SOTD : Saturday 15th September - Friday 21st September 2018.

North East.UK

SOTD : 15th September 2018.


Shaving recipe for today.

Prep: Warm shower:/ L'OREAL~ Hydra Sensitive Birch Sap Shower Gel.


warm wet flannel to my face.

Pears ~ Transparent Glycerin Soap.

Brush: Omega 10077.

Bowl Lather.

Soap : Proraso ~Eucalyptus & menthol.

Blade: Voshkod T.C.(1)

Razor: Merkur 39C.

Warm wet flannel/ cold wet flannel to rinse my face.


Cold Water Face Rinse./ Homemade Lime, Lemon+Peppermint Oil & Menthol Crystals Witch Hazel Mixture./ Williams ~Aqua velva A/S Lotion.

Nivea Men ~ Creme.


A new shave set up to start the weekend..I haven't added a voshkod t.c. blade to my blade rotation for a considerably long time, and through my forgetful ignorance forgot how good these russian blades are, paired up with my 39C slant the combo mowed through my stubble with ease resulting in a very comfortable 3 pass + pick ups silky smooth shave with errors to report.

I have a great fondness for german made razors the 34C, 37C & bigger sibling 39C, all have always performed wonderfully as have their german cousins the Muhle R89 and the very impressive R41(2014) version, all superb razors at a very reasonable price.

Finishing the shave off with a generous dollop of Nivea Men ~ Creme.

My face is feeling fresh super smooth, & smelling divine.

Enjoy the start of the weekend, ladies & gentlemen.:cool:
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Today's shave:

- Barrister & Mann Nocturne
- Isana Pure Badger
- Tech with MR15 handle and Feather blade
- Isana Free Space aftershave


Imagine a nice autumn day. You're sitting on your porch, leisurely peeling some apples to bake a yummy pie with later, and enjoy the still comfortable warmth of the sun. All around very relaxing. Then suddenly, your neighbour starts burning a pile of shrubbery in his yard, with probably some old plywood and other trash thrown in as well (because you just know he's that kind of guy!).

That's the soap. Fortunately, the smoke smell isn't very intense. But it's there, and I don't really understand why.
Pre: Warm water splash
Brush: Anbbas Boar
Soap: Palmolive Stick
Razor: E-R 1912
Blade: Gem Blue Star CS
Post: Cold water rinse, Tuff Red ASL

After yesterday's frugal Friday shave I decided to stay with the vibe, and have a scrimping Saturday shave.
"How was it?", I hear someone ask, I turned my head 180°, no one there, being possessed isn't all that don'tcha know?
Well, the shave was so good I almost.....

..... got out of the rabbit hole.
Happy Shaving one and all.
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Shaves of the past week..

Prep: Hot towel
Pre shave: Prep
Razor: ‘The Rock’ (Rockwell 6S – #3)
Blade: Permasharp
Brush: 'Jade' (Rooney Heritage 2XL Jade)
Soap: Wholly Kaw ‘Monaco Royale’
Post: Cold water rinse / Witch Hazel / Chatillon Lux Santal Auster Post-Shave Salve

I ended up making extra passes just for the fun of it.. nuff said, methinks!

Prep: Hot towel
Pre shave: Prep
Razor: Weber ARC
Blade: Wizamet Polsilver
Brush: ‘Il Cinghiale’ (Zenith EURO/RX)
Soap: Le Père Lucien: Oud-Santal
Post: Cold water rinse / Witch Hazel / Wholly Kaw: King of Oud Aftershave Toner

another stunning outing with the Weber/Wizamet, although LPL is not a soap that I can push too far, as it can be a little lacking in the protection stakes.. but all's good.

Prep: Hot towel
Pre shave: Prep
Razor: Merkur 34C HD
Blade: Polsilver Super Iridium
Brush: ‘Il Cinghiale’ (Zenith EURO/RX)
Soap: Entre Bulles et Moi: RazzBocket
Post: Cold water rinse / Witch Hazel / Chatillon Lux: Bon Vivant Post Shave Toner

even though there was nothing wrong with the shave, I was just too tired to really enjoy it.. just one o' those days! roll on Saturday..

Barry Giddens

Morning shave

Olive Oil Soap
Mike’s Hungarian Lavender
Saponificio Varesino 2.0 Cocobolo
Karve Christopher Bradley ‘D’
Vintage Super Iridium (3)
Bart’s Lavender Oil
Czech and Speake Oxford and Cambridge EDC

The Karve continues to impress. A very comfortable two pass shave with minor touch-ups for BB smooth. Enjoy the weekend gents.
Saturday afternoon

Santa Maria Novella Tabacco Toscana
RazoRock Plissoft 24mm synth
Face lather
Ever Ready 1912 (England)
Thayer’s Cucumber and Aloe Vera
Alt-Innsbruck EdC
Tom Ford Oud Wood EdP

Perfect. The 1912 is only eclipsed by its mighty cousin, the Streamline. Ever Ready really knew how to build razors, imo. I’m just so glad we can still get the best available blades for them.

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