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by M6Classic
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Is Plisson still in the hunt?
Replies: 18
Views: 5288

Re: Is Plisson still in the hunt?

I have a Plisson HMW brush with a Plexiglass handle in my rotation of 27 badger brushes. It’s a damn fine brush, but from Buzz’s description of the Golden Age HMWs, mine isn’t one; it has a white collar and the tips are not brilliant white. Nevertheless, it performs excellently and I like it better...
by M6Classic
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Is Plisson still in the hunt?
Replies: 18
Views: 5288

Re: Is Plisson still in the hunt?

Buzz, I agree. A few years ago I got lucky on ebay and scored one of the gentle plexi giants - 24 or even higher if there is such a thing. It's an heirloom brush I rarely if ever remember to use and I don't count it among my other more common everyday brushes. I'm extremely lucky to have it. You ar...
by M6Classic
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Is Plisson still in the hunt?
Replies: 18
Views: 5288

Re: Is Plisson still in the hunt?

No, there actually was a golden age for Plisson High Mountain White badger hair in the late Seventies to early eighties. Plisson must have sourced a few very special pelts and loaded the hair into their plexiglass handles. The hair is long, resilient and has brilliant white tips. The brushes can hol...
by M6Classic
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Colonial Drug...The Cabinet of Curiosities
Replies: 13
Views: 886

Re: Colonial Drug...The Cabinet of Curiosities

This is the curved hat brush and it does not appear on the Kent site or in their ebay shop. I believe it was a special order for a few old and loyal Kent retailers. If you wear felt hats and can find one, buy it.

Buzz
by M6Classic
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Colonial Drug...The Cabinet of Curiosities
Replies: 13
Views: 886

Colonial Drug...The Cabinet of Curiosities

This is a cross post from shaving brushes... I was in Colonial Drug yesterday (it is now in Newton, MA, not at Harvard Square), and the shop remains a wonderful cabinet of curiosities, stuffed from floor to ceiling with all manner of special items...knives, razors, perfume, bathing products, shave s...
by M6Classic
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Plisson Sold?
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Plisson Sold?

I was in Colonial Drug yesterday (it is now in Newton, MA, not at Harvard Square), and Cathie told me that Plisson had been sold to an individual buyer who knows nothing about the shave gear business. The new owner hasn't yet decided whether or not to continue making brushes. How sad. That said, Cat...
by M6Classic
Wed May 29, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: What is it about brushes?
Replies: 20
Views: 3723

Re: What is it about brushes?

Greetings, Chris! Good to hear from you, too. Leica and Plisson...when they pry them from my cold dead fingers. Any word from Gordon?

Bests,

Buzz
by M6Classic
Fri May 24, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: What is it about brushes?
Replies: 20
Views: 3723

Re: What is it about brushes?

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Get one of these and accept no substitute. The only brush you will ever want or ever need. Vintage late 70s Plisson HMW set in plexi (size #24). The brush to its rear is an ivory CH3
by M6Classic
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: That's not a big brush, THIS is a big brush.
Replies: 14
Views: 4143

Re: That's not a big brush, THIS is a big brush.

Greetings Chris! I dearly miss the short-lived but truly wonderful Portra 25. (Insert heavy sigh here.)

Buzz
by M6Classic
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: That's not a big brush, THIS is a big brush.
Replies: 14
Views: 4143

Re: That's not a big brush, THIS is a big brush.

My vintage seventies #24 Plisson HMW set in plexi shown next to an ivory handled Chubby 3. You want a big brush? Accept no substitutes.
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by M6Classic
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Is Plisson still in the hunt?
Replies: 18
Views: 5288

Re: Is Plisson still in the hunt?

Probably a similar thing happened to brushes as with razors. The price of used fat boys and the like has declined now that there are endless boutique brands of razor to choose from. I still enjoy my old horn handled Plisson HMW 2 band. The handle has a few cracks (horn is no t a practical material ...
by M6Classic
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Is Plisson still in the hunt?
Replies: 18
Views: 5288

Re: Is Plisson still in the hunt?

While he has very little to add that is new, Buzz does check in from time to time! I still use my enormous Plisson HMW set in plexi every day. If you ask me, it is the finest shaving brush ever created. Unfortunately, Plisson has been unable to source that quality badger since the early eighties...y...
by M6Classic
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Why buy Simpsons brushes?
Replies: 32
Views: 7568

Re: Why buy Simpsons brushes?

One buys Simpson brushes for the simple reason that when Plisson ceased making the vintage HMW brush set in plexiglass, every other brush manufactured moved up one notch.

Buzz
by M6Classic
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Your best concert experience
Replies: 27
Views: 3188

Re: Your best concert experience

1962. Bob Dylan at the Mosque Theatre in Newark, N.J. He couldn't get booked in New York City. Mid to late Sixties sing alongs with Pete Seeger at Croton Point Park on the Hudson.

Buzz
by M6Classic
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:20 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Tulip etc
Replies: 26
Views: 8738

Re: Tulip etc

I've used the same brush every day for a couple of decades. When it works (and is exceptionally well made) it works!

Buzz
by M6Classic
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: GIANT new Plissoft synthetic shaving brush
Replies: 16
Views: 3792

Re: GIANT new Plissoft synthetic shaving brush

I was curious as to how the Razorock Hulk (synthetic) compares in dimension to the giant HMW(white collar instead of black) Plisson Plexi (badger): A plexi mounted Plisson with a white collar is filled with what Plisson called "European White" as opposed to "High Mountain White" with a black collar...
by M6Classic
Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: GIANT new Plissoft synthetic shaving brush
Replies: 16
Views: 3792

Re: GIANT new Plissoft synthetic shaving brush

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You want a big brush? That's a big brush. #24 Plisson HMW set in plexiglass shown next to a Chubby III set in ivory.


Buzz
by M6Classic
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking For The Old Timers
Replies: 17
Views: 2864

Re: Looking For The Old Timers

What is Lillett? If you wish to make a Vesper that resembles closely the original, substitute Cochi Americano (white, not red) for the Lillet. The Lillet on offer today is not at all like the version sold in the "olden days," the re-formulted Lillet has had the quinine eliminated and is no longer b...
by M6Classic
Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking For The Old Timers
Replies: 17
Views: 2864

Re: Looking For The Old Timers

Ouchmychin wrote:What in the world Is a Vesper?
HINT: It is shaken, not stirred.

Buzz
by M6Classic
Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking For The Old Timers
Replies: 17
Views: 2864

Re: Looking For The Old Timers

<snip> Used to meet airplanes at laGuardia to get his shipment of Trumpers from England. " Yes, in the years of tallow soap and ivory handled C-IIIs, I was young and single and ready to fly to London (from Baltimore or Boston) at any moment when my supplies dwindled. I would stay at Dukes' Hotel an...