05-24-2014, 08:53 AM
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It looks like Plisson has directly released an entire collection of synthetic brushes besides the L'Occitance Cade.

http://blaireauxplisson.com/en/39-shavingbrushes-fiber

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 05-24-2014, 08:56 AM
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Wow ... !

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 05-24-2014, 08:58 AM
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Nice! Was really excited to find this out. Now there's lots of options for a great knot.

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 05-24-2014, 09:01 AM
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They look like they are holding pat with the Generation 3 knot that they have had success with.

Very interesting. Now even Plisson realizes that synthetics are fully viable in the marketplace.

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 05-24-2014, 09:02 AM
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The new synthetics simply incorporate many of the standard Plisson handles. Many are certainly more interesting than the Cade, but I'm less sure that they are worth the noticeable price premium.

I'm curious if any of our popular vendors will be carrying any of the new brushes.


(05-24-2014, 09:01 AM)GDCarrington Wrote: They look like they are holding pat with the Generation 3 knot that they have had success with.

Very interesting.

Why fix what isn't broken?

I'm also curious if the Cade's days are numbered or if a price increase is likely in the near future.

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 05-24-2014, 09:19 AM
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I can now get a different material/color handle in a shape that I've come to enjoy without the risk of damaging a knot in a transplant after buying the Cade for $55 and then paying for a custom handle. I think getting one from Plisson may actually be cheaper and come with less risk.

Someone knows what they may be purchasing with any Father's Day monies.

I was just playing around and I can't find an option to ship to USA. Can anyone else confirm or correct me on this?

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 05-24-2014, 09:29 AM
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Right off the top, there are three I wouldn't mind having.

This from the site:

"To meet some of our customers' demand, Plisson designs a shaving brush made with synthetic fiber that features the qualities of the natural badger hair; flexibility, softness, strength and nervousness."

I guess if you were about to be culled you'd be nervous too.

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 05-24-2014, 09:32 AM
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(05-24-2014, 09:19 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: I can now get a different material/color handle in a shape that I've come to enjoy without the risk of damaging a knot in a transplant after buying the Cade for $55 and then paying for a custom handle. I think getting one from Plisson may actually be cheaper and come with less risk.

Someone knows what they may be purchasing with any Father's Day monies.

I calculate that the standard resin handle versions are €79.84, including shipping to the USA ($108.84). That's almost double the price of the Cade. The wooden handles are even more expensive. Scared

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 05-24-2014, 09:36 AM
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Very nice options on the handles! A bit expensive for me, but lovely, nonetheless.

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 05-24-2014, 09:42 AM
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Ok, so they will ship to USA?

When I put one in my cart to see what shipping cost would be along with tax I couldn't find USA in the list of countries.

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 05-24-2014, 09:47 AM
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(05-24-2014, 09:42 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: Ok, so they will ship to USA?

When I put one in my cart to see what shipping cost would be along with tax I couldn't find USA in the list of countries.

You have to select : États-Unis ...

... Biggrin

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 05-24-2014, 09:51 AM
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Silly me. I forgot to look for the French version and I think my wallet was trying to keep me from seeing that. Blush

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 05-24-2014, 09:54 AM
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(05-24-2014, 09:51 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: Silly me. I forgot to look for the French version and I think my wallet was trying to keep me from seeing that. Blush

crafty wallet ... and wise, too ... Confused

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 05-24-2014, 10:12 AM
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I am pretty sure the Cade will be gone soon with this new offering. The Cade was the "pilot" offering. Given its sucees, the brand now takes over. Smart testing!

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 05-24-2014, 10:56 AM
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(05-24-2014, 10:12 AM)German Wrote: I am pretty sure the Cade will be gone soon with this new offering. The Cade was the "pilot" offering. Given its sucees, the brand now takes over. Smart testing!

L'Occitane has wide exposure and a strong retail presence, particularly among women looking for gifts for the men in their lives. If I had to hazard a guess, I would expect that the Cade will remain, but the cost will increase more in line with the rest of the Plisson synthetics.

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 05-24-2014, 11:04 AM
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Following this logic, I would go snatch up a Cade Plisson or two. BUT, those other handle choices are so nice. After using the Cade Synthetic for a couple months, I could see it replacing most of my natural hair brushes. So I don't mind dropping the coin on what will most certainly be a staple in my den.


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 05-24-2014, 11:08 AM
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(05-24-2014, 11:04 AM)Andrew Wrote: Following this logic, I would go snatch up a Cade Plisson or two. BUT, those other handle choices are so nice. After using the Cade Synthetic for a couple months, I could see it replacing most of my natural hair brushes. So I don't mind dropping the coin on what will most certainly be a staple in my den.

Andrew

Hopefully, vendors will begin to carry the new brushes at below Plisson's stated prices, just like how almost no one pays full retail directly from Muhle for a STF brush.

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 05-24-2014, 11:43 AM
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Ummm - they look nice.

From what I've read on TSN the L'Occitance Cade is a brilliant face lathering brush, but is it any good when bowl lathering?

cheers, Paul

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 05-24-2014, 11:57 AM
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Paul,

IMO, the Plisson synthetic knot is brilliant any way you choose to use it. It is becoming my gold standard for lathering any soap - if I really want to know what is the best lather I can get from a particular product, I use the Plisson.


Andrew

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 05-24-2014, 12:21 PM
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I just figured out all the cost without tax and with shipping.

55.84 €
+
24.00 € shipping
=
79.84 €

According to Google that would be $108.84

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