30/03/2015

SOTD 30/03/2015


Bulldog Face Wash
Bay Soap Company Grapefruit
Mohawk 5-341 PurTech
Weck Sextoblade (Lucite)
Personna Super Stainless (4)
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Witch Hazel Toner
Blue Stratos Aftershave
Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme EDT

Bowl Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & WTG (Slide)

28/03/2015

SOTD 28/03/2015


Bulldog Face Wash & Scrub
Wickham's Sheridan's w/ Muhle Silvertip Fibre
Klas Tornblom 9/16 Faux Frameback
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Witch Hazel Toner
Brut Musk Aftershave
Oscar De La Renta Pour Homme EDT

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & WTG (Slide)

26/03/2015

SOTD 26/03/2015


Bulldog Face Wash
T&H No.10 Finest Shaving Cream
Semogue 1305 Pure Bristle
Star Cru-Steel & GEM Stainless (5)
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Witch Hazel Toner
Puig Quorum Aftershave Lotion
Puig Quorum EDT

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & WTG (Slide)

24/03/2015

SOTD 24/14/2015

Ever Ready 1914 Patent Anniversary ...


Hot Towel
Mitchell's Wool Fat Soap w/Muhle Silvertip Fibre
Ever Ready 1914 & GEM Stainless (4)
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Pinaud Lilac Vegetal Aftershave Lotion
Trumper's Eucris EDT

Face Lathered
Two Pass - Twice WTG

22/03/2015

SOTD 22/03/2015


Bulldog Face WashKrampert's Finest Bay Rum Acadian Spice
Ever Ready 581 PurTech
Bengall Cast Steel 11/16 Sheffield Wedge
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Witch Hazel Toner
Sea Drift Soaps Bay Rum
Armani Pour Homme EDT

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & WTG (Slide)

20/03/2015

SOTD 20/03/2015



Bulldog Face Wash
Tabac Shaving Soap & Professional Boar
GEM Junior Elite & GEM Stainless (3)
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Tabac Aftershave & EDC

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & WTG (Slide)

18/03/2015

SOTD 18/03/2015


Bulldog Face WashMartin De Candre Fougère
Muhle 33K256 Silvertip Fibre
GEM Junior Elite
GEM Stainless (2)
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Witch Hazel Toner
Brut Original Aftershave
Ralph Lauren Polo EDT

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & WTG (Slide)

Phenomenal!

16/03/2015

SOTD 16/03/2015


Bulldog Face WashWickham's Spice Trade
Kent Infinity Silvertex
GEM Junior Elite
GEM Stainless (1)
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Witch Hazel Toner
Old Spice Aftershave
Paco Rabanne One Million EDT

Face Lathered
One Pass - WTG

Two days worth of growth, one pass. What a perfect razor.

Smooth, close, neat, can't feel it, can't hear it. Absolutely perfect!

14/03/2015

SOTD 14/03/2015


Bulldog Face Wash
Arko Shaving Stick (Grated)
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Keen Kutter & Personna (2)
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Witch Hazel Toner
Pinaud Clubman Special Reserve Aftershave Cologne
Oscar De La Renta Pour Lui EDT

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & WTG (Slide)

Another super just close enough, not too close shave from this Keen Kutter with an injector blade, today placed just a little closer to the front comb.

13/03/2015

SOTD 13/03/2015


Bulldog Face WashTabac Shaving Stick
Ever Ready 581 PurTech
Keen Kutter & Personna (1)
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Witch Hazel Toner
Pinaud Clubman Special Reserve Aftershave Cologne
Eden Classics Rapport EDT

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & WTG (Slide)

Smashing little razor, that.

Not the closest of shaves, but then I was not setting out to get an especially close shave. The blade can be brought a little further forward for a more aggressive shave or set that little bit back, as I did today.

11/03/2015

SOTD 11/03/2015


Bulldog Face Wash
Simpson's Lavender & Vetivert Luxury Shaving Cream
Ever Ready T40 Pure Badger
Weck Surgical Prep
Personna Super Stainless (3)
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Witch Hazel Toner
Malizia Uomo Vetyver Aftershave
Ralph Lauren Polo EDT

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & WTG (Slide)

Smashing shave! Absolutely smashing!

The Weck Surgical Prep is super-smooth and super-efficient. Simply place the cap to the skin and draw down, the width of the blade sweeping away stubble yet nimble around the tricky bits.

But what a looker that brush is! I've made it quite plain that I don't like badger and this did nothing to dissuade me, but what a looker. I bought it with the intention of re-knotting with synthetic, but it's in such great shape I feel obliged to leave the badger knot in ... I can live with it.

09/03/2015

SOTD 09/03/2015


Bulldog Face Wash
Old Spice Shaving Soap
Barbershop Pure Bristle Brush
Gillette Twinjector - Gillette Twin (1)
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Witch Hazel Toner
Old Spice Aftershave

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & XTG

Old Spice shaving soap has been on my bucket list for a good while and I finally got around to picking one up the other day. What a fantastic scent! Lovely soap, lovely mug, lovely experience. Not the best, but certainly up there. Lathered up with that Barbershop boar, just the ticket!

Smooth and efficient with the Gillette Twinjector and a fresh vintage Gillette twin blade, all in all a superb shave! While the soap might not be the best, I am of no doubt that Old Spice Aftershave is THE best aftershave ...

05/03/2015

SOTD 05/03/2015


Bulldog Face Wash
Wickham's Parma Violet
Muhle 33K256 Silvertip Fibre
GEM Contour II & GEM Stainless (5)
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash ... no sting
Witch Hazel Toner
Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel Aftershave & EDT

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & WTG (Slide)

04/03/2015

SOTD 04/03/2015


Bulldog Face WashWickham's English Rose
Muhle 23K256 Silvertip Fibre
Diamond Edge DE5000 & DE5001 (2)
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Witch Hazel
Myrsol Plastic Shave
Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & WTG (Slide)

Smashing little razor, that ...

02/03/2015

SOTD 02/03/2015


Bulldog Face WashBay Soap Co. Arctic Blast Glycerine Shaving Soap
Muhle 33K256 Silvertip Fibre
Gillette Techmatic
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Myrsol Metisol Aftershave
Old Spice Original Aftershave

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & WTG (Slide)

Gillette's Techmatic seems to be THE most hated razor but I seem to get on with it fine. It's not the closest, certainly not the mildest; somewhere between the current Gillette Guard (when set to "Low") and their historical Trac II (when on "High").

I think the negativity quite probably stems from the poor storage of the cartridges themselves, giving poor performance when pressed into action some decades later. Even a good cartridge can have sections which are not so sharp, so when such a section is found, simply wind it on ...

Two passes, quite acceptable.

01/03/2015

SOTD 01/03/2015

Happy St David's Day!


Bulldog Face Wash & ScrubKrampert's Finest Acadian Spice Bay Rum Shaving Soap
Ever Ready 581 PurTech
Union Cutlery 'Spike' 4/8 Quarter Hollow
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Witch Hazel
Sea Drift Soaps Bay Rum & Lime
Givenchy Gentleman EDT

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & WTG (Slide)

Lovin' the Krampert's!