1) Let's start with the razor. I bought this double edged safety razor a couple years ago and haven't regretted that decision. I also purchased a large package of disposable stainless steel blades (along with the razor) for $9 and after two years, I still have more blades left. I've probably shaved, I mean "saved" at least couple hundred dollars in razor blades. If the sleek vintage style razor isn't enough to get you to switch, hopefully the money savings will.
2) I bought this shave cream around Christmas from our friends at Damn Handsome Grooming Co. I've tried several diferent brands and have come to like this one the best because of its natural scents and ingredients. Get it here ---> http://bit.ly/1qLbP8X
3) Shaving is all in the preparation. It is so important to soften your facial hair with a hot towel, but it is also a good idea to use pre-shave oil. This helps prepare the face for a smoother shave.
4) The badger brush is a great tool to create a thick and rich lather. It also helps to evenly distribute across your face and soften and lift facial hair.
5) If you're looking for a new cologne or are running low, consider Dolce and Gabbana's "The One" - I've been using this for about a year and love the scent. It's got a natural tone with compliments of tobacco and spices.
6) Make sure you're stocked up with a good hair pomade. I've been using American Crew Fiber for a while now and really like it. It's got a high hold with low shine and doesn't have a strong scent like some other products do.
7) Lastly, the Dopp Kit itself. I've been using this flat leather kit from Mullholland. It's finely crafted, stylish and has plenty of room for all your travel needs.