..this indian princess is the smallest of all my parker razors, but it's still got a good heft & balance to it and performs with non-aggressive, but efficient smoothness, like all of my parker razor i use a slightly steeper shaving angle that gives a dfs..

    I mentioned i was going to match her up with the gillette ws saloon pack blade, as they pair excellently with my 3 piece parker's the verdict is still the same..a superb match, smooth sharp and efficient.

    My little indian lady has been too long in shaving exile..welcome back home princess...

    Second outing of the Nivea men shave stick and it provided me with a nice slick protective lather fo shave, i was tempted to cut a disc off the stick and use my usual bowl lather method, but i applied the stick dry to my wet face the result was a superb performance, just like the Nivea men shaving creams give,adding a nice post shave feeling to my face.

    A very comfortable 3 pass + pick ups silky smooth shave with no errors to report.

    Finishing the shave off with a generous splash of arko ~ cool cologne.

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

    Enjoy the start of the weekend, ladies & gentlemen.:cool:
  2. patw



    Tabac and smooth as you like with the 1912.

    Enjoy your weekend gentlemen
  3. Greetings

    Saturday 12th May 2018
    Prep: Shower
    Razor: L'Essor
    Blade: Heljestrand
    Brush: APShave Co. SynBad
    Soap: Tabac
    Aftershave: Astral Cream (soft)
    EDC: Penhaligon's Endymion

    Another shave with the SynBad brush and this morning I tested it against the Tuxedo knot from the same supplier by using both brushes for the same shave. There is no question that the SynBad knot splays easier than the Tuxedo but less so than the Cashmere knot which I also have from APShave Co. To be quite fair this is precisely what the supplier states on his website!

    This morning I am trying Penhaligon's Endymion, another EDC, I find it a pleasant 'ordinary' EDC, I only applied it about 45 minutes ago and it is already fading very rapidly.


  4. Missoni


  5. alfredus



    Pre-Shave: SebaMed, cold water
    Razor: Wolfman SB-P WRH2 Stainless Steel
    Blade: Voskhod (2)
    Brush: Paladin Chief Strawberry Amber
    Lather: Stirling Bergamot Lavender
    Post-Shave: Alum, Thayers Original Alcohol Free Witch Hazel, South Australian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil​
  6. patw


    Sorry Foxy your new SOTD post wasn’t on when I started one :rolleyes:.I’ve cancelled mine.
    All the best mate
    Pat ;)
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  7. AnthH


    ~ SOTD Saturday 12th May 2018 ~

    Pre - Nivea Men Deep Cleaning Face Wash / Hot Towel
    Razor - Edwin Jagger 3D Laser Diamond
    Blade - Astra Superior Platinum
    Brush - RazoRock Beehive
    Soap - Stirling Soap Co . Satsuma
    Post - Rinse / Thayers Unscented Witch Hazel
    Balm - Stirling Soap Co . Satsuma Post Shave Balm

    Have a Great Weekend Shavers :)
  8. image.jpg ~SOTD~

    Prep ~ Shower, birch Tar Soap
    Razor ~ Muhle R41 (2013)
    Blade ~ Personna comfort coated (NOS)
    Soap ~Barrister And Mann ~ Roam
    Brush ~ SOC Boar
    Post ~ Barrister And Mann ~ Roam Aftershave
    Scent ~ Barrister And Man ~ Roam edt

    The full Roam treatment, perfect!

    Have a great weekend folks....P.
  9. No problem pat, I've done exactly the same in the past...:oops:
  10. owlman


    Today's shave:


    - Musgo Real Orange Amber
    - YaQi "Moka Express" Finest
    - Merkur 42c with ASP blade
    - Myrsol Agua Balsamica aftershave

  11. Wazzer3


    Jabonman ‘Citrus/Vetiver’
    Envy Shave ‘8 Ball’
    Ever Ready Jewel
    GEM coated #2
    Speick AS

    Couple of weepers but smooth shave all the same, soap smells great but this early formulation takes awhile to build a decent lather.
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  12. bozz4fun


  13. S. Maria Novella sc + asl
    Mühle Silvertip Fibre 25mm
    Muhle R41 + Feather HS

    Insurrection II EdT


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  14. Boru62


    Pre: Cold water face wash
    Brush: Anbbas Boar
    Soap: Fine Platinum
    Razor: Ever-Gem Pushbutton
    Blade: Gem SS
    Post: Cold water rinse, Floid Black ASL
    Well the weekend got off to very smooth start.
    Having shaved less than 24hrs ago the Pushbutton gave a DFS+ in two passes. Scentwise the Fine Platinum and Floid Black complement each other wonderfully.
    Have a great weekend everyone.
  15. Morning shave

    Olive Oil Soap
    Santa Maria Novella Crema Da Barba
    Omega 20102 Boar
    Little Wren Pottery
    Ever-Ready 1912
    Gem (3)
    RazoRock Santa Maria Del Fiore Aftershave
    Thayers Witch Hazel (unscented)
    Santa Maria Novella Tabacco Toscano EDC

    A gloriously self-indulgent start to the weekend. Enjoy yours chaps.
  16. udrako


    SR: EJDE89Lbl
    Blade: Derby Extra
    Brush: Semogue SOC
    Cream: TOBS Lavender
    ASL: Proraso Verde
  17. culcreuch


    Saturday 12th May

    Olive Oil Soap
    Proraso Green Pre Shave Cream
    NSS Traditional Yusu (Tallow) Soap
    Semogue SOC 2012 Special Edition Badger/Boar Brush
    Yaqi 'Charcoal' Razor with a Treet Silver Carbon Steel Blade
    Alum Block and Rinse
    Argan Oil
    Clubman Reserve Gent's Gin AS

    I haven't been around for a week now ...due to IT restrictions. 2 weeks ago we welcomed a new puppy (Poppy) to the family. She likes to chew:(While I was wording a horrendous shift last 2 legged nearest and dearest pulled all the router and computer cables and trashed the wired network in the house. I have been restricted to my phone and a tablet for a number of days. Shallow person that I am....I let her endure a mobile network for a few days before I reconnected the wifi. I have just wired up a Raspberry Pi while she is away on a girlie hopefully all will be 'sweetness and light' when she returns.

    Today's shave was the beginning of my 'Beer and Burger' weekend.
    3 close and smooth passes for a super BBS Shave:)

    Have a good day....and take care this evening....its Eurovision. I worked one a few years back....the worst night I have ever seen for ODs......I can only guess why!
  18. Scotshave



    Phoenix and Beau Spitfire
    RazoRock Plissoft 24mm synth.
    Face lather
    ER 1914
    Gem SS PTFE with a rubber band shim
    Thayer’s Cucumber and Aloe Vera
    Fine Platinum after shave

    I was reading @riverrun ’s thread on rubber band shimming (under the SE forum) and found that my 1914 was suffering from a slight bit of blade chatter/movement. Not enough to completely spoil the shave; but I did need to flatten the angle, especially ATG.

    So, if anyone wants to have a look at my contribution on that thread, I was inspired by one contributor’s suggestion to use ‘loom bands’; and put a couple on my Gem blade (dayglo green, as you can see lol). It reduced movement significantly. But, as I said yesterday, the acid test would be an SOTD. That transpired today.

    What a difference. No chatter, or movement that I could discern: nor was there any need to change angle. So, a great 3 pass result, smooth as you like and to quote @Fergiebilly , I’m shining like a guardsman’s freshly bulled boot.

    For what it’s worth, I really endorse this shimming method if you have similar blade movement in the older members of the ER family.

    Other components - soap, brush and after shave - all perfectly harmonious.

    Enjoy the weekend, everyone.

  19. SOTD 20180512.


    Brush: M Keramiek / Tuxedo.
    Jabones by Luna "Dama de noche".
    Vintage 7 O'Clock NEW / custom handle.
    Rembrandt Super Stainless (NOS) (8).
    Jabones by Luna "Dama de noche" ASB.

    Brush with ceramic handle is under test (10).
  20. Wonderful SOTD & first use of it. FarBoy (6-4-4). Astra SP #4. 30mm Tuxedo Set in a Giles Shaving Co pottery handle @Roscotanna


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