$100? What should I get?

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  1. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    I received a $100 gift certificate to West Coast Shaving. I'm wondering what I should get. Any suggestions? I have a Vie-Long horsehair, a TGN synthetic and an Omega boar. Should I get a badger? If so, what would you suggest?
     
  2. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Lucky you.:happy088: I have many Badger Brushes and I'm very happy with most of them. Lucky Tiger A/S and face tonic is also a good product, however, I'm sure you already have it. It's such a personal thing this shave our way. As far as Badge brushes go, Silvertip, Finest have served me well. YMMV.
     
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  3. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    I would put it toward this:
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  5. Daytonkb

    Daytonkb Well-Known Member

    Nice gift! Ask yourself this question, do you want to spend it on just one really expensive item or stretch it out and get many items? Just a thought! If that's not the thought process then i suggest a Merkur Adjustable if you don't already have one (futur or progress).
     
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  6. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    Nice suggestions fellas. I'm a bit torn about this. On one hand - many people highly recommend silvertip badgers. On the other hand - synthetics are pretty good now days and the thought of using a non-animal product is pretty appealing. I'm considering an Omega Hi-Synthetic, Ogallala Bay Rum cologne and aftershaves. That only gets me up to about $60. I've never had this problem of being able to spend plenty of money, but I'm pretty satisfied with my den right now.
     
  7. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

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    I'm not a 'big ticket' brush guy—and for me, anything over $50-60 for a brush gets into that realm—So I'm probably not much help.
    However, from WCS, I'd consider...
    St. Johns Bay Rum After Shave Balm ($41.99) See it Here
    Merkur Futur Safety Razor Polished Chrome ($89.99) See it here
     
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  8. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    troy
    before you get a synthetic, I would consult gary's chart.
    he listed the manufactures, what generation, and their characteristics.
    I have two third gens, and one four, he is spot on, with his descriptions of mine.
     
  9. LaSalle82

    LaSalle82 Well-Known Member

    I'm actually considering a Simpson's Berkeley Best Badger from WCS for about $51.00. I've heard great things about that brush and it would leave you almost half for later or other stuff. Plus you could let me know how the brush is........
     
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  10. Miles853

    Miles853 Member

    +1 on the Merkur Futur
    Great razor
     
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  11. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

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    So much fun to spend other people's money on shaving stuff! :D
     
  12. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Looks like solid decision making to me. Enjoy!
     
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  13. BigMark

    BigMark Tests razors by shaving Wookies

    I tried omega synthetic and did not like them.
     
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    BigMark Tests razors by shaving Wookies

  15. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    What did you not like about them?
     
  16. BigMark

    BigMark Tests razors by shaving Wookies

    To floppy and no scritch.
     
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  17. Jasio78

    Jasio78 Well-Known Member

    If you fancy a brush, and don't already have a silvertip, I'd say it's a perfect opportunity to spend a few bob and pick one up. I paid £59 for mine. No where near what you can pay, but enough to buy a decent unit. I don't use it every day, but when it gets a run out, you can feel the quality. It's a wonderful experience a good silvertip. I think everyone should have one.
     
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  18. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    whipped dog is even less, I love mine. I'll definitely replace it once it's used up.
     
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  19. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    To splurge/indulge yourself w/ some variety:
    - One bottle of Myrsol, $32
    - One Kent Infinity Synthetic brush, $25
    - One Tabula Rasa shaving soaps, $31
    - A hundred pack of Personna blades $12

    Done.

    Drops mic.
     
  20. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    Kent infinity is a nice feeling brush, but it is a touch small. great travel brush.
     
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