Honolulu, Hawaii
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Razor: Wilkinson Bonded Razor
Blade: Wilkinson Bonded Single Edge Cartridge
Brush: Simpson Commodore X2 Best Badger
Pre-Shave: Proraso White
Lather: Shannons Soaps Black Magic
Aftershave: LBCC Historical Bay Rum Aftershave
Additional Care:
  Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented

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It’s a lot more fun being 20 in the ‘70s than 70 in the '20s  - Joe Walsh

Atlanta, GA
September 23 , 2023
Leaf Twif
Shavemac CH2 Synthetic
Ethos Bay Rum Shave Soap
PAA Atomic Bay Rum Aftershave

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Tucson, AZ
Yaqi Romulus razor/Feather ProGuard AC blade/Proraso White cream/Simpson Trafalgar T2 brush


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It really IS all about that bass.
Supply Co. V2 SE (7)

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U.S. Navy Veteran

"There isn't much that a good shave and hot cup of coffee can't fix"
Growth: 3 day beard (morning shave)
Prep: Warm shower: Stirling Sheep bar soap
Pre: Stirling mentholated pre-shave soap
Brush: Rudy Vey 25mm STF
Lather: PAA Supreme Sandalwood Science (CK-6 formula)
Load Bowl: HC&C shave bowl (straight walled)
Lather Bowl: HC&C shave bowl (straight walled)

Razor: PAA Starling V3
Blade: Personna GEM PTFE-coated Stainless Steel (D7)
Plate: Open Comb

Razor: Micromatic Open Comb (MMOC) with bumps
Blade: Personna GEM PTFE-coated Stainless Steel (D7)

A/B shave with V3 and MMOC with bumps.

I have been shaving exclusively with vintage GEM-style razors for the last three weeks or so and today found I really had to switch gears to shave with the Starling V3. The MMOC was not a problem as my previous shave was with that razor and I had been using all of its friends for the last three weeks. The Starling felt a little rough today. My first path lather was not up to par. My previous A/B shave was the bumpless MMOC (with 1/2 spine shim) vs. the V3 Starling and in that shave, the Starling was more comfortable (but then again, I had been shaving with the Starling for several shaves in a row). In that shave, both razors produced the same closeness after two passes. This shave, I would say the MMOC (with bumps) was the smoother shaver and was a little more efficeint in the XTG on my chin. I think these differences come from how recently I had been shaving with that type of razor. All in all, it was a good shave. I just have to keep in mind that I need to switch gears and shave with the same razor two shaves in a row to get back in the swing of things. Same thing happens when I am in my AC razors for a while and then come back to my GEM-style razors. The first shave is usually off until I get back into the muscle memory for that type of razor.

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Supply V2 Stainless/Personna(3)

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