Preshave: Hot Coffee (Folgers 100% Colombian) and Hot Shower
Shave Soap: Soap Commander (SC) "Fortitude" (Hay, Tobacco, and Rum)
Razor: GEM 1912 "Damaskeene" Open Comb Single Edge
Blade: GEM PTFE "Ted Pella" Stainless Steel (2)
Brush: Semogue 2000 Boar
Postshave: Cold Water Rinse / SC "Fortitude" AS Balm/ Derby City Chop Shop (DCCS) Small Batch Shave Tonic "Winter Reserve"
Happy Friday everyone.
Fridays were meant for SC "Fortitude" and DCCS "Winter Reserve"...no matter if it's Spring :) I can't believe it's been so long since I've used my 1912 Damaskeene razor. These Brooklyn, NY manufactured razors are some of the best, most comfortable, most well-balanced vintage SE razors I have ever used. The feedback on this baby is unreal and what's crazy is that I get closer shaves in my neck area with this razor than any DE razor I have ever used. The angle is much different from a DE razor also so be forewarned...there is a learning curve these bad boys.
Maybe you've never tried an SE razor before. If not, this is the one I would recommend. They are pretty common for a 100+-year-old razor and the prices are very decent as well in the B/S/T groups. Be sure to match whichever SE razor you get with these blades...they are the best and they don't rust. I have used one blade for 28 days straight before. Crazy economical.
Now don't get me started on the bloom of this Semouge Boar Brush...it's unreal!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
Sunshine Self portrait
Being perfect is not the point, it' s more about: learning to love your imperfections, improving what you can and growing stronger every day. ✌🏻️ Wishing you all a cool weekend !