06-25-2012, 11:41 AM
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I just got a Chubby 1 in Best to join my other Chubbies. From left, CH1 Best, CH1 Super, CH1 2-Band Super, CH2 Best, CH2 Super, CH3 Best, CH3 Super, CH3 Manchurian. They're some of my favorite brushes.
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 06-25-2012, 11:44 AM
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  • Tonality
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Beautiful collection. The Chubby 1 2-band is on my short list of brushes I want, and seeing yours just reinforces that. Very cool to see them all lined up in order of size and hair quality.

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 06-25-2012, 04:28 PM
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Very nice collection!

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 06-25-2012, 10:06 PM
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  • Teiste
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Amazing collection,John!
Which one is your favorite?

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 06-25-2012, 10:12 PM
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Nice lineup John.

How do you compare the Best vs. Super?

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 06-26-2012, 03:47 AM
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Stunning collection of classic and wonderful Chubbies.

Since you have at least one Chubby Best, Super, and Manchurian badger, how would you compare the attributes of each grade of hair? And what do you view as the strengths of each particular size Chubby?

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 06-26-2012, 04:20 AM
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(06-25-2012, 11:44 AM)Tonality Wrote: Beautiful collection. The Chubby 1 2-band is on my short list of brushes I want, and seeing yours just reinforces that. Very cool to see them all lined up in order of size and hair quality.
Couldn't have put it better myself. Great to see.

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 06-26-2012, 05:12 AM
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Wow, nice collection! I love my chubby 2 in best.

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 06-26-2012, 08:52 AM
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I can't really choose a favorite among the Somerset Chubbies, because I really like all of them. In terms of hair, as one would expect, the Manchurian is the plushest and richest in feel, but with a slight scritch, and it is the densest, so it really hogs the lather. The 3-Band Supers have the softest tips and are great with soft creams, while the Bests and the 2-Band Super have the most backbone. Each of the Bests is unique, and as a group they probably have the most "character," as well as great flowthrough and a workmanlike quality and lathering ability that I like. The Somerset era hair grades were not as clearly defined as they are today, so there is some overlap of qualities (especially with the Bests and 3-Band Supers), and these brushes fall along a continuum rather than being sharply grouped. Among the handles, the size 2 is probably my "Goldilocks" preference, fitting best in my medium sized hand, and being neither too big nor too small. Despite their varying qualities, all the Chubbies are fantastic brushes.

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 06-26-2012, 03:42 PM
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  • Johnny
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Very, very nice John.

I could have gone all day without seeing this.BabeandoBabeandoBabeandoBabeando

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 06-27-2012, 08:18 AM
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(06-25-2012, 11:41 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I just got a Chubby 1 in Best to join my other Chubbies. From left, CH1 Best, CH1 Super, CH1 2-Band Super, CH2 Best, CH2 Super, CH3 Best, CH3 Super, CH3 Manchurian. They're some of my favorite brushes.
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John - It looks like you're your part in keeping Simpson's in the black! Smile

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 06-27-2012, 08:20 AM
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(06-27-2012, 08:18 AM)wknicholas Wrote: John - It looks like you're your part in keeping Simpson's in the black! Smile

Well, perhaps, but these are actually all Somerset (pre-Vulfix) brushes.

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 06-27-2012, 04:05 PM
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Great collection, John.

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 06-28-2012, 09:03 AM
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Holy crap. This must be how my wife feels when she goes shoe shopping.

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 06-30-2012, 12:06 PM
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Wow it's Cubby Heaven

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 06-30-2012, 12:53 PM
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Oh. My. God. Eeeeek

Congratulations! What a wonderful collection!
Enjoy it at good health!

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 07-01-2012, 04:06 AM
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  • Sully
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Very nice collection John.

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 07-01-2012, 04:41 AM
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  • MaxP
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John,

Great collection. Thank you for sharing.

There's not been a Chubby in my herd...ever. Now, you've stimulated the semi-sleeping SBAD. Two band for certain, but a 1 or a 2? Hmm...


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 07-01-2012, 05:47 PM
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This picture haunts me.

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 07-02-2012, 11:37 PM
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A really great collection, i have a few Chubby 1 and Chubby 2 brushes in both super and best, my favourite of all the Chubbies would be the Chubby 1 with the super knot.

Jamie.

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