I agree with you on the Soverign bristles. I am not a fan at all. I have a T2 and a T3 and they are collecting dust. I will eventually sell, PIF or maybe donate them in the upcoming auction.Brand new Gillette Silver Blue in the red tip Super Speed; Simpsons Commodore x2 synthetic and DR Harris Marlborough soap stick; Dunhill for Men balm and EdT. I really don't think much of these Simpson Sovereign fibre brushes, although it looks like many men really like them based on the number of Trafalgars I see. To each his own. I'm still in restraint, and I really smell good.