4-7-11 Razor: 1972 Injector Lather: Truefitt & Hill Lavender Blade: Used Schick Injector Passes: 2 Alum block: Y Aftershave balm: Proraso Pre-/Aftershave Aftershave: Gucci Cologne: Rating: 10 Comment: In the Top 5 of All-time Great Shaves.
Have to mention that I really like the smell of this new cologne! A bottle costs $20 at Bath & Body Works, which is about half of what Gucci and the other big-name brands cost. Bigelow Barber - Black: Damn fine stuff. The mother of my children loved it right off the bat, so it's a keeper.
2-12-11 Razor: 1973 Gillette Adjustable Lather: Taylor of Old Bond Street Rose cream Blade: Once-used Derby Passes: 2 Alum block: Y Aftershave balm: Proraso Pre-/Aftershave Aftershave: Gucci Cologne: Gucci Rating: 8
My first blogged shave!
Musgo Real shaving cream -- which I'm not too fond of, so I switched for the second pass to Taylor of Old Bond Street (TOBS) Rose cream -- and a 1940s-era gold Gillette Tech razor.
As always, Proraso Pre-/Aftershave as the aftershave (AS) cooling balm. Gucci AS at the end. Three passes. Quality: 8.
Double-edged (DE) blade; a vintage Gillette or Schick razor, or maybe a new Merkur or Edwin Jagger; a burgeoning collection of new and old razors collected over the past couple of years; a badger-hair shaving brush; good lather from a cream, a solid, or a stick. These things -- these things need documenting.
Right now, I just want to get started with this first post. And a photo of today's shaving tools.