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by M6Classic
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Colonial Drug...The Cabinet of Curiosities
Replies: 13
Views: 332

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: 332

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: 332

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: 3034

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: 3034

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: 3767

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: 3767

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: 11
Views: 4531

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: 11
Views: 4531

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: 7477

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: 21
Views: 2314

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: 8010

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: 3735

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: 3735

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: 2780

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: 2780

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: 2780

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...
by M6Classic
Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking For The Old Timers
Replies: 17
Views: 2780

Re: Looking For The Old Timers

I didn't sign on until the autumn of 2006, so I am almost an old timer. I am fortunate to have been well stocked and well served throughout my wet shaving career from about 1970. Many venerable shops have closed over the past ten years, but my local source, Colonial Drug, has moved a few miles but r...
by M6Classic
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Beards and brushes
Replies: 7
Views: 3493

Re: Beards and brushes

Beard? Yes. Smaller brush? Nope. I use a #24 Plisson which has a 32 mm caliber knot where it enters the handle. It is enormous.

Buzz
by M6Classic
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: French Press Recipes?
Replies: 2
Views: 981

Re: French Press Recipes?

A few tips... -- Purchase fresh roasted beans and keep them in your freezer, they should be good for two weeks. -- Grind your beans just before brewing, but do not grind them too fine ...you should experiment. -- Your water should be about 185-190 degrees F, not boiling . -- Pour the heated water ov...