Kiehls' tubes are nice for travel and when you're not shaving in the shower. The old Clinique gel is great too. I've been disappointed with "The Art of Shaving" stuff. I lump Truefitt, Taylor, Harris, Trumpers, and Coates into the same "English high glycerine" category, which I like, and works well for both a brush and just with your hand. Of these, Coates seems to be the thickest and most "luxurious" if you will. If you want to save a ton of cash, and don't mind putting up with a slightly feminine scent that fades to nothing after a few apres rassage splashes of cold water, try a tube of CVS's generic facial wash. It's cheap, and has more glycerine than any of the English preparations, comes in a tube for travel, and even has triclosan, an antibacterial agent. It may not be chic or very trad, but I'm telling you it works great for a third or a quarter of the price. I discovered it when my wife was using it as a face wash and I ran out of my shaving cream. Oh btw, worst stuff ever, has to be that "Anthony Logistics" garbage, IMHO.