I am the proud new owner of a couple of new Simpsons beauties...they seem to be growing/multiplying in their own...honest.
I started with a 58 in Best, and found that it throughly blew away my Parker "long loft pure badger". The 58 was the definition of luxury to my face, it had tons more backbone, and some scrubbiness.
It takes a lot more cream to make it sing, but once I got that figured out--she really took it up a notch for me. The brush looks to be about three times more dense than the Parker, and holds the warmth and lather much better as a result.
I liked it so much that I decided the WCS clearance sale was a good time to get a little brother. I read a lot of good thoughts here praising the Tulip 2 in Super. This little brush is a great size, and has hair that feels, at this point, a touch softer than the 58, but equally good in the backbone department. Tomorrow, the Tulip will make its madian voyage--very excited.
These brushes are used as bowl lathering, shaving cream applying, beard raising machines...lol. I don't face lather, nor do I use soaps at this point.
To be clear, the Parker was good for what it represented, but I felt that I quickly out grew it.
Anyways--thanks for the help fellers.