“ Type: Hair Brush / Brand: Kent / „
What with the need for anti-perspirant, hair gel, shampoo, razor, shaving cream, aftershave et cetera, your toiletries bag is under enough strain that a long handled hair brush might just tip the balance. That's where feeling like Shergar or Corporal John Q. Punishment is a small price to pay for a brush that is well made and has a brand to mollify the most snooty of health club members.
Kent is a luxury brand established in 1777, and bears the royal warrant. This sort of brush will set you back around £40, largely because of the ebony wood used in its manufacture. If you're not fussed about the wood, you can get the same performance out of the NSM01, made from beech wood. It costs £25 in John Lewis. Alternatively, you can buy it from Boots for a tenner and avoid having to see your local MP expensing everything in the shop for whatever home they are flipping this week.
If you think £40 is a lot to pay for a hair brush, the price range rockets up to £145 for a brush where every bristle is set by hand. Quite why this would be superior to a factory made one, who knows. If nothing else, it is evidence that some people have way more money than they know what to do with.
To be fair, Kent do produce a whole range of brushes for Men from a little over a fiver. The quality is definitely there. The military style brush that is the NM11 (or NSM01) fits easily into the hand, stores quickly and feels very solid indeed. It applies evenly and is best suited to short and medium length hair. Any longer than this, and you're better off
A) Realising that ponytails on men are about as cool as Cliff Richard at a Dizzy Rascal concert, and
B) You need a brush with longer bristles.
Finest brushes are a range of traditional gentlemen's hair brushes / Pure natural bristle brushes combined with beautiful, distinctive timbers are used to create this range / A military oval hairbrush made from ebonywood and filled with black bristle / Board Length 125mm Board Width 72mm Bristle Height 17mm /