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  • gcgallant
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    22 days ago

    June 3, 2024

    • Brush: Zenith r/Wetshaving 31mm x 57mm Moar Boar #SUBBROOSH
    • Razor: Wolfman Razors WR2/WRH2 #CNC
    • Blade: Personna Platinum (4)
    • Lather: Chicago Grooming - AG 1889 - Soap
    • Post Shave: Chicago Grooming - AG 1889 - Aftershave
    • Post Shave: West Coast Shaving - Alum
    • Fragrance: Initio - Paragon - Eau de Parfum
    • Talc: Pinaud Clubman Finest Powder
       

    AG 1889 has the Darkwing (Duck Fat) base. I like everything about this soap. It is one of several top-tier soap bases in my inventory. The fragrance has really grown on me. I really looked forward to using it today.

    I used a West Coast Shaving alum block after the shave today. I got nothing. Why would I want to go out and buy Osma as luxury alum to get … nothing.

    I have no idea why people spread salt on their face after shaving. My advice is: don’t cut yourself or irritate your skin. And, if you think of wetshaving as “traditional” shaving, then you should be using a full-strength alcohol aftershave like us vintage shavers do. A block of salt is what I leave out in the woods for the deer as a salt lick. … :-j

  • waldenOPMA
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    22 days ago

    June 3, 2024

    • Brush: AP Shave Co. - 24mm Synbad Fan
    • Razor: Chiseled Face - Legacy Raw Titanium (#69)
    • Blade: Feather New Hi-Stainless (2)
    • Lather: Central Texas Soaps - Cherry Pipe - Soap
    • Post Shave: Stirling Soap Co. - Varen - Aftershave
    • Post Shave: House of Mammoth - Mood Indigo - Balm
  • djundjilaMA
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    22 days ago

    Where’s the Beef?

    • Brush: Chisel and Hound - Intrepid (26 mm Zenith boar knot at 53 mm loft) #COMPOSITE #FRANKENBRUSH
    • Razor: Above the Tie - Calypso R1 #CNC #RAINBOW
    • Blade: Feather - new Hi-Stainless
    • Lather: YRFCE - Yard Raised Fresh Chicken Eggs
    • Post Shave: Barrister and Mann - Roam
    • Osma: Osma - Osma
    • Fragrance: House of Mammoth - Shire 2

    Happy YRFCE day! Three years ago, u/pppork revived this mythical chicken tallow soap and published the best documentary in wetshaving history. Definitely worth a watch if you haven’t had the pleasure!

    The chicken tallow makes this perfectly on theme, and the relevant post shave and fragrance through-line here lies in three different versions of grassy scents of nature: YRFCE has notes of grass, dry hay, and vetiver. Not exactly clean, but light and subtle. Roam is the exact opposite: Wet grass, earth, smoke, dirt. This is the scent of a camp site that smelled like YRFCE three rainy days ago. When the weather turns good again and the land dries again cleaner, that’s when it smells like Shire: violets and fresh air (= warm hay to my nose, but that’s a side note), fresh vetiver. I like these happy roller coaster fragrance progressions that tell a #FOF story. I’m really looking forward to the Roam 2 splash, because the balm in the Covid era finger balm tub starts looking a bit sus.

    Great shave with the blue AtT. It’s a good razor, it’s just not very exciting. As a result it doesn’t tend to get a lot of use. Not sure why I find it boring, but I do.

    For the #Photocontest, I first planned to do the Bird theme (obviously), but then I got in the mood of doing Fill the frame instead because I enjoy the perspective and calm a closeup gives, the details and imperfections revealed, the tricks of depth-of-field, the visceral experience of one’s size, and, of course, the tiny bokeh balls.

    The chicken with its piercing look is a fun subject for closeups, even getting very close. I also experimented with a shorter focal length macro lens, but it was a bit over the top.

    Today’s Sponsor Wholly Kaw is the maker of controversial Entropy Man, one of my all time favourite scents in cough syrup wetshaving, and for that alone I’ll be forever a fan ♥.

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      22 days ago

      I adore the story behind YRFCE… the original documentary takes place in Kenyon, Rhode Island, which is a mere 6 miles from where I grew up. Small world! It gets better, though. It was recently pointed out to me by VisceralWatch that the second video in the series gives musical credit to Jeff “Tain” Watts – who happens to live 2 houses down from my sister in Easton, Pennsylvania.

      Also, VisceralWatch is coming out with a jazz trio album in October (so I hear) which is chicken themed. Coincidence? I think not.

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        21 days ago

        You are at the epicentre of this cryptic gallic epic!