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Tulip etc

Postby fallingwickets » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:41 am

While lathering up yesterday morning, it suddenly dawned on me that Ive been using the exact same brush for 5 years. A tulip 3 in super. Ive always been a fan of fidelity, but I honestly didnt think the brush would last as long as it has or that I wouldnt have looked for an alternative by now. Every once in a while I'll use a cream, and when I do I use a specially made shavemac/polo 8 in best.

Anyway, long story short, a tip of the hat to the tulip 3

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Re: Tulip etc

Postby M6Classic » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:20 am

I've used the same brush every day for a couple of decades. When it works (and is exceptionally well made) it works!

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Re: Tulip etc

Postby fallingwickets » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:08 am

I've used the same brush every day for a couple of decades


Buzz, you're brush fidelity's gold standard we all aspire too! :D

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Re: Tulip etc

Postby Antique Hoosier » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:52 pm

Wow! I vaguely recall you beginning that Tulip journey Clive. Impressive! I have binged with singular brushes over the past 10 years but none for that long. I recall buying Richard's (rusty blade) shedder Tulip years ago.... late 2007 I believe. It shed horribly and I knew that when I bought it for $70 I recall. I used it quite a bit and sold it with the same shedding disclaimer later...It honestly was still great brush. Would it have made it 5 years???????????? Nah...LOL
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Re: Tulip etc

Postby fallingwickets » Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:20 am

I vaguely recall you beginning that Tulip journey


I feel sorry for the person that's charged with administering my estate ...brush rich cash poor HAHAHAHA

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Re: Tulip etc

Postby kaptain_zero » Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:13 pm

Tulip... the one brush I've always lusted for, but never purchased..... Well.. besides all the other brushes I've lusted for and never purchased.... Jeez... gimme a break!

Tulip, Polo and one of them French jobbies..... Gad.... sometimes life just seems too short.


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Re: Tulip etc

Postby Squire » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:05 pm

Clive I wouldn't be surprised if it lasted another five, or even ten.
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Re: Tulip etc

Postby drmoss_ca » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:42 pm

I think my favourite brushes of all time were some large Somerset-era Simpsons - Tulip, Polo, Chubby. But I find myself using a cheapo Omega boar brush with a beechwood handle most days. It does the job and I don't have to be careful with it. Silly, really. I ought to use the luxury ones.

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Re: Tulip etc

Postby brothers » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:06 pm

No doubt the Simpson's of that era were/are highly prized by those who have them. That's one brand I've never owned.
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Re: Tulip etc

Postby Squire » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:25 pm

I had them, used and liked them yet believe I've sold or otherwise disposed of all my Simpsons. Probably still have one or two but lack the motivation to dig through boxed up stuff. My daily drivers, EJ Georgian and Kent BK4, will outlast me.
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Re: Tulip etc

Postby rsp1202 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:20 pm

drmoss_ca wrote:. . . I find myself using a cheapo Omega boar brush with a beechwood handle most days. It does the job and I don't have to be careful with it. . .

Dr. Chris, have you used up many of those dozen or so boxes of the Omega (10005?) you posted about long ago? There's something to be said for having backups. :)
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Re: Tulip etc

Postby drmoss_ca » Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:19 pm

I've given all but two of them away to assist some beginners, or perhaps it would be more honest to say I was entrapping them. The first one's always free, kids.

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