July 28, 2007

Heljestrand day

Rooney small style 1 brush in finest badger
Truefitt & Hill Luxury Shaving Soap
Hand American strop
6/8 C. V. Heljestrand #32 straight razor
Pinaud Clubman aftershave

more...

Posted by: mparker762 at 10:51 AM
Post contains 29 words, total size 1 kb.

July 25, 2007

Feather day

Rooney small style 1 brush
Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet soap
Feather Artist Club
Super Pro blade
Purell Hand Sanitizer

I've been on a Feather kick all week, though I've switched back to my beloved Rooney brush and BB soap.  Purell Hand Sanitizer makes a dandy aftershave if you don't want any lingering scent.

Posted by: mparker762 at 05:58 AM
Post contains 54 words, total size 1 kb.

July 23, 2007

Feather day

Burma-Shave boar brush
Williams Mug Soap
Feather Artist Club razor
Super Professional blade
Pinaud Clubman aftershave

Very good shave.  Unfortunately the blades in the feather are incredibly sharp and fairly harsh and beat my face up a bit.  I can shave with it every few days but if I try to use it more frequently than that my face starts rebelling.  The Williams Mug Soap and Burma-Shave brush are from the local Wal-Mart.  $1 for the soap and $8 for the brush.  The soap will last about 6 months and the brush will last a decade or longer, assuming the dog doesn't try to eat it.
more...

Posted by: mparker762 at 06:01 AM
Post contains 108 words, total size 1 kb.

July 22, 2007

Puma day

Rooney small style 1 brush
Trumper's Almond soap
Hand American strop
5/8 Puma #39 straight razor
Bay Rum aftershave - Taylor's of Old Bond Street

This combination of scents was a serendipitous discovery a few weeks ago.  The Trumper's almond soap smells vaguely like a combination of amaretto and baby powder, and the Bay Rum aftershave smells a bit like pumpkin pie.  But the baby-powder component dissipates very quickly leaving an intoxicating complex of aromas.  This has quickly become my Sunday-morning staple.

Oh, and the Puma kicked ass too.  Baby-butt smooth and only a hint of burn when I slapped on the aftershave.

Posted by: mparker762 at 12:27 PM
Post contains 105 words, total size 1 kb.

July 21, 2007

Puma day

Rooney small style 1 brush
Trumper's Rose soap
Hand American strop
6/8 Puma Gold
Purell Hand Sanitizer

Last night's session on the hones did the trick for this lovely razor.  The shave this morning was effortless and smooth, and I'm quite pleased with the way this razor handles.  Because of the lingering scent of the soap I didn't bother with a scented aftershave this morning, instead opting for a quick slap of the Purell Hand Sanitizer that makes a dandy scent-free and residue-free aftershave.

Posted by: mparker762 at 10:27 AM
Post contains 86 words, total size 1 kb.

July 20, 2007

Puma day

Rooney small style 1 brush
Harris Almond shaving soap
Hand American strop
5/8 Puma #39 razor
Pinaud Clubman aftershave

I really love this razor.  Light and agile, and takes a really nice edge.  It's about 3 weeks since it's last honing, and its still very keen.
more...

Posted by: mparker762 at 12:43 PM
Post contains 48 words, total size 1 kb.

<< Page 1 of 1 >>
15kb generated in CPU 0.01, elapsed 0.0161 seconds.
40 queries taking 0.0073 seconds, 93 records returned.
Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink.