Shave of the Day Thread - 2020

Mark1966

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Pre-shave: Hot Shower
Brush: Vintage butterscotch Simpson boar shaving brush
Soap/Cream: L&L Grooming/Chatillon Lux TSM Fougere shaving soap
Razor: Gillette NEW head on TSW Bren handle
Blade: Polsilver "Brown" (5)
Post-shave: L&L Grooming/Chatillon Lux TSM Fougere splash
Fragrance: N/A

First use of this sample splash I found - very nice!

 

Razor Burn

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Brush: TF Customs Chameleon Malle Burl & Holographic 30mm Rhodium Silvertip
Razor: Italian Barber Game Changer .84P
Blade: Bic Chrome (2)
Soap: Face Fat Green Fougere
Pre: Shower + PAA Prickly Pear mentholated pre-shave soap
Post: Alum block // Brut aftershave lotion / TSW After Balm
ATG, XTG, WTG = DFS+

Not the smoothest shave and nicked my chin but super close... Sparkle, Sparkle!!!
 

Rabid Badger

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Charcoal Goods, Torpedo, Level 2 Closed Comb + Feather (3)
Alpha Shaving, Outlaw V2, Synthetic
B&M Cologne Russe

I spend more time than I care to admit on the hunt for the next "best razor". However, after a shave like this morning I need to remind myself that I already have in my den this fantastic piece of engineering. I could happily shave with this combo every day.​
 

rhodes96

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I use it for P&C, but no problems yesterday or today.

Ditto - if you can see my images they are on imgur
This is purely an upload issue. I can see all the images

I am using the latest Samsung tablet and phone all up to date. Uninstalled reinstalled still unable to upload. Tried using wifi 4g/5g no go for uploads.
 

bald as

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A bit of the old slice and dice tonight. Very little pain followed by a trickle of good South Australian claret. I'm not sure if it is just me but some shaves just go off road and never really make it back on track. Great blade, great brush, a top soap and only 95% concentration.
Me .. "Oh !!!! - that's not nice!"
Me .. "Oh !!! - didn't I just do that?!"

Not really too bad, only one nick worthy of mention but the lather stayed pink for all the shave.

The final result was actually quite acceptable. DFS with some areas significantly closer :)
 

SpeedyPC

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The Dark Lord of Wet Shaving
Date:- 17 September 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 ~ Yuzu/Rose/Patchouli
Razor/Blade:- Merkur 34C / Gillette Silver Blue #3
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Natural Glycerin (20 drops) & Tea Tree Antiseptic (5) / The Stray Whisker Aftershave Balm (Australian made)
 

astinus4

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I won’t bother describing it here. You can see for yourself what I used. 😀

Whilst I prefer soaps, this would have to be my favourite cream. Their Sandalwood cream is my favourite, but I only have a small tube for travel shaves.

Haven’t used 1805 in years, but have fond memories from my early days in wet shaving. Classy old school scent.
 

Mark1966

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A bit of the old slice and dice tonight. Very little pain followed by a trickle of good South Australian claret. I'm not sure if it is just me but some shaves just go off road and never really make it back on track. Great blade, great brush, a top soap and only 95% concentration.
Me .. "Oh !!!! - that's not nice!"
Me .. "Oh !!! - didn't I just do that?!"

Not really too bad, only one nick worthy of mention but the lather stayed pink for all the shave.

The final result was actually quite acceptable. DFS with some areas significantly closer :)
Haven't we all been there!

The number of times I've gotten to the end of a shave and have had NO IDEA what I was doing is thankfully larger than the number of times I've been brutally reminded mid-shave ...
 

Mark1966

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Apr 26, 2011
Location
Canberra
Pre-shave: Hot Shower
Brush: Vintage butterscotch Rooney badger/bristle shaving brush
Soap/Cream: L&L Grooming/Chatillon Lux TSM Fougere shaving soap
Razor: Gillette NEW head on TSW Bren handle
Blade: Polsilver "Brown" (6)
Post-shave: L&L Grooming/Chatillon Lux TSM Fougere splash
Fragrance: N/A

Very nice, indeed! It is Friday folks ...

 

Razor Burn

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Brush: TF Customs Clear/Black/Yellow 26mm 2 Band Finest
Razor: Smart Helix Apollo 0.50mm Mild Plate
Blade: Bic Chrome (3)
Soap: B&M Lime/Lavender/Cedarwood
Pre: Shower + PAA Prickly Pear mentholated pre-shave soap
Post: B&M Lime/Lavender/Cedarwood splash
ATG, XTG, WTG = Disappointing (n)

A disappointing shave with the Bic too harsh for this razor... I think I'll be re-shaving after work...? :unsure:
 
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