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Recommend me the best shaving brush?

mafoofan Jr.

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Brand, make, and where I could find one. This will be my cousin's late Christmas present. The SOB didn't inform me until yesterday that he'll drive down.
 

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The best is the silver tip badger brush. Brands are all pretty similiar IMO but I do like Art of Shaving products.
 

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mafoofan Jr.

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That Rooney is $$$$. My budget was like $80 and under for something like this.

Originally Posted by huy
One of the best you can buy is a Rooney. It is very dense but at the same time very soft.

Classic Shaving on the west coast: http://www.classicshaving.com/catalo...30/2184242.htm

Or Vintage Blades on the east coast: http://www.vintagebladesllc.com/vsho...me.php?cat=156

If you get it shipped by USPS it will most likely come on time for xmas

If you don't want to buy online your options are limited to Crabtree & Evelyn and Art of Shaving in the malls.
 

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C&E makes good brushes at reasonable prices. I've also been happy with my Edwin Jagger Brushes as well (on clearance). I gave away a Shavemac brush though - well made but too scritchy for my taste.
 

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Originally Posted by LabelKing
Plisson--$800 shaving brushes.

I have a German one that is equivalent in quality to the Plissons.


Don't the Plissons have quality-control problems -- like shedding?
 

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Vulfix is a good starting brand. Simpsons/Rooney/Plissons if you're more experienced, I would think. My first brush, and currently only brush, is a Vulfix #376. It's very soft and holds quite a large amount. I'm thinking about getting another brush soon, either a Simpsons or Rooney.

The type of brush you want depends on the feel you want from it. Some people aren't really into the soft bristles and opt for a best or pure badger brush. I actually know a couple of people who own and use a hog brush. Not quite sure what they see in those.
 

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I've been happy with my Crabtree & Evelyn "Best Badger" brush. A good bargain at $35.

Looks like it's out of stock atm, but C&E has some other brushes for 20% off.
 

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Good suggestion. Thanks. I love others as well but too much for a damn shaving brush.

Originally Posted by atomicranch
I've been happy with my Crabtree & Evelyn "Best Badger" brush. A good bargain at $35.

Looks like it's out of stock atm, but C&E has some other brushes for 20% off.
 

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The C&E BBB and a tub of their shaving cream would make for a great gift!
 

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I'm also a big fan of Vulfix. I use their travel brush and it's held up very well despite my less than stellar treatment of it. There have been quite a few times where I've had to pack it up into its container while still damp, and I don't really suspend it hairs down like it should be.
 

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