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Scotto
10-06-2005, 04:24 PM
OK, truth time. How far in advance do you pick out your shaving apparatus of the day? I have to admit mine is done at least a day in advance. I typically take my SOTD pic the night before, but even if I didn't I would probably plan it out.

Rik
10-06-2005, 04:36 PM
Right before I shave. Frequently I'll pick out something for the following morning only to later decide it doesn't appeal to me.

guenron
10-06-2005, 05:10 PM
Great thought provoking question. Normally I begin to ponder the options when my Good Buddy the Cat wakes me around 4:00AM. By 5:00 I have selected the Shave of the Day! That's de rigeur for weekdays. For weekends I start pondering Friday night! :001_rolle

rtaylor61
10-06-2005, 05:22 PM
I take my SOTD pics the night before, so I lay everything out and then I stick with it. Otherwise, the pics would be lying!

Randy

guenron
10-06-2005, 05:29 PM
I take my SOTD pics the night before, so I lay everything out and then I stick with it. Otherwise, the pics would be lying!

Randy
Randy,
I would love to do that, but SWMBO would have a hissy fit.. Ocassionally I will get my shot in the morning, lathered brush shots, most frequently I shoot them when I get home from the office, except on weekends or holidays... :huh:

rtaylor61
10-06-2005, 05:57 PM
I would love to do that, but SWMBO would have a hissy fit..

Ron,

I am the man of my house. What I say goes. Period. No arguments from anyone.

Randy <===== (Single in Salt Lake City) :001_tt2:

Rik
10-06-2005, 08:07 PM
Ron,

I am the man of my house. What I say goes. Period. No arguments from anyone.

Randy <===== (Single in Salt Lake City) :001_tt2:
Randy you had me worried. I thought for a moment we were going to lose one of our own by the hand of SWMBO. Don't DO that! :scared:

DoubleE
10-06-2005, 08:44 PM
If I'm going to use a picture, I typically make my choice the night before and set it up and take the shot. I then use those products the next morning just as the picture shows. If no picture, I make my decision the morning of the shave.

I just got back from two days of meetings and having flown, couldn't take my double edge razor. I took a disposable two-blade razor and what a lousy shave I got!! Sure good to be home and back to my sweetie - my Merkur that is. (Oh yeah, it's good to see SWMBO too) :smile:

Jerry

joel
10-06-2005, 09:01 PM
9 out of 10 times it is whatever I happen to be in the mood for that day.... sometimes the same thing for a week!

Odd though.... I have come to the conclusion that I am not much a fan of shaving cream, and I don't think I will be purchasing it any further. I started with soaps, soaps work best for me, are most fun to use, and last longest, so once I plow thru all my creams, I'll stick with just a few select soaps :biggrin:

Austin
10-06-2005, 09:20 PM
I usually decide before bed time.

rtaylor61
10-06-2005, 09:20 PM
...once I plow thru all my creams, I'll stick with just a few select soaps.

Joel,

Can you say "Yard Sale"!

Randy

Austin
10-06-2005, 09:21 PM
Joel,

Can you say "Yard Sale"!

Randy

Better yet, can you say Shaving Mall?

joel
10-06-2005, 10:33 PM
You know - I thought of that, but I wouldn't be too keen on taking the $ loss of selling them, and I DO enjoy them quite a bit, just not as much as a GOOD shaving soap. CERTAINLY if someone had trumpers, DR Harris, Joris, Floris, etc soaps they wanted to part with - I'd love to trade them shaving creams for them, but as far as outright sales? I dunno..... I doubt it.

rtaylor61
10-06-2005, 10:35 PM
I've got a 12 pack of Irish Spring! :biggrin:

Randy

blueasajewel
10-07-2005, 02:18 PM
I casually think about it the night before, but make the crunch decision that morning. The final decision is usually no where close to what I was thinking prior.

tonyespo
10-08-2005, 07:14 AM
Until I joined this group, about a week ago, I never gave it any thought. I would just grab one of my razors, a mug of soap or a tube of cream, pick up a brush and go for it. I am a member of 2 other shaving groups, but this one caught my attention with the pictures you guys take of the shaving equipment you used. I liked the idea and I have started to plan my shave the night before. I'm not sure I will take a picture every night but I do like planning ahead. Thanks for making me aware of this. It adds one more bit of attention to my hobby. Who would have ever thought shaving would become a hobby?

Tony Espo

Scotto
10-08-2005, 07:51 AM
Tony, glad to see you here. Jump right in and have a blast!

mark the shoeshine boy
10-08-2005, 09:15 AM
9 out of 10 times it is whatever I happen to be in the mood for that day.... sometimes the same thing for a week!

Odd though.... I have come to the conclusion that I am not much a fan of shaving cream, and I don't think I will be purchasing it any further. I started with soaps, soaps work best for me, are most fun to use, and last longest, so once I plow thru all my creams, I'll stick with just a few select soaps :biggrin:

Joel,

Setup some prices and list them out, youmay be pleasantly surprised on what you will sell.

mark tssb

AlanL
11-15-2011, 02:42 PM
bump for interesting OC poll.

bkfist
11-15-2011, 03:46 PM
Generally I choose my shave soap as I reach my hand into the cabinet to grab a soap. I choose my brush the same way, but usually gravitate to a badger rather than my boar brush.

Razor wise, since I've gotten my Feather AS, I haven't chosen any other razor, so that is a moot point.
I will use my birth year/quarter slim adjustable on my birthday (haven't tried it yet - first time will be January 2012). My dad's fat boy will be used on his birthday and the day he passed, other than that I just don't really see myself rotating razors much. I probably should give my Old Type a little love once a month or something, and I bought a New Deluxe bar handle razor off ebay that I should at least polish up and give a try... (I got it and my Feather in the mail on the same day.) (I probably should sell off or pif my Futur, Milord, tech, super speed...)

My aftershave is usually chosen by whether or not I feel I need some alcohol or not. If it felt like a good super-smooth shave, I'll reach for a balm if it's dry out, or Lucky Tiger if it's warm/humid, if I think I might have gotten a too close, or if I did an ATG pass, I'll choose an alcohol based product. The specific product within those ranges that I grab is never given more than a split second thought before it's in my hand.

Badal
11-15-2011, 04:14 PM
Almost always, on that very day. Sometimes I will miss a soap enough that I will preplan using it the next morning.

thIs6Nly
11-15-2011, 05:01 PM
I do it the night before. I get up at 4:30 AM to go to work, and it's too early to make any really big decisions.

And I want to get on the 10 Fwy while there is still space for my car,

200451

nerdinasuit
11-15-2011, 05:28 PM
I shave at night but pick out my shave then and there. I don't even pick the aftershave until the witch hazel is dry.

random-hero
11-15-2011, 06:51 PM
I usually decide before I get into the shower.

_JP_
11-15-2011, 09:26 PM
I can't really answer the poll. I usually choose stuff right before I start shaving. But sometimes I'll something in mind if I have a new product, or something is going on that compels me to make choices

This poll is from prehistoric times anyway. No Art Is King voting option.

DarbyRides
11-15-2011, 10:16 PM
Although I try to choose the previous night, more often than not I end up changing one or all of the items when it comes time to shave.

Darby
Auburn, CA

mdole
11-15-2011, 11:46 PM
I shave with the same razor, brush and soap every day unless there is a problem with one of them (i.e.- my razor dulls or my soap is depleted). Sadly for my wallet I have far more razors than I use!

-Matt-

The Chandos
11-16-2011, 07:33 AM
I can't really answer the poll. I usually choose stuff right before I start shaving. But sometimes I'll something in mind if I have a new product, or something is going on that compels me to make choices

This poll is from prehistoric times anyway. No Art Is King voting option.

+1 Like maybe I just got a new soap, or a new brush that I'm trying to break in. Otherwise, Art chooses for me.

gearchow
11-16-2011, 08:13 AM
Holy Resurrection Batman!

Did you all notice that most of the original posters are owners, mods or ex-mods?

-jim

NJBob
11-16-2011, 08:18 AM
Still trying to determine the blade/razor combo I like best. Right now I'm trying the same blade in four different razors so I guess I'm planning four days in advance.

Lobwedge
11-16-2011, 08:20 AM
I generally use the same soap and razor for at least a week if not two at a time so the night prior to change time, I'll generally decide. Of course that doesn't mean I don't change my mind the next morning from time to time.

sir-nix-alot
11-16-2011, 08:39 AM
Usually right before I hop in the shower.

But sometimes I start thinking about a shave a day in advance if there is something that I want to try.

bjmoose
11-16-2011, 08:43 AM
Usually right before, although sometimes I pre-plan...

PanchoVilla
11-16-2011, 11:39 AM
+1 Like maybe I just got a new soap, or a new brush that I'm trying to break in. Otherwise, Art chooses for me.

+2, That is, if I shave that day at all (usually evenings). Oh yeah, did I mention I'm a retired old fart?

ralpho
11-16-2011, 08:35 PM
Oog, I have to confess that I'm already planned out for the rest of the year since I use a spreadsheet to track my shaves and maintain my rotations of razor/brush/lather. Of course, I treat it as subject to change without notice if I've acquired some new goodies - there's no way I'm patient enough to push new stuff to the bottom of the stack!

RABIDMONKEY
11-16-2011, 09:42 PM
in the shower I take before the shave, I also have 4 diffrent bar soaps open in shower , its all about the options not the planning

alex2363
11-16-2011, 11:29 PM
Holy Resurrection Batman!

Did you all notice that most of the original posters are owners, mods or ex-mods?

-jimYou mean on this thread? I only counted 1 mod here that posted.

Greyfox
11-17-2011, 06:10 AM
Whatever strikes me when I go to shave.