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April 3, 2012 8:53 AM   Subscribe

I am very vain and particular about my hair, which I wear in a parted pompadour. I would like to carry a quality gentleman's comb, possibly with a case. Something with a vintage, classy look that elicit admiration and envy. Can you help me find this comb on the internet or in Chicago?

The comb should have fine teeth for precision styling and it should easily fit in my pocket. To give you an idea of my style, a friend described me as "a refined gay gentleman from the turn of the century".
posted by Lieber Frau to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (13 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
A vintage folding comb, perhaps?
posted by DarlingBri at 9:00 AM on April 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


This one from Classic Shaving caught my eye.
posted by cazoo at 9:06 AM on April 3, 2012


If not vintage, surely you want a Kent? Mason Pearson : brushes :: Kent : combs
posted by kmennie at 9:16 AM on April 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


This vintage comb from West Germany looks awesome and has a cool case and is cheap

This antique folding comb is really pretty in the silver filigree case, not too girly I think, but not sure about you
This tortoiseshell celluloid one is neat and retro
Fancy silver one
Similar but in brass and cheaper
posted by rmless at 9:25 AM on April 3, 2012


Etsy has some great options:

Grooming box with comb and clothes brush

Leather kit with comb and nail file

Handgun-shaped plastic comb

Bathing beauty

Mother of pearl
posted by MsMolly at 9:27 AM on April 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


This seems like a classic one, though no case.
posted by bluefly at 9:27 AM on April 3, 2012


Man, some of these are so awesome that I'm considering starting a comb collection. MeFites, you never fail to impress.
posted by Lieber Frau at 9:48 AM on April 3, 2012


This doesn't answer your question, but I REALLY REALLY want to see your darn hair now.
posted by stefnet at 9:59 AM on April 3, 2012 [9 favorites]


Ha. For those who are curious, MeMail me and we'll work something out. :D
posted by Lieber Frau at 10:01 AM on April 3, 2012


I'd bet that Mertz Apothecary has what you need. They're really good about focusing on little luxuries, and they're local to you, so you can browse around and see what kinds of awesome vintage-style products they have.
posted by runningwithscissors at 10:38 AM on April 3, 2012


Actually, here are the combs available in their online store.
posted by runningwithscissors at 10:39 AM on April 3, 2012


Fine and Dandy has a nice silver comb.
posted by annsunny at 12:56 PM on April 3, 2012


I purchased the lovely silver-plated 1930s folding comb DarlingBri found on eBay. Well done all around, MeFi!

Also, runningwithscissors, quelle coincidence! I actually posted this question *after* seeing the beautiful combs at Merz and wishing they had some sort of protective case.
posted by Lieber Frau at 8:36 AM on April 9, 2012


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