Monday, May 22, 2017

Gillette Old Type, Van Yulay Butter Rum & Cappuccino soap and aftershave.

#sotd #wetshaving 
Monday, May 22, 2017
Shaver: Gillette Old Type (I think)
Blade: Astra SP
Soap:  Van Yulay Butter Rum & Cappuccino
Brush: Omega Pro S10049  
Post shave: witch hazel, PAA alum, Butter Rum and Cappuccino aftershave and PAA Malbolge beard oil.
Video: https://youtu.be/ObB_2bWpz5Y





Van Yulay Hercules 
https://www.vanyulay.com/product/shaving-soap-products/all-shaving-soap/hercules-shaving-soap-3-oz/

Omega S Brush Pro
https://www.italianbarber.com/collections/brushes/products/omega-s-brush-pro-s10049-synthetic-fiber-shaving-brush-red

Gillette I.D. Chart
http://www.razorarchive.com/gillette.pdf

  This morning's shave was a very efficient shave by the Gillette Old Type with an Astra SP (Green). My cheeks are very smooth. Impressive results this morning ... these handles are prone to cracking and /or splitting otherwise a very nice razor. I think I will look for a few more of these razors.
  The Omega S Brush performed flawlessly.  The brush has the backbone of the boar knot and lathers quite well. Latter today when I get back home from work I'll see if the brush is dry but I expect that it will be. With this brush having a synthetic knot ... it may be my favorite travel brush.
  Van Yulay Hercules, Butter Rum and Cappuccino is a a goat's milk and glycerin formula Emu oil. It comes in a tin with approximately three ounces of goodness. It is a relatively soft soap and easy to scoop out for bowl lathering. This soap lathered up easily and provided enough slickness and cushion to have a smooth, comfortable shave. I still haven't found a soap yet that didn't perform well from Monica. Stay safe and smooth shaves.

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