I started using a mug & brush about 3 years ago & love it. It changed shaving from a chore that I dreaded to something I actally enjoy. I usually rock 3 day stubble to a full beard & found shaving my neck to be a huge pain in the arse, I almost always got razor burn & redness. A friend of mine gave out the Art of Shaving
line as groomsmen gifts & they're amazing. More expensive than most shaving products, but the pre-shave oil, shave soap and after-shave lotion are fantastic products that completely eliminate any irritation.
The Merkur safety blades work great in my old school razor.
I tell just about any female who will listen that these are the best father's day/bday or christmas gifts for the guys in their life that hate shaving.