Shave of the Day Thread - 2018

Discussion started by Mark1966, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    Not wanting to fall behind in my duties, time for a new SOTD thread in anticipation of what tomorrow brings!

    As I mentioned last year, there is no set format, although, in case this helps, personally I include:

    Pre-shave: if applicable
    Brush:
    Soap/Cream:
    Razor:
    (setting in parenthesis if adjustable)
    Blade: (shave in brackets)
    Post-shave:
    Fragrance:
    (EDT, EDC or EDP) if applicable

    Browse through any of the 333 (Wow, impressive!) pages of the Shave of the Day Thread - 2017 if you are still looking for inspiration.

    Photos, of any quality, are encouraged but not essential. We don't host images directly on the forum. You will need to host on sites like Flickr or Imgur and use them to generate a BBCode link, see instructions for Flickr and Imgur respectively. Alternatively you can use services like TinyPic, use 'IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards' or Postimage, use 'Hotlink for forums' to generate links.

    In all cases it is helpful to resize images with the last two sites recommending 640*480 for forums

    Thoughts and reflections on the shave are most welcome too, as are general comments du jour.

    Happy shaving guys
     
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  2. todras

    todras est Français pour après-rasage Artisan Producer Menth Dealer

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    Occam's Lime Pre
    H.L.Thäter
    Timeless
    Feather
    AP Reserve Coolabah

     
  3. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    Razor: Vintage Gillette NEW head on TSW Bren handle
    Blade: Vintage Gillette Super Stainless 'Aussie Spoiler' (6)
    Brush: Tony Forsyth P&C LE Platypus shaving brush
    Soap/Cream: Soap Sample 2
    Aftershave: Myrsol Formula K aftershave

    So glad I got this thread started before the 3:09 am shave rush ...

    Continuing my sampling - enjoying them.

    Happy New Year folks!
     
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  4. Sticky

    Sticky Just 17 days and then... 2018 Sabbatical Fail

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    Brush: Simpsons PJ2
    Soap: Squadron, The Warden
    Razor: Muhle, R41
    Blade: Silver Star
    Post: The Warden

    Close, clean and fresh for the new year.

    Have a great 2018 everyone, it's going to be a good one.​
     
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  5. the_shaving_sailor

    the_shaving_sailor Member 2018 Sabbatical

    First shave of the year!!
    01-01-2018

    Pre: hot shower with exfoliating face soap PAA.

    Razor: Gillette Gold fat handle tech.

    Blade: Feather Stainless (yellow)

    Brush: Platypus LE by @Tony Forsyth

    Soap: B&M Reserve cool.

    AS: B&M Reserve cool splash

    Looking good and feeling good!

    May everyone’s 2018 be blessed.
     
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  6. 58FB

    58FB Member

    Well Happy New Year Lads

    For today's SOTD and as it's now a new year I applied an old trade I use to use in days gone by and gave the FatBoy 58 some TLC. Still looks good with it's original nickel plate.

    Coupled it with with a regular rotation

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  7. rm71

    rm71 Member

    Happy 2018 to all!

    New Years Morning
    Razor:
    Merkur HD
    Blade: Derby Extra (1)
    Soap: Proraso
    Brush: Omega pro 48
    A/S: Floid Blue
    ASB: Gaia Organic ASB
     
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  8. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    Razor: refinished fatboy (4)
    Blade: GSB
    Soap: MWF
    Post: witch hazel

    Simple easy shave to bring in the new year.
    Hope you lot pulled up okay from your festivities
     
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  9. Monsta_AU

    Monsta_AU ...can I interest you in some vintage blades? Forum Administrator Grand Society

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    Fresh year, fresh blade.

    Gillette platinum plus, fatboy, b&m Ferox, plissitane, alum.
     
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  10. Bozley82

    Bozley82 Member

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    TIMELESS BRONZE
    VOSKHOD
    MORRIS & FORNDRAN
    EUFROS ROSA BOURBON
     
  11. Maxime D.

    Maxime D. Member

    Guys, Guys... I'm still in 2017 over here.
    Happy New Years Lads!

    Gillette Aristocrat No.21
    Gillette "New" Super Silver 1972 @ 3
    Taylor of Old Bond Street - Coconut
    Old Spice Knockoff from Family Dollar :D

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  12. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    Good lord...what is that doll thing!!!
    Guys if @Maxime D. disappears off the forum this doll is the number 1 suspect.

    My wife’s grandma used to make porcelain doll and though they are exquisitely made and precious as a momento but they are soooo freaky when you forget that you put on in the closet cause it was too scary on display and go to get a coat...
     
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  13. Kaeckerut

    Kaeckerut Member

    Have nightmares everyone! Happy new years!
    You even armed the doll with a weapon. :dead:
     
  14. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Active Member Grand Society 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    Date: 01 January 2018

    Happy New Year
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    Pre-shave: - Cold Water straight from the tap
    Brush: - Maseto Extra Density 2 Band Finest Badger 24/54mm knot
    Soap/Cream: - Mitchell's Wool Fat
    Bowl: - Captain's Choice
    Razor: - GEM Micromatic Bullet Tip
    Blade: - GEM Personna SS PTFE Coated #1
    Post-shave: - Thayers Witch Hazel / Lucky Tiger Aftershave & Face Tonic
    Fragrance: - Dolce&Gabbana Pour Homme

    This is my very first shave with a GEM Micromatic Bullet Tip SE.... All I can say is WOW!! very very smooth shave far better than the Colonial Razors the General, I've should've got the GEM Micromatic Bullet Tip years ago.
    Getting tricky shaving WTG above my lip under the nose so I have to go XTG on the first pass, because the head is very tricky around the nose area.

    Question to all GEM loves.. Do you flip the blade over after each shave or do you just leave the blade in the GEM, how many per shaves can the GEM blade reach to the maximum before it's start tugging I just need a rough idea of a total number.

    Cheers ;)(y):happy:
     
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  15. RustyBlade

    RustyBlade Member 2018 Sabbatical

    First SOTD for 2018 yahoo, well not really.
    Brush: Muhle Silvertip 21mm horn
    Soap: OSP Peppermint & Rosemary
    Razor: Guerilla OC w 2 piece matt travel handle
    Blade: Timor (2)
    Post: APR Suitably Attired Summer

    Terrible shave though without weepers. Couldn't get the OSP soap to play ball as sample size and using daughter's melamine bfast bowl. Lather was there, slick but lacked any cushion.
    My stubble was dry as pre shower shave and didn't take the time to steam/moisten the hairs.
    Bugger this it's the holidays so one pass with light buff.
    APR splash made up for it, truly great product.
    Look forward to the new year, it will be a busy one.
     
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  16. RustyBlade

    RustyBlade Member 2018 Sabbatical

    I flip each time and flush clean as lather builds up easily on the blade in that design.
    More of a DE boy and will bring the SEs out in Sept. Surprised you liked the gem bullet over your General, very surprised as the AC blades are so much better (imho) (y)
    Happy New year @SpeedyPC
     
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  17. Sticky

    Sticky Just 17 days and then... 2018 Sabbatical Fail

    Glad you enjoyed the Bullet tip, it is a nice razor. "far better than the Colonial Razors the General" Praise indeed!
    I never think to flip the blade, it may help I guess, though I usually take it out after a shave so it may change sides anyway. I usually use a blade for about 6 shaves but I know some people push them further.
    Perhaps you will try the MMOC next, I think it is a little better with more blade feel, though both are great razors.
     
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  18. Maxime D.

    Maxime D. Member

    This thing, my friends, is a Christmas Goblin and I keep a mohawk warclub in my bedroom to keep them a bay.
     
  19. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    That’s a beauty, I personally have a thing for Native American Bows and archery generally.
    As far as measures to “Chucky proof” the house I do have measures in place aswell.
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    Actually a momento from my time in martial arts
     
  20. Snooze

    Snooze Active Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    Glad you like the Micromatic @SpeedyPC - I do the same as @Sticky suggests - take out the blade, rinse out the lather from the razor and leave the blade out to dry. I usually get 8-10 shaves out of these thicker GEM blades.
     

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