Somebody mentioned it but another vote for Matthew and Queen Charlotte Soaps, it was a lovely product.
I've been so sad to see some of my favorite products getting discontinued recently, from Tabac's formulation change (I know the new formula is probably good, and I stocked up on some tallow anyways), to PAA's Black Bot getting pulled, and now even the seemingly eternal Williams Mug Soap has been called off. I was late on the Williams news so I didn't get a chance to grab any pucks before scalpers got them all, so I'll be waiting a while for those prices to normalize. So I suppose my main questions for all of you friends who are much more informed than I are: 1. Do you guys have any suspicions of other classics potentially getting cancelled soon? I'd hate to see any other big ones like MWF, Arko, Cella, etc. disappear. Question 2, how can I keep a better eye out for the news of these products getting cancelled? I don't want to take advantage of people and buy everything to mark up prices and resell, but I WOULD like to grab a small pile to stave off me not getting to use them anymore. And finally question 3: What other discontinued favorites do you all miss? I'm still somewhat new to the vintage shaving hobby, so I'm sure there are many products I never even got to experience, so I'd love to hear some stories from you all! Thanks for reading and cheers everyone!
You've perfectly summed up the inner conflict I battle daily. I even stock up on things I like that aren't even rumored to get discontinued, just on the off chance. This is the reason I have 30 or so tallow Tabac sticks, 60 tallow Speick sticks, 10 pucks of Williams, and around 13,000 razor blades of varying type. All of those are just overstock too, I have cabinets full of things in current rotation that I should focus on using, yet I still want to continue filling up my post-apocolypse shelter of shaving supplies. I'll never make it through all of this stuff at the rate I'm going. I've thought seriously about trying to sell a bunch of it offIt is so ridiculous how my chest tightens up and I can't breathe when something gets discontinued (e.g., the Fine Shave Cream Tubes or Taylor of Old Bond Street Avocado Shave Cream, etc.). I already own a lifetime's supply of shaving goods, but OH LORD, I'm going to miss out if I run out of a certain thing and I don't have two more of the same thing as "backup" - because the "other guys" are buying them all up AND I'M GOING TO MISS OUT!
What I should be focusing on is slowly and patiently using up my roomful of shaving supplies I already own, enjoying each shave, one day at a time.
Never got to try AoS tallow, floid blue, or polsilvers. Those are all on the list of products I wish I'd gotten to try, but at least I can use wizamet blades still. I'm not sure how similar they are, but the wizamet blades perform well for mePenhaligons tallow shave soaps, Czech & Speake tallow shave soaps, Art of Shaving Tallow shave soaps, Polsilver Super Iridiums, Yardley Black Label, Jabonman, Floid Blue, Simpson Two Band Brushes and a lot of products that slip my mind.
Simpsons two band discontinued? I count 15 different 2 band brushes on their website. What did they discontinue?Penhaligons tallow shave soaps, Czech & Speake tallow shave soaps, Art of Shaving Tallow shave soaps, Polsilver Super Iridiums, Yardley Black Label, Jabonman, Floid Blue, Simpson Two Band Brushes and a lot of products that slip my mind.
I sold mine a couple weeks before they stopped making them, LOL!!The Winning Razor, made by Yates for the Wet Shaving Club. Fortunately I was able to get this razor before it was discontinued.