08-24-2016, 08:00 AM
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  • kav
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When I first started Plisson brushes were, and are little mentioned except in the museum art gallery quiet of vague allusions to past glory like some Napoleonic battle. They were in this league of names like Kent and Somerset Simpsons; expensive, seldom sold and lovely even if I hadn't a clue to performance, present quality or where to actually buy one.
I must admit Plissons are still a mystery. I'm running up this staircase of Paladins, Brad Sears and Doug Korns terraced on these names and still don't know what I'm stepping on?

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 08-25-2016, 05:23 AM
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  • Steve56
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Here's some eye candy for you kav, taken at Planete Rasoir this summer. I probably would have bought one as a souvenir, but they are expensive and they all seemed to have a lot of black hair in them so I passed. Others have had the same comment on the current batch of hair.

Cheers, Steve

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 08-25-2016, 07:13 AM
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wish I spoke and read French. they have a beautiful website.  I have owned a couple hmw plisson's and even though there were a couple black hairs I believed it was part of the difference and experience of the brush itself.  I still use mine when I want a reward of something different. nothing feels like a Plisson to my face.   my long lost relatives were French and maybe that explains it.  thanks for your beautiful pics

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 08-25-2016, 07:37 AM
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  • chazt
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Those showcases are awesome! Thank you for sharing.

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 08-25-2016, 07:40 AM
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  • Johnny
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Here is some "old" Plisson eye candy for you. I had the privilege of using these two brushes several years ago, on loan from their generous owner. Two of the finest brushes I've ever used. I believe the larger one is about a size 18 and the smaller one is about the size of a Simpsons Classic 1.

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 08-25-2016, 08:15 AM
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  • Barrylu
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Here are some of mine.
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 08-25-2016, 08:16 AM
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  • Johnny
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Those are nice Barry.  I especially like the horn.

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 08-25-2016, 08:28 AM
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sbad enabled

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 08-25-2016, 09:08 AM
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Nice assortment of Plissons Barry.

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 08-25-2016, 09:41 AM
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  • kav
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What is the current assessment of Plisson product? I've never bought 'names' at least until I could experience or get positive feedback. I'm a long way from buying anything, but increased knowledge is a big part of this hobby.

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 08-25-2016, 10:15 AM
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  • pc4406
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 08-25-2016, 10:46 AM
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That's worth about 9,000 words. All of them superlatives.

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 08-25-2016, 11:13 AM
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  • kav
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When I worked with my english friend David I went into the valley to pick up a rebuilt Peugot transmittion in my 240 volvo wagon from a specialist shop buried in an automotive/industrial center in Van Nuys. I enter a razor wire topped fence security gate and stopped awestruck. He had an immaculate, pre war Citroen
Traction Avanti with all these Art Deco touches. He saw me admiring it and walked out. 'David' says you like vintage european cars and can drive sticks,no'? I replied,yes, uh mais oui! I told him I knew about TA's but had never actually seen one. He tossed me the keys and we went for a short drive. That thing was sexy, lowslung and the chicano lowriders all honked and waved.
I'm looking at these brush collections and it's like looking at that car all over.

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 08-26-2016, 09:44 AM
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Lovely collection Patrick.  I think I recognize one of those Beehives!

Here are the best Plisson brush I ever owned.  I no longer own them but they live on in my memory as special brushes.


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 08-26-2016, 09:58 AM
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  • kav
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Photos stirring my Walter Mitty. Predawn on the North African desert. I am shaving next to Antoine. We must look presentable in case of a forced landing among hostile tribes. We double check the holstered Nagants in 7.65 with chamber sealing cases before walking out to our Brequet mail plane;
engines warming , rhinocerous exaust belching tapoket tapoket tapoket.........remember the eau de cologne for that girl? yes, but I had to reduce our emergency water to make wieght. No matter, giving a girl perfume is a matter of consequence.
I want a Plisson now.

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 08-26-2016, 12:36 PM
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  • chazt
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The lucite handles tighten my throat and quicken my pulse.

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 08-26-2016, 03:11 PM
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  • e-dub
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(08-26-2016, 09:44 AM)merkur man Wrote: Lovely collection Patrick.  I think I recognize one of those Beehives!

Here are the best Plisson brush I ever owned.  I no longer own them but they live on in my memory as special brushes.



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that beehive was truly something else!

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 08-28-2016, 08:08 PM
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Nothing can compare to vintage Plisson , this is the epitome of class. Yes there are far more colorful and advanced designs available today , but these brushes are special.

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 08-28-2016, 11:06 PM
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  • ben74
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Mon petit Plisson avec Wee Scot...

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et avec le grande Plexi...

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 08-29-2016, 06:07 AM
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  • Coyote
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My one and only, a #12.

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