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Clothes Brush Alternative

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mosivy, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. mosivy

    mosivy Well-Known Member

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    As I build the basics of my wardrobe, I am realizing that I should focus more on upkeep. I'm in the market for a brush with which to care for my suits, sport coats, trousers, and sweaters. Unfortunately, the only affordable, quality option I have found is the Kent CC2. However, I personally don't like boar bristles. Can anyone recommend any alternatives?

    I've heard a lot of good things about the softness of goat hair. It's unclear if it would work, but I'm tempted to use the Hanger Project's Deluxe Goat Hair Finishing Brush.

    But, in short, I'm looking for a good quality clothes brush that is affordable and not made of boar bristle.
     
  2. bdavro23

    bdavro23 Well-Known Member

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    Why dont you like boar bristle/ why are you looking for an alternative to what is generally considered the best option for garment care?
     
  3. mosivy

    mosivy Well-Known Member

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    I don't think there is anything wrong with them per say. I just don't like the texture/feel of the bristles. It's really just a pet peeve. I imagine there must be other options.

    I found this goat hair brush from BB, but it's quite expensive.
     
  4. bdavro23

    bdavro23 Well-Known Member

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    Goat hair is very soft and is usually only for cashmere and other delicate fabrics. For typical suits and sportcoats, boar bristle is the way to go. Any alternative will not be as good, so far as I am aware.
     
  5. dan'l

    dan'l Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I use one made of horsehair for my clothing.
     
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  6. mosivy

    mosivy Well-Known Member

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    Is your brush designed for shoes?
     
  7. dan'l

    dan'l Well-Known Member

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    No, it is a clothing brush, but I realize that a lot of shoe brushes are also made of horsehair (have those too).

    I bought it in Japan, at Mitsukoshi, if memory serves.
     
  8. tothyuo

    tothyuo New Member

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    well,realize that a lot of shoe brushes are also made of horsehair .thanks
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