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by harper
Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Announcement: New Gallery feature now available!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 18213

VinceFX Great to see another Trumper fan. I have been using Trumper's almond shaving cream and soap for about 35 years and am devoted to it. From time to time I try products from other companies -- TOBS is good, so is T&H stuff, especially the West Indian Lime shaving cream ... but I still get my be...
by harper
Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Looking for a good almond shave cream.
Replies: 23
Views: 3219

Richard, no I really have not found any difference in Trumper's creams. I read a lot of posts where people say that Trumper's, T&H and others have changed and did put out some inferior creams but I really have not found any difference in the quality of Trumper's over the years. Maybe I have just bee...
by harper
Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Looking for a good almond shave cream.
Replies: 23
Views: 3219

Adam, for me it is Trumper's Almond (cream or soap) hands down. I have used Trumper's Almond most of the time for over 35 years. I periodically change creams for a day or two but always go back to Trumper's Almond.

I think it is really the best cream around.

bobh
by harper
Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Been asked a million times.......
Replies: 18
Views: 3183

Earl Grey: I agree with Squire and think Trumper's Almond is an excellent choice. I have been using it for over 35 years and it is still my favourite although I do monkey around with creams from other companies from time to time. I use Trumper's Coconut shave cream periodically and find it about as ...
by harper
Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The poll to end all polls.
Replies: 36
Views: 4041

I prefer creams except when I prefer soaps.

Bob
by harper
Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: Trumper's Violet SC (new style)
Replies: 93
Views: 15333

Squire, I appreciate your kind words and response to my posts. A thing to keep in mind is that I was always an outsider when it came to Gillette. As a consultant I did not see the things that people who worked for Gillette day in and day out did. Also, my original work for Gillette goes back to the ...
by harper
Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Any Shaving Cream Recommendations?
Replies: 31
Views: 5649

Cootchycoo: My favourite is Trumper's almond which has been my preferred shaving cream for over 30 years. I also like Trumper's coconut; and Truefitt and Hill's lime. I have tried an awful lot of different creams over the years but I always come back to Trumper's almond. I don't like anybody's sanda...
by harper
Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: Trumper's Violet SC (new style)
Replies: 93
Views: 15333

Greg, thanks for your kind words. As I recall, there were Brown, Blue and Super Blue blades and it was the Super Blue that was the sharpest and came on the market in 1958. The ordinary blue was sharp and pretty good as I recall because those are the ones I used. The Brown was less expensive than the...
by harper
Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: Trumper's Violet SC (new style)
Replies: 93
Views: 15333

Gordon: My reaction to Trac 11 was that it was a gimmick ... and maybe it was ... but they showed me the test results (it did shave closer than a single blade razor) and I got on board. And for me it shaved extremely well. And now so it goes: if two blades shave better than one, then three, four, fi...
by harper
Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: Trumper's Violet SC (new style)
Replies: 93
Views: 15333

Gareth: You sound like a man of genuine style and substance. I have nothing against Turnbull and almost always got good service there but the reason I stopped going is that I don't like the collar styles they offer now. I find them unattractive. As for Church shoes, I bought a good many pairs over t...
by harper
Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: Trumper's Violet SC (new style)
Replies: 93
Views: 15333

Gareth, I suspect you are right. I think that 35 years ago Trumper's was in a perfect location on Curzon Street. However, a number of things have happened to Curzon Street in the past 35 years, none to its benefit in my view. It used to be quite elegant with the Mirabelle Restaurant serving excellen...
by harper
Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: Trumper's Violet SC (new style)
Replies: 93
Views: 15333

Trumperman: These are some of the things I remember from the days when I handled some Gillette product introductions. As you will remember, Trac 11 was the first twin-blade razor to hit the market ... or at least the first from any major producer. Gillette not only had to know the razor shaved close...
by harper
Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: Trumper's Violet SC (new style)
Replies: 93
Views: 15333

loueedacat

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by harper
Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: Trumper's Violet SC (new style)
Replies: 93
Views: 15333

Trumperman

Thank you for your most interesting post. I do miss going to London as much as I used to and I miss the Trumper's shop on Curzon ... which I think has lost a lot of its luster compared to how it was 35 years ago. The last time I was there ... in 2003 ... I got one of the lousiest haircuts ever and I...
by harper
Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: Trumper's Violet SC (new style)
Replies: 93
Views: 15333

Gordon: I use a power Fusion ... which works pretty well. I did some work for Gillette about 35 years ago ... did the PR for the introduction of Trac 11 in Canada ... and came away mightily impressed with the way the Gillette people go about things. They know what they are doing and when they claim ...
by harper
Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: Trumper's Violet SC (new style)
Replies: 93
Views: 15333

Gordon, thank you for the welcome welcome. I have used almost exclusively Trumper's Almond and I have found no variations in quality with it. Perhaps the difficulties others have indicated came with other variations but not almond. I have not used the lime or violet so I can't say whether or not the...
by harper
Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: Trumper's Violet SC (new style)
Replies: 93
Views: 15333

One more thing for what it is worth. This product looks like it has been left in a very cold temperature and has suffered as a result. All products packaged in plastic tubs, etc. are packaged so that there is expansion room if the product becomes overheated. I have had products in plastic tubs that ...
by harper
Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: Trumper's Violet SC (new style)
Replies: 93
Views: 15333

I have been using Trumper's almond shaving cream for about 35 years and I cannot tell one bit of difference in what I purchase now and what it was like 35 years ago. I have tried many different soaps and creams over the years including T&H, Taylor's, D.R. Harris, etc and I still prefer Trumper's alm...