11235 & The 66:

For today's shave, I needed a PAA fix and I just happened to see the 11235 scented soap and let me you, it's incredible. I get a fresh citrus cologne with rose and woody undertones and to me it pairs perfectly with Pinaud's Clubman so I used it along with PAA's ClubGuy for my aftershave. I love the scent on this soap and do plan on getting the matching colonge (4711) here pretty soon. It also won't be long until I'll have go on a bit of a soap buying binge either. Between killing 14 soaps in 3 months (and no I'm not even close to killing another one) I have gotten low in my soap collection. So it's time to re-stock my supply if you will:


The post shave feel I have today is yet another "ice rink" and these Arkansas oil stones produce an extremely nice and comfortable edge. I've already got the soft Arkansas which is my lower grit (1 to 2K) stone. The next 2 stones I'm buying will be the hard Arkansas (4 to 6K) and the Surgical Black (10 to 12K finisher). Bare in mind that those are rough estimates in terms of the grit rating which is one of the drawbacks to natural stones, no one really knows what the exact grit is on them and it really changes if you use the Japanese grit system versus the American version.

Retiring The Track 2:

This will be breaking a lot of people's hearts, but I'm retiring my 1970 Gillette Track 2  to my collection and will no longer be u...