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Men's shaving brush and soap

Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 15 Jun 2013 2:16 pm

Hi,

Are there any places in Singapore that sell Men's shaving brushes and shaving soap?

I just bought a nice new Merkur razor (and enough blades for a few years), partly because semi-decent disposable razor cartridges are so friggin expensive here. Anyway, I forgot to get a brush. I've been to a few Cold Storages, Watsons and Guardian, Robinsons and Takashimaya, and a few random skin care/health stores. Only Sephora has a shaving brush for men, and it is $55 and of questionable quality.

Any suggestions appreciated before I head back to Amazon.

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 15 Jun 2013 2:35 pm

Sergeant Major Staple's son would be the expert on this one!

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 15 Jun 2013 2:41 pm

JR8 wrote:Sergeant Major Staple's son would be the expert on this one!


This must be a reference I don't get. Translation for us young ones?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 15 Jun 2013 2:56 pm

Moi. :-|

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 15 Jun 2013 3:05 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
JR8 wrote:Sergeant Major Staple's son would be the expert on this one!


This must be a reference I don't get. Translation for us young ones?


Sorry... it was a side-reference to some idle chat yesterday... :)
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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 15 Jun 2013 4:09 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Moi. :-|

Hounds of the Baskervilles
24 Bali Lane, Singapore

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Oh they sell stuff too? Awesome. I saw their shop last time I ate over there. Considered trying them for a haircut, but it's not terribly convenient. I'll drop in though to see their gear.

Thanks!

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Postby Grumpy77 » Sun, 16 Jun 2013 1:19 am

Mustafa for shaving brushes and basically any toiletries, but go early in the morning and bail out before the horde shows up...

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Postby PNGMK » Sun, 16 Jun 2013 8:53 am

Bodyshop used to sell them - I don;t know if they still do - it seems anything good for sale in Bodyshop only lasts on season.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 16 Jun 2013 9:54 am

PNGMK wrote:Bodyshop used to sell them - I don;t know if they still do - it seems anything good for sale in Bodyshop only lasts on season.


No, this is one of the places I checked. Parkway and Ngee Ann didn't have it.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 16 Jun 2013 9:56 am

Grumpy77 wrote:Mustafa for shaving brushes and basically any toiletries, but go early in the morning and bail out before the horde shows up...


That's what I was afraid of. I was inside of Mustafa one time around midnight and vowed never to go back.

If I do go, any suggestion *where* in Mustafa? I have no doubt they sell them. But where? heh.

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Postby Grumpy77 » Sun, 16 Jun 2013 10:56 am

I think it is the 2nd entry door down syed alwi rd, the one with the security checking of backpacks. There is an elevator and a row of checkouts just inside that door. The shaving stuff is inside on the left (2nd row in?) - I can get my shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant and shaving stuff and be out of there in about 5 minutes as they are all within a few rows of each other... Not too painful if one doesn't stray out of the toiletries area...

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Postby nutnut » Sun, 16 Jun 2013 1:04 pm

Get a decent brand badger hair brush (Kent or Parker are great brands), they last far longer than a synthetic one! I have had mine for 7 or 8 years now, a synthetic one would have been done 2-3 times over!
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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 16 Jun 2013 2:55 pm

Grumpy77 wrote:I think it is the 2nd entry door down syed alwi rd, the one with the security checking of backpacks. There is an elevator and a row of checkouts just inside that door. The shaving stuff is inside on the left (2nd row in?) - I can get my shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant and shaving stuff and be out of there in about 5 minutes as they are all within a few rows of each other... Not too painful if one doesn't stray out of the toiletries area...


Will try one day this week. Thanks!

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 16 Jun 2013 2:55 pm

nutnut wrote:Get a decent brand badger hair brush (Kent or Parker are great brands), they last far longer than a synthetic one! I have had mine for 7 or 8 years now, a synthetic one would have been done 2-3 times over!


That's the plan if I can find one local.

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 16 Jun 2013 3:44 pm

nutnut wrote:Get a decent brand badger hair brush




Eeeh. Nut2 cherishes his badger! :lol: :P


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