Poll: Favourite Synthetic (By Brand)...
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FS
4.35% of votes
HIS
4.35% of votes
Kent
5.80% of votes
Muhle/E. Jagger
14.49% of votes
Other
23.19% of votes
Plisson
14.49% of votes
Simpson
26.09% of votes
Omega
7.25% of votes
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 06-26-2014, 05:27 AM
#1
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Just curious to know what synthetic brushes are your favorite. I've had a Muhle (although it was not the most recent version), have a Muhle travel brush a recently got a Plisson/L'Occitane. The Plisson is great but I'm thinking of trying the newest version of the Muhle...anything else I should consider?

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 06-26-2014, 05:35 AM
#2
  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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My favorite is my Edwin Jagger Chatsworth Synthetic which is made with the Muhle V2 fiber. It is my favorite because the Chatsworth handle fits my hand well. Second would be the Muhle V2 synthetic fiber brushes followed by the Plisson.

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 06-26-2014, 06:24 AM
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  • Attila
  • The Hungarian Blade
  • Vancouver, Canada
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The Plisson Synth is my favorite, followed by the Muhle V2 25mm.

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 06-26-2014, 06:35 AM
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  • tdmsu
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  • Metro Detroit
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I have a HIS XL and a Plisson, and I slightly favor the HIS because I have big hands.

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 06-26-2014, 06:50 AM
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  • jb74
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  • Ireland
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Of the 2 I own (Edwin Jagger 23mm and Simpsons Chubby) it would hands down be the EJ.

I believe the knot is a Muhle V2 and it is simple the best performing brush I own.

I only bought it about 4-5 weeks ago and I haven't touched another brush since then. Simpsons, Rooney and Semogue badger brushes have all been shelved as a result.

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 06-26-2014, 07:04 AM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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I do like my Muhle STF V2.0 ... a lot.

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 06-26-2014, 07:37 AM
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  • v4257
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  • Boston, USA
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(06-26-2014, 06:35 AM)tdmsu Wrote: I have a HIS XL and a Plisson, and I slightly favor the HIS because I have big hands.

+1

I have tried both these brushes and prefer the HIS too. This is a very underrated brush - utilitarian in appearance but an excellent performer with 'gen 4' fibers and a great price.

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 06-26-2014, 07:48 AM
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Plisson synthetic, for me.Blush

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 06-26-2014, 08:05 AM
#9
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Plisson. To me, it's the only synthetic that approaches the qualities of natural hair (i.e., splay).

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 06-26-2014, 08:53 AM
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(06-26-2014, 08:05 AM)branford Wrote: Plisson. To me, it's the only synthetic that approaches the qualities of natural hair (i.e, splay).

Completely concur with this!

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 06-26-2014, 09:04 AM
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  • Johnny
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(06-26-2014, 08:53 AM)celestino Wrote:
(06-26-2014, 08:05 AM)branford Wrote: Plisson. To me, it's the only synthetic that approaches the qualities of natural hair (i.e, splay).

Completely concur with this!

YMMV and all that as I get better splay with the Edwin Jagger than I do the Plisson. Go figure. Huh

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 06-26-2014, 09:33 AM
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FYI, the Cade shaving brush is no longer listed on the L'Occitane website. Since I was considering purchasing one for my father, I called to inquire if it was just out-of-stock.

The customer service representative stated that except for those brushes included in the Luxury Shave Collection or any brushes that can still be found in stores, her information indicated that the Cade brush has been discontinued!

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 06-26-2014, 09:38 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Steve, that does not surprise me since Plisson has introduced a complete line of synthetic brushes, including ones with wooden handles.

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 06-26-2014, 09:48 AM
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(06-26-2014, 09:38 AM)Johnny Wrote: Steve, that does not surprise me since Plisson has introduced a complete line of synthetic brushes, including ones with wooden handles.

I wholly agree that the much cheaper Cade brush would be in competition with the new offerings by Plisson. However, I maintain some hope. It would not be the first time a customer service rep had been wrong, so I'll await further confirmation that the Cade has actually been discontinued. I was also surprised because L'Occitane had just released a new version of the Cade that changed the inscription on the brush from just "Plisson" to "Plisson pour L'Occitane."

Nevertheless, if true, it definitely changes the value determination of the Plisson vs. other brushes like the Muhle STF. The 22mm Plisson, if purchased directly, will run approx. $110+ (with shipping to the USA), double that of the Cade, and significantly more than a comparable Muhle.

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 06-26-2014, 09:52 AM
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  • Attila
  • The Hungarian Blade
  • Vancouver, Canada
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(06-26-2014, 09:04 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(06-26-2014, 08:53 AM)celestino Wrote:
(06-26-2014, 08:05 AM)branford Wrote: Plisson. To me, it's the only synthetic that approaches the qualities of natural hair (i.e, splay).

Completely concur with this!

YMMV and all that as I get better splay with the Edwin Jagger than I do the Plisson. Go figure. Huh

To each his own!

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 06-26-2014, 09:54 AM
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I want to hate the Cade Plisson bc I bought what seems to be the only defect and L'Occitane has terrible online customer service that I'm still suffering through after almost a month. With that said, I like it more than the Muhle v2 (21 and 25mm) which beats out my Jack Black and WD.

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 06-26-2014, 10:16 AM
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  • BobH
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  • Thunder Bay Canada
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Odd man out again. I have 2 Muhle synthetic brushes, a V2 XL and a travel brush, and a Simpsons Chubby2 synthetic. For me the hands down winner for face lathering is the Simpsons Chubby2 synthetic. I even took the Simpson on our last trip instead of the Muhle travel brush. What can I say?

Bob

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 06-26-2014, 11:25 AM
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(06-26-2014, 10:16 AM)BobH Wrote: Odd man out again. I have 2 Muhle synthetic brushes, a V2 XL and a travel brush, and a Simpsons Chubby2 synthetic. For me the hands down winner for face lathering is the Simpsons Chubby2 synthetic. I even took the Simpson on our last trip instead of the Muhle travel brush. What can I say?

Bob

I agree and also favor the Chubby 2. I had a Muhle 25mm v2 set in a Rudy Vey handle. The Muhle is an excellent synthetic knot, but once I tried the Chubby 2 I sold the Muhle. I face lather and like the Chubby 2 handle, as well as the combination of softness and firmness in the Simpson synthetic knot.

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 06-26-2014, 11:53 AM
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(06-26-2014, 09:33 AM)branford Wrote: FYI, the Cade shaving brush is no longer listed on the L'Occitane website. Since I was considering purchasing one for my father, I called to inquire if it was just out-of-stock.

The customer service representative stated that except for those brushes included in the Luxury Shave Collection or any brushes that can still be found in stores, her information indicated that the Cade brush has been discontinued!

A47

I have the L'Occitane app on my iPhone. I just looked at it a couple days ago and the Plisson brush was listed, but as out of stock. After reading your post I opened the app back up and was alerted that there were new changes and the app needed to restart. When it was ready I went to look for the Plisson synthetic and lo and behold it is not there now. It appears that the synthetic experiment that Plisson conducted via L'Occitane is complete and we must now pay the non-beta prices. I'm now very glad that I purchased a backup.

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 06-26-2014, 11:56 AM
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  • smf
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(06-26-2014, 09:33 AM)branford Wrote: FYI, the Cade shaving brush is no longer listed on the L'Occitane website. Since I was considering purchasing one for my father, I called to inquire if it was just out-of-stock.

The customer service representative stated that except for those brushes included in the Luxury Shave Collection or any brushes that can still be found in stores, her information indicated that the Cade brush has been discontinued!

A47

NOOOOO!!!! I was going to order one yesterday and was distracted by work. I had a 10% code that was good till 6pm also!

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