british stirling and english leather

Discussion in 'Preshave and Aftershave' started by rbilly, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. rbilly

    rbilly Well-Known Member

    So my local walmart has finally restocked british stirling and english leather, its been a few years since i have seen either one. On the down side no one is stocking the christmas time gift sets in my area.
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  2. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    Have you checked Walgreens? I found the 3 packs of Stetson there. Also have a few different Adidas sets. For the price I think it is a good deal for every day aftershave and cologne.
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  3. rbilly

    rbilly Well-Known Member

    I will have to go take a look, its just wierd, big and lots, target, walmart all have few if any sets, previous years they had a dedicated isle.
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  4. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    Problem is they didn't sell too well in the previous years. Young guy's don't want to smell like their dad or grandpa. When I was in my twenties I didn't like British Stirling, or Stetson either.


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  5. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Question-you didn't like the scents, or you DID but you knew you'd be in the minority of your peers with them(BS and S)?
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  6. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    At the time I thought the scents were more for an older man like my dad. I Was more into scents like English Leather, and Aramis.


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  7. brit

    brit in a box

    what is british stirling similar to?
  8. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    That’s a good question. I find British Sterling to be somewhat distinctive so I will be interested to hear comparisons.
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  9. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    It's greenish/herbal and a little spicy, almost an oriental foguere. It's nice, different from almost anything now, and nothing is coming to my mind to compare it with except, dimly, Hai Karate but they're not the same. Anyway, I bet more young men would take a shine to it if they gave it a chance. Beats current O.S., but what doesn't.

    What puzzles me is that I see Stetson everywhere, all the time. Walmart, Dollar General, it's always around. Of the two English Leather is superior (imo) but no one seems like it anymore. I've never been crazy about Stetson so I wonder who buys it (I do use the deodorant stick, that's good stuff).
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  10. rbilly

    rbilly Well-Known Member

    To me its a fresh green scent, has a bit of that 70s smell but also once the scent starts to lift i get a shower fresh scent, its starts with a green spicy almost lemon lime type scent. English leather was gone they temp stopped making it, it just hit the shelfs again at walmart, i think it was 8 bucks
  11. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    I have English Leather for the nostalgic part of my adolescence:) However, I prefer Stetson. Actually I just opened a gift pack of as and cologne.
    I will have to keep on the lookout for British Stirling. It was top shelf cologne in my younger days. Remember it was only sold in jewelry stores??
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  12. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    The only place I've ever seen it was about 2 years ago at Big Lots, tiny sample bottles on clearance. I bought 'em out. Haven't seen them since.
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  13. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    I remember back in the day English Leather had a lime scented AS that I liked. (Pre 1971)
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  14. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

    English Leather while I liked the scent, it had the tendency to stick around a bit too long. The lime, I wasn't much of a fan .. BUT! .. Wind Drift was one of my favorites of all times. I was a fan of British Sterling by Speidel but by Dana? Not so much.
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  15. cmorris357

    cmorris357 catching flies.........

    IMO most of the old school a/s and colognes have been reformulated by sourcing cheaper, lower quality ingredients. They all seem to have a harsh medicinal smell to me. In my youth I used English Leather and it’s variants, especially the Timberline version. British Sterling, Chaps, and Canoe were also favorites. Either they have changed as stated above, or in my old age my sense of smell has changed, or perhaps it’s a combination of both.
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  16. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    I am so jealous. I hope you guys get all the scents, and as many as you want. I know if I was back there I would be going on such a spending spree buying all the scents like a fat kid in a candy store.
    Rock on.
  17. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    Yep, the older you get the better Tabac smells. It's old school, 1959. First grade for me.:happy036:
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  18. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

    Tabac is the scent that I've always liked yet I hadn't used it until 6 or so month ago. 1959 .. 1st grade? You're a y0ung guy, aren't you? :)
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  19. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    I like the scent of Tabac and 1970 was when I started the 1st grade.


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  20. Tinmantoo

    Tinmantoo New Member

    Started shaving in the early 1970’s. Old Spice products for every day use. British Stirling for weddings, funerals, graduations, etc. Still working on the same bottle of cologne! And yes, even back then, I wanted to smell like my father and grandfather.
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