View Full Version : Brushes...Super vs. Best vs. etc
07-07-2008, 09:57 AM
So, i read some posts regarding this. I saw the 'pure', 'best', and 'silver tip'....
However, i don't see 'super' which is what Crabtree and Evelyn has on their site.
How does 'super' compare to 'best'?
07-07-2008, 10:12 AM
There are no standards so one company has super as their top of the line while another its finest. Whatever they call it the top of the line ie super with Simpson and finest with Rooney has both softness and a scratchyness to it. It feels totally different than silvertip and is well worth the difference to me. Pure is inferior and is very scratchy while best is very close to silvertip and is probably the best bang for the buck in brushes.
07-07-2008, 08:11 PM
Best in Simpson = Super(silvertip) in Rooney (genrally a soft feel on the face with just a tiny bit of scrithiness, with a firm backbone.) www.leesrazors.com. for Simpson and www.vintagebladesllc.com for Rooney.
Super in Simpson = Finest in Rooney (generally an even stronger backbone, very resilient, with a real scritchy feel on the face.) Very nice for those who want an exfolianting experience. Same vendors.
Rooney makes a Supersilvertip brush called Genuine badger, which is the same bristle as their Super, but not selected for color. The brushes are the same styles, just $10 cheaper for the herterogeneous color. www.classicshaving.com.
And finally...Rooney has a line of brushes called Heritage. The bristles are said to be Super badger, but are very densely packed, moreso than any other brush that I've experienced, and are super-soft, very luxurious on the face. They call it Super badger, but it's softer somehow than the Super in the other Rooney lines. This IMO is the height of English brushes. Vintage Blades again.
07-10-2008, 12:07 AM
Then there's silvertip: Savile Row.
The hair is consistant from one brush to the next; very soft and very resilient. No scrtichiness; like a pillow on your face, holds water like crazy.
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