10-21-2013, 09:20 PM
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Here on eBay are some Buy-It-Now t-shirts with the names of shaving gear makers on them, including Simpson, Filarmonica, Wade & Butcher, and Gillette. I wonder if they got permission....
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Simpsons-Best-Ba...3386a47d62

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 10-21-2013, 09:31 PM
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  • ben74
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I was wondering about permission too.

It will be interesting to read Mark's comments on this...

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 10-21-2013, 09:56 PM
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  • P Funk
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There was a thread (or few) on SRP about the shirts. I believe he started w/ straight producers of yesteryear.
My memory leaves much to be desired and I'm no lawyer but I believe he (the vendor) mentioned that he was able to use them as the trademark had lapsed (or something along those lines). He was not using any current production brand names at that point. Clearly that has changed with the use of Simpsons and Gillette...

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 10-21-2013, 10:25 PM
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  • tgutc
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Very interesting. Do you think these could become popular among wet shavers ever? We wear shirt's of our favorite sports teams. Why not this?

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 10-21-2013, 11:32 PM
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  • P Funk
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I bought a W+B FBU via PM with the vendor on SRP IIRC (or maybe it was ebay). It was when he first started out.

I rock it every now and again. I dig it.

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 10-22-2013, 04:10 AM
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You can use old brands without permission, like the W&B logo...

As for the other ones, I think that they are probably violating copyright issues.
Even Filarmonica still exists today, although they are not producing straight razors anymore (they still produce nice shavettes, thought).
The same goes for Joseph Rodgers.

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 10-22-2013, 08:08 AM
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They sure looks very nice, though! Biggrin

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 10-28-2013, 09:46 PM
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Man, I would love to have a Simpson Chubby shirt!

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 10-29-2013, 04:58 AM
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  • ben74
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I'm waiting for...

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 10-29-2013, 05:03 AM
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 10-29-2013, 05:04 AM
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  • ben74
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Or better still...

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Biggrin

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 10-29-2013, 05:06 AM
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  • Agravic
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Ben, you have a real talent for this! Biggrin

Perhaps a side career in graphic and print design is in order?! Biggrin

BTW ... I really like the first 2 pics ... Phil, don't take offense, but I'm not sure I want to be strolling about town with your mugshot on my shirt! Tongue

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 10-29-2013, 05:06 AM
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  • ben74
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Thanks Ravi, just having a little fun. Biggrin

On a more serious note, I corresponded with Mark about the unauthorised use of the Chubby 1 logo etc and he didn't seem to take issue with it, in fact I think he liked it...

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 10-29-2013, 05:10 AM
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Hummm....

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 10-29-2013, 05:15 AM
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  • ben74
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For you Ravi...

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 10-29-2013, 05:16 AM
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  • Agravic
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Haha ... nice, Ben!!! BiggrinBiggrinBiggrin

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 10-29-2013, 05:18 AM
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  • ben74
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And Johnny...

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 10-29-2013, 05:20 AM
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  • ben74
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Finally mine...

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 10-29-2013, 05:48 AM
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Just lovely Ben.Biggrin

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 10-29-2013, 10:14 AM
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  • freddy
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Ben, those are terrific! Although these were done for fun, I really would love to see a Shave Nook T-shirt available through our site.

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