Just finished my last shave of 2012:
Proraso pre/post cream
Proraso shave cream
TOBS pure badger
EJ lather bowl
Thayers original witch hazel
Razor: Gillette Super AdjustableBlade: Asco Super StainlessBrush: EverReady 150 restored w/TGN Two-bandSoap: Connaught Redwood Shaving Cream
Aftershave: Alum/Thayer's Super Hazel/Aqua Velva Musk
Balm: Nivea Double Action
First pass was lather from a vintage Williams soap and Omega 10049 boar brush.
On the second pass I used up a sliver of Colonel Conk almond shave soap, super lathered with a sample of GFT almond shave cream, using my very first badger shave brush from around 1990.
Third pass was an artisan lemon shave soap that one of my kids gave me a few years ago, lathered with a TGN silver tip brush in an Ever-Ready handle.
Relax...Take it easy...Enjoy the lather. Dennis