Still cuttin’…

A year ago, the Philippines got hit by Typhoon Ketsana and flooded the  capital of Manila and surrounding areas.  It was one of the biggest natural disasters of 2009.  This is a photo of a barber still cuttin’….

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Published in: on September 29, 2010 at 15:10  Leave a Comment  

Journey from Akron

Training camp is starting this week.  All eyes on LBJ taking his talents to SOUTH BEACH.

Published in: on September 27, 2010 at 01:15  Leave a Comment  

The Vanishing American BARBER SHOP

History.  Stories.  Photographs.  Antiques.  Text book.  It has it all!  A must read!!

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Oster FAST FEED

Oster FAST FEED.  Adjustable clipper from size #ooo to size #1.  Original color in burgundy

New! Fast Feed Operation Homefront. LIMITED.  In CAMO

Published in: on September 25, 2010 at 19:36  Leave a Comment  

Bad hair day??

For us barbers, we spend most of our time cutting people’s hair so we tend to neglect our own.. For bad hair days OR even on top of a fresh taper, here are a few of my favourite choices for fall…

Current Toronto Blue Jays alternate.  My home team.  Also, “T” is for TONSOR

Brooklyn Dodgers Cooperstown Classic.  “B” for….

Russian SPETNAZ hat in REED CAMO

Classic KANGOL 504

POLO winter hat

Long time Canadian company BILTMORE makes hats that are timeless like this fedora.

A.P.C. Hunting Cap

Irish Patch DRIVING CAP

SUPREME 5-panel

STILL LIFE Leather Baseball Hat

CARHART Bobble hat.  Reminds me of a barber pole.

Published in: on September 25, 2010 at 02:22  Comments (2)  

Andis NANO-SILVER MAGNETIC comb set

With proper use, these two guides are the best for tight fades and tapers.  You will never have to worry about them falling off the blade.  Made for the ANDIS Improved MASTER.  Also fits the OSTER FAST FEED.

Size no. 0 (1/16″ – 1.5mm) & Size no. 1 (1/8″ – 3mm)

Published in: on September 24, 2010 at 02:28  Comments (1)  

Antique of the week

Back then, men would visit the barber quite frequently to get a HOT LATHER SHAVE.  They would have their very own PERSONALIZED SHAVE MUG and BRUSH at the shop for them.  It was believed to be more sanitary.  Indirectly, this would show the clients which barber was the busiest because of how many mugs they had on a rack beside their chair.  To have your name on the wall was special for both client and barber.  I guess it was a pride thing…

Published in: on September 24, 2010 at 02:03  Leave a Comment  

Haircut posters

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Sky Arts Opera Shorts – Dougal Wilson – The Barber Of Seville

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Wahl SENIOR

Wahl Senior – 8500 original in grey.  Adjusts from size #ooo to size #1

Wahl 5 Star Senior – 8545 in black.  Blades adjust to “zero-overlap” from size #0000 to #0A

Wahl Senior – 8500-100 in CLEAR.  Limited Edition.  Adjusts from size #000 to size #1

Wahl Senior 90th Anniversary – 8500-300 in CHROME.  Limited Edition.  Adjusts from size #000 to size #1

Published in: on September 20, 2010 at 20:29  Leave a Comment