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The Rebel

The Rebel

This small pocket comb is the undisputed king of hair touch ups. Le Rebel restores magnificence to all types of hair stands with just one stroke. It is impossible to live without this comb in your pocket. As beautiful as it is useful, this object is a classic of the Officine.

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Regular price 30,00 €
Sale price 30,00 € Regular price


Ideal to touch up short hair, beards, moustaches and other fringes. Of mahogany colour and endowed with fine teeth, the pocket comb the Rebel restores perfection to capricious hair without fail.

Although there is historical evidence for the existence of pocket combs made of bone or wood in more or less refined shapes for centuries, its current, collapsible form was fixed in the 20th century. Firstly in vogue in the 1920s among the “garçonnes” for the maintenance of their bob cuts, the pocket comb became famous in the 1950s among bad boys with impeccable locks, admired in films: the rebel James Dean, the charismatic champion of the “greasers” Marlon Brando, on motorbikes and wearing leather jackets in the Wild One in 1953 and the West Side Story gangs with impeccable style.
It was then the time of the rock’n’roll idols: the eccentric Little Richards and the “King”, Elvis Presley and his rockabilly cut known as “Pompadour”, maintained with mastery thanks to a pocket comb and strengthened with gomina.
In the 1960s, the pocket comb became the companion of businessmen with impeccable hairstyles, embodied to perfection a few years ago in the film Mad Men by Don Drapper.
Well, from the outsider to the elegant perfectionist, from the rockabilly bad body to the dandy, it is impossible to live without carrying the Rebel in your pocket!

This comb is handcrafted in Switzerland by one of the last manufacturers in Europe. Cut from a block of very high quality acetate, it is shaped, sculpted and then polished. The teeth and notches are especially arranged so as not to injure the hair. A plant fibre, the acetate reveals a unique pattern specific to each comb.
This luxurious object is stored in our famous velvet pouches to be transported safely.

“Comb my hair. Just one stroke. And wet my hair with cologne…”
Jules Romains, Men of Good Will, 1932

Hair types

Short hair, beards, moustaches and other fringes

The Officine's prowess

This is undoubtedly an exercise resulting from the principles of goldsmithing. Twelve steps are necessary to manufacture each comb of the Officine Universelle Buly. The process begins with the cutting of acetate according to the template of the chosen model. The shaping then consists of adjusting the acetate to the design of the comb. Polishing and dulling are then necessary steps to round off the angles and sharpen the teeth. The manufacture of the comb continues with the meticulous making of the teeth: the acetate is sawed to draw the teeth that are then faceted.
Ultimate beauty treatment: the sanding smoothes the surface and rounds the tips of the teeth. Lastly, the comb is brushed.
The steam bath gives shine and the polishing carried out by the expert hands of the craftsman complete this high quality product of great merit.

Advice for Use & Care

Softness and dexterity are the key words of a successful disentangling operation: it is unnecessary to force your way or to comb too frankly.


This comb can be cleaned with a cloth and a little water.
A little trick known to all eyewear manufacturers, being a natural fibre, acetate must be hydrated twice a year with a rich texture such as shea or coconut butter.

It is recommended to keep the acetate of this comb away from sudden changes in temperature or high temperatures (direct sunlight, hot water).


10 x 3cm


Cellulose acetate, a luxurious material, was invented in 1865 by Paul Schützenberger and then perfected at the very beginning of the 20th century by two Swiss chemists Camille and Henri Dreyfus. This biopolymer, based on cotton, has several properties that make it the perfect component for Officine combs: soft to the touch, it is perfectly resistant to water and the passage of time.

Ingredients & Origin



Consigne de tri applicable à la France



Shipping & Returns

No matter how far your parcel travels, the items it contains are protected with great care. Our shipping officers ensure that flasks, tubes, porcelain and marble arrive in a faultless state, as polished and refined as when placed on the shelves of the Officine.

The Officine Universelle Buly envisages in-store collection and delivery by courier for the city of Paris as well as delivery in France and internationally with the carrier DHL.


Delivery by courier in Paris: 1 working day
Delivery by DHL in France or Europe: 1 to 4 working days
Delivery by DHL Worldwide: 2 to 6 working days

Our team will edeavour to meet and exceed expectations and deadlines. However, Buly can not be held responsible for delays incumbent on: suspension of service of our carriers as well as customs procedures for shipments abroad.

Nota Bene: please note that our shipping costs do not include the customs fees sometimes required by some countries, which unfortunately we have no control over.

For health reasons, Officine Universelle Buly does not accept returns.


Inquiries? Questions?
We remain at your disposal for all demands.
To reach us, call +33 1 44 54 20 83 from Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm CET (UTC+2 ; except bank holidays) or send us an email to
You can also write to us on WhatsApp on +33 6 48 00 69 89


Nothing is more intimate than a comb with the initials or name of its owner. In order to make it completely yours and claim full ownership, combs can be customised.
This service provided makes the comb an ideal gift: have the initials or the name of its future recipient engraved….so that he becomes the happy owner.
The name or first name engraved on this comb may include a maximum of 15 characters.

“Remember that a few right gestures and well-chosen tools are as effective as many beauty formulas.”

Wise thoughts & Frequently asked questions

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Personalisation services for The Rebel


Personalised engraving

30,00 €
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