I took Johnnysan's advice and bought the Tweezerman badger brush online - what a difference from the Burma Shave boar brush! (Thank you, Johnnysan!) I use a Merkur Double Edge razor, and their brand of blades. I splurge a little on the good German blades, but I still save money over the Mach 3 blades (.50 each, compared to almost 2.25/blade for the Mach 3). The blade is changed on the razor weekly. I would wholeheartedly recommend wet-shaving over electric shaving. The former gives more superior results. Thanks for the recommendation, DanielJones, on the Body Shop shave cream. Will check it out.