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    19 days ago

    June 6, 2024

    • Brush: Brad Sears Arley 26mm Super Badger
    • Razor: GEM MMOC Gold Gen2
    • Blade: Personna Gem PTFE (2)
    • Lather: House of Mammoth - Smash - Soap
    • Post Shave: Wholly Kaw - Amber Bomba - Toner
    • Post Shave: Thayers - Rose - Toner
    • Fragrance: Creed Silver Mountain Water

     


    A bourbon smash. What’s not to love. Great drink and a great soap fragrance courtesy of Will at BaM.

    We’re entering into our “heavy” season here in Maryland, humidity creeps up, and even when temps are moderate the atmosphere feels oppressive, I needed to be out of the house most of the day, so the lightness of Silver Mountain Water just seemed appropriate.

    The MMOC continues to be my favorite safety razor. I love the elegant fliptop mechanism and the blade feel. I have a bunch of other safety razors in my collection, but this design was never topped IMO.

    As for a shave video … well, maybe next year. This year, I’ll need to try to find someone with more depth of shaving knowledge, a more interesting career, and better weather reporting skills than u/VisceralWatch. Clearly, there is no equal. However, Johan Granath (Shave&Butcher) tells a dad joke better, and has an equally comfortable presence in front of a camera while shaving.

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    19 days ago

    Thirsty Thursday

    • Brush: Αλφα T400 tribute #RESURRECTIONBRUSH
    • Razor: Darwin - Hollow Ground #ADJUSTABLE #FOREVERSAFETY #STAINLESSLESS
    • Lather: Smitten Soapery - Big Daddy
    • Post Shave: Zingari Man - The Duo
    • Fragrance: Stirling Soap Co. – Sandalwood

    Zingari Software sponsor point: Smitten Soapery is a Zingari brand that was seems to get revived every once in a while. I wanted to support Heather selling soap under a different name, so I got all four scents. Vote with my wallet, so-to-speak.

    Theme, post & frag relevance: This soap is bourbon and sandalwood scented, boozily within theme. I wonder whether it was the starting point for The Duo which also features Bourbon and Sandalwood, but adds a few more scent notes. Both the lather and splash have a very creamy sandalwood note, and Stirling’s drier Sandalwood frag leads the progression out of a gourmand category, bookending the theme. The drink is done, time to head back to the bar.

    Challenge: I remain puzzled by the wettubing genre, so this challenge is always tricky for me. I mean, I enjoy u/VisceralWatch’s videos and watch them regularly, but that’s because I’m interested in what my friend has to say rather than my urge to consume wetshaving video content (and because he – conveniently – sends me reminders when a new video drops because he knows that I don’t subscribe to anything on youtube and would miss them otherwise). But this year is diffenent! I actually do have a non-VisceralWatch wettuber I watch regularly, and it’s our very own @gcgallant@sub.wetshaving.social who has started honing straightrazors on video. Go check out his content, he is much more knowledgeable about razor maintentance than VisceralWatch.

    #photocontest: The modern resurrection brush next to the antique shiny Darwin Hollow Ground is a sprinkle of colour in this Black and White tableau. I hope it’s still in the spirit of the theme that I got rid of only most of the colour.

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      19 days ago

      Another great photo!

      I spoke with Heather at the Maggard Meetup. I meant to discuss the Zingari sensitivity with her but didn’t have the heart. Fact is, after all this time, her enthusiasm for her work kept me from raising the topic.

      Your idea of voting with your wallet would be the most effective way to get her to move effort away from Zingari.

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        19 days ago

        Thanks!

        Yeah, I get how bringing it up would have been uncomfortable for everyone involved😅

  • PorkButtsNTaters666
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    19 days ago

    Thursday, June 6, 2024: Megalodon Mittwoch on Donnerstag


    The shave was rougher than with the straight – probably the blade still needs to smooth out a bit. Still impressed with Megalodon and the HAGS base.

    Have a good night!

    ~Shared via emacs & sotd.el~

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      18 days ago

      Hags has a whole bunch of bases, right? Have you tried multiple?

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        18 days ago

        I know that they have at least 2, but I’ve only tried the milk-based one (which is excellent)

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    19 days ago

    June 6, 2024

    • Brush: Stirling 24mm Synthetic
    • Blade: Dorco SD507 disposable (8)
    • Lather: Stirling Soap Co. - Gin & Tonic - Soap
    • Post Shave: Aqua Velva - Musk - After Shave Cologne
    • Post Shave: Goodfellow & Co. - Face Lotion - Kelp & Sea Mineral

    Stirling is so good.