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Superb shave with a slant: The Above the Tie S1, with Mickey Lee and Speick

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SOTD 6 Aug 2015

An interesting discussion “Slant, is it worth it?” on Wicked Edge. Those using slants tend to answer “Yes,” but of course nothing in shaving works for everyone.

I’ve not used Mickey Lee Soapworks The Drunken Goat for a while, and it is good to return: great fragrance and a great lather, today made with the Plisson “angel hair” synthetic.

The ATT S1 head is mounted on a stainless Stealth handle, and with a newish Personna Lab Blue blade did a superb job: effortless and trouble-free BBS result.

A good splash of Speick aftershave—a very pleasant fragrance—and the day begins.

Written by Leisureguy

6 August 2015 at 9:41 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. 90% of my face is easy to shave with any razor. There are small trouble areas that sometimes resist 5 passes. For those areas, there is nothing like the slant. It gets the 90% in a single pass and the problem areas with the second. If it had been my second razor I would only have 2 razors!

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    Larry

    6 August 2015 at 2:37 pm

  2. And you would have come in for some fairly strong condemnation from /u/almightywhacko, who specifically criticizes those whose second razor is the slant and love it. (I routinely and repeatedly recommend that a man’s second DE be a slant, so I’ve contributed to the problem.) See this thread, for example.

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    LeisureGuy

    6 August 2015 at 2:53 pm


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