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Who still regularly uses 3Ts / DRH / Pens soap/cream

Postby brothers » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:36 am

In my case, I have Taylors and Penhaligons in my active rotation. Traditional English classics seem to be spoken about much less frequently in the shaving forums and in social media sites these days because of massive changes taking place in the industry over the last few years.
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Re: Who still regularly uses 3Ts / DRH / Pens soap/cream

Postby churchilllafemme » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:51 am

It's true that there is not a lot of talk about them. But in my rotation the majority are classics, including Penhaligon's, Floris, and C&E. For me none of the modern soaps match them for quality.
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Re: Who still regularly uses 3Ts / DRH / Pens soap/cream

Postby CMur12 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:57 pm

I don't use them because the fragrances burn my olfactory.

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Re: Who still regularly uses 3Ts / DRH / Pens soap/cream

Postby Rufus » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:40 pm

TOBS shaving creams are at the core of my cream rotation and TOBS aftershaves are at the core of my AS rotation. Trumper shaving creams and aftershaves are next in line. When it comes to aftershaves, however, Harris Arlington is my primus inter pares.
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Re: Who still regularly uses 3Ts / DRH / Pens soap/cream

Postby pausted » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:27 pm

Until recently when I decided to use up all my creams before buying more, I had Taylors, Trumpers and T&H in my rotation. I have exhausted all of them but they will eventually be replaced. T&H Almond is a favorite along with Trumper's Rose.
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Re: Who still regularly uses 3Ts / DRH / Pens soap/cream

Postby SRD » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:33 pm

I regularly use T&H Almond cream and Taylor's Sandalwood in my rotation. I am very low in both right now as I have used up all my stash. Need to buy some more and I've been looking at some alternatives as I have read that quality has dropped since I last purchased? Thoughts?
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Re: Who still regularly uses 3Ts / DRH / Pens soap/cream

Postby pausted » Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:35 pm

Dave, l think the quality of Taylors has stayed high. Their creams perform well and are at a lower price point than the other T's. Another one that is really good is St. James of London, a Creighton product. It comes in a nice glass jar at about $25.00. I enjoyed it. I used the Lavender & Geranium scent.
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Re: Who still regularly uses 3Ts / DRH / Pens soap/cream

Postby Squire » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:53 pm

Oh sure, in that group I would also include Harris Almond.
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Re: Who still regularly uses 3Ts / DRH / Pens soap/cream

Postby owenm » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:44 am

brothers wrote:In my case, I have Taylors and Penhaligons in my active rotation. Traditional English classics seem to be spoken about much less frequently in the shaving forums and in social media sites these days because of massive changes taking place in the industry over the last few years.


TOBS creams are still one of the tops for me. I'm looking forward to starting a new tub of Lemon and Lime just as soon as my current DRH soap finally gives up the ghost.
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Re: Who still regularly uses 3Ts / DRH / Pens soap/cream

Postby ThePossum » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:42 pm

I use TOBS and T&H almost exclusively. Do throw in a Tabac, Pens creams once in a while. Have tried several artisan creams and soaps and just did not like them as well as I do the 3Ts.
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Re: Who still regularly uses 3Ts / DRH / Pens soap/cream

Postby brothers » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:31 pm

I have read that T&H has discontinued their Lavender and Rose creams, and the Almond was discontinued for a while but is now back in stock. I checked the T&H North American website, and the Lavender and Rose are only available in the tubes, evidently selling out their current stock.
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Re: Who still regularly uses 3Ts / DRH / Pens soap/cream

Postby slackskin » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:14 pm

TOBS makes a "Natural" shave cream that has no fragrance at all. If you want unscented, this is a good choice. Performance is as good as the other TOBS creams.
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Re: Who still regularly uses 3Ts / DRH / Pens soap/cream

Postby fallingwickets » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:13 am

Trumpers rose all day long :D

Taylors cedar wood cream for a change now and then

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Re: Who still regularly uses 3Ts / DRH / Pens soap/cream

Postby TheMonk » Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:16 am

I'm a big fan of DR Harris Marlborough and Windsor soaps, as well as Pen's Sartorial soap and BB cream - use them regularly, and never grow tired of them.
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Re: Who still regularly uses 3Ts / DRH / Pens soap/cream

Postby fallingwickets » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:01 am

Marlborough and Windsor soaps


The dandy and rake soaps and scents are definitely up there in their goodness. For me, being the lazy person that I am, its too much work to make a nice lather :D :D

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Re: Who still regularly uses 3Ts / DRH / Pens soap/cream

Postby brothers » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:03 am

fallingwickets wrote:
Marlborough and Windsor soaps


The dandy and rake soaps and scents are definitely up there in their goodness. For me, being the lazy person that I am, its too much work to make a nice lather :D :D

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Marlborough is my favorite, but the lathering drama was disappointing.
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Re: Who still regularly uses 3Ts / DRH / Pens soap/cream

Postby fallingwickets » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:48 am

lathering drama was disappointing.


Oh, so theres more to it than me just being lazy??? whewwwwwwww haha

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Re: Who still regularly uses 3Ts / DRH / Pens soap/cream

Postby StGeorge » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:36 pm

I'm a shaving stick man myself and I don't think you can beat D R Harris shaving sticks for scent or performance, but I prefer tallow products anyway. I even make my own Woolfat shaving sticks, which work superbly. I do use T & H creams sometimes, as far as creams go they're pretty damn good.
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Re: Who still regularly uses 3Ts / DRH / Pens soap/cream

Postby Flash G » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:48 am

After having strayed away trying out the next new star I came back to Harris and MWF (and Cella ) as my go to soaps. As for creams I prefer Trumper's due to the scent.
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Re: Who still regularly uses 3Ts / DRH / Pens soap/cream

Postby i_shaved_something » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:19 pm

I'm still working through my stockpile of Coate's tubes!
Plus I still have one jar of TOBS Grapefruit I plan on finishing this Spring/Summer
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