Hi All – my first post and what better way to do it than a SOTD. I travel a lot in my line of work and I am prone to “over-carrying” shave gear. I have been known to take 5-6 straights, 2-3 soaps, 2+ aftershaves and so on – not to mention lather bowls and strops.
So this time… – I set myself up with a nice, lightweight, setup:
|Brush||My ΑΛΦΑ [Alpha} T-400 shaving brush with a nice 24mm Silver Tip knot|
|Blade||Feather on shave #2|
|AS||Joe Malone Sage Wood & Sea Salt|
The shave was superb – I soaked the brush for about a minute in cool water and took that time to wet the Arko stick and rub a nice layer all over my face. I then face lathered for about 4 minutes – what a lather guys!!! I tell you all – Arko is THE BOMB – it is cheap, slick and whips up a nice lather in no time at all. Some folks hate the smell but to me it just smells like soap – fresh with a hint of citrus.
Yes – look at the gel-tips!! If you want a brush like this one then give me a shout.
A 3-pass – pass 1 WTG on setting #4. Pass 2 ATG on setting #4. Pass 3 ATG on setting #1
All in all a great shave and not much chit to carry. Next time you travel – try going light!