A few questions, that's all. I promise!
I've only owned one Simpson brush before, a Duke 2 in Best. It was too harsh on my skin and I let it go after just a few uses. Since then I've had my fair share of good experiences with M&F blondes and Shavemacs. But for some reason I keep wanting to buy a few Simpsons. (Damn SBAD!)
So, I'll jump right in with the questions.
I'm a bowl latherer primarilly but I dabble in face lathering when I'm in a hurry or just feel the need. That alone is why I ditched the Duke. This time around, I've been looking at the larger handle Simpsons, so that I can have a switch hitter of sorts that'll fit both types of use. Top of my list are the Emperor 3, Persian Jar 2 and the Fifty series, 58 and 59. Obviously all of these have a larger handle, and a bit higher loft. Now, with all of that said, my goal is a 3 band super in regards to the knot. Hopefully that would make it softer than my experience with the Best hair, and the lofts being higher assist in just being a little less scrubby.
-How are these choices in regards to using them in the way I'm wanting to? Too short? To long? I know ymmv but what are everyones experiences?
-How will the super 3's perform? The 2 bands LOOK awesome, but my other brushes I mentioned earlier are 2 bands, so I'm wanting to change it up. Plus I don't think I want them with as much back bone.
-Any other suggestions for models? Again, price doesn't matter, just quality. I really want to like Simpsons brushes and I think I just started with the wrong one last time. I listened to everyone else before researching more along the lines of what I had been looking for.
I'm aware some aren't typically available in the Super variety, so price isn't a factor. (And sure, I'll purchase more than 1 if I can find them! In typical SBAD fashion) I'm willing to special order if possible. Unless someone knows where I can find any of these in stock at reasonable prices?
And the final question that I am dying to find an answer to. I've been attempting to contact Simpsons directly at the e-mail listed on their site ([email protected]) and they keep getting kicked back. Does anyone have some contact information for that that they know is working?
Thanks to everyone in advance for their help and opinions!