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An Old School Shave

Pre: GG Unscented Preshave soap
Brush: Muhle STF 21mm in Horn
Soap: TABAC!
Razor: Merkur 37c
Blade: GSB (3)
Post: Alum and Pinaud Clubman

For a #sotd that I couldn't decide what software to use, this turned out AWESOME! Oh man, the Tabac lather was legendary! I felt like the Arko man! I think I had enough to shave the dog. I think this was my second shave with Tabac, but this is the one where I fell in love. No wonder you guys rave about it! Clubman is a happy scent for me. It's sort of like that old jacket you instinctually reach for as you hurry out of the house. Happy Monday, folks! 
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Excellent Tabac-Clubman shave +Beau Champion​
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Saturday in Dixie #sotd

Brush: Semogue 1305 LE
Soap: SC Dixie
Razor: Merkur 37c
Blade: GSB (1)
Post: PAA Dixie

I thought about using Fortitude again today, but at the last moment I reached for Dixie. I wanted something a bit bright, a bit sophisticated, a bit smooth - Dixie. It hit the spot. Have a great Saturday, everyone! 
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I love everything about that shave. 
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Fortitude is Awesome

Pre: GG Unscented Preshave soap
Brush: Semogue 1305 LE
Soap: SC Fortitude (sample)
Razor: Merkur 37c
Blade: GSB (3)
Post: PAA Briar (sample)

You every have an #sotd where you have to look to make sure there's a blade in the razor? Yeah. 😊 Awesome bush plus awesome soap = awesome lather. The 37c just sings with the GSB. Not a good shave, a GREAT shave.

This is my first experience with Briar and the jury is out on this one for me. It's Friday, y'all!!! 
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I sold my briar set, it's a great scent, but for me it was too sweet. Fortitude sounds amazing! 
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This is an interesting development. No need to wait, I suppose. 
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+Steve Davidson Correct. As I was suggesting, there's no such thing as a "Kai Captain Mild" There's "Captain" and there's "Captain Titan Mild". I didn't want to steer anyone away from the "Captain Titan Mild" by suggesting they don't fit the Mongoose, when they are actually my preferred blade for the Mongoose. In my experience, all the guard blades had poor performance for me. The Feathers & Feather Pros were both harsh for 3 shaves before settling down. The Kai Captain Titan Milds felt & performed nicely from the start. As previously suggested, tryablade's Mongoose sampler is invaluable for first timers. 
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Happy "Smell Like a Pirate Day!"

Pre: Shower
Brush: BSSW S7 27mm Finest Groundhog
Soap: Dr Jon's Anne Bonny
Razor: Merkur 37c
Blade: GSB (1)
Post: Dr Jon's Anne Bonny

Ahoy, fellow shavers! Do ye know what day it is? #HumpBAY!!! I used my S7 today to welcome his cocobolo brother to the group and to join in +Eddie Awesome​'s groundhog shaves (and because it is awesome.) I used Anne Bonny because I thought +Will Maley​ was going to join me for Hump Bay. 😒

So I threw a fresh GSB in the 37c and lathered away! Not only did this #sotd smell awesome, it felt great! And no blood!!! Hope the rest of the day goes as well! 
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I see what you did there with the 'Groundhog' :)
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Fortitude for February!

Brush: Muhle STF 21mm in Horn
Soap: SC Fortitude (sample)
Razor: Merkur 37c
Blade: GSB (2)
Post: Alum and PAA Malbolge ASC

Let's start February with a bang! This #sotd was excellent. This is the third time I've tried to give the 37c an honest go. The first time I was loaned a great razor to try. The second time Blast from the PAAst week started. I have to say, this was my best shave with it yet! Close and comfortable! Fortitude is awesome. Malbolge is awesome. I hope y'all have an awesome Monday!! 
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+Daniel Ross yeah, that's my focus with it. I think I just passed over that area one time to many. It wasn't a big deal, but it kept me from my goal! 
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CLUBMAN!!

Pre: Shower and GG Unscented Preshave soap
Brush: BSSW S7 27mm Finest
Soap: PAA Clubguy
Razor: Gillette Black Handle Super Speed
Blade: Voskhod (3)
Post: Alum and Pinaud Clubman

A good shave and some good stink for today's #sotd. I'll be doing one last #BlastfromthePAAst shave tomorrow. I've really enjoyed this week and gotten some great shaves. I wonder if my old mach 3 handle will have any value one day. 😄 Enjoy your weekend, folks! 
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+Beau Champion you could maybe use it as a door stop or something.
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'Cause I Felt Like It

Brush: Muhle STF 21mm in Horn
Soap: SC Resolution
Razor: Merkur 37c
Blade: GSB (2)
Post: Alum and SC Resolution Balm

A quick #sotd before church this morning. It's been a hectic day, so I'm just getting around to sharing. Resolution is so good! I haven't used it as much as I should have. I find it a very calming scent. Go Broncos! 
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+Beau Champion Outstanding +Soap Commander shave there Champ! Go Broncos!
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What is +Douglas Smythe​​ talking about now? 
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+Beau Champion Izzy is a Champ! :-)
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Groundhog Shave

Pre: Shower
Brush: Semogue 1305 LE
Soap: CK Steeplechase Sport
Razor: Merkur 37c
Blade: GSB (2)
Post: Thayer's Cucumber WH and WSP Matterhorn

Where do I start. Today's #sotd was an ode to +Eddie Awesome​'s shave of this week. This was only my second time using this soap, but I'm afraid I had a bit of a repeat of the first time - irritation. I was hoping it was just a one off thing, but the tingling started when I lathered for pass 2 and only intensified. 😣 What a bummer because the lather from this soap is fantastic. The scent lingers wonderfully through the shave.

In spite of this, I achieved a wonderfully close shave! The 37c did a wonderful job and the WSP Matterhorn has me smelling good. On to Friday!! 
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+Beau Champion you could trade that soap off in a minute. 
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Trade Winds Tuesday

Pre: Shower
Brush: Muhle STF 21mm in Horn
Soap: CFG Trade Winds
Razor: Merkur 37c
Blade: GSB (3)
Post: Alum and PAA Cold Spices

For today's #sotd I wanted to revisit one of my favorites scents - classic old Spice. I'm also trying to improve my technique with the 37c which is going well, I think. Cold Spices is awesome. But today I want to focus on the soap.

I've seen a few guys use CFG soaps lately and find the performance a bit lacking. That contradicts my memory of my experiences so I wanted to see if my memory was mistaken or if something else is it play. It loaded and lathered very easily for. The lather was copious, the consistency was very good and the slickness was very good. The one thing I found a bit lacking is the residual slickness, which some shavers don't even comment on. While it's a quality I appreciate, it isn't necessary for me. The post shave feel I didn't really examine today, but I recall that being quite good.

So that leads me to think that perhaps the water is at issue. I have wonderfully soft water that really aids with lather development. To give a reference, this lather was very similar to a PAA 2.5 lather for me with the exception of residual slickness. My conclusion: I still love this soap because it works very well for me. The scent is great, at the high end of my preference for scent strength and lasts really well through the shave - an A+ for me. Your mileage, as always, may vary! Have a great Tuesday everybody! 
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Im happy to see the CF is treating you well! I've never shaved with soft water and never done an extended trial with distilled water but I'm sure it makes a giant difference! I think I've heard that time and time again from a lot of the soaps that people give differing opinions on.
Cold Spices is badass!
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A Heavenly Shave 😇

Pre: GG Unscented Preshave soap
Brush: Muhle STF 21mm in Horn
Soap: PAA Al Fin
Razor: Gillette Red Tip
Blade: GSB (1)
Post: PAA Al Fin

Al Fin, baby!! How else could I conclude #BlastfromthePAAst week?!? So, so good. Thanks so much to +Stuart G. Holmes​ for the soap. I have thoroughly enjoyed this themed week. I hope you folks have a great Sunday! Remembering to keep our ailing/convalescing members in your thoughts/prayers. 
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Oooh nice Al Fin shave!
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I have used this place several times for packaging/mailing and printing (usually invitations). I have been very happy with the level of service and quality of the work. Their prices are fair and their staff is great to work with. I have a friend who does my custom design work, but their staff seems very knowledgeable and I would use them if I didn't have a personal connection.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I stopped in here with my wife and two year old while sightseeing on 16th street. My expectations weren't very high, but I was definitely impressed. My dish (chicken bacon Mac and cheese) and my wife's (steak taco appetizer) were delicious and generous portions. I smoked several beers and all were good. The waitress did a very good job. The only thing preventing five stars is the prices. They aren't bad for downtown Denver, but they aren't a bargain.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I have been wanting to try this place for a while. I thought it would be a fun place to take visitors from Houston since they always take us to interesting and delicious restaurants there. When I saw on Facebook that they were participating in Restaurant Week, I made reservations. Side note: I ended up needing to alter the reservations and the employee who answered the phone was very nice and welcoming. They had a small but nice selection of beers on tap, highlighting the local microbrews. I was happy about that. I ordered a three course meal from the Restaurant Week selections. My cane salad was nice. The ingredients were fresh and well balanced. Little did I know that my experience had just peaked. My entree, shrimp and grits, was unimpressive. It didn't taste bad, but it was very underwhelming. The shrimp were small and had been frozen. For a restaurant in South Louisiana that shouts about LOCAL, this was very surprising. They garnished the dish with rosemary which led to an overwhelming flavor of rosemary in the food that it had touched. The grits were okay, but a little on the stiff side. For dessert I had the fried cheesecake. I'm not sure if this was a restaurant week special, but it was a little on the small side. I also found it to be a little lacking in flavor. I wiped all of the sauce off of my plate in order to get some flavor into the dish. When the bill arrived, my beer had cost me $6.75! I'm glad I only had one! The most that beer would cost you anywhere else in town is $5, which is inflated. Most places have it for $4. I had high expectation for this place and maybe that was my mistake. I won't say that I'll never go back, but I'm going to want some evidence that things have changed.
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I emailed Allied (and a few others) about tires for my wife's car. Their responses were great and speedy. They emailed me when the tires arrived so that I could get them installed. It took about an hour. I will definitely use them again.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
My favorite Mexican restaurant in Baton Rouge. The food is not your typical "tex-mex." The tortilla and bean soups are very good. The alambres is amazing.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago