Ever since I was old enough to have to shave,I was always curious to try a straight blade shave. I would watch the old movies where the barber or actor would sharpen the straight razor on the leather strap,put the hot towels on the guy's face,lather him up and shave. I never got around to having it done until the other day.
I recently found a barber shop that has a barber that does straight blade shaving. So I went for it. I got the hot towel treatment plus he also used a cold towel. He used really thick lather and worked it in really well and gave me the closest smoothest shave I ever had in my 50+plus years of dragging a safety razor across my old face.
I also got the fancy toilet water splashed on afterwards and that was great also.