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by LouisIII
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Ancient North American cultures
Replies: 13
Views: 693

Re: Ancient North American cultures

Long ago there were cliff dwellers somewhere in the Southwestern part of the US. Anthropologists and historians have speculated as to who they were and how did their culture operate. No mystery - I imagine my own family (and everyone else's family) a wife and one or more infants, toddlers, adolesce...
by LouisIII
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: NEW: Martin de Candre Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl
Replies: 16
Views: 1102

Re: NEW: Martin de Candre Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl

fallingwickets wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:34 am
One of the classy-est presentations
not sure if youre being sarcastic gary, but from this side of the screen the product/packaging looks: hideous

clive
+1
Looks like a cereal bowl overflowing with brains.
by LouisIII
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac/Maurer & Wirtz announces a new scent
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: Tabac/Maurer & Wirtz announces a new scent

Let's hope for a soap. Tabac released that other scent a few years back and was, I believe, deodorants and aftershave, cologne etc. A new tabac scentbto replace Irisch Moose would be perfect.
by LouisIII
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pre shave oil
Replies: 13
Views: 849

Re: Pre shave oil

I hate to be a cynic but I fear its a way for vendors to make an extra chunk of change off newbs. Read these forums and count the numbers of recs they get from people not selling them. If you must have some; look at the ingredients: it's easily reproducible in any supermarket.
by LouisIII
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: English Fern tallow soap by Penhaligon's
Replies: 18
Views: 1335

Re: English Fern tallow soap by Penhaligon's

You're right - it's not black magic to make a decent shaving soap. But if you have to obey EU rules about banned ingredients, and you have bean-counters who have decreed that profit will be maximised by using cheaper ingredients, plus you're selling to a generally ignorant public who can't tell the...
by LouisIII
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The state of the current English Shaving soaps
Replies: 40
Views: 7073

Re: The state of the current English Shaving soaps

Oh dear #-o Makes me wonder about what trumpers business actually is. They've been selling these 'not fit for purpose' soaps for years now. I think it may be that much of their sales are gifts and ye olde England trinkets. Perhaps theyre notbactually being used much? Oh well, at least the home soape...
by LouisIII
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 161
Views: 43255

Re: Acquisitions thread

Looks like a duke 2 but I think at one stage Plisson was making a number of Simpson copies for floris.
by LouisIII
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD: Vintage Plisson Plexi 20 High Mountain White Brush
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: FS: Vintage Plisson Plexi 20 High Mountain White Brush

Wow. That's the kind of brush that makes you want to move continents and become rich.

Good luck.
by LouisIII
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: On the subject of fidelity
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: On the subject of fidelity

A couple of years ago my searching days ended. My fidelity is for comfort and security. Changes I make these days are for sport, and they always bring enjoyment. Changing razors means the General rests a few days each month so I can sharpen and enjoy the straight razors. Twelve brands of soaps and ...
by LouisIII
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Shavemac in synthetic game...better late than never?
Replies: 17
Views: 3543

Re: Shavemac in synthetic game...better late than never?

Brutus, Another thanks for the review, very informative =D> A question about the new shavemacs; when you talk about their backbone, should I be thinking about the sort of backbone you get from a dense badger brush, that comes from I guess the total number of hairs divided by the area of the knot? Or...
by LouisIII
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Small rotation of favorite brushes
Replies: 11
Views: 3216

Re: Small rotation of favorite brushes

Long live YMMV! :D It fuels the fires of discussion. I believe it is true that quality boar brushes have also rendered budget badger brushes superfluous. It is undisputed, as you pointed out, that boars offer something a little different. It's the differences that keep the pot boiling. Imo the avai...
by LouisIII
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Small rotation of favorite brushes
Replies: 11
Views: 3216

Re: Small rotation of favorite brushes

My feeling is that quality synths have rendered budget badger brushes superfluous. Boars offer something a little different.
by LouisIII
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business
Replies: 15
Views: 1937

Re: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business

I'm also interested in what's selling these days.* I sense it'd be harder to break into the market now than it would have been 10-15 years ago. You can get a quality semogue boar for the price of a couple of coffees, or a good synthetic for a similar price. Having said that I think there will always...
by LouisIII
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Harris soap reformulation
Replies: 13
Views: 2104

Re: Harris soap reformulation

The new formula DRH soap now lists tallowate as the first ingredient, just as does Salters new formula. Evidently these two soaps now share identical top 9 ingredients. Now that's very interesting! Now if only trumpers would use the same manufacturer for their shaving soaps...that would be heaven! ...
by LouisIII
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The state of the current English Shaving soaps
Replies: 40
Views: 7073

Re: The state of the current English Shaving soaps

adhoc wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:36 pm
I have one puck of tallow Almond and two veggie formula (quite new I imagine) pucks on my way. :)
How are the new ones?
by LouisIII
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Do I need a boar brush?
Replies: 21
Views: 3430

Re: Do I need a boar brush?

Chris, do I recall correctly that one of those boars went to Gordon, with the stipulation that if he used it exclusively for a month you would send him a really nice (Plisson?) badger brush? (It seems to me I remember a lot of grumbling from Gordon during that month.) - Murray I sent him the Plisso...
by LouisIII
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Do I need a boar brush?
Replies: 21
Views: 3430

Re: Do I need a boar brush?

I have all sorts of Somerset Simpsons and other brushes I once found delightful. These days, though, an Omega boar is just what I look forward to with each shave. Silly, really, but there you are. Similarly, I spent a kings ransom on badger brushes and ended up settling on a couple of semogue and o...
by LouisIII
Fri May 31, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: My recent Trumper's Almond
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Re: My recent Trumper's Almond

Didn't they change to lid stickers at some point from having the logo printed directly? Might be a clue as to vintage...

Edit sorry I misread the op- some googling suggests trumpers never actually switched to label stickers like TOBs et al.
by LouisIII
Fri May 31, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: English Fern tallow soap by Penhaligon's
Replies: 18
Views: 1335

Re: English Fern tallow soap by Penhaligon's

I remember it seemed outlandishly expensive at 20 quid for a puck and 30 including the wooden bowl. I'd bite your hand off for that offer now:)
by LouisIII
Fri May 31, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The state of the current English Shaving soaps
Replies: 40
Views: 7073

Re: The state of the current English Shaving soaps

Any recent purchases/thoughts?

I'd use my wetshaving time machine to stock up on vintage trumpers rose. The scent was unique and even the bowl shape was ideal. There was at one point a veggie version that was pretty good, but it seems even that's a thing of the past, alas?