I’ve had the urge to dress in a suit again at work. Today I was looking at slacks and vests at the thrift store. I’m going through old photos of my grandfather and want to dress like him.



Again with my Gold Tech, love this razor. Finally bought a blade sampler pack as I’m not sure about the Derby, seems like it irritates more than gives me comfort. No cuts in today’s shave, started a new Derby, old wounds are a little irritated and can’t wait till they heal. I’ll keep trying to do less passes until they fully heal. Today a splash of Pinaud’s Special Reserve, again I feel like a million bucks!


My third shave with the Tech this morning (with Derby Blade). This will be my go-to razor from now on. Almost regret ordering a edwin Jagger 89 last week! The Derbies seem to be working fine on my face. Although I got a little cocky and went XTG and my neck happened to be a little too dry, got a tiny weeper there. I gotta remember to respect the blade despite being so comfortable with this amazing Tech. I have old weepers and cuts still healing so I should be gentle and lay off the XTG moves, but I get tempted to see how far I can go. A splash of Captain’s Choice Bay Rum completed the picture, feel like a million bucks!


Second shave today with my Gold Tech. Had the most relaxing shave I remember. Gave myself extra time and got a Damn Fine Shave, nearly BBS. I am very happy for getting a shave like this, gives me confidence ready to meet the world.
Also was the first time I used my Prosaso pre-shave cream, wow, felt so good! A splash of Panaud’s Special Reserve was the perfect finale, I LOVE the scent, although my wife says I smell like I was at the Lion’s Club.


Yesterday my wife and I were shopping at various antique stores, and I bought this nice Gillette Gold Tech (it looks like it anyway!) with no date code.

I’m looking for a forgiving antique razor and after cleaning, I hope it’s mild and will help my technique. I hope Derby blades work with it.

I’m loving my Tech I just bought at an antique store on the weekend for cheap. Had my first shave with it this morning, with derby blade, and what a comfortable mild shave! The first non-blood shave I’ve had for awhile now, so happy not to shed blood for once! I didn’t go full BBS as I’m still working on technique but I got a wonderful clean shave.