05-18-2012, 12:35 PM
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  • Teiste
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Gents :

what is the brush that gives you that feeling of "luxury" regarding its price?

Mine is the Vie Long 16910 silvertip brush with a loft of 47mm.This brush is velvety soft,but with a nice backbone and perfect flow and very well packed with premium silvertip hair..I would consider it the most "luxurious feeling" one that I have now.

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The Semogue LE 2010 is another one that gives me that "luxurious feeling".

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What is yours?

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 05-18-2012, 12:39 PM
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  • Songwind
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My collection is small, but I think I will go with my Semogue 1305. The bristles are firm but not hard, so it feels like a nice massage on the face instead of any kind of poking.

My silvertip brush is velvety soft, but a bit too dense I think. It results in a solid feeling rather than a flowing feeling, which I am finding I prefer.

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 05-18-2012, 12:45 PM
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This is one of the few times for me when performance superseded the price point. I have a Frank's brush in best badger with a 28mm knot. It face and bowl lathers like a boss.

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 05-18-2012, 12:52 PM
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I have a small collection, but my most luxurious would be my Vulfix 660S super badger. I feel spoiled when i use it.

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 05-18-2012, 12:58 PM
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1st - Kimson Vu Silvertip
2nd - Kimson Vu Silvertip
3rd - T&H/Rooney 1/3 Large Silvertip
4rd - Semogue LE2010 Selected Silvertip
5th - Semogue Horn Handle Limited Edition Silvertip

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 05-18-2012, 01:06 PM
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My Rooney 3/2 in Super fills that role.

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 05-18-2012, 01:55 PM
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  • Howler
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I have two that I find to luxurious.
Parker Real Badger King
Semogue 1460 boar.
Both are great brushes, the luxury of the Semogue has not been fully realized yet.

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 05-18-2012, 02:06 PM
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  • Brent
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I'm with Emanuel. Kimson Vu. Followed by my Rooney super.

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 05-18-2012, 02:19 PM
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For me the luxuriousness - i.e. how much the brush makes me feel spoiled and pampered - is mainly a function of the loft and hair quality. Previously, before I sold it, I would have said that my Plisson Size 20 in HMW, with a loft of 68mm, was the most luxurious. Now it probably is my Somerset Simpson Polo 14 in Extra Super (Manchurian), with a loft of 70mm.
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 05-18-2012, 02:27 PM
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Kent BK8
Vie-Long BGS2012LE

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 05-18-2012, 03:07 PM
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Kent BK8
Vulfix 2234 Silvertip

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 05-18-2012, 04:02 PM
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For price and what it provides and does, nothing beats the Semogue 830! Incredibly soft bristles and fantastic backbone for such a low price!

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 05-18-2012, 04:25 PM
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  • Johnny
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Mine would be my Semogue 2011 LE Finest Bristle #2.

   

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 05-18-2012, 04:36 PM
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  • ben74
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It's going to be hard to just choose one...

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 05-18-2012, 04:37 PM
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Vulfix 2236 Silvertip. No question about it, this brush is big and crosses the line on the floppy end of the scale but it's so soft you almost can't tell it's touching your face. On the other end of the scale, I received a Semogue 830 recently and it is NOT completely broken in. I've followed most of the directions listed on the various forums on how to break a Boar in but that is about the equivalent of perhaps a dozen shaves. The tips have definitely split and the brush has splayed (bloomed). I'm 100% sure it will continue to improve but I don't ever seeing this being in same "luxurious category" that I associate with the big Vulfix. These would be the two extremes in my collection of about a dozen brushes with Simpson's, Kent and a few others in the middle of the scale. I have several more SilverTips including a Super SilverTip from TGN that I really like even more than the luxurious Vulfix (read more backbone).

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 05-18-2012, 06:14 PM
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The inexpensive H.I.S. super large synthetic brush.

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 05-18-2012, 06:33 PM
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  • ben74
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One of my most luxurious brushes, a pre 2005 Shavemac.
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The big soft knot is pure luxury.

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 05-18-2012, 08:33 PM
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Mine would be the Rooney 1/2 "Super" Silvertip, followed closely by the Semogue SOC.

   

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 05-18-2012, 08:40 PM
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Well you asked luxurious, not best all around or most effective, so to my mind as much as I love my boars, luxurious rules out the boars. They are xcellent brushes but luxurious doesn't bring them to mind.

To me luxurious is cloudlike and soft, a delicate caress for the skin as it does it's work.

Probably my Rooney 3/1 Silvertip, but it's difficult to choose. It has luxuriousness and a decent size. It's like using a cloud to lather with.

I just went to the cabinet to double check. The new Commodore x1 Best is pretty darn luxurious, but the Rooney just has "more". That is, it's a bigger area of "soft and delicate caress". The Commodore is definitely luxurious though.

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 05-19-2012, 12:32 AM
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My Simpson Super Badger Chubby 2 is the most "luxurious feeling" brush for me.

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