07-01-2014, 05:54 AM
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So I had bought a Duke 1 a few months ago which had the Made in England sticker and it was shedding pretty good. I contacted the company and they replaced it with no questions asked. When I received my new one, it said Great Britain on the sticker. I immediately noticed that the hair was softer on the newer one and the shedding problem seized to exist.

So are the newer brushes better? Anyone else have any problems with the earlier year Simpson Brushes?


I have been enjoying my new Duke for months now and I just hope the newer brushes can last the test of time!

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 07-01-2014, 05:59 AM
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  • jb74
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Was the hair grade the same in your replacement?

You may have owned a Pure and your replacement was a Best, which would be a nice upgrade.

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 07-01-2014, 06:14 AM
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They were both Best Grade. But yes that would have been a great Replacement upgrade!

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 07-01-2014, 06:15 AM
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Recent batch of Simpson Best has been even better.
The tips have been whiter and softer.
(Both Ravi and I have experienced this and commented to this effect in various threads here at TSN).

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 07-01-2014, 06:23 AM
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Yes, its the Tips that feel much Softer on the Newer Duke 1

My older one that was Shedding had almost been to much for my face when it comes to the Scritch and I was not enjoying it.

But I am enjoying the newer one very much.

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 07-01-2014, 06:43 AM
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(07-01-2014, 06:15 AM)ben74 Wrote: Recent batch of Simpson Best has been even better.
The tips have been whiter and softer.
(Both Ravi and I have experienced this and commented to this effect in various threads here at TSN).

Agreed.

My experience is that the newer batches of Best brushes from Simpson have much softer and whiter tips than previous ones ...

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 07-01-2014, 09:28 AM
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(07-01-2014, 06:43 AM)Agravic Wrote:
(07-01-2014, 06:15 AM)ben74 Wrote: Recent batch of Simpson Best has been even better.
The tips have been whiter and softer.
(Both Ravi and I have experienced this and commented to this effect in various threads here at TSN).

Agreed.

My experience is that the newer batches of Best brushes from Simpson have much softer and whiter tips than previous ones ...

Indeed. The Best hair really is Simpson's current best offering in terms of quality/price.

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 07-01-2014, 09:48 AM
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Welcome to TSN. I'm glad to hear that Simpson took care of your situation.

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 07-01-2014, 05:31 PM
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Thank you for the welcoming. It was actually WCS that was kind enough to replace it for me no questions asked.

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 07-01-2014, 06:01 PM
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Interesting, I hadn't read that anywhere yet. The Duke 3 I had I wasn't overly fond of but I just looked at pics and it said made in england. Perhaps I should give BEST another try.

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 07-01-2014, 06:03 PM
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(07-01-2014, 06:43 AM)Agravic Wrote:
(07-01-2014, 06:15 AM)ben74 Wrote: Recent batch of Simpson Best has been even better.
The tips have been whiter and softer.
(Both Ravi and I have experienced this and commented to this effect in various threads here at TSN).

Agreed.

My experience is that the newer batches of Best brushes from Simpson have much softer and whiter tips than previous ones ...

Oh, thats is SOOOOO good to "hear" !

(i have a X3 in best coming)

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 07-01-2014, 06:27 PM
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The X3 should be very nice! Let us know how you like it.

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 07-01-2014, 06:42 PM
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(07-01-2014, 06:27 PM)Ellas318 Wrote: The X3 should be very nice! Let us know how you like it.

Sure!

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 07-03-2014, 10:26 AM
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I've been very happy with all the Simpson Best that I've ordered recently (Duke 2, Berkeley 46, and Case). The only one that is just a bit scratchy is the Case, but I think that is due to the short loft more than anything else.

I've found that I really like the smaller knots, so I had some extra B-Day money and just ordered a Commodore X1 today. Yes, the Duke 2 is the biggest brush I own, and it's almost to big for me (I like 'em small)!

To me, the Simpsons Best hair is top notch. Great combo of softness and backbone.

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 07-03-2014, 03:16 PM
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(07-01-2014, 09:28 AM)TheMonk Wrote: The Best hair really is Simpson's current best offering in terms of quality/price.

Yes, I've always thought that too.

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 07-08-2014, 08:21 AM
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I haven't tried any of the newer brushes, old is gold

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 07-09-2014, 01:53 PM
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(07-01-2014, 06:43 AM)Agravic Wrote:
(07-01-2014, 06:15 AM)ben74 Wrote: Recent batch of Simpson Best has been even better.
The tips have been whiter and softer.
(Both Ravi and I have experienced this and commented to this effect in various threads here at TSN).

Agreed.

My experience is that the newer batches of Best brushes from Simpson have much softer and whiter tips than previous ones ...

I wish my PJ2 was like that. If it was, I would of never sold it.

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 07-10-2014, 01:12 PM
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(07-01-2014, 06:01 PM)ShaneN. Wrote: Interesting, I hadn't read that anywhere yet. The Duke 3 I had I wasn't overly fond of but I just looked at pics and it said made in england. Perhaps I should give BEST another try.

I would say if you give it another shot, make sure to ask the vendor if it says Great Britain on the handle. Hope your next one works out for you!

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 07-14-2014, 06:23 PM
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Superior Shave has photographs of each Simpson brush they sell so you can pick "England" or "Great Britain". I have one of each and have no opinion; Both are fine brushes for me.

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 07-15-2014, 03:15 PM
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Are the new Simpson brushes the same as Vulfix brushes?They are both made in the same factory!

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