Good lather, smooth shave
As promised, I returned to Hallows and tried again, this time with one boar brush and one silvertip brush. Today I had no lather-longevity problems, and so tomorrow I will try the Omega R&B brush a second time. Maybe it was just one of those things.
I used both brushes, just to see whether lather-collapse disorder was specific to (say) boar. But, as I say, no problems ensued. Three passes of the Maggard razor left my skin BBS, and a tiny drop of Alt-Innsbruck’s aftershave balm finished the job. However, the balm (now several years old) smelled a bit “off,” so I’ve discarded it. The same thing happened with Primalan, another first-rate aftershave balm. Both Alt-Innsbruck and Primalan balms are great in cold, dry weather, and I do recommend them. OTOH, they also seem to have a shelf life that doesn’t go much beyond a few years, so if you get one of these, use it regularly—and that’s not a problem: they are both excellent.