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    Quote Originally Posted by hitemfrank View Post
    Picture comfort zone, yes.

    Shave comfort zone, no. Either my face was over sensitive today or the razor needs way more than just the touch up I gave it yesterday. Either way the shave actually felt terrible
    10th May is becoming a shave disaster day...Balaji, myself, and now you! Bring on the 11th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optometrist View Post
    I'm guessing you're back, Bill? Hope all went well in Hawaii. Never tried the C&E soaps.....a worthwhile purchase would you say? Lovely pic. Is the colour an indication of the tan you now have?

    David, I am back, indeed. Everything went swimmingly (except me, I got zero free time while I was on the island). I cannot say this is an indication of a tan at all. The C&E soaps never impressed me much when I bowl lathered them. This morning, I left water on the puck while I soaked the brush. I then added two drops of glycerin to the top of the puck and hit it with a very wet Chubby 2 (2-Band) and got an explosion when I face lathered. It gave a very nice shave! I will say that the scent of the Nomad is a great one, IMHO. It's a very woody sandalwood blend.

    I'm anxious to hear how your Manchurian Chubby 1 turns out. I've been struggling against the temptation to pick up one myself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optometrist View Post
    Is the soap performing well for you, Matt? The scent must be heavenly. Superb close-up also
    Thank you, David. This morning was my first shave with Mike's. I can see why it's gained popularity here recently. A great scent and a very comfortable shave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optometrist View Post
    Is that an English soap you have there, Mark? The name suggests so, but I've never heard of it.
    David,
    The Notting Hill is (was) one of the Portman Square house brand soap that was available at Bullgoose Shaving. I say was, because when I just checked the website, what he has left is on clearance sale. It is a strearate/taloow soap that I find very good. I suspect, but don't know for sure, that it was made by QCS, since it appears very similar to the Vostak that I have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRuhling View Post
    David, I am back, indeed. Everything went swimmingly (except me, I got zero free time while I was on the island). I cannot say this is an indication of a tan at all. The C&E soaps never impressed me much when I bowl lathered them. This morning, I left water on the puck while I soaked the brush. I then added two drops of glycerin to the top of the puck and hit it with a very wet Chubby 2 (2-Band) and got an explosion when I face lathered. It gave a very nice shave! I will say that the scent of the Nomad is a great one, IMHO. It's a very woody sandalwood blend.

    I'm anxious to hear how your Manchurian Chubby 1 turns out. I've been struggling against the temptation to pick up one myself!
    Bill, I believe you are finding out the wonders of face lathering now! The Chubby should be a few days but I am very eager to see what this hair is all about. I spoke to Mark at Simpson on Tuesday and he said it looked like a 2-Band, had a lot of backbone , and a softness between the Best and the Super 3-Band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optometrist View Post
    Which Floid do you prefer, Emanuel? The Suave or the Vigoroso?
    Hi David!
    As a matter of fact, I never tried the Suave, only the Vigoroso. But my favourite Floïds are the Blue ones (both the Italian or the Spanish versions), like the one that I used today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lu20vt View Post


    Nanny's French Lavander // Wacker // Simpson Classic 2 // Nanny's French Lavander Post Shave Hydration
    Semplicemente meraviglioso, Luis! By the way, what camera are you using for your SOTD shots, my friend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shm View Post
    Friday

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    Ella Fitzgerald

    Hardware
    Proshave Scuttle
    Vie-Long White Badger
    Gillette Fat Handled Tech with Derby Extra (56)

    Software
    Nivea for Men Shaving Cream
    Myrsol Agua De Limón
    T&H Freshman Cologne


    Have a nice day, Gentlemen


    A wonderful pic as always, Soren! Is the Myrsol Agua de Limon alcohol based? And is the scent of true lemons?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRuhling View Post
    La Toja | Thäter | Joe Chandler | Sabon | Aus Liebe Zum Duft No. 1
    A truly great close-up shot, Bill! And, with the mighty Manantiales shaving soap, I'm sure a great lather, too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkflyfisher View Post

    Gillette Super Speed 40s + Astra Superior Platinum + Mike's Natural Soaps Barber Shop = SLICK!

    I'm going to be dreaming about Mike's soaps before long, I think. They are cropping up all over the place. A really fine close-up of a great shave-and the original Proraso rather than the reformulated one is definitely the better IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balj86 View Post
    Its Friday!
    ~05/10/2012~

    Semogue Owners Club 2Band \\ Merkur 1904 w/ Red IP (UK) \\ Proraso Crema Pre E Dopo Barba \\ ATF Mitchell's Wool Fat \\ Al Raz ASB Custom "El Tangerino"

    Today's was in no comparison to yesterday's! Really smooth and easy BBS shave with MWF. That stuff is made with Magic and will always be my top SS. Love the stuff b/c it needs to be lathered in the proper manner. Once achieved, it will be the best shave lather that is like a meringue guaranteed with protection, slick and glide. Totally made up from yesterday. Have an excellent day Gents!

    P.S. - I won't be able to post for next weeks SOTD thread b/c I'll be on Vacay next week. Been needing a break for quite some time.




    Just lovely, Balaji!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KiltedShaver View Post


    Merkur Futur w/ Barber Personna
    Kent BK4
    Taylor of Old Bond Street herbal pre-shave gel
    Tabac soap stick
    Tabac splash

    not pictured:
    Pacific Shaving scrub & wash
    Shave Well shower mirror
    A performance guaranteed shave with this arrangement. And I find the BK4 works brilliantly with the sticks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by celestino View Post
    10 MAY 2012

    *Muhle R41 2011
    *Polisilvers
    *Semogue SOC
    *Mike's Natural Soaps Lavandin
    *OSMA alum
    *Thayers
    *Unrefined Shea Butter
    *Tibetan Chants to soothe and tame the R41


    *Just wanted to thank some of you fine gentlemen for the beautifully taken pictures here on the SOTD! Keep up the great work! Gorgeous photos!
    Thanks, celestino, and yours definitely falls in to the superlative category without a doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optometrist View Post
    Maxterpiece: 6/8 Vintage Sheffield KROPP, Full Hollow Ground, Round Point, Abalone Scales
    Imperial Shave Pegasus III Strop
    GB Kent BK4 Silvertip
    Speick Stick
    Cold Water Rinse
    4711 Aftershave(Thanks, Till)
    D.R. Harris Arlington Cologne







    You cannot get any closer than this! Excellent, David!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lu20vt View Post


    Nanny's French Lavander // Wacker // Simpson Classic 2 // Nanny's French Lavander Post Shave Hydration
    And he does it again!!!! Quite an amazing shot, Luis!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    You cannot get any closer than this! Excellent, David!
    Wanna bet, Marco?!!!! Thank you, my friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRuhling View Post
    La Toja | Thäter | Joe Chandler | Sabon | Aus Liebe Zum Duft No. 1
    Absolutely stunning, Bill!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvilches View Post
    5/11/2012

    Pre : Cetaphil Cleanser + Home Made Lavender Preoil
    Bowl : Robert Becker Scuttle
    Brush : Omega #48 Boar
    Safety : Rotbart Mond Extra Nº15.5
    Blade : Rapira Super Stainless #1
    Soap : Arbat Russian Shaving Cream
    Post : Arbat Russian After Shave


    Superb colour coordination here. How do you find the 48 professional? I find the loft just that little bit too much for my liking, although I have never had anything less than excellent performance from mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strop View Post
    Floid Sandolor
    Rasorock Artisan Boston Tea Party
    Omega
    9/16 Van Camp American
    Razorock King Louis ASL
    Blenheim Bouquet EdT

    Excellent, Mark I'm just anxious about trying my RazoRock again after yesterday's reaction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balj86 View Post
    Its Friday!
    ~05/10/2012~

    Semogue Owners Club 2Band \\ Merkur 1904 w/ Red IP (UK) \\ Proraso Crema Pre E Dopo Barba \\ ATF Mitchell's Wool Fat \\ Al Raz ASB Custom "El Tangerino"

    Today's was in no comparison to yesterday's! Really smooth and easy BBS shave with MWF. That stuff is made with Magic and will always be my top SS. Love the stuff b/c it needs to be lathered in the proper manner. Once achieved, it will be the best shave lather that is like a meringue guaranteed with protection, slick and glide. Totally made up from yesterday. Have an excellent day Gents!

    P.S. - I won't be able to post for next weeks SOTD thread b/c I'll be on Vacay next week. Been needing a break for quite some time.




    Balaji, if there's one soap to do a shave any justice, then MWF fits the bill very nicely. So glad you had a return to normality today. Great shot. I am going to miss your posts next week but thoroughly enjoy your holiday.

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