What do you use to shave?

Discussion in 'Skills and Smarts' started by Bebop, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. Michaelshane

    Michaelshane One Too Many

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    I've used this six days in a row,I think I love this razor.
    Trumpers rose soap
    Rooney 3/1
    Trumpers rose AS balm
    Penhaligans Hammam Bouquet
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  2. St.Ignatz

    St.Ignatz Call Me a Cab

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    Mshane that Milford looks a whole lot like a Super Speed. Any chance for a side by side?
    Tom D.
     
  3. Greyfox

    Greyfox One of the Regulars

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    This morning Trumper's Rose Cream applied with a Savile Row 3824 brush, Razor used was a Gillette Bostonian loaded with a Feather blade. Aftershave of Clubman and after dry down a light application of Gray Flannel.
     
  4. SteveAS

    SteveAS Practically Family

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    C-Mon Filarmonica 5/8 round point straight
    Shavemac Silvertip brush
    Castle Forbes Lime shaving cream
    Alum block
    Domininca Bay Rum with Lime aftershave
     
  5. Michaelshane

    Michaelshane One Too Many

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    It is a 40s super speed that's gold plated instead of nickle.
     
  6. St.Ignatz

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    Well that would account for the similarities wouldn't it. Thanks.
    Tom D.
     
  7. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    Currently on holiday, so I'm relearning how to shave with a DE safety razor, after shaving with a straight-razor for six months!
     
  8. Hercule

    Hercule Practically Family

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    Usually use one of the following: (in order of preference)
    early 30s Gillette Goodwill OC with an ABC handle
    '66 Gillette slim adjustable
    '55 Gillette Super Speed

    Soap: Provence Sante
    Brushes: Frank Silver tip Badger; Omega 05 Boar
    Blades: Personna
     
  9. Mr_D.

    Mr_D. A-List Customer

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    Gellette double edge razor

    Shaving soap.


    Badger bristle brush

    Gellette after shave (not pictured)

    I get a closer, less irritating shave with this then I ever have with the new stuff.

    Not to mention a pack of 10 blades cost me $1.50
     
  10. 1280almas

    1280almas New in Town

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  11. Rudie

    Rudie Call Me a Cab

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    I love the smell of Floïd! I've been using it for years. Whenever a friend goes to Spain I ask them to bring a bottle. I also use the Italian version but I like the Spanish Floïd even better. Sometimes I also use Eau de Quinine or Eau de Portugal by Pinaud. These are hair tonics but they work as an after shave as well.
     
  12. morgan

    morgan New in Town

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    Any Proraso users? I got a tube for christmas and can't figure out how to use it with a brush. I've been putting some in my hand and mixing it up with the brush but it just seems....odd. Anybody?


    Morgan
     
  13. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    You can mix Proraso in a bowl like any other cream.
    What kind of lather are you currently whipping up?
     
  14. Greyfox

    Greyfox One of the Regulars

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    Today's Shave

    Savile Row 3824 Brush
    Gillette Fatboy set at 7 with a Feather blade (3rd shave)
    DH Harris Lavender Shave Cream mixed in a ceramic scuttle my wife made for me
    Witch Hazel splash as A/S
    Floris JF Edt
     
  15. Morgan, you can also squeeze some into the end of your brush and face lather. I use that method when traveling. My brush travels in a prescription bottle that I drilled a couple of holes in the cap, my trusty Gillette Tech is in a plastic soap box with a couple of derby blades and it is good to go.
     
  16. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    I use Proraso cream. Squeeze some into a mug, soak your brush, shake off the water and then apply it to the mug and start a brisk lathering. You may need to add water, depending on how much water your brush retains. You should eventually get a fluffy, white lather. It may take a while (or maybe I just suck), but it does work.
     
  17. St.Ignatz

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  18. Michaelshane

    Michaelshane One Too Many

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    Yes merge
     
  19. Salty O'Rourke

    Salty O'Rourke Practically Family

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    In a week or so, after it arrives and I get it cleaned up, I'll be using this Gillette Aristocrat to scrape my pan every morning :)
     
  20. Doc Average

    Doc Average One of the Regulars

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    Today I used:

    Merkur Progress long-handle
    Penhaligon's English Fern shaving soap
    My trusty, cheap and cheerful boar-bristle brush.
    No aftershave today, since I enjoy the smell of the English Fern - it's a pity I can't afford the eau de toilette to go with it!

    I recieved the Merkur as a Christmas present from my partner. I've totally fallen in love with it, (the razor, and my partner - not that she's an "it", obvisouly. ;)) it's changed the way I shave for ever. I now actually look forward to shaving. I'll never go back to being ripped off for multi-blade monstrosities! Vibrating razors? Good grief!

    The soap was also a present, from my best friend. It's very rich and silky and compliments the Merkur beautifully, as well as making me smell nice!

    http://www.gentlemans-shop.com/acatalog/Merkur_Adjustable_Long_Handled_Safety_Razor_510001.html#a1840

    http://www.penhaligons.com/shop/bath-body/shop-by-fragrance/english-fern/english-fern-shaving-soap-with-497066.html

    Oh, and currently waiting on a pack of Feather DE blades.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2011

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