I have used synthetic brushes for a year, trying the Body Shop, Men-U Premier, and the Jack Black brush. Of the three, the Jack Black was the best. A few weeks ago I purchased a custom Shavemac finest 45 mm loft, 20 mm knot brush. The difference is quite remarkable. I really wanted to like the synthetics, but have to admit they do not perform like a badger brush. I haven't tried the EJ synthetic, so can't say how it might compare, but the others were either too stiff (Body Shop), too floopy (Menu-U) or HUGE because of the density (Jack Black). The Shavemac is super, but I am also waiting to receive a Rooney Heritage stubby 2 and will be interested to see how it does...
[INDENT][SIZE="1"]STRAIGHTS: Filarmonica #14 EPBD | Palmera #14 | Filarmonica #13 Doble Temple | Le Grelot 1/4 grind 6/8 | Henckels 7/8
DE's: Gillette NEW #77 (British) | Fat Boy