I've been shaving with a safety razor for about two years now and I'll never go back. Today's main page post got me thinking about some new things. For example, I haven't tried feather blades before but based on the article, I'm going to because my stubble is coarse. Also, I'm going to give a hard soap a try instead of a cream. I thought it would be fun to start a thread about wet shaving and the setups we use. Any tips/tricks for a better shave? Does anyone like a particular soap or cream?

Razor: Muhle R89
Blade: Personna Platinum
Soap: Taylor of Old bond street Sandalwood cream
Aftershave: Captain's Choice Sandalwood (but I don't mind Old Spice either)