There’s a lot of chat flying around the internet currently regarding Don Draper and Mad Men. Rightly so, Mad Men is superb. Anyway, I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon too and introduce you to Mr. C.D. Murray, founder of Murray’s Superior Products Company. He began producing hair products out of his Chicago barber shop in 1925 and in particular the now world famous Murray’s Pomade…
“In the United States countless articles and goods are manufactured to promote your comfort. If those things that are fairly offered to your comfort or peace are worthy they live. If not, they die. The Murray’s Superior Products Company’s cosmetics have outlived a score of big names that blazed high for awhile and died quickly.”
– C.D. Murray 1947
Harry Berlin, a Detroit area pharmacist, purchased Murray’s in 1959. Mr. Berlin who worked closely with the Murray family continued to promote the philosophy set forth by Mr. Murray in the 1920’s.
“By offering the consumer a real value, you must give them a product they want, and offer it at a fair price. A small company can build the strongest loyalty, if they abide by that principle.”
– Harry Berlin 1976
“Business is becoming very complex, and most of the smaller companies are disappearing, We continue to prosper because we are focused on providing an excellent value for our customer while conducting our business with honesty, and integrity.”
– Arthur Berlin 1998
If you’re a pomade fan and or searching for that Don Draper look, then your search is over. Invest in Murray’s, for countless celebrities and stylists rely on these time-honoured products.