1.) Aerosol cans of shaving soap are extremely inefficient. They last for a couple of months and you have to dispose of an entire can; which may have been a royal achievement in design at one point - now, is monumentally stupid. A puck of shaving soap will last 12 months and only costs $6.
2.) The simple act of applying the lather brush and soap to one's face raises the hair - and provides for a cleaner shave. You don't need an old time straight razor or safety blade. Just your average product. (But when you do get sick of your razor looking like a neon and rubber toy on your vanity - check out Momentum Grooming on Burrard)
3.) Marbled English Walnut and a morning routine which hearkens back to your Grandpappy.