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Recommend me the best shaving brush?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by mafoofan Jr., Dec 22, 2008.

  1. mafoofan Jr.

    mafoofan Jr. Senior Member

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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. Senior Member

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

    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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    Plisson--$800 shaving brushes.

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


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    Thomas Stylish Dinosaur

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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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    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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    Plisson--$800 shaving brushes.

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


    You need to shave?
     


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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.
     


  13. mafoofan Jr.

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

    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! [​IMG]
     


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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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