With a select acolyte – a nail file – in its pouch, this pocket comb is the undisputed king of touch ups.
L’Exigeant restores magnificence to all types of hair strands with just a stroke while the nail file will masterfully soften uneven nails. This beauty kit will find its select place in a travelling bag or in any bag. An object as beautiful as it is useful.
Ideal to touch up short, straight hair, beards, moustaches and other fringes, the taskmaster comb unfailingly restores perfection to the hair. Small in size, it easily slips into a bag or a big pocket and is available in two perfect shades: tortoiseshell and ivory. With its refined lines, this comb of the Officine Universelle Buly will tame and smooth stubborn swirls wherever its 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 was discovered during archaeological excavations 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 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
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.
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).
15 x 4,5cm
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
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: 2 working days
Delivery by DHL in France or Europe: 3 to 7 working days
Delivery by DHL Worldwide: 5 to 10 working days
Shipping costs include preparation, packaging and postage costs. All preparation costs are fixed, whilst transportation costs vary according to weight and destination of delivery. We recomment all clients to group all articles in one order as combining orders placed separately comes with separate charges.
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.
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