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Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
« Reply #1815 on: January 04, 2017, 10:22:53 AM »
Last Night's SOTD,  January 3, 2017

Razor:  Wolfman SB

Blade:  Feather

Soap: Jabonman: Lavanda

Brush:  Simpson Chubby 2 Synthetic

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver



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Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
« Reply #1816 on: January 07, 2017, 10:08:54 AM »
Saturday, January 7, 2017 SOTD

Razor: Wolfman SB

Blade: Feather

Soap:  Petal Pusher Fancies: Briar

Brush:  Simpson Chubby 2 Synthetic

Dessert:  Ice cube rub and refrigerated WH




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Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
« Reply #1817 on: January 07, 2017, 09:09:58 PM »


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Gillette Tech (pre-war) | Feather New Hi-Stainless (1)


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Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
« Reply #1818 on: January 12, 2017, 05:58:58 AM »
L&L Grooming - Puzzle
BSB-Ti | HMW Extra Dense
RazoRock Black Mamba | Feather New Hi-Stainless (1)


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Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
« Reply #1819 on: January 13, 2017, 07:50:53 PM »
Catie's Bubbles - 322
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RazoRock Black Mamba | Feather New Hi-Stainless (1)



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Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
« Reply #1820 on: January 15, 2017, 03:03:15 PM »
Van Yulay - Club Humidor
Rubberset 200-4 | Omega Boar
Star 1912 | Gem PTFE (1)


First, a note about the brush and the razor:

In June of 2016, I was in search of a Rubberset 200-4 as a restore host for my beloved Omega PRO48 boar knot (it was well broken-in by me, but I always hated the cheap handle).  I had already lined out the restore job to be done by Nate Singleterry.  At that point, I just needed a decent host.  Fortunately, Jeff Cantrell​ had one lying around that he'd intended to restore, but never got around to it.  He wanted to do a trade instead of cash, so I offered up a few things.  He chose a sealed Beaver WoodWright Jolly Roger gift set that I had purchased as backup.  After the deal was made, he felt like the deal was lop-sided in his favor, so he threw in the Star 1912 and some blades.  His rationale was that after reviewing my SOTD posts,  he noted I'd never commented on using a vintage SE.  He was correct.  They just looked barbaric, and I never thought I'd like one.  To my surprise, on the first go, it provided one of the best shaves of my life.  As a result, this opened up a new realm of wet shaving for me.  Since then I've picked up some Damaskeenes, but they still don't compare to the shaves I consistently get from this unassuming Star.  I find it extremely efficient and equally comfortable.  I am so grateful to Jeff for introducing me to these "gems" in vintage razors.

Now, on to the shave:

In my den, Van Yulay is one of the easiest soaps to lather, despite my hard water.  It's intuitive---boar or badger---such that each time I have mounds of bright white yogurt-y lather.  It's also one of my top favorites for residual slickness.  This combo of the uncannily smooth Star/Gem PTFE and the protection from Van Yulay means I can get BBS in 2 passes and minimal clean-up.

The fragrance of Club Humidor, specifically, is not really that of a humidor, but rather that of a manly man that probably just walked out of one after a night on the town. While there are some aromatic cedar and cured tobacco notes, there's enough citronella, leather, and amber to round out this cologne-type scent.

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Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
« Reply #1821 on: January 17, 2017, 06:35:00 PM »
Cold River Soap Works "Le Chypre Sombre"
BSB-Ti | HMW Extra Dense
Above The Tie S1 | Triad Rolling Hex 316 Stainless | Feather New Hi-Stainless (1)
Stirling Soap Co. "Stirling Noir"
Guy Laroche "Drakkar Noir" EdT


 



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