SOTD : Saturday 15tt - Friday 21th August 2020.

jimmyc

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Prep - facial scrub
razor - Schick I1
blade - Schick vintage twin (2)
soap - MT - Lavender paste
brush - Semogue 2015 HD (@culcreuch )
post - witch hazel
a/s - Quorum
balm - none
scent - Caron.

Coldwater shower and shave -

All good - a week's growth coming off - not that good actually - in the last week I have learned - that my boiler - is beyond repair - I have been accidentally flooding my downstairs neighbour's flat - nothing drastic - slow drip - enough to damage their plaster - insurance claim. Also I lost my job - entirely Covid related - happy days - let's go from £500 a week - to Universal Credit - a system - most would agree is not fit for purpose. - I.

Fuck that's shite. I hope things turn out for the better very soon.
 
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Friday AM 2020-08-21
Men's Grooming Day


Rooney 3/3 Porcelain Finest (26/59)
Penhaligon's Castile shaving cream (vintage)
LASSC BBS-1
Gillette Super Stainless 'Spoiler' (5)
Penhaligon's Castile aftershave (vintage)

A marvelous shave, with John Taverner's Dum transisset Sabbatum, sounding almost like Gregorian chanting, performed by Harry Christophers/The Sixteen on public radio.
 
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I had great shave today with my first run out with my Gillette technical and 3rd use of a nacet blade , Proraso preshave and proraso soap , then Humphreys cucumber and melon witch hazel , polo sport aftershave and Nivea sensitive after shave balm
Technical I thought would be a Mickey Mouse shaver as so light and has a tin like appearance , but appearances can be deceptive and they certainly were with this razor .. nice smooth shave , if you haven’t tried one I can certainly recommend it and will use it again on those days when maybe my neck at little on the red side
I was thinking about picking up another one as they are cheap to take on holiday , but is there another vintage model that’s similar I should consider ?
 
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I had great shave today with my first run out with my Gillette technical and 3rd use of a nacet blade , Proraso preshave and proraso soap , then Humphreys cucumber and melon witch hazel , polo sport aftershave and Nivea sensitive after shave balm
Technical I thought would be a Mickey Mouse shaver as so light and has a tin like appearance , but appearances can be deceptive and they certainly were with this razor .. nice smooth shave , if you haven’t tried one I can certainly recommend it and will use it again on those days when maybe my neck at little on the red side
I was thinking about picking up another one as they are cheap to take on holiday , but is there another vintage model that’s similar I should consider ?
  • Gillette Tech: +1
  • Gillette Nacet: +1
  • Proraso pre-shave: +1
  • Proraso soap: +1 (+3 if it's Menthol & Eucalyptus)
  • Nivea Sensitive balm: +1
Are you sure you're not my long lost love child? Good taste is in the DNA you know! :)
 
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View attachment 58572

Prep - facial scrub
razor - Schick I1
blade - Schick vintage twin (2)
soap - MT - Lavender paste
brush - Semogue 2015 HD (@culcreuch )
post - witch hazel
a/s - Quorum
balm - none
scent - Caron.

Coldwater shower and shave -

All good - a week's growth coming off - not that good actually - in the last week I have learned - that my boiler - is beyond repair - I have been accidentally flooding my downstairs neighbour's flat - nothing drastic - slow drip - enough to damage their plaster - insurance claim. Also I lost my job - entirely Covid related - happy days - let's go from £500 a week - to Universal Credit - a system - most would agree is not fit for purpose. - I.
Sorry to hear that Iain, hope you get yourself sorted with a new job soon. We live in very uncertain times. You could always resort to selling Bucky in dim corner of well, just about any street in Glasgow, maybe chuck in a tuck of Shark blades gratis!
 

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21/08/20

Razor: ATT S1 Calypso
Blade: GSB (3)
Brush: Yaqi Chianti
Soap: Stirling Mountain Man
Pre: Proraso Red
ASL: Osma Alum
ASB: LEA

I keep forgetting to take SOTD photos.

The S1 Calypso has left me with a great finish on the past 3 shaves but it lacks the smoothness of the stainless version on the first pass. I'm using a Nacet next to see if a sharper blade can make this a perfect shave.
 
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Thank you for saying so - I have been a professional snapper for the last 31 years - generally speaking - it was a whole lot of fun - that time - now - I think has come to an end. :)

@BrianH
@Satanfriendly
@jimmyc
@Mr. Blonde

collectively - thank you. I.
I've been bouncing between a profound or an amusing statement before realising I could come up with neither for your current situation.

I hope things work out for you mate.
 
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