10-16-2013, 09:20 AM
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  • Mouser
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  • Forest City, Florida U.S.A.
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I've always have been the first to admit I was wrong on the exceedingly rare occasions that it happens......I was wrong. When I was new to wet shaving I was resistant to all the hype surrounding a certain make of brush, Simpsons. My first Simpsons was/is a Classic 2 in Best that I bought from a member here. I tried it once, wasn't that impressed, and pretty much shelved it. Then on impulse I made a bid on a Chubby 2 in best. Again, shelved it after two tries. Then something happened. I got better. My first clue was when I retried some blades I thought I hated and got excellent results with now. Upon some thought I reasoned that maybe the same thing would apply to brushes so......the Chubby is still way too big for me but my view of that Classic 2 has gone from Kia to Bentley. I get it now.

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 10-16-2013, 12:51 PM
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Biggrin Good for you!

Yes, it helps to gain experience and then take things off of the shelf and try them again.

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 10-16-2013, 01:46 PM
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(10-16-2013, 12:51 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Biggrin Good for you!

Yes, it helps to gain experience and then take things off of the shelf and try them again.

+1 Has happened to me a few times.

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 10-16-2013, 02:08 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Been there, done that. After 50+ years of wet shaving it still happens.

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 10-16-2013, 02:18 PM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Yes indeed ... I sometimes regret selling off certain items that weren't given a second chance ... Confused

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 10-16-2013, 02:48 PM
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It is funny how things change over time, as your technique and preferences alter.

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 10-16-2013, 06:44 PM
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How true.
(10-16-2013, 02:48 PM)cessnabird Wrote: It is funny how things change over time, as your technique and preferences alter.

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 10-16-2013, 07:25 PM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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I've often revisited products and tools to find that my preferences have changed...

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 10-16-2013, 08:20 PM
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  • LORDBISHOP
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  • Westchester, NY
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My shaving revolution/evolution has followed the same back and forth adjustments between blades, brushes, soap/creams and razors...I've flip flopped too ie: loved Kai blades, then bought large supply and started to appreciate other blades that I ruled out in the past after only a couple uses, started to find Kai's not so special after all...Now I have my preferred uses for the Kai's, but a few other blades have now been horded, and are used waaay more frequently - P. Iridiums, Silver Blues ect.

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 10-21-2013, 04:39 AM
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As so often happen's..... For me it also depends on my mood swings "when I say mood swings" not quite Cuckoo nest yet .

More a seasonal changeConfusedpring, Summer, Autum and Winter thing and as if by magic, my tools have changed so too have my preferences for Brushes, Soap's / Creams....

This is what makes it so exciting (Well it does for me) at least.


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 10-21-2013, 08:04 PM
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  • grantmm
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  • Draper, Utah
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I didn't believe the hype behind the Simpsons brushes either. That all changed last week when I received my first one. Nothing special, just a Commodore X3, but what a performer!

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