03-28-2017, 01:36 PM
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  • Aldo
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I am launching a new brand of brushes called Everset™. This is a project which I've had in mind for some time and was compelled recently to put it out. I've considered splitting The Varlet off into two different lines. The Varlet is a line of brushes with one major philosophy, which is uncompromising quality and design. Many details and decisions are geared towards that goal, which can produce amazing results but not in a very timely manner, especially since I have been at this craft for less than 2 years.

I wanted to have a line of brushes with a different focus. The focus is not to compromise on quality or design but incorporating both efficiency and quality while offering new and attractive designs. The branding is inspired by 50's era pinstripe letters which goes hand in hand with the name Everset, which is a nod to American brands from the early to mid 20th century. 

The handle designs will draw from American and British classics with a modern twist, and there will be some entirely new designs to come. The design element that ties the brand together is the ultra thin groove. This groove replaces the bead in most classic handle designs, giving the handles a modern look while being easy to repeatably machine. Special tooling, however, had to be made to be able to carve a thin groove like this so deeply with such clean results. Another cool thing that the groove achieves is giving the handle the look of being two separate pieces floating on top of each other from certain angles; also, very avant-garde.

Production for the Everset brushes will be much higher than The Varlet. The goal is to offer a great quality brush that looks awesome to as many guys that want one. It will take some time to do that I think but that is the goal. The Varlet's philosophy is definitely not that. It would be nice to be able to achieve that with The Varlet, but I sincerely don't think it will be possible based on where I want to take the brand and the ideas I have with regards to construction, materials, design, etc. So it is necessary right now to offer two different lines, and so Everset is born.

All Everset brushes will feature Finest Grade knots, all knots on The Varlet brushes will feature the Alpine Grade™ from now on. Polishing grade on Everset brushes is exceptional, but The Varlet brushes will still feature a higher grade polish and details. The same attention to construction will be applied to both brands in regards to lack of glue bumps, knot quality, excessive adhesive, etc. Everset brushes will be priced more competitively than similar offerings from The Varlet.

The brushes are as follows:

R2™ - 24mm knot, set at loft of 48. Basically this is a Varlet Beehive knot set 2mm lower. This is the specs I did for a few guys that wanted an extra dense Ranger, and I had very nice feedback on that spec knot so I'm offering it here with the R2. The handle is inspired by the Ever-Ready pictured alongside it. Offered in Ivory Slate and Carbon. $150

U-2™ - Named after the spy plane that is also nicknamed "Dragon Lady". 25mm x 48 loft. It is the same knot specs as the Orion. The handle is about 57mm tall. Inspired by several Rubber-Set models. $170

K2™ - Named after the second highest peak in the world. Same knot as the Mega. Handle is about 52mm tall. Chubby inspired. $200



I will offer those on The Varlet's reserve list a chance to buy an Everset on this first batch, which is up for sale now. I think this is only fair for these first few batches. I really hope to finish this reserve list soon. I will send an email shortly to those remaining on the Reserve list with login and password on The Varlet's website to purchase. My goal is to be able to offer the Everset brushes in a general sale very soon.


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 03-28-2017, 02:15 PM
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Gorgeous work Aldo,  lovely K2   A47

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 03-28-2017, 02:29 PM
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To those waiting for Varlet brushes… I have been experiencing issues with the Somerset Ivory handles/blanks. I believe it has something to do with the dye I'm using, I have been getting imperfections in the resin. This has caused some delays. They are not major blemishes but I did not feel comfortable selling them like that, so The Varlet brushes have not been going out. Just wanted to communicate that in light of todays announcement. I will try to get the defective blanks and handles separated sometime this week, hopefully get some brushes done on The Varlet's end.

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 03-28-2017, 03:11 PM
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Aldo, they look beautiful, do you by chance offer PayPal for payment? Doesn't appear so by the website

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 03-28-2017, 03:12 PM
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  • blzrfn
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You know I'm in! Nice work Aldo.

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 03-28-2017, 03:14 PM
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  • eengler
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Thanks for the update Aldo. The new offerings are look very nice!

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 03-28-2017, 03:23 PM
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  • Aldo
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(03-28-2017, 03:11 PM)Safelysimpson Wrote: Aldo, they look beautiful, do you by chance offer PayPal for payment? Doesn't appear so by the website

Thanks, Dustin. I don't have PayPal so I apologize about that. It's on the to-do list.

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 03-28-2017, 03:25 PM
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(03-28-2017, 03:23 PM)The Varlet Wrote:
(03-28-2017, 03:11 PM)Safelysimpson Wrote: Aldo, they look beautiful, do you by chance offer PayPal for payment? Doesn't appear so by the website

Thanks, Dustin. I don't have PayPal so I apologize about that. It's on the to-do list.

No problem, that's where my available funds are at the moment so I'll have to sit this one out but congrats on the new line of brushes!

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 03-28-2017, 07:03 PM
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When I try to go to the page on your website it takes me to a page where I need to enter a password.

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 03-28-2017, 09:03 PM
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Once I can get my brain to stop reading Everset as Everest I'll be good. lol

The brushes look excellent, and sounds like a good plan Aldo! Any way that allows a customer to get a brush from you quicker and gives us more options is a win/win in my book!

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 03-28-2017, 10:35 PM
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Looks great Aldo, hope I'm still getting my Mega soon though.

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 03-28-2017, 11:35 PM
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Some nice looking brushes right there! Well done.

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 03-29-2017, 09:41 AM
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Beautiful looking brushes as always Aldo. I am a proud owner of Varlet brushes, they are nothing short of spectacular! Best of luck with this new project.

About the R2, you mention it's basically a Beehive knot set at 2mm lower and that it's also more dense than the Ranger?
Are you implying that the Beehive is denser than the Ranger?
I always thought they were the same knot but Ranger is 2mm shorter.
Can't wait to try these brushes!

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 03-29-2017, 11:02 AM
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Best of luck Sir!  And I like your play on the name Ever-Ready - very clever!

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 03-29-2017, 12:20 PM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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(03-28-2017, 07:03 PM)bkatbamna Wrote: When I try to go to the page on your website it takes me to a page where I need to enter a password.

The password was given to those folks already on the waiting list for Varlet brushes.  In time, the password lockout will be removed (I'm guessing).
At this time, all the Everset brushes are out of stock, so you're not missing anything. Wink

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 03-29-2017, 12:57 PM
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Enjoy your brushes gentlemen!

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 03-29-2017, 04:22 PM
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Very good idea. Best of luck. Stan

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 03-29-2017, 04:27 PM
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Better than RubberReady!

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 03-29-2017, 05:21 PM
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Excellent!

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 03-30-2017, 01:57 AM
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Looks nice and all, but I never got a Varlet brush from the waiting list???

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