03-21-2014, 01:36 AM
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I used my Simpsons Chubby 2 Synthetic this morning and I really liked it. It is a bit difficult to splay but I didn't have any problems making lather via bowl or via face lathering. It's definitely works better with a painting motion when applying lather but I had no issues at all using this brush. For me this is a keeper and I'm proud to own it.

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 03-21-2014, 02:33 AM
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  • MarkW
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... and 'they' said it wouldn't lather.

That is magnificent Sir! Decadence right there Wink

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 03-21-2014, 02:38 AM
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Great pics!

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 03-21-2014, 02:39 AM
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  • ben74
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Looks great! Biggrin

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 03-21-2014, 02:41 AM
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  • BobH
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Can't argue with that lather for sure.

Bob

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 03-21-2014, 02:42 AM
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Thank you. The brush is monster particularly when bowl lathering. It's quite easy to generate lather with it and it paints it on beautifully. With that said, I can completely understand how someone with a sensitive face may not face lather with it. I can face lather fine with it but my face isn't particularly sensitive.

Ultimately we all have to decide what works for us and get the products that best suit us. I'm thrilled with the Simpsons Synthetic Chubby but some people may not be. One thing I can say unequivocally is the craftsmanship is top notch. You may or may not like the size loft but the synthetic fibers and the handle are wonderfully crafted.

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 03-21-2014, 03:07 AM
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  • BobH
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Well, if it is no harsher on the face than my well broke in Omega 10066 boar brush I see no reason to worry about face lathering. Like you say though, persons with sensitive skin could have problems with a stiff brush for face lathering.

Bob

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 03-21-2014, 03:45 AM
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  • Johnny
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Very nice Christopher. Thanks for posting.

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 03-21-2014, 03:47 AM
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(03-21-2014, 03:45 AM)Johnny Wrote: Very nice Christopher. Thanks for posting.

Thanks Johnny.

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 03-21-2014, 04:16 AM
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Thanks for the pics and your impressions. Much appreciated.

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 03-21-2014, 04:44 AM
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Thanks for the review and great pictures. I'm using mine today (Friday), Saturday and Sunday, and will post my review after those three shaves.

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 03-21-2014, 05:54 AM
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(03-21-2014, 04:44 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Thanks for the review and great pictures. I'm using mine today (Friday), Saturday and Sunday, and will post my review after those three shaves.

Good luck, I hope it works for you.

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 03-21-2014, 06:02 AM
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Well done man. That is a fine lather!


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 03-21-2014, 06:32 AM
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I really like your brush, looks great.
I like finest brushes because always lather in the face (I do not like silvertip mops), Can you tell me if it do similar sensations?
Thank you,


Angel

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 03-21-2014, 07:48 AM
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That is a good looking brush and a great lather!
Congratulations on the new brush! Smile

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 03-21-2014, 08:07 AM
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  • BobH
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My cobalt blue one arrived today in this frozen wasteland called home. All I can do is basically echo what the OP said as far as face lathering goes.

I used MWF, cold water, the Chubby 2 to face lather for a 4 pass shave with a straight. Swished just the tips in cold water, a quick shake and loaded the MWF. Another quick dip of the tips and a little more loading then built the lather on my face. Used a combination of circular and painting strokes. The loading was enough for 4 passes and some to spare. It ate up the MWF with ease producing a fine lather.

The tips felt as soft as those on my QEII Jubilee Manchurian but it did not splay as easily for use with circular strokes. None the less was very useable with circular strokes. I would love to see this brush offered with a fan shaped knot similar to the Jubilee as I think with this short a loft in a synthetic it just might take the face lathering with circular strokes up a notch.

All in all, I am pleased with the brush and intend to keep it. As I get more familiar with the brush I think it will grow even further on me. The obligatory measurements are loft 49.9mm and size 28.4mm but I am no expert at measuring.

It took a lot of guts for Simpsons to introduce this short a loft in a synthetic but I think they have proved to me that it will work, at least for me.

Apologies to the OP, I wasn't sure if I should start yet another thread on this brush or just add my initial impression here.

Bob

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 03-21-2014, 08:14 AM
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  • Johnny
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Thanks Bob for sharing your experience with this new brush.

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 03-21-2014, 08:16 AM
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I'm glad you're enjoying your new brush. It looks quite handsome.

I also agree with Bob that a fan shaped knot would be most appreciated on a synthetic, Simpsons or otherwise. It's unlikely that Muhle will ever employ fan shaped knots, but hopefully we'll see it on a future Chubby or other Simpsons synthetic.

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 03-21-2014, 11:31 AM
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Jaw-dropping lather in that bowl.

Call me stunned.

Been using brushes for shaving since 1991 and rarely, if ever, do I settle for such a high standard as that...and then, usually only by luck.

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 03-21-2014, 05:45 PM
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  • Shanman
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I agree with the above review, the brush seems to beg the painting type application. The swirling, face-lathering motion works too, but the habit used on a badger to lightly press and splay on the face a bit doesn't work. Almost like it's not meant too, the brush is like a switch- its either on of off. It certainly has zero issue making great lather, no doubt. I found the CH2 tips to be very much like the soft HIS tips.

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