Brushing Suits

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sartorially Challenged, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    Vermont Country Store: 1-802-362-8470 fax: 1-802-362-0285
    Inexpensive, too. I've had mine for more than ten years. [​IMG]
     
  2. jml90

    jml90 Senior member

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    +1 on the double-sided Kent brush

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  3. Rolo

    Rolo Senior member

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    I like the tailor's brush, from Vermont Country Store.
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    Wow. I looked it up on the Vermont Country Store website. I didn't realize that the bristles were brass. That's a bit scary even though it says it's safe for delicate fabrics.
     
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    jml90 Senior member

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    +2

    I even own two I keep one in the house and one in ym locker at school.
     
  5. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    How often should one do it? After each time one wears a suit?

    yes after each wearing.
    but dont let this substitute for an occasional cleaning.
     
  6. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like the tailor's brush, from Vermont Country Store.
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    That's the one I use. Buy them at a tailor supply. Not so expensive.
     
  7. Isaac Mickle

    Isaac Mickle Well-Known Member

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    Kent sells a brush that you can use to clean your Kent brushes. It's $90





    seriously you can buy Kent brushes on ebay, new, from Kent, for $30
     
  8. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    While I agree that the Kent brushes are the best quality out there I couldn't spend the $90.
    What's this $90 business? The CC20 brush (double sided) costs GBP 30 directly from Kent. A simpler cloth brush (like CC2 or CG1) costs GBP 9 to 13.

    As mentioned, Kent also sells brushes cheaper than that on its eBay store from time to time
     
  9. billiebob

    billiebob Senior member

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    I have the Vermont Country Store brush as well. The brass is soft, but it doesn't pick up lint nearly as well as a sticky roller.
     
  10. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    Rolo, don't be concerned about the brass. Use a light touch, a flicking motion in the wrist, and you'll not harm your clothes.
    Doubles as a back scratcher, also.
    billiebob, much as I hate those sticky lint rollers, I too must resort to them. They pull fibers from the garments at hand, but for pet hair, sticky rollers are the best. JMO.
     
  11. soileauj

    soileauj Senior member

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    I have a red lint brush that work great. I use to use the rollers but like you said Ivan on some materials it tended to pull. The lint brush I use is a double sided lint brush. I'll take a look this evening to see who makes it. I recommend it as I use it just prior to use my clothes brush.
     
  12. iyorito

    iyorito Senior member

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    [​IMG] click on the pic
     
  13. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I am tempted to order one as I would not have to monogram it.
     
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    NOBD Senior member

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    Picture bump

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    The CC20:

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    And the travel size CG1. Travel size means it's about a centimeter shorter than the other one...

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    And the bonus gift:

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    I ordered them straight from www.kentbrushes.co.uk.
     
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    blackbowtie Senior member

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    Yet another gem from SF. If one didn't have a butler, how did one (or more specifically, one's clothes) survive before SF?
     

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