Shave of the day 10th June 2024

  • Razor: Autostrop VC2
  • Blade: Feather FHS-10
  • Brush: Vie-Long #13051M
  • Pre-Shave: Proraso Pre Shave Cream
  • Lather: Taylor of Old Bond Street Peppermint
  • Aftershave: Barber No3 Marmara
  • Additional Care: Alum Block
SOTD 2024 06 10

A minty fresh Monday shave. The VC2 still performs well, and i find that the blades lasts as well as most blades do.

Shave of the day 7th June 2024

  • Razor: Autostrop VC2
  • Blade: Feather FHS-10
  • Brush: Omega #10048
  • Pre-Shave: Proraso Pre Shave Cream
  • Lather: Proraso Menthol & Eucalyptus
  • Aftershave: Barber No3 Marmara
  • Additional Care: Alum Block
SOTD 2024 06 07

Yet another fine Friday shave. The VC2 impresses me more and more as I keep getting to know it better.

Shave of the day 3rd June 2024

  • Razor: Autostrop VC2
  • Blade: Feather FHS-10
  • Brush: Artesania Romera Manchurian Badger, imitation horn
  • Pre-Shave: Proraso Pre Shave Cream
  • Lather: Mike’s Natural Soaps Peppermint & Rosemary
  • Aftershave: Barber No3 Marmara
  • Additional Care: Alum Block

New week, new shave, and a return to the VC2.

Fathers Day Gift

Sometimes, selecting just the right Father’s Day gift can be quite a problem.

But fear not, for Gillette has – or rather had, before they turned to the dark side and started offering plastic cartridge razors – a new and unique answer.

A complete compact vacation travel kit, with travel sizes of Gillette good grooming products. Also have space for a toothbrush and toothpaste.

Cheap too. Or at least, the 1955 price appears cheap to us, almost seventy years later.

Take pleasure from the little things

I don’t shave every day. This is in part a habit from before I started using a proper razor, and in part a nod to the face that my skin – while not as tender as some people – probably couldn’t stand up to a nearly BBS every single day.

Today was not a shave day. T-days never is.

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