04-26-2012, 05:41 PM
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Ok I just got my Tulip 3 super and I really am likening it! Thx Phill. The Allure and history of this brand is quite the turn on and I am wanting to dabble more the the world of Simpson...

I am very curious about best hair. How much more scritchie is it than super? How does it feel compare to the super? It costs quite a bit less and I am curious if the super is really worth the extra money? There are lots of guys that sing the praises of the best hair and I am wanting to learn about its best attributes. Smile I have the super and it is not the softest hair I have it is not scritchie or really scrubie either. It is rather just about dang perfectly middle of the road in everything, and I have found in life that the most radical place to be is in the middle!!! Smile so, there ya have it, how does best compare to the super? Of course, whatever you guys say I'll pob just go buy a brush in best, so... what is the most popular size brush in best that has a great grip or rim on the bottom of the handle.

I have also hear guys say on here that the 2- band is scritchier that the best. Is this true? I have also hear it said that the Manchurian is scrubbier than the super?

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 04-26-2012, 08:37 PM
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Kris,
i have a Chubby 1 in Best and the bristles are very, very soft. i do not find them scritchy at all. i also have a Duke 3 and an M&F blonde size 2 in two-band and these are both scritchy compared to the Chubby; the M&F scritchier than the Simpson two-band. i have never tried Simpson's Super badger, but i have heard from a few friends that it is not much softer than Best, but that could be YMMV thing. If the Super is any softer than my Chubby 1, then i need to try it out!
Good luck.

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 04-26-2012, 11:49 PM
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I wouldn't dismiss our Simpson Super (what others call Silvertip). It is certainly a softer hair than our best, but only marginally so and dependant on what batch has been delivered. Afterall, we are talking about a natural product. It is more expensive to procure, I know that much & hence the cost passed on to the customer.

It is my opinion that our Best grade of hair is way out in front of the opposition in terms of quality, softness and value for money.

But then ... I would say that.

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 04-27-2012, 12:38 AM
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Mark,

Whats the status on the Manchurian? Anything more through the pipeline?

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 04-27-2012, 01:00 AM
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More Duke 3's coming through in Butterscotch.

We are running very low on the hair now and I'm trying 'very' hard to source some more.

Mark

(04-27-2012, 12:38 AM)GreekGuy Wrote: Mark,

Whats the status on the Manchurian? Anything more through the pipeline?

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 04-27-2012, 01:02 AM
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Thanks Mark! I've been following your twitter account but haven't heard any updates as of late

(04-27-2012, 01:00 AM)Simpson1919 Wrote: More Duke 3's coming through in Butterscotch.

We are running very low on the hair now and I'm trying 'very' hard to source some more.

Mark

(04-27-2012, 12:38 AM)GreekGuy Wrote: Mark,

Whats the status on the Manchurian? Anything more through the pipeline?

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 04-27-2012, 02:14 AM
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Mark, at B&B, I've seen some pictures of a Duke3 "silvertip badger". Is that hair grade the same as Simpson's Super Badger, or is it something different?

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 04-27-2012, 02:41 AM
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Different.

Again, from our usual hair supplier but graded even softer by them.

(04-27-2012, 02:14 AM)oversaturn Wrote: Mark, at B&B, I've seen some pictures of a Duke3 "silvertip badger". Is that hair grade the same as Simpson's Super Badger, or is it something different?

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 04-27-2012, 03:13 AM
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(04-27-2012, 02:41 AM)Simpson1919 Wrote: Different.

Again, from our usual hair supplier but graded even softer by them.

Thank you very much, Mark. That is perfectly enlightening. It must be an exceptionally good type of hair, then.

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 04-27-2012, 06:31 AM
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Good info. The Best does seem like an excellent value for the money so that makes me feel more confident on pulling the trigger on the Simpson's brush I've been looking at.

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 04-27-2012, 02:18 PM
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It seems to me that the super is denser, may be Mark will confirm that ?

The brush looks better with the super hair grade (the three bands are more apparent and the tips are whiter). As for the feel on the face, I had a chubby#2 super that was almost scritchy and rigid and I have now a chubby#1 that is extra soft, very luxurious.

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 04-27-2012, 03:44 PM
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(04-27-2012, 02:41 AM)Simpson1919 Wrote: Different.

Again, from our usual hair supplier but graded even softer by them.

(04-27-2012, 02:14 AM)oversaturn Wrote: Mark, at B&B, I've seen some pictures of a Duke3 "silvertip badger". Is that hair grade the same as Simpson's Super Badger, or is it something different?

Where does the GYLE hair fall on this spectrum?

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 04-27-2012, 03:59 PM
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I can only speak to the two Simpsons brushes I have. A Tulip 3 2-band Super and a Rover in Best. There is no way on earth that out of these particular brushes, that the Best is softer than the 2-band Super. With different batches of hair, it might be the other way around, I cannot say.

My Rover is very very dense, but it is not overly scritchy. I'm pretty sensitive to scritch, but it is not too scritchy for me. I had a Shavemac Finest awhile back (SM's version of "midgrade" hair) and that brush was way too scritchy. The Rover is also a tad less scritchy than my Semogue SOC badger. But the Semogue is fine also.

A lot of "midgrade" brushes by various makers are full of scratchy black hairs with clipped ends...not so with the Rover. If I knew that other Simpsons Best brushes would be as soft on the tips as the Rover I would consider getting another Best at some point.

Keep in mind this is coming from someone that usually doesn't go for "midgrade"/Best brushes from other makers. They're usually way too scritchy for me.

Just my .02.

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 04-27-2012, 05:22 PM
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My 58 Best is much softer than X3 Best which is a bit scritchy. The 58 is almost as soft as Colonel LE Super. But all three are way behind my T2 2-band which is very soft.

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 04-28-2012, 06:11 PM
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I may be ready to pick up a best Polo 10... I have heard is has soft tips. How is the flow through? It's not too dense or stiff is it? I have always loved the the way the handle looks on these.

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 04-28-2012, 06:43 PM
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(04-28-2012, 06:11 PM)Krisbarger Wrote: I may be ready to pick up a best Polo 10... I have heard is has soft tips. How is the flow through? It's not too dense or stiff is it? I have always loved the the way the handle looks on these.

There is a PL10 in Best for sale on a thread right here on the forum for $35-40 less than the retail price.

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 04-28-2012, 07:39 PM
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(04-28-2012, 06:43 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(04-28-2012, 06:11 PM)Krisbarger Wrote: I may be ready to pick up a best Polo 10... I have heard is has soft tips. How is the flow through? It's not too dense or stiff is it? I have always loved the the way the handle looks on these.

There is a PL10 in Best for sale on a thread right here on the forum for $35-40 less than the retail price.

Yes there was... I just bought it!!! Smile

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 04-28-2012, 07:53 PM
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(04-28-2012, 07:39 PM)Krisbarger Wrote: Yes there was... I just bought it!!! Smile

And Congrats for getting it!
Looking forward to hearing how it does for you.

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 04-28-2012, 07:55 PM
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(04-28-2012, 07:53 PM)MaxP Wrote:
(04-28-2012, 07:39 PM)Krisbarger Wrote: Yes there was... I just bought it!!! Smile

And Congrats for getting it!
Looking forward to hearing how it does for you.

Me too!!!

Anyone on this thread have this brush? Polo10 in best...

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