Antique of the week

These barber shop TOWEL STEAMERS/STERILIZERS were common during the early 1900’s.  “The Sun”, shown here,  would keep towels hot for the barber to prep customers beards prior to shaving.  Also, these steamers would be a source of hot water for the barbers to mix soap lather in their mugs.  A combination of HOT TOWELS and HOT LATHER is best for close shave.


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Filipino shears

I’m dedicating this post with the anticipation of the super-welterweight bout between top pound for pound boxer MANNY PACQUIAO and Antonio Margarito.  With PACMAN being pinoy, I thought it would be appropriate to introduce the FILIPINO/PHILIPPINE  SHEARS.  These shears are bigger in size.  They range from 8.5″ to 10″.  Great for scissor and comb technique.  Only for the skilled BARBERS.  Pet groomers are known to use these too.  It’s not for everyone but its awesome to see someone work with these… SNIP SNIPP SNIPPP SNIPPPP


C-MON filipino 8 1/2″


C-MON Filipino 10″


4420 Philippine 8 1/2″


DIANE Professional Filipino #87  8 1/2″


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IRIS Clothing

IRIS Clothing is one of my favourite brands when it comes to STYLE, FIT, and FUNCTION.  Seeing IRIS grow from it’s humble beginning to today has proven to me that consistency, hard work, and staying true to your craft is what it’s all about.  That’s what everyone involved in the MOTION  LOOKBOOK is about… us being us always building..



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These UNIVERSAL clipper attachment combs are the barber’s top choice.  The unusual sizing system can be confusing at first, but in time, you will understand the levels.  It will fit your ANDIS, WAHL, or OSTER.


size 000 = 1/32″  (0.8 mm)


size 00 = 1/16″  (1.6 mm)


size 0 = 3/16″  (4.8 mm)


size 0A = 5/16″  (7.9 mm)


size 1 = 7/16″  (11.1 mm)


size 1A = 9/16″  (14.3 mm)


size 2 = 11/16″  (17.5 mm)

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LEGO Barber Shop

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This month is the month when men grow their ‘STACHE.  It all started to recognize those affected by prostate cancer and help in research for a cure of one of the most common killers of all men today.  If you are participating in Mo’vember, here are a few styles for your TICKLER.



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Reading material

Reading material is a must at the shop for the clients waiting and for down time if that ever happens…  These are a few of the current issue’s of MAGAZINES for the shop.


Toronto Life


Sports Illustrated



National Geographic







(Just ask for this..because they stay hidden from the kids.)

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Antique of the week

Back in the early 1900’s, shop STERILIZATION was huge and still is in it’s own way today.  Barbers would keep their razors, combs, scissors and such in these BACKBAR STERILIZER’s.  This one here is made by Erie City Manufacturing dating back to around 1910.


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The solution to all worries ;)

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B & W shots

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