Sunday, January 19, 2014

Trailer Trad Grooming: Al Dente!

Who are more known for craftsmanship and beauty in products than Italians? Need I mention Brioni suits, bridle-bit Gucci loafers, Salvatore Farragamo silk ties? They are also pretty good at stuff like painting chapels. And what organization produces more great, clean design than an air force? Ever heard of a little contraption called a Spitfire? So something designed and manufactured for the Italian Air Force must epitomize beautiful form and function.

Behold my new Italian Air Force toothbrushes. Manufactured by Ponzini (sounds so much better than 'Reach' or whatever, doesn't it) in the late 1990s, the generous heads are large and full of long bristles.
They have features that you can't find in modern toothbrushes. They are white. Just white. They don't have weird  contorted shapes to make them appear more technologically advanced than they are. Let's face it. Toothbrushes are not that different than when George Washington had dentures made of bone, leather and wood. Honest design is trad design and these white, utilitarian (with the just the right amount of marine blue) toothbrushes are nice little luxuries.


P. Choppe said...

I just purchased a Gucci Fiat ( and I could really use one of these toothbrushes to match the car, I will gladly pay you $250.00 for one.

Trailer Trad said...

Signore Choppe,

Molto bene! That was like a fine cannoli -Rich but bitter sarcasm draped in dry but tasty wit.