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The Traditionalist - The first cousin

This pocket comb is the uncontested king of touch-ups. It restores magnificence to all types of hair and will find its place of choice in a bag, whether you are traveling or not. An object that is as beautiful as it is useful.

Personnalisation - Aucun
Regular price 29,17 €
Sale price 29,17 € Regular price


Ideal to touch up short, straight hair, beards, moustaches and other fringes, The Traditionalist - The First cousin pocket comb unfailingly restores perfection to the hair.
This comb easily slips into a bag or big pocket and is available in two perfect shades: tortoiseshell or sand. With soft, slightly angular lines, this comb of the Officine Universelle Buly will tame and smooth stubborn swirls wherever the owner is.

There is historical evidence for the existence of pocket combs made of bone or wood in more or less refined shapes for centuries. Dating from 8,000 BC, the first one was discovered during archaeological digs in Scandinavia. These small-sized combs were then donned in beautiful finery, chiselled in gold or silver and adorned with patterns or engravings. In some cultures and in other eras, customised in all possible ways, this everyday beauty object also served as a lucky charm or amulet.

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, straight 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.


13,3 x 2,9cm


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

Ingredients & Origin


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

The Officine Recommendation

Apply camellia or avocado oil as a hair mask every week to strengthen and beautify the hair but also beards and moustaches.

“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 Traditionalist - The first cousin


Personalised engraving

29,17 €
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