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The Barbershop Brigade

NYC chop shops offers both old-world charm and new-world amenities that any man of style can appreciate

Some barbershops are making the most of your grooming experience, considering every comfort from high-octane motorcycle-inspired chairs to curated grooming products and, if you’re lucky, a cold beer.

Fellow Barber

In July 2013, F.S.C. Barber founder Sam Buffa opened Fellow Barber, an 800-square-foot men’s grooming destination in SoHo. This cool-guy hangout seats eight and sells skin care and fragrances from Odin, Malin + Goetz and Ursa Major. A 600-square-foot patio is the perfect springtime waiting area. 33 Crosby Street; fellowbarber.com


The brand’s Hell’s Kitchen satellite provides a two-seat space and features design flourishes like reclaimed-wood floors, black-and-white subway tiles and two striking bronze chandeliers. In addition, this outpost houses a massive selling space for the brand’s exhaustive inventory of lotions, cleansers and, of course, shaving cream. 678 Ninth Avenue; kiehls.com

Paul Labrecque Salon & Spa

The hair guru’s latest location opened inside Chelsea Piers in spring of 2013 and includes his fourth barbershop—a one-chair operation manned by Ryan Looney and Tom Moschetto, both of whom trained under Labrecque himself. Pier 60, 20th Street & Hudson River Park; paullabrecque.com 

Persons of Interest

Steve Marks opened a second location of his Brooklyn barbershop in Williamsburg in 2012. It boasts an easygoing vibe and offers gratis Brooklyn Lager. In 2013, the Carroll Gardens original expanded to include an apothecary carrying rare-to-the-area brands Juniper Ridge and Portland General. 82-84 Havemeyer Street; personsofinterestbklyn.com 

Harry’s Corner Shop

The brainchild of Warby Parker co-founder Jeff Raider and his friend Andy Katz-Mayfield, Harry’s Corner Shop—a sleek two-seat barbershop in SoHo—stocks an in-house brand of shaving products. It also offers an array of themed gadgets like small leather items from Makr, toolboxes and motorcycle helmets. 64 Macdougal Street; harrys.com