I am very new to wet and DE shaving (about two weeks). I think I've made good choices to start, with EJ 89L, a good blade sampler pack (from West Cost Shaving), Proraso products. The only thing I regret a little was getting a Tweezerman brush (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000G647Y8). In my defense was just starting and had found this forum yet... :-)
Now, it is my first and only brush, so I have nothing to compare it to. But, from reading the forum, it seems that it is not a very good choice for someone who intends to stick with wet shaving. So, here are my questions.
- If you know this particular brush, is it worth getting something else?
- I've found this http://fidosshavingbrushblog.blogspo...best-buys.html, which was mentioned here. I was thinking of taking his advice on the up to (about) $85 range: Savile Row 3120, Simpson Duke, the Vulfix 2234, Rooney (which model??). Can you compare those? (I assume all are high quality, so it must be a matter of taste. But there should be small differences...)
- Any others I should be looking for?
- Is $85 enough for a brush that I plan to keep and use for the rest of my life? (God, I hope so!) :-)
NOTE: I am function over form guy! I really don't care (virtually) at all what they look like. I care about feel and performance. So, I would rather not pay for cosmetic differences.
Suggestions would be very welcome.
Thanks to all,