"What I am about to say will probably get a Victoria's secret store full of panties in a bunch - but **** silvertip. As far as I am concerned the term "silvertip" should be burned at the stake. No company has had the balls to step up and tell us what silvertip is exactly, where it comes from exactly, WHY it is better, what the qualities (or lack there of) are, and why we all should be peeing ourselves over it. We are a bunch of intelligent, grown *** men, who cares if it is hair from puff the magic dragons, unicorn girlfriend? All that matters is how effective the hair is, how it feels and how enjoyable it is to use. If you have more money than you know what to do with - by all means, go hog wild with Simpson's, Rooney's, Plisson, if it feels good - do it. For you guys out there who THINK you are missing out on something - hear this... you aren't. I have now used a high end brush from every top end manufacture, and there really is not that much of a difference. Many have said "When it gets to a certain level - it is more about personal preference." Personal preference is one thing - cherry slurpee VS cola slurpee, but if your cola slurpee you prefer is $10, and the cherry you like almost as much is $2, what are you going to go with?" Well, don't hold back. Tell us how you really feel. I own about a dozen Simpsons brushes, and I do not recall the word 'Silvertip' ever being used by the Simpsons company in reference to your Polo 12.