Shave of the Day Thread - 2020

Joined
Aug 26, 2018
Location
Australia
Pre: Hot shower
Razor: Charcoal Goods Level-2 base plate, limited edition Victorian.
Blade: Polsilver Super Iridium
Bowl: Handmade bowl, Mk3
Brush: RazoRock Silvertip Synthetic
Soap: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Fenchurch
Post: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Fenchurch Splash
WTG, ATG, touch ups with adjusted angles for my beard.

that razor looks amazing
 
Joined
Sep 9, 2018
Location
Darwin
Brush:- Simpson - AS2A
Soap:- Palmolive Shave Stick - German
Razor:- Homelike -CT*PT - SB 1.18
Blade:- Rubie(2)



At the insistence of @astinus4 had to break out the Palmolive Stick. Very nice slick lather, quick to dry out though and a very nice post shave feel.
Been a while since I came close to single pass BBS. In this instance it's a FDS Fine Damn Shave. @astinus4 will get the pun.
There you go, new paste and cut vernacular - Fine Damn Shave 😂
 

Mark1966

...when the General talks
Staff member
Site Moderator
Grand Society
2016 Sabbatical Fail
2018 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Apr 26, 2011
Location
Canberra


Pre-shave: Hot shower
Brush: @Tony Forsyth P&C LE Platypus Shaving Brush
Soap/Cream: Stirling Soap Bay Rum shaving soap
Razor: Muhle Rocca
Blade: Personna 'Lab Blue' (5)
Post-shave: Stirling Soap Bay Rum splash
Fragrance: Stirling Soap Bay Rum EDT

The @Tony Forsyth P&C LE Platypus Shaving Brush is feeling a little more 'pensive' and 'reflective' this morning after what has been a busy week already.



 

Razor Burn

Active Member
Grand Society
Da Menth Heads
Joined
Dec 4, 2017
Location
Canberra
Brush: PAA Atomic Rocket
Razor: RR Baby Smooth Al
Blade: Perma Sharp (4)
Soap: Mikes Natural Soap Bay Rum
Bowl: PAA Travel Scuttle
Pre: Shower
Post: PAA Atomic Rocket Bay Rum travel splash // Stirling Soap Co. Unscented balm

A somewhat disappointing pre-work shave this morning as the razor shaved super smooth but on closer inspection I missed a bit on my chin. Otherwise very comfortable and enjoyable.
As for the soap, I'm not enjoying the new formula as much as my previous tin and being a puck makes for some challenging lathering so will try grating it down into a tub and see whether it performs as well? A real shame as Mikes is quality soap. :( Also the scent is quite mild which sucks as I love me some Bay Rum. On the plus side the splash smells great and the balm leaves my skin soft and hydrated... Happy shaves!
 
Joined
May 18, 2020
Location
Sydney
I am constantly amazed at the incredible photos on here.

Have you guys all done some sort of shaving product photography course?!

How do you get the lighting right. I always seem to get constant shadows on whatever I take pics of

I can barely take a selfie :(
Some look to be definitely done by DSLR, but the phone in your hand these days can take some great pics.

Light source is always key, keep light either above or behind you and shining towards your subject.

What people don't see is that there might have been 20 pics and that 1 that is posted is the best of 20.. Photography is fun when you get that 1 smashing shot.

I used to do events, and you'd snap 4000 pics, out of the 4000, you would have 600-900 that were fantastic and make the day for the person. Thats not saying the other 3000 are bad, but not as good as those top pics.

Get your phone out, check its settings have go have some fun!
 
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SpeedyPC

Active Grasshopper
Grand Society
2017 Sabbatical Fail
2018 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Jan 19, 2016
Location
The Dark Lord of Wet Shaving
Date:- 04 June 2020

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- WCS Two-Tone Tall (Blue & White) Extra Dense Synth. 26/56mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Declaration Grooming ~ 88 Chestnut Street
Razor/Blade:- EJ 3one6 / Gillette Nacet #5
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Natural Glycerin (20 drops) & Tea Tree Antiseptic (10) / The Stray Whisker Aftershave Balm (Australian made)
Fragrance:- Burberry London for Men
 

TomG

Member
Joined
May 22, 2016
Location
Perth


Pre-shave: Hot shower
Brush: @Tony Forsyth P&C LE Platypus Shaving Brush
Soap/Cream: Stirling Soap Bay Rum shaving soap
Razor: Muhle Rocca
Blade: Personna 'Lab Blue' (4)
Post-shave: Stirling Soap Bay Rum splash
Fragrance: Stirling Soap Bay Rum EDT

Seriously, EVERYONE should have bay rum in their collection - and a @Tony Forsyth brush of course!



Great photos, Agent 66!
 

Nico

Multi-blade using heretic - burn the witch ...
2018 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Mar 16, 2018
Location
Canberra
Pre: Hot towel
Razor: Wolfman WR2,SB Standard Gap, WRH7 Handle
Blade: Feather
Bowl: Handmade bowl, Mk3
Brush: RazoRock Silvertip Synthetic
Soap: Squadron Group Captains Blend
Post: Squadron Group Captains Blend Splash
WTG, ATG, touch up with adjusted angles for my beard.

 
Joined
Jun 28, 2017
Location
Hobart
Machine: Timeless 0.68 solid + UFO Goliath prototype
Blade: Polsilver vintage
brush: Romera manchurian
cream: Musgo Real: Lime and basil
post-1: shower
splash: APR Fenchurch
EdP: APR Fenchurch

Nice one. I only really get basil from the cream, which is faintly scented, perfect for using afterwards any other scent

 

Holiday

from Lanolin
Joined
Feb 7, 2019
Location
Darwin
Pre-shave:- Shower/Bloom Water
Brush:- Semogue 1305 Premium Boar 90% Tops - Dyed
Soap:- RazoRock - Santal Royale
Razor:- Homelike -CT*PT - SB 1.18
Blade:- Rubie(3)
Aftershave:- RazoRock - Santal Royale



Wonderful sandalwood scent and fantastic brush.
Back to my old lather routine now the Portuguese Cousins have arrived
 
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