Fake Simpsons

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Preacher, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Preacher

    Preacher Well-Known Member

    My birthday is coming up in October and I have decided that I want a Simpson Chubby from the wife. I have been looking on eBay and the prices for the Chubby 2 are pretty decent. I'm always leery of high-end items for pretty cheap prices. Are there such things as fake Simpson Chubbies? Am I being paranoid? I have seen the C2 for as low as $180 with free shipping.
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  2. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    I purchased my Chubby 2 in Super here at a good price: https://www.shaving.ie/simpson/

    It's a nice brush - and I'm glad I have it - but I can't claim it performs any better than my Omega Pro 10098 boar brush. It costs more than 10 times the price of the Omega, though.

    Good luck in your search.
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  3. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    I would rather have a Shavemac knot in a custom handle from Rudy Vey.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2018
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  4. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    Let's help the OP. It sounds like he's settled on a Chubby. I say go for it. I have two, but have had 6-8. The Chubby handle is iconic. The knots will vary greatly, depending on the hair quality you choose. A CH2 Best you might find for $180. Two Band Super or Manchurian can cost more than twice that amount.
    Like I said, I went through this. I would suggest that if your going to get a Chubby, that you go all in and get a Two Band Silvertip. Now you have a brush with great resale value if you hate it, but you won't. It'll be your Isle of Man heirloom brush.
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  5. Preacher

    Preacher Well-Known Member

    I want to stay in that $180 range. If I could afford to do so I would go top of the line.
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  6. theFAT98

    theFAT98 Well-Known Member

    What about a paladin brush?
  7. theFAT98

    theFAT98 Well-Known Member

    I paid 180 for my chubby 2 in best badger. Great brush. Super dense.
  8. Preacher

    Preacher Well-Known Member

    I kinda have my heart set on a Simpson.
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  9. brit

    brit in a box

    i have a commodore 2 and a special 2 ,both in best badger. both were in my price range ,$60-90. love them both.good luck and enjoy.
  10. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

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  11. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    I don't know if I'd buy a brush of that quality off eBay, or if I did I'd be checking out the seller very carefully.

    A good Simpson is a joy though with a super dense knot. Go for it!
  12. Macktheknife

    Macktheknife Active Member

    Only takes about a week to get a brush from shaving ie to the USA.
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  13. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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  14. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    I don’t know about that specific brush. But on eBay, look at the seller’s reviews- they can tell you a lot.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2018
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  15. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Here is a vendor you can trust and has excellent prices on Simpson Chubbies.


    In Best it’s below your target and in super above. Best hair is still of excellent quality in my experience.
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  16. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    These aren't fake Simpsons. They just haven't ... grown up ... yet.

  17. Preacher

    Preacher Well-Known Member

  18. alfredus

    alfredus Well-Known Member

    I would choose a vendor, that gives you warranty. Even Simpson brushes have been known to shed from time to time and you certainly don't want a $180+ brush that sheds with a vendor, that doesn't take care of you...not for 20$ difference anyway
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  19. Preacher

    Preacher Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Alfredus. That is good advice. How much shedding do badger brushes do? My experience has been with synthetics (which don't shed).
  20. alfredus

    alfredus Well-Known Member

    I have ever had 2 brushes with shedding issues - one WD and one M&F - however in both cases the vendors took great care of me.

    It can happen with every natural hair brush - at the end of the day there is no perfect production process.
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