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Very nice shave, different camera

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SOTD 27 May 2014

The Wife pointed out that the camera I’ve been using seems to have lost its focus, so I’m switching back to my Nikon P500. I’ll rephotograph the Axwell tomorrow—right now I’m about to leave for jury duty. Strop Shoppe’s Black Tie with Tallow special edition soap has a very nice old-timey fragrance that made me wish I had picked Pinaud Coachman for the aftershave, but Paul Sebastian is nice as well.

The Omega R&B is now well broken in and will sustain abundant lather for as long as you want to shave.

The Fatip is by no means my most comfortable razor, but it does a good job: BBS with no nicks in three passes. And no razor burn; I’ve not experienced razor burn for years.

A good splash of Paul Sebastian and I’m off to the court house in Salinas.


Written by Leisureguy

27 May 2014 at 6:59 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. janvajda

    27 May 2014 at 8:00 am

  2. I had my first shave today using the Omega R&B, and like you I found it to have some “lathercidal tendencies”. I did do a couple of test lathers over the weekend to get a feel for it and to remove any strong boar smell. I just know however that in a couple of weeks its going to sing. I love its heft and the bristles already feel rather soft.


    Gavin Groom

    27 May 2014 at 11:30 am

  3. Exactly: as you see, my brush is now quite lather-friendly. It was interesting to see how it acted as first: I had always assumed that new boar brushes didn’t have much capacity; only with this brush did it occur to me that some substance on the shafts actually kills lather, and “breaking in” is mostly just getting rid of whatever it is.



    27 May 2014 at 2:56 pm

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