01-10-2015, 06:15 PM
  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Cold River Soap Works Select Vetiver
Edwin Jagger STF XL
Mongoose B1 : Jürgen Hempel handle
Feather Professional Super
Pitralon Swiss
Serge Lutens Chergui EdP

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 01-10-2015, 06:25 PM
  • grantmm
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  • Draper, Utah
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Finished just in time to watch the Seahawks play what is likely their last match of the season.

Tried two brushes today with two different soaps

Combo 1
Brush - Plisson Size 12 HMW 2-band (Much softer than I remember)
Soap - AOS Sandalwood tallow

Combo 2
Brush - Simpson Polo 8 2-band (Next to the E3 2-band, IMO softest brush in the Simpson lineup. Near perfect.)
Soap - MdC Original

Razor - Heljestrand MK32 sea turtle
Aftershave - Barrister & Mann Fougere

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 01-10-2015, 06:29 PM
  • eengler
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  • South Dakota, USA
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Cold River Soap Works Select Vetiver
Edwin Jagger STF XL
Mongoose B2 + UFO TiTan Fine
Feather Professional Super
Cold River Soap Works Vetiver ASB

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 01-10-2015, 07:48 PM
  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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Razor: Portland Razor Co 6/8 spalted maple scales
Strop: Scrupleworks 3" oil tanned horsehide
Brush: Romera Briar Rustic Chubby Manchurian
Lather: Strop Shoppe LE Apple & Cinnamon
Balm + EdT: Terre D'Hermès

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 01-10-2015, 07:57 PM
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Such lovely photos, gentlemen! Thumbup

Richard, those scales are beautiful! Smile

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 01-10-2015, 09:48 PM
  • Ram57
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  • Boise, ID
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SOTD: Sunday 1/11/15
Razor: Weber w Classic Handle
Blade: Rapira Swedish SuperSteel (4)
Brush: Oscar11 w Plisson Synthetic
Bowl: Symmetrical Sheet Metal Shave Bowl
Pre Shave Scrub: SPAtopia Dead Sea Scrub
Pre Shave Oil: Pacific Shaving
Shave Soap: Prairie Creations DdC Barbershop
Post: Monster Alum Block
Aftershave: Alpa 378

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 01-10-2015, 10:17 PM
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SOTD Jan 11, 2014

Razorock Mudder Focker
M&F 1/3 Blonde Badger
Mongoose/Ikon Bamboo/Feather Pro
Pitralon Classic

How fortunate to be able to use these products!

Loving all the previous photos tonight...great work everyone.

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 01-10-2015, 10:41 PM
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Sunday morning:

I wanted to use the Rolls but the razor edge had rust at 25x magnification, so it will need to wait.

Seifenglatt KFBR
Omega 11047 hybrid boar/badger Mighty Midget 20x43mm
Valet VC1
GEM SS ptfe despined ( 10 )
Kramperts Finest Acadian Spice Bay Rum

When I first acquired the Omega hybrid I doubted it would ever be a brush I would like but it has developed into an outstanding brush; surprisingly so. The VC1 isn't a razor I use very often and during tonight's shave I wondered why. Sure it feels mild, but the shave is an easy BBS. My guess is that I just have too many razors and it gets lost in the mob.

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 01-11-2015, 12:32 AM
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Razor: MERKUR 37c Slant
Blade: Astra SP
Brush: Brush is made by Karia BrushWorks (Tipsoft 24 mm Manchurian Knot)
Shave Soap: Tabac

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 01-11-2015, 12:36 AM
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Mike's Vetiver - Simpson Chubby 2 Manchurian - iKon Shavecraft 101 & Astra SP - Tüff Sensitiv - Encre Noire Edt
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 01-11-2015, 12:43 AM
  • max1ci6
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  • Ancona, Italy
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11- January-2015

Prep: Hot Water , Hot Towel , 3P Pre
Soap: Mystic Water Adirondack
Brush: Edwin Jagger Synthetic XL
Razor: Merkur 38C
Blade: Astra Platinum
Post : Hot Water , Alum , Cold Water
Aftershave: Una Salvia Dopobarba al Bergamotto, Unrefined Shea Butter , Floid The Blue

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 01-11-2015, 12:45 AM
  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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 01-11-2015, 01:48 AM
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1962 Gillette Slim
Polsilver Super Iridium
Romera 2nd Anniversary Buffalo Horn Marbled
Barrister & Mann Lime, Lavender & Cedarwood
Proraso Splash
Rance Le Vainqueur EdP

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 01-11-2015, 02:18 AM
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 01-11-2015, 02:37 AM
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Prep-Lahor baby soap/Olea universal cream
Razor-Mühle R106
Blade-Bolzano Superinox Inossidabile-5#
Brush-unknown badger
Soap/Cream-Sir Irisch Moos SC
AS-Malizia Vetyver AS
Cream-Hipp zartcreme
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 01-11-2015, 04:01 AM
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Sunday 11 January 2015

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Nostalgia Times and Shaving

It seems the memories of old times are coming back to my mind - so far away now - when I was just a boy trying to become a man through the adult rite of shaving. At those times I was using what I had available at home, and this means my father's shaving products, including his razor - a Gillette Flare Tip Rocket II, which is now one of the very few DE razors in my collection - as well as his soap and after shave. I guess his favorite soap is no longer in production and I cannot exactly remember its name - it certainly was Italian and had a lovely strong almond fragrance - however I still keep his brushes, including a gorgeous Omega 47 and the memory of his favorite aftershave: Aqua Velva Ice Blue. It took me sometimes to discover Floid - it was once the dominant fragrance you could smell when you entered any Italian barber shop about 40 years ago - which then became my favorite aftershave. Yesterday, while I was shopping in a mall, I noticed Aqua Velva and I was surprised to see nothing of the bottle of those times survived today: different shape, different closure and logo. I could not however help buying a bottle and this is the aftershave I used today. It was not so bad, the fragrance seems to be quite the same as well as the performance, bringing back the memory of those old times.
  • Pre-Shave: Proraso Green Pre-Shave Cream
  • Soap: Aquagena Shaving Soap
  • Brush: Omega Bristle Brush 49
  • Bowl: Chinese Cheap Bowl
  • Strop: Mastro Livi Loom Strop and Hand Palm
  • Razor: Mastro Livi Perugia 13.12.14, 15/16 Full Hollow, Spanish Point
  • Post-Shave: Alum Block and Argan Oil
  • After Shave: Aqua Velva Ice Blue Aftershave

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 01-11-2015, 04:24 AM
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Hey Buddys,

I had a stellar shave moments ago:

Soap: Jabonman Brisa de
Brush: Semogue 620 boar
Razor: Rotbart Mond Extra No.15
Blade: Personna Med Prep
Aftershave: CH Pitralon
Post: Out of Africa 100% unrefined Shea Butter Vanilla

Wonderful!!! The Razor is one of the best razors out there. With, across and against the grain as easy as it can be. Without nicks, cuts or irritations. Toroughly and very very smooth.

I used a boar after a long long time. Didn't regret anything. The lather was thick and creamy with a heavenly scent. It pairs very nice with the CH Pitralon.
A picture will follow later.

Take care and have a great time Friends.


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 01-11-2015, 04:29 AM
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Cold River Soap Works SELECT Puro Fresco
Edwin Jagger XL Synthetic
Merkur 34c
Cold River Soap Works Puro Fresco ASB
Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet Eau De Toilette

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 01-11-2015, 04:51 AM
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Satin Mongoose Triad Titanium Matte Handle
Kai Captain Sharpblade (5)
Frank Shaving Barber Handle Finest
Stirling Black Ice Soap
Nivea Energy Balm
Old Spice Classic Cologne

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 01-11-2015, 05:31 AM
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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Pre-shave: MRGLO Soap
Razor: Merkur Futur
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue
Brush: Vie-Long “Lord Randal” Silvertip
Soap: Saponificio Varesino - Dolomiti
Post Shave: Dickinson's Witch Hazel
ASL: Myrsol Emulsion + Lea Classic Splash

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