SOTD: August 12th, 2014 “Trafalgar Tuesday”

In keeping with my commercial or, big name brands week I moved over to one of my favorite scents. Truefitt & Hill’s Trafalgar; a wonderful mix of lime and a herbal quality meets a modern elegant mature fragrance. It takes barely anything to make a huge lather and the slickness is top-notch. I will give Truefitt & Hill for commercial soaps the seal of approval in my opinion right along side of Castle Forbes, and Trumpers or, even new comers like Baume.BE or Esbjerg (all EU brands) in the performance overall; simply a great cream. I find it is even better in my Robert’s feats of clay and whipped into a luxurious lather with my Vie-Long “Cachurro” Spanish horse hair brush.



For my razor I mixed it up, and am using for the first time my new Synergy “Name Taker” in  open comb variation ! This razor is a hybrid between the Polywog and the Symmetry; offering the best of both worlds. Weighing in at a hefty 92 grams and a “Stubby” solid handle. This open comb razor delivers the goods without a doubt, and at the affordable  price tag under $30 USD this is a must have if you like a thicker solid handle and a shorter length. I paired this with a Derby Extra on use two….. I bet this razor would shine though with a Bolzano or a Med Prep, but easily delivered a BBS literally not a single touch up and smooth as could be.


I ended the shave as I would any other; cold water rinse, Shavex alum ( minimal feedback which is great ), and finally Royall Lyme after shave splash and Captains Choice lime at a 50/50 mix, followed by a generous helping of the T&H Trafalgar balm which is featured at the top of this post.


Overall an excellent shave ! Have a great day everyone and even better shaves. – Aaron

  • Pre: Hot Shower with Anthony Logistics glycolic acid face wash and Dark Angels scrub
  • Prep: Geo  F. Trumpers WIL skin food
  • Cream: Truefitt & Hill “Trafalgar”
  • Brush: Vie-Long “Cachurro” Spanish Horse
  • Razor: HTGAM “Name Taker”
  • Blade: Derby Extra (2)
  • Lather: Scuttle
  • Moustache: English
  • Wax and Pomade
  • Post shave: Cold water rinse, Shavex alum
  • After shave: 50/50 mix Royall Lyme & Captain’s Choice lime
  • Balm: Truefitt & Hill “Trafalgar”
  • EDT: Jean Paul Gautier ” Le Male” original


    1. They are both great razors , but for a newer wet shaver I would recommend the Symmetry as the handle would be in my opinion a more comfortable fit as well as the weight is dispersed differently. The Symmetry is more representative of most razors on the market and would allow easy transition to other razors if ever desired. The Name Taker while an EXCELLENT razor is handle heavy at 60+grams but very short so the weight is dispersed differently from other razors. That was the long answer to say the Symmetry 🙂 !


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