I’m starting to experiment with varying the shaving pass quantity and order. For example, I notice that if I’ve shaved within the last 24 hours, one Across-the-grain (XTG) and one Against-the grain (ATG) pass produce an indistinguishable result from the classic three passes. Tomorrow, since I need to shave again (damned meetings!), I’m going to try an ATG pass first, followed by the XTG to pick up the remnants. We’ll see how it goes.