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by F.W. Fitch
Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: History of Witch Hazel
Replies: 4
Views: 2854

Re: History of Witch Hazel

I always wondered about our use of witch hazel. I knew it was an American product from the early generations of the Eastern seaboard.. They used what was available to them. I knew the Indians had introduced the plant to them as well. There was a very early soap company, from the same region of Buffa...
by F.W. Fitch
Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: 1955 Gillette DIPLOMAT **SOLD**
Replies: 0
Views: 575

1955 Gillette DIPLOMAT **SOLD**

New as the day it left the Boston factory. I have been shedding my collection over the past year. This is my last offering.

Picture and description tells the story. $175.00 shipped anywhere.

Thank you.
by F.W. Fitch
Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Razor monogamy
Replies: 47
Views: 7186

Re: Razor monogamy

Quite right, Buzz. This thread desperately needs some HMW scans from drP. Another person, entirely unrelated, is Dr. Moss and his photography. I wish he would upload a SOTD pic (every so often) as I love his different ideas regarding the daily practice of shaving. Then wrap it all up with a final su...
by F.W. Fitch
Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Razor monogamy
Replies: 47
Views: 7186

Re: Razor monogamy

Yes, HAIL, PEPE! That picture is a bit "in your face", but look at that hair grade! Now, let's talk about cartons of Trumper shave refills. That little reference peaked my curiosity. 12, 8 refills made up a carton? Well, I have yet to use the above, but I have 8 tallow refills of the Rose... I have ...
by F.W. Fitch
Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Razor monogamy
Replies: 47
Views: 7186

Re: Razor monogamy

That is what I had remembered. Thank you for confirming. I just didn't want you to short change that workbadger by 20 years. Now that is getting your money's worth and then some! The overall presentation of those vintage HMW jobs, is simply breathtaking. Here is my vintage #18 in Euro. I can live wi...
by F.W. Fitch
Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 27, 2015 - August 2, 2015
Replies: 58
Views: 6064

Re: SOTD: July 27, 2015 - August 2, 2015

Ron, here is my SOTD for Thursday then.

Gillette President + Spoiler
Simpson (Carter era( Astor brush
Taconic Tequila Lime cream
AOS Lemon after shave gel


Should be good and I'm looking forward to it being just that.
by F.W. Fitch
Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 27, 2015 - August 2, 2015
Replies: 58
Views: 6064

Re: SOTD: July 27, 2015 - August 2, 2015

Gillette President + Spoiler blade
Simpson (Carter era) Major in Super used without its tube section
New York Shave Company Lemon cream
AOS Lemon after shave gel

Mighty fine, mighty fine.
by F.W. Fitch
Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Razor monogamy
Replies: 47
Views: 7186

Re: Razor monogamy

To review...there is nothing minimalist about my kit. The two brushes I used in sequence were a Plisson Plexi HMW #20 from c. 1972 to c. 1985 Buzz Hi Buzz. The first brush was used up until around 2005 I seem to recall. Then the second one replaced that, no? As to razor fidelity; this is the 'Gener...
by F.W. Fitch
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What bath soap are you using right now?
Replies: 535
Views: 94444

Re: What bath soap are you using right now?

[quote="lanolite"]Colgate Deodorant Beauty Soap, with lanolin and hexachlorophene. From 1956!

My God, lanolite...go buy some fresh bars of Irish Spring...would you!

*I wish Cogate made a matching shave stick to go with the bath soap, but that is another thing.
by F.W. Fitch
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Masculine Scent
Replies: 22
Views: 3817

Re: Masculine Scent

Caswell Massey - Tricorn
Brooks Brothers - 1818
Geoffrey Beene - Bowling Green
by F.W. Fitch
Sun May 24, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Palmolive shaving soap & cream has been discontinued.
Replies: 51
Views: 6375

Re: Palmolive shaving soap & cream has been discontinued.

I would venture to guess the three oldest U.S. bath soaps would be: Cashmere Bouquet, Palmolive and Jergens. All continuously made here since the 1870s, 1880s. Caswell Massey, had their Castile soap made since the year 1861, but I'm not sure if it is offered any longer. The Cashmere Bouquet can be p...
by F.W. Fitch
Sat May 23, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Palmolive shaving soap & cream has been discontinued.
Replies: 51
Views: 6375

Re: Palmolive shaving soap & cream has been discontinued.

The "Cashmere Bouquet" bath soap, has the identical ingredient (soap base), as the older un-reformulated shaving stick. That is proof , to me, that this is the original U.S. formula but they were made at Colgate-Palmolive facilities in Germany. The soap has been made since 1872 with the Palmolive sh...
by F.W. Fitch
Sat May 23, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vintage Shulton Old Spice Fresh Lime Aftershave
Replies: 10
Views: 2593

Re: Vintage Shulton Old Spice Fresh Lime Aftershave

I can faintly remember the Lime deodorant stick on the shelves also. I sure wish Shulton was still around making their ranges. I never had a chance to try the Fresh Lime nor the flagship scent. Their shave soap was probably the best American one ever made, and was readily available to all takers.
by F.W. Fitch
Fri May 22, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: **** Post Positive Member Trade Feedback Here ****
Replies: 1087
Views: 191837

Re: **** Post Positive Member Trade Feedback Here ****

I have had some fine transactions with the following members: rsp1202, rustyblade, worthy__sam , brothers and golfhacker. These are all true gents of the first order. Thanks again to the fine SMF community.
by F.W. Fitch
Tue May 05, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: GILLETTE HD ROCKET -SOLD-
Replies: 1
Views: 589

GILLETTE HD ROCKET -SOLD-

Hello to all. I have this rare piece purchased right from it's counter display rack. It has never seen a bathroom, let alone water! New as the day it was produced. The entire package is New Old Stock. I hate to let go, but I have too many razors as is. $70.00 including shipping. Thank you. Item sold...
by F.W. Fitch
Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: suggestions for long hair?
Replies: 4
Views: 2915

Re: suggestions for long hair?

Hi FireDragon and welcome to SMF. It sounds like you've used some decent hair products in the past. I'm not sure if you're just wanting to control the 'flyaways' or frizz, but I would suggest the 'soft Style' line from Paul Mitchell. The 'Soft Spray' might be just the ticket. The 'Soft Sculpting Gel...
by F.W. Fitch
Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD Trumper Cream Lot
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: Trumper Cream Lot

Unless my eyes are playing tricks on me, that looks like the good old violet, too. I'm trying to get a good sniff ,whilst my single whitecap brush is hissing over my shoulder.

"Good badger...ssshhh...I'm just looking, not going to buy."
by F.W. Fitch
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Q.E.D. Shave soap selection???
Replies: 11
Views: 1926

Re: Q.E.D. Shave soap selection???

I am another one bummed that Q.E.D. s. soap is no more. They had been sold since about 1982. I had asked for some of his scents to be offered in tubs, such as the Mocha Java. The Rose Geranium, Fresh Lime and Wild Rose were also top tier products. You might check out these as a replacement option. N...
by F.W. Fitch
Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Atkinsons *SOLD*
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: ATKINSONS COLOGNE

Chris, I appreciate your interesting comments and take on this one. Thanks for the kindness and for taking the time. You make me not want to sell it any longer. I do have another bottle I have been dipping into for a bit. They are generous sized bottles at 8 ounces. I had the same size in their (US-...
by F.W. Fitch
Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Atkinsons *SOLD*
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Atkinsons *SOLD*

Hi all. I have an 8 oz. glass bottle of the Atkinsons "ROYAL BRIAR" cologne that was discontinued around 2007-8. It has been kept in a dark cold closet since that time and is cellophane wrapped. This is a fairly potent scent that is rare to find. The factory was heavily damaged during Hurricane Sand...