My older cousin recently bought a shaving set (oil, cream, brush, and lotion) from AOS (Art of Shaving) and showed me how to build a lather. I thought nobody really did the old style lathering anymore, and that my usual lather from the gel in a can was good enough. Man, was I wrong.
I recently bought the sandalwood shaving set from AOS and have started using it at home. Not only do I find my shaves much more enjoyable (feeling, scent, and satisfaction of building a lather)with the brush lather, but I find I'm getting the smoothest shaves I've ever had. My face has never felt like this before! I don't think you can call yourself a man until you've shaved like this.
I stumbled on to B&B while researching brush types, and haven't been able to stop reading.
I used to 2 pass, but moved to 3 pass with my new set, and looking forward to trying the 4 pass soon.
Oil, cream, lotion: AOS Sandalwood
Brush: AOS Pure Badger
Razor: Mach 3 (N00B, I know)