Sorry BB, a little vague I know since we're all using water. I, like most men around the world, used to squeeze their shaving foam or gel from an aerosol and swipe it off with a cartridge shaver....you know those four or five blade proprietry contraptions."Wet shaving"? How did you do it before? Electric?
Sorry to say this, but there is something special about using a badger or boar brush that can't be bested by one of my synthetics I'm afraid. I know, I know, and my wife doesn't much agree with this choice, but from purely and aesthetic perspective it is true...Definitely go for the James Bond style. As for the mug of soap and the boar bristle brush (which I am sure Mark does NOT use), my brother used to do this...and come to think of it so did my husband for a while. Luke, there is no way I can imagine dragging a razor over any part of my body without some sort of "glide power"! Of course, I am not one of the male species.