07-04-2012, 09:15 AM
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  • tgutc
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What is every ones favorite part of the shave routine. You can only choose one part of the process. Mine is choosing my aftershave splash for the day and applying it.

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 07-04-2012, 09:18 AM
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I think my favorite is building the lather in the bowl of my scuttle. There's something very satisfying about seeing the lather gradually form and expand into its finished state.

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 07-04-2012, 09:23 AM
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  • biggiej42
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  • Stony Point, NY
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I'd say my favorite part of the routine is the first lathering. I love the feeling of the brush massaging the lather on my face.

I'd say it was choosing and applying the after shave, but after I got the Floid original, there's no other option for me Wink.

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 07-04-2012, 09:31 AM
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(07-04-2012, 09:18 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I think my favorite is building the lather in the bowl of my scuttle. There's something very satisfying about seeing the lather gradually form and expand into its finished state.

Likewise, John - building the lather, applying it to my beard, and then removing it with a sharp blade, i.e., shaving (that may be considered more than one thing)! Biggrin

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 07-04-2012, 10:26 AM
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Just one part!?

OK, it'd have to be my winter face prep, that includes the hot wet towel applied to the face and the face lather, all one thing, prep.

But I agree more with what wknicholas wrote than what I wrote.

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 07-04-2012, 10:35 AM
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  • Persius
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For me it varies from day to day. It can be loading a new blade, or building a Rose scented lather, sometimes applying a bit of aftershave, or feeling the nip of the alum block.

Sometimes, it's even cleaning up afterwards in the knowledge of a job well done.

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 07-04-2012, 11:02 AM
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Depends a bit, but it mostly revolves around lather - choosing, building, applying... and taking off Tongue

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 07-04-2012, 01:18 PM
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  • Johnny
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Building and applying lather.

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 07-04-2012, 01:31 PM
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  • ben74
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I agree with Johnny - building and applying the lather.

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 07-04-2012, 02:04 PM
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After the lather is applied and before the razor contacts the face!

The title of this song says it best.




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 07-04-2012, 02:17 PM
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  • mikeperry
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(07-04-2012, 09:15 AM)tgutc Wrote: What is every ones favorite part of the shave routine. You can only choose one part of the process.

That's a real toughy as every single part of the process is enjoyable (otherwise I guessing non of us would be here)...

But if I had to choose just one, it would probably be the first of the two cold water rinses near the end of the shave.

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 07-04-2012, 03:58 PM
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That 1st long ATG Open Comb razor at peak efficiency whisker obliterating stroke running from the base of my neck all the way up to a bit beneath my eye.

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 07-04-2012, 04:14 PM
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  • uncledave
  • Returned to DE Shaving After 40 years
  • Kentucky, USA
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I like the 4th "touch-up pass" where I can tell I've cleaned off the remaining stubble and have a BBS shave.

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 07-04-2012, 04:52 PM
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I face lather now about 75% of the time, and I find that extremely nice...really take my time building a nice lather. But something to be said about the first pass. The first sound of stubble being removed....wonderful!

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 07-04-2012, 08:59 PM
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Cold water rinse after alum.

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 07-05-2012, 05:10 AM
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  • EHV
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The first pass. Always makes me feel better. Smile

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 07-05-2012, 06:16 AM
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  • Howler
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Favorite part is lathering, how it whips up.

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 07-05-2012, 07:12 AM
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Choosing only ONE! That is too difficult to do, but if i have to, it would be faceturbation! Ahhhhhh, not much feels better than that smoothness on your face most of the day.

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 07-05-2012, 07:24 AM
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Face lathering!

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 07-05-2012, 01:09 PM
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For some reason,most comments seem to be centered around the lather.For me it's just stuff I put on my face that's better than the stuff in the can for moisturizing whiskers and protecting skin from irritation.Put it on,shave it off,by the 3rd pass I'm mostly using water.

It's the razor armed with a quality blade that matters most to me,it's an instrument like a surgeon's scapel.I can feel it's balancing point in my hand,the subtle effect of small changes in technique etc,etc.

For me it's all about grabbing a fine razor and enjoying the feeling of making it perform as close to it's potential as possible...even if the lather's average,the brush quality poor etc.

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