The brush is the most important part of the shave. It lifts up the whiskers and exfoliates the skin. If I were starting out again, I would check out the Van der hagen badger they sell at Target for $10. It looks much nicer than the tweezerman. There's also a nice kit they sell too with a soap and apothecary mug and stand but it comes with a cheaper boar brush.
I started with a kit from Art of Shaving, but its very pricey. It looks nice though depending on your budget.
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