Shave of the Day (SOTD) - November 26, 2014

I decided I should probably write a little something on these SOTD pictures I've been posting rather than just slapping a pic and some links up.  I don't think they will be long posts; just something to give a little context.

It's funny how things change as time goes by.  I remember sitting with my wife going through the huge sample kit from Truefitt & Hill seeing which fragrances we liked best.  Obviously scents are a personal choice, but I think it's only fair to make sure the person I spend almost every day with isn't offended by how a smell.  Anyway, we settled on the 1805, although I'm considering trying the Grafton next.  Well, I bought the shaving cream, aftershave and cologne.  When they arrived I started using them almost immediately and didn't like them.  I mostly didn't like the performance of the shaving cream.  In fact, I think that was all I didn't like, but it affected my perception of the 1805 family, and by extension the Truefitt & Hill family.  Of course, a poor craftsman blames his tools.  The problem wasn't the shaving cream, it was me.  My technique was awful.  Looking back now, I can't believe my face didn't get more chewed up with all the pressure I was using.  Regardless, the 1805 stayed in my cabinet unused for a long time.  Recently, I decided to give it another go, and surprise, surprise my shave was fantastic!  These are great products from a great company.  Granted, they are on the pricier side, but you are paying for quality from one of the first names in men's grooming products.  It's no wonder Truefitt & Hill is one of the preferred purveyors of products to the H.R.H., The Duke of Edinburgh.

Razor: Merkur Heavy Duty 34C (read our review here)

Blade: Gillette 7 O'Clock Super Stainless Greens

Brush: Semogue 1305 Boar Brush

Shaving Cream: Truefitt & Hill 1805 Shaving Cream

Aftershave: Truefitt & Hill 1805 Aftershave

Cologne Truefitt & Hill 1805 Cologne

Regards,

Tailor and Barber