Book Review: Barbershops Of America

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Barbershops of America is a 120 page 13in. x 10in. hard cover “coffee table” book with hundreds of photos from over 70 barbershops in all 50 States of the U.S.

After The Shave – Hair Cuts

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How To Pick A Barber (Art Of Manliness) Hairstyles For Men’s Haircuts (Gentleman’s Gazzette) How To Talk To Your Barber This Brave Man Insists On A Haircut In Every Port (Yahoo)   

Aside: My ALS Video And The T-Shirt

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I was recently challenged to do the “ALS ice bucket dunk” by a number of people and here is my response video (instead of the typical response, mine was inspired by Sir Patrick Stewart).  ALS is better known as  Lou Gehrig’s disease in the US. A number of people have commented and emailed me about the “Shave Like A Mantic59″ T-shirt I wear in the video. That shirt was a gift from Rob at Shaveology. Rob has recently decided to dramatically shift direction in his career by becoming a barber. You can follow his experiences on the Shaveology blog. He also…

A Shave In Nepal

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Seven years ago I was trekking to Everest Base Camp from Lukla airport, it was 3 week trip with limited opportunities to shower let alone shave. The trip involved staying in tea houses and the morning cleansing ritual involved a single bowl of water being placed in my shared room in the morning which was used for a quick towel wash and a quick teeth clean with some water from a bottle.  Three weeks later and I had substantial growth on my face and in those days I was a Mach 3 user and looking at the thought of dragging…

4 Modern Day Barber Shops With Vintage Style

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For some people, vacation priorities involve world-famous restaurants, historical landmarks or luxurious hotels.  While all of those things are fine and good, you won’t get far without being well-groomed.  And for those of you for whom grooming is a special activity onto itself, you may want to consider these vacation destinations that are home to some of the country’s best barber shops.  We’ve even included travel tips to help you channel the spirit of each place.