I was browsing B&B tonight while on the phone with my old man (who is 64), so I asked him how he shaved when he was younger.
First he said, "I don't remember."
He admitted to using a DE razor, but his shaving cream came out of a can and he didn't seem to have been particular about the brand, smell, etc. When I proceeded to tell him of finding the B&B community and ordering new shaving supplies, he said, "None of that stuff matters. A lot of guys used to just get a bunch of suds in their hands from regular bar soap and used that to shave. Heck, sometimes when I travel and forget my shaving stuff, I still do that with the little hotel soap. Doesn't make a difference."
One more thing, about whipping up a lather with a brush, he remarked, "That's my father's generation." I suppose I'm getting into more of a time warp than I thought!
Hope you enjoyed my father's comments.