"I currently run if four different types/styles including a pair of Altras. I love the toe room in them as I find shoe styles have gotten narrower over the years..even though my foot size is the same. I am very close to hitting lifetime…"
"I don't know how I feel about the hipster aspect of all of this. When I think of a barbershop I think of manly wall accents, antique equipment and furniture and the services. My guy keeps it very simple. Great conversation, great haircut and a…"
"Hey Jim - congratulations on your decision to venture out. I like some of your ideas. I have a couple things to add. I return to my barber shop for 1 main reason: It's the only barber shop around that uses a…"
"Although conversation is the main activity, a good newspaper and magazines are good fodder for atmosphere and conversation. Even though I don't actively pursue the hobbies they represent, I enjoy browsing through Field and Stream, Outdoor Life.…"
"Sadly, it's not a given. Way too many places are clip joints, or worse yet, unisex salons with a manly barbershop theme.
Always build on the basics. A good cut. Good service. And, I wholeheartedly agree, shaving services. There is nothing to…"
I briefly mentioned quality of haircuts only because I consider it a given. A barber shop must give a good cut. Otherwise, clients wont come back, no matter how cool the shop looks.
Ill look up Matt. Thanks"
"I notice you didn't mention the quality of the haircuts. Start with the basics. A barber is rare enough, but a confident and genuinely talented barber is a gift from God.
Where are you in SoCal? Are you close enough to go visit Matt at Bolt…"
"One important component is the shaving side of barbering. Have a couple of barbers who specialize in face shaves and head shaves. Some specialty barbershops (gentlemen's lounges) also offer things like facials, manicures, pedicures,…"
Hi guys,I'm considering opening a barber shop with my nephew and am trying to create the perfect gentleman's retreat. I want it to be more than just a barber shop. I want it to be a place where guys go to hang out and be guys. I'd love for a guy to say he's getting his hair cut at my place and his buddies want to tag along to hang out while he gets his cut. The idea is for it to be a one stop shop for guys.I'd like to know what you would consider makes the perfect barber shop (other than the…See More
It's just seems natural that Art of Manliness should have a barbershop group. My intent of this group is to gather and share general thoughts and experiences concerning barbershops. Anything from a good barbershop that you have found to pictures and stories of shops you have visited to discussing anything barbershop. See More
CrossFit is one of the most amazing things that has ever happened to me. You will never ever ever get bored doing CrossFit. You may repeat the same workout once in an entire year. It stretches you physically and mentally. It pushes you farther than you ever though you were ever capable. It has changed my life. Do it. Love it. Live it.
My sister-in-law (wife's brother's wife) runs a very small bakery operation out of my mother-in-law's kitchen. As far as I know, it is a sole proprietorship. She sells specialty baked goods for everything from kids parties to holidays and weddings. I don't even like sweets all that much ... but her products are phenomenally good. She's recently purchased a booth at an enormous semi-annual bridal show in town. I have no doubt that she'll see massive growth after the first show ... possibly…See More
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