11-16-2016, 06:36 PM
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The latest paladin release got me thinking...all those interesting colors and designs, Does anyone prefer plain ivory?
Why?
If not what's your flavor?

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 11-16-2016, 06:39 PM
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  • Agravic
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I've owned many brushes over the years; at this time, I do prefer austere simplicity.
Ergonomic handle, well performing knot, that's it.
Handle colors are an afterthought IMO.

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 11-16-2016, 06:42 PM
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  • ddk13
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I have ocd when it comes to the brushes in my cabinet.  I have a feng shui thing going on.  A little brightness helps bring a little harmony to my shaving soul.  But there's nothing wrong with the understated plain Ivory as I have 6 of them right now.

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 11-16-2016, 06:56 PM
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  • Agravic
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(11-16-2016, 06:39 PM)Agravic Wrote: I've owned many brushes over the years; at this time, I do prefer austere simplicity.
Ergonomic handle, well performing knot, that's it.
Handle colors are an afterthought IMO.

Case in point ..


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 11-16-2016, 07:03 PM
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I have a strong preference for ivory.

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 11-16-2016, 07:21 PM
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Paladin faux ivory, followed by M&F faux porcelain.

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 11-16-2016, 07:40 PM
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  • MaxP
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I am very much a traditionalist. So mostly ivory, some butterscotch, a couple faux tortoise.

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 11-16-2016, 07:52 PM
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I'm big on faux jade, but tortoise & cobalt are some of my favorites as well.[Image: 53afb173d6debd6f7ef52401f8fc538d.jpg]

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 11-16-2016, 08:15 PM
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i love wild colored brushes, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with a cream/ivory colored handle.

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 11-16-2016, 10:51 PM
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I think the Somerset colored Chief would be beautiful.

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 11-17-2016, 12:06 AM
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There's nothing wrong with the classic ivory and black coloring, but some level of color evolution was inevitable. In my opinion, Ken at Paladin is doing it right in all phases; color, original shapes and excruciating attention to detail.


A large brush collection in mostly ivory or ebony coloring would be boring and sterile to my eyes. I'm actually wondering why more colors are not available.....

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 11-17-2016, 12:44 AM
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Ivory is fine, it has that timeless look but my preference is for wild colours as they tend to cheer me up in the mornings, especially when the weather is as depressing as it is today.

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 11-17-2016, 02:14 AM
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(11-16-2016, 06:42 PM)ddk13 Wrote: I have ocd when it comes to the brushes in my cabinet.  I have a feng shui thing going on.  A little brightness helps bring a little harmony to my shaving soul.  But there's nothing wrong with the understated plain Ivory as I have 6 of them right now.
I have the same OCD, but the opposite end of the spectrum.

It has to be a black handle for me.
No ivory or fancy colours for me.

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 11-17-2016, 02:24 AM
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I like a bit of variety in my den these days, but I'm not into the really crazy coloured handles.

I do have one zebra black & white, which probably is the most wild handle in my den now.
It's staying like this, because I'm getting tired of the wild colours and now prefer a bit more relaxed handle colours on my brushes.

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 11-17-2016, 02:47 AM
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  • BobH
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I generally prefer solid/one colour handles in classic designs but there are some exceptions in my rotation of brushes. Must be that feng shui thing mentioned earlier going on.

Bob

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 11-17-2016, 04:32 AM
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I prefer the classic ivory and butterscotch handles.

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 11-17-2016, 04:58 AM
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(11-16-2016, 06:39 PM)Agravic Wrote: I've owned many brushes over the years; at this time, I do prefer austere simplicity.
Ergonomic handle, well performing knot, that's it.
Handle colors are an afterthought IMO.

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 11-17-2016, 05:21 AM
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Mostly ivory... Nothing better...

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 11-17-2016, 06:15 AM
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  • JRRIII
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i have to really want a brush to get it in ivory; I'll always choose tortoise, butterscotch, or woodgrain (real or not) over ivory if I have the option. That being said I have recently seen a few ivory brushes that I would have been happy to have them over other colorsways.

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 11-17-2016, 06:31 AM
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I do enjoy Ivory, but if there is an option its usually not my first choice.  For me it depends on the knot shape/style and shape/size of the handle, some look better with less color and some look too austere in Ivory.

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