I only have experience with the Men-u Premiere....Its mixed reviews, as I am sure u have read by now.
My premiere was a solidly built brush, shed a few the first shave but none after that. It made uber tons of lather from creams, not very good for me on soaps. Its kinda prickly on face for the first couple weeks while breaking in. It does dry fast, and doesnt come with badger/boar stank to it.
I believe the whole synthetic brush thing is really hit or miss with people imo. Personally I sold mine about 1 month after buying it.
For what its worth, I understand people say wonderful things about the Taylor of old bond street synthetic brushes, it won the synthetic brush war around here several months back. There was a wonderful write up comparing all the major players in the synthetic brush world, I have no idea how to find that thread though, maybe somebody smarter than myself can do that for u.
If u are interested in a boar brush For $20 range, check out Lees safety razors, the Semouge line is a wonderful bargain for a top shelf quality brush, I love mine more everyday. I have and recommend the 1305 model religiously to new comers looking for a great deal on a cant miss product. Its truly one of the best shaving deals out there for the $$$. At least check them out, they deserve it, trust me!! Heres a quick link 4 u too!
Good luck, and keep us updated on what u decide on , and how it works out for u!
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