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    Okay this is my first SOTD so be gentle with me. I've been thinking about some theme shaves so this one is the tradesman's shave. The tradesman shave is more about function than form. That doesn't mean bare bones and bargain basement necessarily it just means that it has to do with proper grooming and proper presentation and not about fancy scents and pampering for the guy that takes care of your utilitarian needs. More a salt of the Earth and less fine dining kind of guy.

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    Of course shower first.
    Preshave is regular hair conditioner. Whatever the wife has in the shower because God knows I won't touch that stuff.

    Soap is Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap The lanolin and other emollients are kind to the skin and give a clean shave which prevents rash and nicking. This is important working outside in the elements.

    Razor is a Wade & Butcher square point pre 91. Again not necessarily fancy but very good quality and reliable for generations: a future heirloom piece.

    Strop is an Heirloom Workshops 3" Heirloom Artisan Roughout Heavy Draw Steerhide because, as every tradesman knows, tools are not a place to skimp. Thanks out to Tony Miller.

    Brush is an Omega Boar Bristle

    Mug is a novelty mug sent to me by a friend at SRP. I don't know whether I'm honored or the butt of a joke but a good tradesman is thick skinned and has a sense of humor.

    Follow up is with OSMA Alum Block. This helps prevent rash and weepers, a must for working in the Florida heat.

    AS is plain ol' store brand rubbing alcohol 70%.

    Shaved, clean and presentable as any upstanding tradesman should be
    As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. PR 27:17

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulFLUS View Post
    Okay this is my first SOTD so be gentle with me. I've been thinking about some theme shaves so this one is the tradesman's shave. The tradesman shave is more about function than form. That doesn't mean bare bones and bargain basement necessarily it just means that it has to do with proper grooming and proper presentation and not about fancy scents and pampering for the guy that takes care of your utilitarian needs. More a salt of the Earth and less fine dining kind of guy.
    Nice photo! With all your posts, you were bound to get there, sooner or later. Well worth the wait. Thanks!

    Mug is a novelty mug sent to me by a friend at SRP. I don't know whether I'm honored or the butt of a joke but a good tradesman is thick skinned and has a sense of humor.
    Maybe a warning to not "dick-around" when shaving.

    AS is plain ol' store brand rubbing alcohol 70%.
    Ah-HA! Publix... "where shopping is a pleasure."

    Shaved, clean and presentable as any upstanding tradesman should be.
    Absolutely! The embroidered name on your shirt did not go unnoticed.
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    Another member of "the club". Be sure to put your name on the list and pass it on, Brother! Nice job.
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    Everything (well almost everything) looks great. I used a homemade strop for years before upgrading to an Heirloom Strop. That is a nice pillow cover too!
    I got a bottle of Witch Hazel at Walmart a few months ago and I use it regularly. I don't think it cost more than $3. You may want give that a try down the eventually.
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    I’ve been wondering when this SOTD would show up.
    Hopefully this is the first of many. There are a lot of this type of SOTD that’s shows up in the SOTD threads.
    Welcome to the clubs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBHoren View Post
    ...Ah-HA! Publix... "where shopping is a pleasure."
    Indeed! I love Publix. People outside of Florida /Georgia don't know what they're missing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JP5 View Post
    Everything (well almost everything) looks great. I used a homemade strop for years before upgrading to an Heirloom Strop. That is a nice pillow cover too!
    I got a bottle of Witch Hazel at Walmart a few months ago and I use it regularly. I don't think it cost more than $3. You may want give that a try down the eventually.
    My dad used to use an old belt as did I, one of his belts as a matter of fact. Sometimes I still use it because it reminds me of him. Miss you Dad. My sister in law made that pillowcase for me. I've posted pictures of it a couple of times and always get comments. Thanks
    As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. PR 27:17

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    Another member of "the club". Be sure to put your name on the list and pass it on, Brother! Nice job.
    Thanks. Checking the member list already.
    Roger that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    I’ve been wondering when this SOTD would show up.
    Hopefully this is the first of many. There are a lot of this type of SOTD that’s shows up in the SOTD threads.
    Welcome to the clubs.
    Thanks Shaun. I've got a few themes in mind.
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    As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. PR 27:17

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