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Perfect shave today

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SOTD 27 Nov 2014

Very wonderful shave. I used my Rod Need brush—this one has a coin from the year of my birth embedded in the base—and TOBS Lavender, which immediately yielded a very fine lather. I now see that the traditional English shaving soaps—such as TOBS, Trumper, Truefitt & Hill, D.R. Harris, Floris, and Creed—do not, as I mistakenly recalled, have the soap to the absolute brim (as does Martin de Candre and some artisanal soaps), but rather have a 1/4″ gap between top of soap and the brim. That amount seems fine. Once the gap gets to be an inch or more, it seems a lot of wasted space.

Again I used enough water to load the brush, but not more, and I did add a good driblet of water as I worked up the lather on my beard.

The red-tipped Gillette Super Speed is  fine razor, and with a Schick Plus Platinum blade it left my face BBS quite easily.

A good splash of La Toja aftershave—and aftershave I rather like—and the holiday commences.

Written by LeisureGuy

27 November 2014 at 8:01 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Is it just me, or does the Red Tip have the best head geometry of any Gillette TTO?

    Larry Isaacs

    29 November 2014 at 12:35 pm

  2. 🙂 I think that after a while we unconsciously adjust our technique to the razor we’re using. I got an absolutely wonderful shave from a Gillette Tech a few days ago, which made me think (that morning) that the Tech was best. But it seems that almost every Gillette model has some fervent fans.


    29 November 2014 at 12:37 pm

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