01-20-2013, 07:34 PM
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So I've been in the wet shaving game for a little over 3 years and have yet to try any of the creams from the famed 3 Ts (Trumpers, Trufitt, and Taylor)...am I missing out on anything? Do I owe it to myself to try these?

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 01-20-2013, 07:48 PM
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Some people find what they like and just stick with it; they don't care about variety or experimentation. On the other hand, some - like me - enjoy trying out new things and appreciating the great variety of sensations and experiences available. Therefore my opinion is that you should go ahead and try all three of the Ts. If there are particular scents you know you like, order a different one from each T. Or, alternatively, read the reviews here on the forum of the different preparations and let that guide you in your ordering. If your budget allows it, obtain one from each T, all at the same time, so that you can compare them from day to day; if that stretches your finances, just start with one and use them consecutively. And have fun - that's what it's about.

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 01-20-2013, 07:57 PM
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Go ahead and try them if you can afford to. If you don't like one or all of them you can always sell them on the BST forum.

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 01-20-2013, 07:59 PM
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Thanks John...that's the kind of positive reinforcement I was looking for Biggrin.

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 01-20-2013, 08:04 PM
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No offence to those who use them, but i don't think so. If you are happy with the ones you have, no need unless you really want to.

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 01-20-2013, 08:08 PM
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(01-20-2013, 08:04 PM)celestino Wrote: ...no need unless you really want to.

Those are the key words. I really want to experience the variety of shaving creams and soaps that are available. So I buy more than I'll ever really need, because need is not the criterion. Just like I don't need to come to this shaving forum and post notes and read what others post; I do it because I really want to.

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 01-20-2013, 08:34 PM
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I too like to experience the spice of life so to speak. It's not that I'm unhappy with my current selection, but more a fact that I've kind of pigeon holed myself into the Italian products and am looking for a bit more variety beyond menthol and almond scented products. Also, I find that I've been reaching for the creams more often lately and would like to expand my options there. I've heard a lot about the 3Ts an figured that might be something different.

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 01-20-2013, 08:51 PM
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You can find TOBS creams for about $14-20 retail for 150g, T&H creams for $30-44 retail for 165-190g, and Trumpers creams for about $36 for 200g. Sometimes they will sell for a little less on eBay, and it's worth checking. And of course they'll sell for less on the forums; you can post a WTB ad, and someone just might have one or more of the creams that they want to get rid of.

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 01-20-2013, 09:33 PM
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Definitely worth checking out. All of them are great performers. TOBS was on top of my list until I grew out of it, the other 2 Ts are my favorites in creams.
All of them are offering samples, why don't you get them to pick your favorites? Otherwise you can end up with 20-30 tubs like I did before started selling it Biggrin

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 01-20-2013, 09:47 PM
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TOBS is pretty nice. Sandalwood, not so much, but that's just the scent. Avocado is excellent.

Will not plunk down that much money for a cream. I'm not that flush.

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 01-20-2013, 09:51 PM
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IMHO: T&H has the best scents, they all tend to be very good. TOBS varies, some scents are really nice (Mr. Taylor has a barbershop fragrance, Avocado has great skin properties.) GFT I was never too keen on, the most popular by far is the coconut.

Penhaligon's creams are very good but a bit pricey.

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 01-20-2013, 10:04 PM
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Send me a PM with your name and address and I'll send you some samples from all three of them. That way you can kind of get a sense of how they perform before ordering.

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 01-20-2013, 11:02 PM
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I was not particularly impressed with my TOBS cream's performance. It was okay, just not really anything to write home about. Same for a GFT sample I got.

OTOH, I'm better at lathering now, and it could have been user error.

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 01-21-2013, 04:18 AM
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TOBS isn't quite up to par, but it is the cheaper of the 3....

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 01-21-2013, 10:28 AM
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(01-20-2013, 10:04 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Send me a PM with your name and address and I'll send you some samples from all three of them. That way you can kind of get a sense of how they perform before ordering.

* That is the way to enable, them, John! Biggrin

You know, when i originally saw the title of this thread, i thought there were two other Teiste's on this site since most of you call him T! Biggrin

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 01-21-2013, 11:27 AM
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(01-21-2013, 10:28 AM)celestino Wrote:
(01-20-2013, 10:04 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Send me a PM with your name and address and I'll send you some samples from all three of them. That way you can kind of get a sense of how they perform before ordering.

* That is the way to enable, them, John! Biggrin

You know, when i originally saw the title of this thread, i thought there were two other Teiste's on this site since most of you call him T! Biggrin

I only call him T because I don't feel right calling him Tasty (my assumption of the correct spanish pronunciation).

As to the three English Ts, take up John's generous offer or order some samplers directly. The Trueffitt sampler is a very good value and with the discount borderline cheap. I have enjoyed all three brands, but only buy the TOBS for my stash as they are much more affordable. DR Harris is another that should be tried, even though it doesn't start with a T, the Marlborough and Windsor are my favorites.

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 01-21-2013, 12:22 PM
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So you already tried the Italian T?

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 01-21-2013, 01:04 PM
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(01-21-2013, 12:22 PM)Barbieredfigaro Wrote: So you already tried the Italian T?

What is the Italian T?

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 01-21-2013, 01:52 PM
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That is the T of Tcheon Fung Sing, Tom.

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 01-21-2013, 01:59 PM
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(01-21-2013, 01:52 PM)Barbieredfigaro Wrote: That is the T of Tcheon Fung Sing, Tom.

I have not...I'll have to look into this one further.

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