SOTD: October 14th, 2014

Hello ! I feel like it’s been awhile since I’ve made a post, but I am still out there and shaving away daily. Today proved something to me I really do Love the Above the Tie razors. I have been on the fence about having a daily driver so to speak, and only using my other babies on rare occasion like for a birthday shave as I collected family members birth year razors or, a similar event so to speak. Today really cemented it in one step more for me. I used the Atlas handle with the H1 head which is the .92mm big guns, and still a perfectly smooth and comfortable shave. I also didn’t mention it was with a Voskhod on its 12th use ! Pretty impressive in my book though the blade was retired today. Used my D.R. Harris Arlington soap, loaded on my WSP “Monarch” 2-band brush and bowl lathered to perfection with a few added drops of glycerin. BBS all the way ! I hope you all enjoyed your shaves as I enjoyed mine and start breaking out those Pumpkin and winter soaps the fall is upon us at least here in the north east ! – Aaron

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  • Pre: Hot shower w/ HTGAM lime pre-shave soap
  • Prep: HTGAM lime pre-shave soap
  • Soap: D.R. Harris “Arlington” w/ 6 drops of liquid glycerin
  • Brush: WSP “Monarch” 2-band Superfine
  • Razor: Above the Tie “Atlas” w/ H1 head
  • Blade: Voskhod (12)retired
  • Lather: Bowl
  • Moustache: Handlebar
  • Wax and Pomade: Pinaud natural and Murray’s Superior
  • Post shave: Cold water rinse and  Shavex alum
  • After shave: D.R. Harris “Arlington” splash
  • Balm: Esbjerg “Verbena” gel
  • EDT: Lacoste L12.12 Blanc

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