Hello all!! First off, I have to say thank you for all of you that have shared your tips, thoughts and PMs to us newbies. I'm completely new to DE shaving and just acquired my first setup (see below). I gave it my first shot yesterday and I definitely have some work to do. I watched all of Mantic's videos and those were extremely helpful. I need to channel his "no pressure" saying as that's where I went wrong. I also found that a better lather will be needed next time.
Razor: Feather Popular
Blade: Gillette 7 O'clock
Brush: Tweezerman badger hair
Shave Cream: Wars
Post shave: Every Man Jack (menthol)
I did a two pass shave this time to get used to it all going WTG and XTG. I'll give that a week or two and then try ATG. I'm wondering if I may want a bit heavier of a razor and can see how this little hobby will become quite addicting.