05-12-2014, 04:50 AM
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  • Coyote
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I enjoy using different products for my morning shaves. So, I decided to do something different just for a change and a little fun. (I had a very slow week and waaaay too much free time on my hands to plan this.)

I am a big fan of Stirling Soaps, so I am going to do a “7’s” Stirling Week:
7 Days-7 Stirling Soaps, 7 Brushes, 7 Razors, 7 Blades, 7 Aftershaves


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Day 1-Stirling Margaritas in the Arctic, Omega 10066 Boar, Gillette NEW SC, Personna Med Prep, Krampert’s Frostbite

Day 2-Stirling Ozark Mountain, Lord Chesterfield/Carrington 3-Band Synthetic, Gillette 40’s Style Superspeed, Rapira Platinum Lux, Tabac EdC

Day 3-Stirling Clubman, Plisson Grey Badger, Gillette Ball End Tech, Gillette Silver Blue, Clubman

Day 4-Stirling Lavender Sage, Whipped Dog Synthetic, Gillette Fat Handle Tech, Gillette 7 O’Clock Black SP, Grey Flannel

Day 5-Stirling Spice, Old Spice Boar, Gillette Red Tip Superspeed, Israeli Red Personna, Shulton Old Spice

Day 6-Stirling Scots Pine Sheep, oscar11 2-Band Finest, Gillette Slim, Polsilver SI, Pino Silvestre

Day 7-Stirling Barbershop, Whipped Dog Silvertip, Maggard MR1, Gillette Platinum, Canoe

Day 1-Monday-Stirling “7’s” Week
7 Days: 7 Stirling Soaps, 7 Brushes, 7 Razors, 7 Blades, 7 Aftershaves


Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Scots Pine Bath Soap
Soap: Stirling Margaritas in the Arctic
Razor: Gillette NEW Short Comb
Blade: Personna Med Prep (1)
Brush: Omega 10066 Boar-24mmx54mm
Aftershave: Krampert’s Frostbite

WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angle for my beard a bit)

My first “7’s” Shave: 7 Days, 7 Razors, 7 Blades, 7 Stirling Soaps, 7 Brushes. A match made in heaven on all fronts. The MITA is one of my favorite Stirling soaps. It has just the right touch of menthol for me and lathers like a champ. My $9 Omega boar will keep up with any of the rest. This was one great shave: smooth, close, and nick free. I finished up with Krampert’s Frostbite. It is a perfect match with the MITA.

Bob

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 05-12-2014, 07:37 AM
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Best of luck to you, Bob, and enjoy the week! Smile

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 05-12-2014, 09:47 AM
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Nice I just started using Stirling shave and bar soaps, preshave, and aftershave. I love all of Rods products so far. Great idea!!!!!!!

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 05-13-2014, 03:54 AM
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Day 2-Tuesday-Stirling “7’s” Week
7 Days: 7 Stirling Soaps, 7 Brushes, 7 Razors, 7 Blades, 7 Aftershaves

Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Scots Pine Bath Soap
Soap: Stirling Ozark Mountain
Razor: Gillette 40’s Style Superspeed
Blade: Rapira Platinum Lux (1)
Brush: Lord Chesterfield/Carrington 3-Band Synthetic
Aftershave: Tabac EdC

WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angle for my beard a bit)


My second “7’s” Shave: 7 Days, 7 Razors, 7 Blades, 7 Stirling Soaps, 7 Brushes. Stirling Ozark Mountain maintains a permanent place in my Den. I quickly got a great lather with the Chesterfield brush. The 40’s Style Superspeed and Rapira PL match up well. The Rapira PL edges out the Rapira Swedish Supersteel by a whisker for me. Great shave: smooth, close, nick free! I finished up today with Tabac EdC.

Bob

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 05-13-2014, 04:24 AM
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  • Macko
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Stirling and Mike's don't take a backseat to anybody, IMO. Enjoy...

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 05-13-2014, 04:35 AM
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Great idea

Looking to place my 2nd Stirling order soon.

So I'm enjoying it. Look forward to how the rest of the shaves go.

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 05-14-2014, 04:30 AM
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  • Coyote
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Day 3-Wednesday-Stirling “7’s” Week
7 Days: 7 Stirling Soaps, 7 Brushes, 7 Razors, 7 Blades, 7 Aftershaves

Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Scots Pine Bath Soap
Soap: Stirling Clubman
Razor: Gillette Ball End Tech
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (1)
Brush: Plisson Grey Badger
Aftershave: Clubman

WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angle for my beard a bit)


My third “7’s” Shave: 7 Days, 7 Razors, 7 Blades, 7 Stirling Soaps, 7 Brushes. Stirling Clubman today. The Plisson always does a great job. I got a quick, easy, thick, cushioning lather with the Clubman soap. The Tech delivered its usual excellent shave with the GSB, not as close as the NEW or 40’s Style Superspeed, but close enough. They are a good match. I finished up with Clubman….of course!

Bob

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 05-15-2014, 04:12 AM
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Day 4-Thursday-Stirling “7’s” Week
7 Days: 7 Stirling Soaps, 7 Brushes, 7 Razors, 7 Blades, 7 Aftershaves

Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Scots Pine Bath Soap
Soap: Stirling Lavender Sage
Razor: Gillette Fat Handle Tech(triangular slots)
Blade: Gillette 7 O’Clock Black SP (1)
Brush: Whipped Dog Synthetic/Bethlehem Olivewood
Aftershave: Grey Flannel

WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angle for my beard a bit)


My Fourth “7’s” Shave: 7 Days, 7 Razors, 7 Blades, 7 Stirling Soaps, 7 Brushes. Stirling Lavender Sage & WD Synthetic today. I really enjoy the Lavender Sage’s scent. I got a quick, easy, thick lather. The Fat Handle Tech and Ninja like each other too! A great shave this morning: smooth, close, and nick free. I finished up with Grey Flannel.

Bob

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 05-15-2014, 03:08 PM
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  • InZeFACE
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I just got a big order of Rod's bath soaps in and the scents are fantastic, I need to order some of these scents in shaving soaps. Black Cherry and Margaritas in the Arctic for sure. I'd like to sample the Port-au-Prince too. Discovered a love for vetiver for the first time after getting a sample of Mr Fine's Fresh Vetiver.

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 05-15-2014, 04:43 PM
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  • JAYDEE
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I used the Stirling Glacial Wintergreen which gave me a face-freeze to end all face-freezes. Tomorrow, I'm using the Stirling Glacial Spearmint which freezes equally as delightfully with also a wonderful scent.

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 05-16-2014, 03:28 AM
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Jeff-The new Glacial's seem to all be home runs!

Day 5-Friday-Stirling “7’s” Week
7 Days: 7 Stirling Soaps, 7 Brushes, 7 Razors, 7 Blades, 7 Aftershaves

Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Scots Pine Bath Soap
Soap: Stirling Spice
Razor: Gillette Red Tip Superspeed
Blade: Israeli Red Personna (1)
Brush: ’85 Old Spice Boar-22mmx60mm
Aftershave: Shulton Old Spice

WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angle for my beard a bit)


My Fifth “7’s” Shave: 7 Days, 7 Razors, 7 Blades, 7 Stirling Soaps, 7 Brushes. Stirling Spice (read Old Spice) was up today. Rod came really close with the scent on this one. I used my Old Spice boar barber brush for the first time today. A great shave this morning: smooth, close, and nick free. I finished up with Shulton Old Spice….of course!

Bob

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 05-17-2014, 03:32 AM
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Day 6-Saturday-Stirling “7’s” Week
7 Days: 7 Stirling Soaps, 7 Brushes, 7 Razors, 7 Blades, 7 Aftershaves

Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Scots Pine Bath Soap
Soap: Stirling Scots Pine Sheep
Razor: Gillette Slim [6]
Blade: Polsilver Super Iridium (1)
Brush: oscar11 2-Band Finest
Aftershave: Pino Silvestre

WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angle for my beard a bit)


My Sixth “7’s” Shave: 7 Days, 7 Razors, 7 Blades, 7 Stirling Soaps, 7 Brushes. Stirling Scots Pine Sheep today paired with the oscar11 and the Slim loaded with a new Polsilver SI. The Scots Pine develops a great lather and leaves my skin feeling great. Mutton Tallow? Anyway, I had an excellent smooth, close, and nick free shave. I finished up with Pino, a pefect match for the Scots Pine.

Bob

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 05-18-2014, 03:59 AM
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Day 7-Sunday-Stirling “7’s” Week
7 Days: 7 Stirling Soaps, 7 Brushes, 7 Razors, 7 Blades, 7 Aftershaves

Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Scots Pine Bath Soap
Soap: Stirling Barbershop
Razor: Maggard MR1
Blade: Gillette Platinum (1)
Brush: Whipped Dog Silvertip 22mmx48mm
Aftershave: Canoe

WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angle for my beard a bit)


My Seventh “7’s” Shave: 7 Days, 7 Razors, 7 Blades, 7 Stirling Soaps, 7 Brushes. I am finishing up the week with Stirling Barbershop. This is a great scent. As usual, I got an easy slick lather. Combined, with the Maggard razor and Gillette Platinum blade, I got a great shave today: smooth, close, and nick free. I finished up with Canoe, a perfect match for the Barbershop soap (FYI-so is Clubman)!

This has been an enjoyable week using seven different Stirling soaps along with different brushes, razors, blades, and aftershaves each day. Change is good occasionally. As usual, all 7 Stirling soaps performed very well. Rod has really got them all uniform now. I currently have 10 different Stirling soaps including 5 sample pucks. I am in the process of picking the “Final 4” to keep in rotation, but that is another story.

Bob

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