SOTD : Saturday 25th August - Friday 31st August 2018

Friday 31st August PM



Prep: Warm rinse followed by Nivea Sensitive Face Wash then Proraso Pre Shave cream Eucalyptus and Menthol
Soap: Proraso Green Eucalyptus and Menthol
Brush: Executive Shaving Medium Jock synthetic
Razor: Schick Adjustable Injector
Blade: Schick Injector (3)
Post: Cold rinse, Thayers Witch Hazel with Cucumber then Proraso Aftershave balm Eucalyptus and Menthol.

A return to the Schick Adjustable razor. I went with a 3 pass approach dialling in settings 3, 2 and finishing on 1.

My last few uses of this razor have been reasonable, but not quite to the standard I’ve been getting with my Merkur 34c.

Today was a positive change! I felt so much more confident with the blade angle and it certainly showed with the final result.

A BBS finish with no irritation or weepers. The Proraso products performed well and have given me a boost this evening. I do like the Menthol approach though I’ve used other creams and soaps which give smoother razor glide and a more slick feel during rinses. My skin seemed dry again towards the end of each pass though the balm at the post stage gave me some suppleness back. I’m sitting here typing and thinking I might add a bit more balm just for a bit more moisture.

A good day today and I’ve got that Friday feeling. Bring on the weekend!

Have a great night folks. I’ve just poured myself a house measure of Drambuie!
 
Two shaves - Wed and today

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Wednesday's shave
Stirling Executive Man soap
Omega Pro49 boar
Gillette Fatboy 1959 (E4)
Trig blade
A little alum
Proraso After Shave Balm
Fine Accoutrements Platinum After Shave

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Man Cave face wash
Maseto 30mm Silvertip
OSP Barbershop soap
Gillette Aristocrat #15 closed comb
Trig blade
A little alum
L'Oreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Balm
Fine Accoutrements American Blend
Throwninstone scuttle

Notable points from this shave
1. OSP Barbershop is an excellent soap. Scent is great, post shave feel excellent.
2. My Aristocrat was very efficient across 2 passes. Still my favourite razor.
3. I love my new scuttle! Acquired this week in a trade with @JR SHAVE I thought it would be a bit of a novelty but I'm hooked! Awesome hot lather. What a lovely new experience in my shaving journey. Thanks John!
 
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SOTD Friday 31 August 2018 :)

Pre-shave: Warm shower face wash Wright's Cold Tar Soap and cold water splash.
Soap: Martin de Candre Fougere.
Brush: Simpsons The Duke 2 Pure Badger.
Bowl: Aesop.
Razor: Fatip Piccolo.
Blade: Astra SP (Day 3).
Post: Cold water splash and Myrsol After Shave Balsamic Water.

Been very busy at work and away for a few days with SWMBO; first SOTD for a while.

I picked up some Martin de Candre from the Gentlemans Groom Room, I asked Ian for his view, he simply replied "its Martin de Candre" with a confident smile and a shrug of the sholders. At that point I was hooked :)

As ever YMMV, "Martin de Candre" did what it said on the tin - amazing stuff - excellent skin properties; great lather, glide, protection and an amazing post shave feel. On reflection Ian's sale pitch was perfect, possibly the simplist, best and most honest delivery of a review of a product I have heard in a long time. His few well chosesn words said a lot.

The FaTip Piccolo is a fun razor - efficient and very comfortable. I have been switching between the Picilo and the Blackland Dart recently. I tend to go for a 3 pass with the Picilo with a 2 pass on the Dart.

I hope that everyone is good.

All the best,

Chris
 
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Two shaves - Wed and today

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Wednesday's shave
Stirling Executive Man soap
Omega Pro49 boar
Gillette Fatboy 1959 (E4)
Trig blade
A little alum
Proraso After Shave Balm
Fine Accoutrements Platinum After Shave

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Man Cave face wash
Maseto 30mm Silvertip
OSP Barbershop soap
Gillette Aristocrat #15 closed comb
Trig blade
A little alum
L'Oreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Balm
Fine Accoutrements American Blend
Throwninstone scuttle

Notable points from this shave
1. OSP Barbershop is an excellent soap. Scent is great, post shave feel excellent.
2. My Aristocrat was very efficient across 2 passes. Still my favourite razor.
3. I love my new scuttle! Acquired this week in a trade with @JR SHAVE I thought it would be a bit of a novelty but I'm hooked! Awesome hot lather. What a lovely new experience in my shaving journey. Thanks John!
Glad it arrived in one piece Dan


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Fat Friday Shave

RazoRock 400
Mitchell's Wool Fat soap
Rockwell 6C R4
Voskhod (1)
Floid Mentolado Vigoroso ASL

My last shave at home for a week as I'm off to Ayrshire for a week's holiday tomorrow.

Everything worked as it should without mishap.
BBS finish easily achieved in two passes.

I've got my holiday shaving kit packed. Keeping it simple - one soap, one razor, one aftershave and one brand of blade, and two EDP's (10ml Creed Decants)
 
Fat Friday Shave

RazoRock 400
Mitchell's Wool Fat soap
Rockwell 6C R4
Voskhod (1)
Floid Mentolado Vigoroso ASL

My last shave at home for a week as I'm off to Ayrshire for a week's holiday tomorrow.

Everything worked as it should without mishap.
BBS finish easily achieved in two passes.

I've got my holiday shaving kit packed. Keeping it simple - one soap, one razor, one aftershave and one brand of blade, and two EDP's (10ml Creed Decants)
Enjoy your hols Paul.
 
Fat Friday Shave

RazoRock 400
Mitchell's Wool Fat soap
Rockwell 6C R4
Voskhod (1)
Floid Mentolado Vigoroso ASL

My last shave at home for a week as I'm off to Ayrshire for a week's holiday tomorrow.

Everything worked as it should without mishap.
BBS finish easily achieved in two passes.

I've got my holiday shaving kit packed. Keeping it simple - one soap, one razor, one aftershave and one brand of blade, and two EDP's (10ml Creed Decants)
Enjoy your week in Ayrshire Paul ;)
 
Fat Friday Shave

RazoRock 400
Mitchell's Wool Fat soap
Rockwell 6C R4
Voskhod (1)
Floid Mentolado Vigoroso ASL

My last shave at home for a week as I'm off to Ayrshire for a week's holiday tomorrow.

Everything worked as it should without mishap.
BBS finish easily achieved in two passes.

I've got my holiday shaving kit packed. Keeping it simple - one soap, one razor, one aftershave and one brand of blade, and two EDP's (10ml Creed Decants)
I hope you have a great time Paul.
 
Fat Friday Shave

RazoRock 400
Mitchell's Wool Fat soap
Rockwell 6C R4
Voskhod (1)
Floid Mentolado Vigoroso ASL

My last shave at home for a week as I'm off to Ayrshire for a week's holiday tomorrow.

Everything worked as it should without mishap.
BBS finish easily achieved in two passes.

I've got my holiday shaving kit packed. Keeping it simple - one soap, one razor, one aftershave and one brand of blade, and two EDP's (10ml Creed Decants)
Enjoy your holiday..:)
 
Fat Friday Shave

RazoRock 400
Mitchell's Wool Fat soap
Rockwell 6C R4
Voskhod (1)
Floid Mentolado Vigoroso ASL

My last shave at home for a week as I'm off to Ayrshire for a week's holiday tomorrow.

Everything worked as it should without mishap.
BBS finish easily achieved in two passes.

I've got my holiday shaving kit packed. Keeping it simple - one soap, one razor, one aftershave and one brand of blade, and two EDP's (10ml Creed Decants)
Have a great time in God’s country!
 
Fat Friday Shave

RazoRock 400
Mitchell's Wool Fat soap
Rockwell 6C R4
Voskhod (1)
Floid Mentolado Vigoroso ASL

My last shave at home for a week as I'm off to Ayrshire for a week's holiday tomorrow.

Everything worked as it should without mishap.
BBS finish easily achieved in two passes.

I've got my holiday shaving kit packed. Keeping it simple - one soap, one razor, one aftershave and one brand of blade, and two EDP's (10ml Creed Decants)
Enjoy Paul.
 
Tuesday.
Prep: Hot towel
Pre shave: Prep
Razor: Weber ARC
Blade: Permasharp
Brush: 'Jade' (Rooney Heritage 2XL Jade)
Soap: Chiseled Face: Midnight Stag
Post: Cold water rinse / Witch Hazel / L'Occitane Cade After Shave Balm

rushed my prep, and the Weber/Permasharp reminded me just how unforgiving it can be, when I get sloppy.. other than that, it was a fantastic shave.

Thursday.
Prep: Hot towel
Pre shave: Prep
Razor: Merkur 34C HD
Blade: Polsilver Super Iridium
Brush: Rough,No Name Boar
Soap: Stirling’s M.I.T.A
Post: Cold water rinse / Witch Hazel / Chatillon Lux Gratiot League Square Post-Shave Salve

no nonsense from this setup.. I was going to opt for a new blade, but this one is still giving me awesome results.

Saturday.
Prep: Hot towel
Pre shave: Prep
Razor: ‘The Rock’ (Rockwell 6S – #3)
Blade: Permasharp
Brush: The 'Americana' (Shavemac 24/48 D01 2 Band)
Soap: West of Olympia ‘Lust’
Post: Cold water rinse / Witch Hazel / Chatillon Lux Santal Auster Post-Shave Salve
Fragrance: PG 02 Cozé

Ooh, I do fancy a bit of Lust at the weekends.. ;) and this did not disappoint... another fantastic release from West of Olympia, helping ‘The Rock’/Permasharp combo to deliver a wonderful shave. Bang tidy, that!
 
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Sat 1st Sept
Stirling Syn. 26mm
Stirling Baker Street
ATT SE-G + Modified Base Plate
Gem S/S [ 4 ]
Pitralon Classic A/S Lotion

Had an excellent autumnal Shave this morning courtesy of Paul @Blademonkey . He like me was the owner of an ATT SE-G that for some reason did not deliver a good Shave, so he modded his base plate so the Razor worked. He kindly lent me the base plate, which I have been using in my Razor.

I have had some some great Shaves with it , but today aided by a super Lather
I probably had my best ever Shave with this modded Razor. I think perhaps my handling of it also has improved too, it does normally take a number of Shaves
to dial in to a Razor new to you. How many folk have discounted a Razor and come back to it later and declare it the" dogs danglies".

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