SOTD : Saturday 20th - Friday 26th July

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Sotd - Sunday the 21st and Monday the 22nd of July - both the same.

Razor - Merkur 37c slant
blade - Gillette - 'Aussie Spoiler' - (2&3)
brush - Semogue 2015 HD - silvertip badger
soap - Wickham - 'Apricus'
post - witch hazel
a/s - Myrsol - 'Limon'
balm - Wickham - 'Apricus'
scent - Dior - 'Sauvage' edp.

Result - great - if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

The mail brought this beautiful postcard sent by my mate in Osaka - he spends a few months every couple of years there with his family - his wife is Japanese and was brought up in the city. We are in the habit of - probably regarded as a bit eccentric these days - of writing to each other - letters or postcards - it is kind of like shaving for me - in the respect that - it can be done in an entirely perfuncatory and mundane way - or in a fashion that gives pleasure. A nice fountain pen - like razors I own way more than I need - flex or music nibs best suit me - good ink and quality paper - it is going to mean more to the recipient than any email or text. So - anyway - the postcard - I was admiring it and realised that there is a penguin at the top of the stairs on the right - now I have never been to Osaka but I'm prepared to bet good money the place isn't exactly thick with the things. What's that about? Actually - there are another two unexpected animals if you look for them. Must be a strange place. Enjoy your shaves - one and all - yours - I.
What a wonderful postcard, I see a bear that may have been missed and of course the giraffe in the foreground.
I would also prefer to receive a letter or a lovely postcard rather than an email or a text message.
Take care.

P.
 
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Sunday 21st July 2019 PM

Proraso Green Pre-shave cream
ES Medium Jock synthetic
OSP Barbershop cream
ES Claymore V1 / Schick Proline (1)
Thayers Cucumber / Epsilon blue aftershave / Bart’s Balm Peppermint

A lovely cold water shave this evening which has left my face ice cold.

I’ve been overlooking my SE razors recently and decided to bring out the Claymore tonight. Loaded with a fresh Schick Proline Blade it performed faultlessly. A great 3 pass routine with no irritation or incidents.

My face is as smooth as glass and feels like I’ve walked out a warm house into a cold winter morning! Love it.

Have a great evening folks and enjoy the week ahead.

By the way, how do I resize photos taken on my iPhone? I’m trying to upload them via the web but it keeps saying the file is too big. Is Tapatalk going to be working again?
Use the edit function then crop. You can save them then upload. If you want all the detail, then take the photo slightly farther back.
 
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Sotd - Sunday the 21st and Monday the 22nd of July - both the same.

Razor - Merkur 37c slant
blade - Gillette - 'Aussie Spoiler' - (2&3)
brush - Semogue 2015 HD - silvertip badger
soap - Wickham - 'Apricus'
post - witch hazel
a/s - Myrsol - 'Limon'
balm - Wickham - 'Apricus'
scent - Dior - 'Sauvage' edp.

Result - great - if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

The mail brought this beautiful postcard sent by my mate in Osaka - he spends a few months every couple of years there with his family - his wife is Japanese and was brought up in the city. We are in the habit of - probably regarded as a bit eccentric these days - of writing to each other - letters or postcards - it is kind of like shaving for me - in the respect that - it can be done in an entirely perfuncatory and mundane way - or in a fashion that gives pleasure. A nice fountain pen - like razors I own way more than I need - flex or music nibs best suit me - good ink and quality paper - it is going to mean more to the recipient than any email or text. So - anyway - the postcard - I was admiring it and realised that there is a penguin at the top of the stairs on the right - now I have never been to Osaka but I'm prepared to bet good money the place isn't exactly thick with the things. What's that about? Actually - there are another two unexpected animals if you look for them. Must be a strange place. Enjoy your shaves - one and all - yours - I.
The parallels between taking time to shave and time to write are most appropriate; as we live in hyper-reality, Iain.
 
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