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  1. Hot_Sauce

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    Post here on what you used to shave with today and how it went

    Prep: Hot shower and Razorock Pro shave lube
    Brush: Omega 10005 Boar
    Cream: Tabac
    Razor: Merkur 42c
    Balde: Astra Superior platinum
    Post: Dickensons witch hazel
    Aftershave: Razorock Aftershave wax
    Cologne: Nautica discovery

    The only hitch in my shave this morning was that my razor was tugging right off the bat. Knew instantly that the blade needed to be changed out. After that everything went really smooth. No nic's, cuts or razorburn. Ended up with an excellent shave and my face feels great!!:yes:
     
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    I appreciate the level of detail and ritual in your shaving. Well done!
     
  3. BrandonP

    BrandonP Cigar King Scottsdale

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    I can get down with this thread, love seeing how other's go about this.

    Prep: Hot Shower followed by Proraso Pre-Shave Cream
    Brush: Omega Badger
    Razor: Merkur Black Handle
    Blade: Astra Platinum
    Cream: Taylor of Old Bond St.: St. James Scent
    Aftershave: Nivea post shave balm
    Cologne: Billy Jealousy Illicit

    No problems with the shave, even with 4 previous on the blade. Smooth as a hot knife through butter, even on my third pass. Smooth as I can be after this morning.
     
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    Prep: Hot shower, then lather on the Proraso Pre-Shave cream while building up the shaving cream.
    Brush: Parker Badger silver tipped
    Cream: Proraso shaving cream
    Razor: Merkur 180 Long handle
    Balde: Merker Super platinum
    Aftershave: Proraso Aftershave
    Cologne: Musk of The Chrisso

    Only hitch in my shave this morning was having to set my cigar down.

    -Chrisso
     
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    Here's mine.

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    Seems like Proraso products are very popular here. (I know Proraso is the most popular worldwide) I like to use the Proraso pre shave as well. But skipped it today for the Razorock wich works very well too. Also have C. O. Bigelow cream that is just re-branded Proraso cream.

    How do you like your Schick Krona Monsterdg? I have one and I'm trying to like it, but it's the only razor in my collection that gives me issues? My last shave with it was with a feather blade and it was better than the other blades I've used with it. But I still get nic's.
     
  7. BrandonP

    BrandonP Cigar King Scottsdale

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    I'm actually not a big fan of the other Proraso products, but I really like their pre-shave stuff. I'm not one to use a pre-shave oil, they don't work well for me unfortunately, so the pre-shave cream is great for me. But their shave creams just don't do it for me. Taylor, Hirsh, Castle Forbes, D.R. Harris, and Trumper are my faves.
     
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    icehog3 Outlaw Hockey Biker Donor 3

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    Edge gel and a Gilette Pr0-glide. :)
     
  9. BrandonP

    BrandonP Cigar King Scottsdale

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    Oh Ice, just come to the dark side already. It too is a slippery slope, much like cigars. And also much like cigars, it is WELL WORTH IT! heheheh

     
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    icehog3 Outlaw Hockey Biker Donor 3

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    I would be happy to shave anyone besides myself with a straight razor, Brandon. :bouncetau
     
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    BrandonP Cigar King Scottsdale

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    Nicely played Hog...too funny sir.
     
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    I love mine; sorry you're having issues. Bought mine years ago from ebay, it was "new old stock" new in the package from the 70's. Takes any blade I throw in it without an issue.

    For those not familiar, the Schick Krona-Crome is longer handle razor (which a lot of guys like), plastic, with a metal head. It's on the lighter side, but well balanced.

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    Prep: Hot Shower
    Brush: simpson classic Badger
    Razor: Dovo half hallow 5/8
    Pre shave: AOS lemon oil
    Cream: Cella Shave soap
    Aftershave: Alum bar + pinaud club man (love the classic scent)
    Cologne: Ermenegildo Zegna Sicilian Mandarin
     
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    I probably wont try any pre shave oils. I really like the Proraso pre shave too. Wish their soap & creams had the same or even more of the coolness that the Pre shave has. The Razorock Pro shave lube has a nice candy cane scent to it that I like.
     
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    Thanks

    I have quite a few different brushes, soaps/cream, razors and aftershaves. So I can change it up. It makes shaving kind of fun. Unlike when I shaved with my electric. I would just put some electric pre shave on, then shave for a few minutes. It became a very boring routine.

    This will also be a good thread for guys to look and see what others are using and ask questions about those products.
     
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    I don't use a razor anymore but I'd highly suggest jack black shaving cream as well as all their other stuff.
     
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    Prep: Hot shower and Proraso Pre Shave
    Brush: Omega 10005 Boar
    Cream: Queen Charlotte Iced Key Lime
    Razor: Gillette 1959 SuperSpeed
    Blade: Astra Superior Platinum
    Post: Dickensons Witch Hazel with menthol crystals added
    Aftershave: Pinaud Lime Sec
    Cologne: Ceasars Man
     
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    Edge Gel and a Bic Disposable. :)

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    ^yikes!
     

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