Shave of the Day

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by rmrdaddy, May 22, 2008.

  1. rmrdaddy

    rmrdaddy One Too Many

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    How about a shave of the day thread for all the die-hards?

    Post up either a list or photo of your gear for that relaxing ritual that makes us presentable to the world!

    Today:
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  2. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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  3. freebird

    freebird Practically Family

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    I think what he meant was what you shaved with for each day....for exaample mine would be:

    Yesterday

    Brush: Tweezerman pure badger
    Crabtree and Evelyn Scuttle
    Proraso
    Black Bear brand strop 40 x on linen 40 x leather
    Barclay Bros. 6/8 spike point razor
    2 passes WTG and Xtg (across the grain)
    Nivea for Men a/s balm

    then my next shave might be something like this:

    Saturday:

    B. Altman Co. Pure Badger brush
    Burma Shave Mug
    The Gentlemens Quarter Cavendish Black soap
    Black Bear brand strop 50 x linen 50 x leather
    George Wostenholm & Son 5/8 spike point razor
    3 passes
    C.O. Bigelow bay rum a/s balm
     
  4. rikrdo

    rikrdo A-List Customer

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    Wilkinson "Sticky" Razor and a Derby blade
    ShaveMac Custom Silvertip brush
    Mitchells Wool Fat shave soap
    Musgo Real After Shave
    Chanel Antaeus Pour Homme EdT
     
  5. rmrdaddy

    rmrdaddy One Too Many

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    Smithy
    Thanks for the link again. I had seen that, especially the impressive Trumper's selection posted therein!


    Exactly! Thank You Freebird!

    and great job to you gents who have participated!
     
  6. David Conwill

    David Conwill Call Me a Cab

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    I actually didn't shave today, which is rare for me. But I'm also wearing bluejeans to class, which is likewise rare. My shave routine doesn't vary much, however:

    C.O. Bigelow (Proraso) Premium Shave Cream or Dove Soap (melted into my shave mug).

    Whipped into a nice lather with either a Burmashave or Clubman brush.

    Razor is a GEM Micromatic using Treet blades (the best out of the three kinds I've tried).

    Sometimes I finish up with some aftershave gel, but lately I've been using No-Ad SPF 50 sunblock.

    -Dave
     
  7. David Conwill

    David Conwill Call Me a Cab

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    A pic of the goods:

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    -Dave
     
  8. classyguy

    classyguy Familiar Face

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    My morning routine would be using Crabtree and Evelyn Sienna shave soap with a DE razor and badger brush from ebarbershop.com. Blade's are Guillette but im not liking them, going back to supermax.
     
  9. panamag8or

    panamag8or Practically Family

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    I just tried the Sienna for the first time. Love the scent, but it seemed irritating on the skin. Oh, well... I'll call it hurried technique, and keep using it.

    Today's shave:
    C.E. Bigelow Proraso knock-off cream
    C&E English Pewter brush
    Vintage Merkur slant w/ swedish gillette blade (properly corked)
    No alum (yes!)
    Thayer's rose witchhazel
    Jason 6-in-1 aftershave

    Result: BBS, baby!
     
  10. rmrdaddy

    rmrdaddy One Too Many

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    Nice going gents!!
    I really love the Sienna! What a great cream!

    OK, my gear for the day:
    Gillette Super Speed
    Derby Blade
    Taylor of Old Bond St Avacado
    Art of Shaving Best Badger
    EarthScience Aftershave Splash
    The Body Shop Kistna Aftershave Balm
    Davidoff Good Life cologne
     
  11. rmrdaddy

    rmrdaddy One Too Many

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    Come on!
    You civilians should have been able to enjoy a nice Sat AM shave. I'm in the car business, so we WORK on holidays!
    This AM:
    Gillette Super Speed
    Derby Blade
    The Body Shop Shave Cream
    Art of Shaving Best Badger
    Earthscience After Shave Splash
    Nivea Sensitive After Shave Balm
    Tiffany for Men Cologne
     
  12. freebird

    freebird Practically Family

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    how about a late Saturday evening shave?

    vintage ever ready pure badger brush
    C&E scuttle
    Cavendish Black shave soap from The Gentlemens Quarter (gotta love shaving soap that smells like pipe tobacco :D )
    Wade and Butcher 6/8 spike point
    Black Bear brand strop
    three passes, wtg, atg and xtg = bbs
    no a/s or a/s balm...like the smell of the soap too well lol

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. rmrdaddy

    rmrdaddy One Too Many

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    That's a C&E scuttle? nice! Never saw that one.
    Who rescaled that razor?, what wood is it?
    Looking good Freebird, I have heard that the Wade and Butcher are great shavers. Congrats on getting yourself ahold of one.
     
  14. freebird

    freebird Practically Family

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    The gentleman who rescaled it is Str8razor from straight razor place.
    He used bloodwood scales with a ca finish. It also has custom domed brass pins and collars and the wedge is also brass.

    I've got 2 of the Wade & Butchers, the other was left origional as the horn scales weren't broken. It came back the same day as the one with bloodwood scales, and I haven't tried it out yet.

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    These are my two W&B's

    edit:
    I believe he just rescaled this one as a favor, I don't believe he does it as a business as he doesn't advertise, and is very hush hush about it.
     
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  15. rmrdaddy

    rmrdaddy One Too Many

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    Today' s selection:
    Super Speed with Derby
    AOS Best Badger
    Taylor's of Old Bond Street Avacado
    EarthScience AS Splash
    The Body Shop Kistna AS Balm
    Pleasures for Nen Cologne
     
  16. SGT Rocket

    SGT Rocket Practically Family

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    Today:

    Murker razor (classic)
    TABAC shave soap
    Art of Shaving shaving brush (don't know if it's pure or best)
    Thayer's Aftershave with witchhazel
    Followed by Truefitt and Hill's 1805 Aftershave Balm for moisturizing affect and scent.
     
  17. rmrdaddy

    rmrdaddy One Too Many

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    I simply have to try the Tabac.
    Do you have a solid vendor for it SlyGI?
     
  18. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    These are my tools. I use them every which way.

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    This stuff makes it easier. ;)

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  19. freebird

    freebird Practically Family

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    antique scuttle
    The Gentlemans Quarter Cavendish Black soap
    Silvertip brush (prototype purchased from Tryphon.it)
    Black Bear Brand strop
    Wade & Butcher barber point
    3 passes, WTG,ATG and XTG
    C.O. Bigelow Bay Rum A/S Balm
     
  20. rmrdaddy

    rmrdaddy One Too Many

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    Super Speed
    Derby
    Vermont Country Store badger brush
    Crabtree & Evelyn Sandalwood SC
    EarthScience AS Splash
    Art of Shaving Sandalwood AS Balm
    Halston Z-14 cologne
     

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