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A Special shave

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SOTD 18 Feb 2014

Naturally QED’s Special 218 is the soap of the day, and it made quite a fine lather with a beguiling woodsy fragrance. Lately I have been trying working up the lather in a cupped palm, a technique that Mantic59 and (reputedly) barbers at Geo. F. Trumper’s London store use. It does seem to result in a very fine lather, and as a bonus it is fun. Brush vigorously the palm of your nondominant hand for a while and soon the brush is puffy with good lather.

Three passes with the Standard Razor (brand name) holding an Astra Superior Platinum blade: effortless and trouble-free smoothness resulted.

A good splash of Creed’s Green Irish Tweed, and the day is launched.

Written by LeisureGuy

18 February 2014 at 9:38 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. I really want some Green Irish.

    Ron Gallant

    21 February 2014 at 4:19 pm

  2. It’s nice stuff, and the smaller size (the size of the Aventus I used today (2/21) would be fine. I got this large size through ignorance.

    LeisureGuy

    21 February 2014 at 4:40 pm


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