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Quagmire
08-11-2006, 07:01 AM
I was just wondering if anyone ever gave their cream (http://www.americancrew.com/home.htm) a try? If not I might pick up a tub and try it out.

With The Grain
08-11-2006, 07:09 AM
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english_barber
08-11-2006, 11:51 AM
I was just wondering if anyone ever gave their cream (http://www.americancrew.com/home.htm) a try? If not I might pick up a tub and try it out.

Sits on the shelf in our Barber Shop. We dust it occasionally, best place for it in my opinion!

Regards, Robert

Quagmire
08-11-2006, 05:42 PM
Hmm, doesn't sound real promising. If i get board I might try it out. But I think I'll stay away from it.

JohnP
08-11-2006, 06:04 PM
Years ago I used it, but it is indeed brushless. I've heard one or two people claim to have gotten lather from it, but I have not had any luck with that regard.
John P.

MJB
08-11-2006, 08:37 PM
It's a non-lathering cream by design. It gives a better shave than Gillette Foamy.

There is a menthol is similar tingling substance than is a bit too potent. Its fragrance is not very fun.

Definitely better than supermarket products but no good comparison to most real wet shave creams or soaps.

MJB

Stuart
08-14-2006, 12:35 AM
Sits on the shelf in our Barber Shop. We dust it occasionally, best place for it in my opinion!

Regards, Robert
+1
They gave me some samples, one pot of cream, one tube of cream and a oil.
I tried it.
There was no way we were going to stock that stuff. By far i rate it as the worst shaving products i have ever tried.

VR6ofpain
03-16-2008, 03:41 PM
What is strange is they marketed this stuff with a shave brush. Everyone said it is brushless right?

http://www.ssb4.net/users/27793/dscn3067.jpg

Handy
03-16-2008, 05:31 PM
Thats why the brush is free........:wink:

Ltltony
03-16-2008, 05:35 PM
I'm not a fan.

masonjarjar
03-16-2008, 06:24 PM
The shave cream is ok, if you follow the directions. Not outstanding.

I've never seen it sold with a brush, that's just weird.

However, I've used their aftershave lotion for years.. of course, you have to like the scent (which I do). Performance-wise, it's a good as Nivea ASB IMHO.

Ltltony
03-16-2008, 06:34 PM
Their pomade is good but pricey

rm71
03-16-2008, 06:38 PM
There was a recent thread about this. From memory the overwhelming majority of replies were negative about American Crew

TorzJohnson
03-16-2008, 07:59 PM
I stopped in to a big beauty supply store in Nyack to see if they had anything like Jeris, Lustray or Clubman. The owner (a man) had never heard of them, but he did try to steer me to some American Crew cream. I opened it and was completely underwhelmed. A pale white glisteny goop halfway filled the tub and it smelled completely uninteresting. This is the kind of cream that you could pour right out of the tub if you wanted. :thumbdown

Chairman Nemo
03-17-2008, 03:36 PM
Their pomade is good but pricey

+1 on that Pomade.. good stuff if money is no object. However, there are better pomades that are cheaper (i.e. Juniors, High Life, and B&W Pluko).

As for the shave cream? Good lord. I threw it out. Something weird about shaving with a Latherless cream. Smell? Not worth it.. For 21.90 you can get almost two tubs of TOBS.

Esoteric83
03-17-2008, 03:53 PM
American Crew Daily Shampoo & Conditioner are above average, the classic body wash is OK and Fiber is one of the better style aides I've used.

Can't comment on the shave cream or aftershave...It does strike me that many companies that sell more modern shave cream that don't lather just put out brushes with their logo on it for the hell of it. I honestly doubt the people behind the brush idea even know the proper usage...

EasingTheBadger
03-17-2008, 03:55 PM
Their pomade is good but pricey

+1 I get it discounted from my stylist, but it holds REALLY well.

Huskysibe
03-17-2008, 03:57 PM
Run far and fast from that cream LOL. After I couldnt get it to lather I began mixing it with my soap just so I could use it up.

htownmmm
03-17-2008, 08:48 PM
Check this out http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=40743


Marty