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Re: Why buy Simpsons brushes?

Postby Gary Young » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:33 pm

Hi Guys,

This is probably my first view of the forums for a about a year. Hope those of you that I chatted with previously are keeping well.

I've read more negatives than positives in regards to 'why buy Simpson brushes'. Real shame as so much hard work was put in for some many years by my family to make the name respected and the brushes sought after.

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Re: Why buy Simpsons brushes?

Postby CMur12 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:01 pm

Hi Gary -

It's a pleasure to see you here again!

It seems that the market has been flooded with less expensive brushes from China and people see less reason to spend as much for a fine shaving brush than we once did. I hope the fine historic brushes of England and Europe survive this onslaught and that they will continue to be an option for the serious wetshaver.

I know you had some bad experiences on some of the shaving forums in the past, but it would be nice to see more of you here again.

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Re: Why buy Simpsons brushes?

Postby Rufus » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:04 pm

CMur12 wrote:Hi Gary -

It's a pleasure to see you here again!

It seems that the market has been flooded with less expensive brushes from China and people see less reason to spend as much for a fine shaving brush than we once did. I hope the fine historic brushes of England and Europe survive this onslaught and that they will continue to be an option for the serious wetshaver.

I know you had some bad experiences on some of the shaving forums in the past, but it would be nice to see more of you here again.

- Murray

Hear, hear. Good to see you again Gary.
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Re: Why buy Simpsons brushes?

Postby fallingwickets » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:15 am

definitely nice to see you out and about

if its any consolation, I have enough simpson brushes to sink a dinghy :D

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Re: Why buy Simpsons brushes?

Postby brothers » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:36 am

Gary, it is very good to see you here again.

My most desired Simpson brush would be a Polo 14. I like the large brushes. More specifically, I'd want the 14 knot set into either a 10 or 12 handle. At one point the current management kindly agreed to make one for me, but I never found myself in a position to place that order.
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Re: Why buy Simpsons brushes?

Postby Rufus » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:06 am

Rufus wrote:
CMur12 wrote:Hi Gary -

It's a pleasure to see you here again!

It seems that the market has been flooded with less expensive brushes from China and people see less reason to spend as much for a fine shaving brush than we once did. I hope the fine historic brushes of England and Europe survive this onslaught and that they will continue to be an option for the serious wetshaver.

I know you had some bad experiences on some of the shaving forums in the past, but it would be nice to see more of you here again.

- Murray

Hear, hear. Good to see you again Gary.


I should add that quality and good customer service never go out of style. So far so good with Mark and the crew at Vulfix...let the tradition continue.
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Re: Why buy Simpsons brushes?

Postby Squire » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:50 pm

Your presence is always welcome Gary.
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Re: Why buy Simpsons brushes?

Postby ShadowsDad » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:18 am

Rufus wrote:
Rufus wrote:
CMur12 wrote:Hi Gary -

It's a pleasure to see you here again!

It seems that the market has been flooded with less expensive brushes from China and people see less reason to spend as much for a fine shaving brush than we once did. I hope the fine historic brushes of England and Europe survive this onslaught and that they will continue to be an option for the serious wetshaver.

I know you had some bad experiences on some of the shaving forums in the past, but it would be nice to see more of you here again.

- Murray

Hear, hear. Good to see you again Gary.


I should add that quality and good customer service never go out of style. So far so good with Mark and the crew at Vulfix...let the tradition continue.


I have never bought a Simpsons brush that I thought had even a smidgeon of "bad brush" aura around it. And yes, the customer service is great.
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Re: Why buy Simpsons brushes?

Postby i_shaved_something » Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:07 pm

Yes good to see you hear again Gary. I'm still using my Gary Young LE M7 regularly, great brush and still going strong!
Still alot of Simpson's fans here.
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Re: Why buy Simpsons brushes?

Postby blantyre » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:21 pm

CMur12 wrote:Hi Gary -

It's a pleasure to see you here again!

It seems that the market has been flooded with less expensive brushes from China and people see less reason to spend as much for a fine shaving brush than we once did. I hope the fine historic brushes of England and Europe survive this onslaught and that they will continue to be an option for the serious wetshaver.

I know you had some bad experiences on some of the shaving forums in the past, but it would be nice to see more of you here again.

- Murray

I very much doubt that cheap brushes will kill the market for high end ones. Wet shaving is becoming more and more popular so access to cheap brushes and other tackle helps people to get started without a big investment. A few of them will inevitably get hooked no seek out the high end stuff, including Simpson brushes. Ironically since practically all the badger hair comes from China they should be in a good position to make some really high end "Manchurian" grade brushes.
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Re: Why buy Simpsons brushes?

Postby jar » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:54 am

Gary Young wrote:Hi Guys,

This is probably my first view of the forums for a about a year. Hope those of you that I chatted with previously are keeping well.

I've read more negatives than positives in regards to 'why buy Simpson brushes'. Real shame as so much hard work was put in for some many years by my family to make the name respected and the brushes sought after.

Gary


I own more Simpson Brushes than any other single make, not the most expensive of my brushes but certainly some of my favorites.

Is a Simpson right for everyone? Probably not. But it is a great example of what craftsmanship adds to the experience. And I must admit I do enjoy things made by craftsmen.

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Re: Why buy Simpsons brushes?

Postby Rufus » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:04 am

jar wrote:
Gary Young wrote:Hi Guys,

This is probably my first view of the forums for a about a year. Hope those of you that I chatted with previously are keeping well.

I've read more negatives than positives in regards to 'why buy Simpson brushes'. Real shame as so much hard work was put in for some many years by my family to make the name respected and the brushes sought after.

Gary


I own more Simpson Brushes than any other single make, not the most expensive of my brushes but certainly some of my favorites.

Is a Simpson right for everyone? Probably not. But it is a great example of what craftsmanship adds to the experience. And I must admit I do enjoy things made by craftsmen.

Image

Image


Nice looking fountain pens. Are they Nakaya?
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Re: Why buy Simpsons brushes?

Postby jar » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:41 am

Rufus wrote:Nice looking fountain pens. Are they Nakaya?


The top group are Nakaya while the bottom is one of my Danitrio fountain pens.
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