SOTD: Saturday 15th to Friday 21th of 2020

The Dark Lord of Wet Shaving
Date:- 15 February 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:- Barrister & Mann ~ Bay Rum
Razor/Blade:- Rockwell 6C-R3 / Vintage NOS Gillette Super Stainless (spoiler) #14
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Natural Glycerin (20 drops) & Tea Tree Antiseptic (10)
Fragrance:- Hugo Boss (Original)
North East.UK

SOTD : 15th February 2020.


Shaving recipe for today.

Prep: Warm shower: Imperial Leather ~ Sea Minerals & Black Mint Shower Gel.


Warm wet flannel to my face.

Wrights ~ Traditional Cold Tar Soap.

Brush: Yaqi 24mm Naples Synthetic.

Bowl Lather.

Bowl: Tesco's Ceramic 'Cosmo' Side Bowl.

Uber/Superlather: Williams Mug Shaving Soap. + G F. Trumpers Violet Shaving cream.

Blade: Gillette Winner. (1)

Razor: Parker ~ 55SL Semi-Slant.


Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade Lavender, eucalyptus + Tea Tree Oil Witch Hazel Mixture./ Geoffrey Beene ~ Grey Flannel ASL.

Creightons ~ Sensitive PSB.


A new shave set up to start the weekend...Which i'm making a uber/superlather week,and using another Indian made de blade.

Recently i received a message from honourable member of TSR Chris , aka @Boycie83 offering me a PIF of shaving creams & soap as he was having a shaving den clearance of items that he wanted to move on...Anyway, i accepted the kind PIF offer which consisted of the following...Edwin Jagger Lime & Pomegranate Shaving Cream,G F. Trumpers Violet Shaving cream, and some Van Der Hagen Glycerin Mango Luxury Shaving Soap, of which i've added to my SOTDs this week.

Starting off with a maiden shave using the G F. Trumper Violet shaving cream which I think is a very good shaving cream, with a unique, fantastic scent,mixing only a small amount together with the humble Williams Mug Shaving Soap creating a excellent Uber/Superlather with a equally superb post shave feel.

It's been a long time since i last gave my parker 55SL semi-slant razor a outing totally forgetting how much of a wonderfully non-aggressive yet efficiently smooth this indian made razor is.Paired with the gillette winner blade made a wonderful indian made shaving product match mowing through my stubble with effortless ease..I intend to use the 55SL for a full week soon to give this indian princess more use & attention it rightly deserves.

A very smooth efficient duo resulting in a 3 pass + picks BBS shave with no errors to report.

Finishing the shave off in style with a generous Dollop of Creightons ~ Sensitive PSB.

My face is feeling super smooth and smelling devine. ;)

Enjoy the start of the weekend ladies & gentlemen. :cool:

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Pre-shave: Cold Derbyshire Tap Water, Proraso Green Pre Shave Cream
Brush: Razorock Bruce Synthetic
Cream: Trumpers Rose (sample)
Razor: Merkur Progress. Set to 2.5, then 1 for the touching up
Blade: Astra SP (3)
Post/After-shave: Shower, Cold Water Splash, Floid Black, Nivea Sensitive AS Balm

The Astra love affair rages on, I'm hooked now.

Trumpers Rose was excellent, scent unfortunately overpowered by the green pres-shave. A lovely shave though.

Enjoy your weekend
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