I had heard so many good things about the Tortoise Hogs from Savile Row that I had to indulge my Shaving Brush Obsessive Acquisition Compulsion (SBOAC) and purchase one. Just to prove that you can even be an obsessive compulsive acquirer and still practice moderation, I decided to buy the middle of the line SR208.(There is something very appealing about the idea of immoderate moderation, or is it moderate immoderation?)
Anyway, I thought this lovely closeup and this group picture
SR 208 Bracketed by the Waters of Rose and Lavender
would be adequate for the particular viewer. I was wrong! Yes, you saw it first here.. I have now joined the flawed ranks of so many other posters. Argh, the humanity of it all! Scotto, our thin is in Santa replacement, insisted that I do more! A comparison, a reference work.. Okay Scotto! Here it is.
From Left to Right:
- Edw. Jagger for Crabtree and Evelyn Best Approx Retail 35.
- Savile Row (New) 208 Super Approx Retail 58.
- Edw. Jagger for Crabtree and Evelyn Super Approx Retail 85.
- Vulfix Old Original #41 Approx Retail 130.
A spread of $95. The Tortoise looks as though it is poised to win the value race for sure.
With that in mind, an overhead is always sexy too.
Note: The Savile Row has not be used and therefore has not had the opportunity to bloom.
The Lineup a Bird's Eye View
I must admit that I am anxious to try this handsome badger brush out in my morning routine. Alas, I have promised myself on six separate occassions that I will type in my Savile Row Silvertip review before I try any other brushes. So, in good time Scotto you will see the bloom and hear of the function and feel. I must admit the form is impressive and the price a value leader.