06-06-2012, 08:12 PM
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  • Teiste
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The "Chubby 0" is already here with me. Biggrin

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This is simply one of the most GORGEOUS little brushes I have came across.Absolutely stunning!
I have read so many good reviews of this brush,that I wanted to test it out.As many of you know,this is a small brush and,trust me,worth every penny that it cost.

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The measures of this brush are (approx) :
  • Knot : 22 mm
  • Hair Loft : 44 mm
  • Total Height : 84 mm

which makes it a small brush but on the big side.The side which can compete with one of the best out there,the Rooney 1/1 shaving brush,one of my fav.

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This is also a great brush to bring with you in the case youre traveling since its reduce size.If you have big hands,maybe its not the one for you.

Its,like the other Simpson brushes (no surprises here,right?),very well made indeed,with a nice lathe turned handle,heavy and kind of sturdy for its size.Gosh,have I mention that its gorgeous too?BiggrinBiggrin Well,its a really beautiful brush,like others I owned too,but there is something special about this brush,I dont know yet what it is,but is there...

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Hair density?Well check out the previous pic,and you will know.Its super dense,extra super dense,I would say...now I understand why so many people called this brush the "Chubby 0",it make sense now.

The best badger hair has super nice,soft tips,softer than I was expecting.However,provides a good exfoliating massage when apply on the face with circular strokes.

Its tips are whiter than other Simpson best badger brushes that I have owned.

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It doesnt blooms too much,due to its hair density and also the short loft,something that I do really appreciate it,as a hard die face latherer.But,it has a realy good flow for its reduce measures,something that I also really like.

A good vendor have said that this brush "eats shaving soaps for breakfast" (is that right,Phil? Wink ) and I couldnt agree more.I have tried today with 3 shaving soaps,and my gosh,its truly a soap killer.Makes great lather for hard to lather soaps,like Geo F Trumper Eucris or the Floris N89,but I will write about that on another thread.

I think I have found a wonderful brush,a brush I have been looking for a while in badger hair.I need to try it out more,but seriously,have been love at first sight...Badger

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 06-06-2012, 08:50 PM
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  • ben74
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Great review, I really want the Classic 1 in Manchurian, but now I'm also considering it in Best.

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 06-06-2012, 09:05 PM
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  • GreekGuy
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Great review my friend! I've had my eyes on these and have considered trying to get one in Manchurian. I think this has just pushed me over the edge Blush

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 06-06-2012, 10:20 PM
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  • ben74
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Nick we should collaborate on this one!

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 06-06-2012, 10:39 PM
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  • Teiste
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Wet shavers of the world : Unite and take over!

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 06-06-2012, 11:06 PM
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  • tgutc
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Great review as always

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 06-07-2012, 02:41 PM
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  • GMofmiami
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Great review Teiste and agree with you 1000%...This brush is one of my favorites for all of the reasons you mention above. BTW...works great with creams too.

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 06-07-2012, 08:58 PM
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Thanks for the review, Teiste.

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 06-08-2012, 10:36 AM
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  • Andrew
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Teiste,

FANTASTIC review of an excellent brush. The pictures are outstanding, as always. Makes me want to send you my favorite brushes to photograph and review them (then return them to me, of course).

I had a Classic 1 in Best and agree with almost everything you have said here. Let me add that it fits very nicely in the Simpsons travel case. I used mine as a travel brush. The only difference between your review and my impression of the brush is that I found the tips to be a little too scritchy for me. Now this could either be from a difference in our faces or a difference in the Best hair. I think there is likely to be an element of difference in the hair. I have had a few Simpsons brushes in Best, with noticeable differences in the hair, some closer to Super with softer tips, others closer to Pure. If I had used the Classic 1 Best in a rotation, I'd have kept it. But used every day on the road, my over exfoliated face got a little tender.

So the happy ending to my Classic 1 story: I emailed Mark Watterson about making one in 2-band Super. And this fine little brush has become my travel brush and one of my overall favorites. As a plus, the 2-band hair seems to dry much faster than the Best did. And the 2-bander fits in the travel case, too!

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 06-08-2012, 03:09 PM
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  • ben74
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Great read Andrew.

I've emailed Mark yesterday about ordering a bespoke Classic 1 in Manchurian, but no one from Simpsons are at the office until after 8th June 2012 due to the annual Isle of Man TT Motorcycling Festival.

Here is a link for the motoring enthusiasts:

http://www.iomtt.com

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 06-12-2012, 04:13 AM
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The Classic 1, really reminds me of the Rooney 1/1's, its on my list... Jarrod had some nice Somerset handled ones for sale awhile ago.

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 06-12-2012, 05:28 AM
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I've just put 10 No. Classic 1 Manchurians in to work.

The knots are being tied as I type ...

These are pricey, but in my humble - the best travel brush is the business!!!

Comes with free tube Cool

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 06-12-2012, 06:04 AM
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  • Andrew
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That's bound to make Ben a happy camper.

I will vouch for the supreme awesomeness of the Classic 1 in any of it's iterations as a travel AND every day use brush.

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 06-12-2012, 06:11 AM
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  • Persius
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(06-06-2012, 10:39 PM)Teiste Wrote: Wet shavers of the world : Unite and take over!
Morrissey would be proud!

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 06-12-2012, 03:06 PM
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  • Teiste
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(06-12-2012, 06:11 AM)Persius Wrote:
(06-06-2012, 10:39 PM)Teiste Wrote: Wet shavers of the world : Unite and take over!
Morrissey would be proud!

Im sure he is a wet shaver.I know he gets his haircuts at Geo F. Tumper when he visits London.

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 06-12-2012, 04:28 PM
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  • ben74
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(06-12-2012, 05:28 AM)Simpson1919 Wrote: I've just put 10 No. Classic 1 Manchurians in to work.

The knots are being tied as I type ...

These are pricey, but in my humble - the best travel brush is the business!!!

Comes with free tube Cool

Aaaaa Aaaaa Aaaaa HOORAY !!!! Aaaaa Aaaaa Aaaaa

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 06-21-2012, 03:44 AM
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On the website now ...

Includes a free travel tube Cool

There's also 2 No. lonely Manchurian Chubby 1's looking for new homes ... Wink

(06-12-2012, 04:28 PM)ben74 Wrote:
(06-12-2012, 05:28 AM)Simpson1919 Wrote: I've just put 10 No. Classic 1 Manchurians in to work.

The knots are being tied as I type ...

These are pricey, but in my humble - the best travel brush is the business!!!

Comes with free tube Cool

Aaaaa Aaaaa Aaaaa HOORAY !!!! Aaaaa Aaaaa Aaaaa

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 06-21-2012, 03:52 AM
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  • ben74
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Darn, I ordered the large scuttle and some cream this morning...

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 06-21-2012, 05:34 AM
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Does the Chubby 1 fit into the Simpson travel tube?

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 06-21-2012, 05:43 AM
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(06-21-2012, 05:34 AM)jaguar Wrote: Does the Chubby 1 fit into the Simpson travel tube?

The Simpsons travel tube has an internal diameter of 34mm. I think a Chubby 1 handle is about 36mm in diameter, so I think the answer is: "no."

Measurements from the Simpsons website for the travel tube:

92mm long with lid fixed
90mm long without lid
34mm internal diameter

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