11-07-2014, 10:21 AM
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  • lowjax
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Any fans of Semogue in here? I see a lot of threads around Simpsons or other high end brushes, but not a lot of the kind I have in my den. Biggrin I love Semogue brushes. I had around 10 of them at one time, but have given or traded way 5. I love the 1800 for creams and the 1305 for soaps. The SOC board is also great.

What are your favorites?

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 11-07-2014, 11:00 AM
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620 owner here...it's my only one from Semogue, so I have no basis for comparison, but I chose it after a fair bit of research and like it a lot for its backbone.

I've been giving my boars the bulk of my daily action to break them in (I've only been at this since the summer). But I just like them anyway.

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 11-07-2014, 11:14 AM
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  • Johnny
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If I can find the thread I will post a picture of our very own Emanuel's (oversaturn) Semogue collection. It is most impressive.

Personally, three of my favorites are the 1438, 1460, and 1305.

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 11-07-2014, 11:20 AM
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  • Johnny
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I found two of Emanuel's picture. There are more and I will post when I find them. But for now, these two will have to wet your appetite.

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 11-07-2014, 12:05 PM
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  • blzrfn
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I have owned several and managed to whittle it down to three boars: an 830, SOC and an unknown vintage faux horn. I also have the BC Texugo and Horn Finest #1 which are great. Semogue is but a few small changes away from being a serious contender in the big boys league, but then again why change what has been so successful thus far?

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 11-07-2014, 12:38 PM
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  • TheMonk
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I'm also a big fan of Semogue brushes, definitely one of my favorite brush manufacturers. I currently have 14 Semogue's, and 2 more on the way.

My favorites would probably be the Horn #3 2-Band, the Horn Selected Silvertip, the LE 2011 Finest #2, and the SOC Boar.

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 11-07-2014, 12:41 PM
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I love my Simpson brushes, but I still have a yearning to use a boar from time to time. Especially on those days that I'm using Proraso or Cella soaps.

I've got a 1460 on the way from Leon @ VS. I had a 1250 a while back, but it was to floppy for me to use face lathering. I'm hoping that the 5mm shorter loft of the 1460 will work out better for me. They both have the same 90% best tops, which I really liked on the 1250, just not the floppiness.

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 11-07-2014, 12:46 PM
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  • Johnny
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I think you will like the 1460. One of my favorite Semogue brushes.

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 11-07-2014, 02:18 PM
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I own 4 Semogue brushes - 620, SOC, LE Mistura and LE Cerda (unused)

The 620 makes lathering MWF and other hard soaps so easy. It's a great brush.

My favourite is the Mistura. With a cream or soap this brush is magic. The handle fits my hand like a glove. Doesn't shed. The wooden handle is a beauty.

This will upset a lot of Semogue fans, but I hate the SOC. It splays to easily, which makes it too difficult to control the lather. I don't understand the purpose of the high loft. For me this is the most overrated brush.

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 11-07-2014, 02:34 PM
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I am a big fan of my 1305 and 610

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 11-07-2014, 03:30 PM
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  • Shaun
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1250 here. This thing is so silky smooth it defies belief.

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 11-07-2014, 03:41 PM
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I'm with you on the 1800

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 11-07-2014, 04:26 PM
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I only use badgers and then have 2 synthetics (edwin Jagger STF v2 25mm XL in aux horn and faux ivory best synthetic brush I have ever used and I have pretty much owned them ALL - Plissons, Mühle STF v1 V2, Simpsons Chubby 2 synthetics, Kent Infinity, Men U etc.) for travel/in a hurry and need to make lather in seconds.

Boar has just never been something I wanted to venture into for reasons of how they look (ugly to my eyes) and they need to soak longer than badger brushes (badger soaking 2-3 minutes is more than enough soaking for my patience)

But I do still have 3 Semogues in my collection of 34 badger and 2 synthetics.

They are not among my favorite brushes, but they are still very nice.
I own a genine horn 2-band 25mm, an olive wood 3-band 24 mm and 2-band LE black 2012 25 mm.
I honestly do prefer my Vie Long badger brushes over my Semogue's -but I still think the semogue's have a worthy place in my den.

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 11-07-2014, 04:52 PM
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The SOC boar is a classic.

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 11-07-2014, 05:58 PM
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  • Shaun
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I think blond boars look great, personally.

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 11-07-2014, 05:59 PM
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I'm also a Semogue fan. I have e 1438, a 1305 and a 1250. Love then all, especially my 1250. Smile

I think Semogue as the best value brushes out there, they're top quality.

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 11-07-2014, 06:37 PM
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  • cmh8890
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I'm a big fan of Semogue boars. I've currently got 8 of them (had 9, but PIF'd an 830): 1250, 1305, IB LE 2012, 1800, SOC, 2000, 1438, 1460. I just got the 2000 a few days ago, so just starting the break-in process, but I think I'll like that more than the SOC. My favorite is the 1250 so far.

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 11-07-2014, 07:34 PM
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Johnny, that photo of Emanuel's Semogue brushes is a classic! Biggrin

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 11-07-2014, 07:57 PM
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(11-07-2014, 06:37 PM)cmh8890 Wrote: I'm a big fan of Semogue boars. I've currently got 8 of them (had 9, but PIF'd an 830): 1250, 1305, IB LE 2012, 1800, SOC, 2000, 1438, 1460. I just got the 2000 a few days ago, so just starting the break-in process, but I think I'll like that more than the SOC. My favorite is the 1250 so far.

Semogue owner here as well. Semogue 2000 is part of my rotation among some high end simpson brushes. I agree , Semogue 2000 create monster leather and well performed brush.

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 11-07-2014, 11:03 PM
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i have a soc for travel - but it always stays idle at home when i hit the road since i'm addicted to my simpson 58...

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