The Perfect Cut: AJ Livingston from Blind Barber on Vimeo. Step into an unassuming factory door in Ridgewood, Queens and you'll find an old, dimly lit, 8,000 sq. ft. factory filled with youthful faces and fresh ideas. The factory, formerly operated as a Hassidic clothing manufacturing outpost, was taken over in the fall of 2013 by two young designers with some help from a Kickstarter campaign. AJ Livingston, Co-Founder of Knickerbocker Manufacturing stops by our Brooklyn shop to talk about the beginnings of his Brooklyn-based factory, its growth, and what's next for these American-made trendsetters.
09. 03. 14 We recently brought out barber chair and products to the beautiful Dockers Pop-Up shop at 25 Howard Street in SoHo.
04. 24. 14 We are proud and excited to announce that we've opened our third Blind Barber location! Come say hi to your new neighbors at 524 Lorimer St. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Stay Handsome!
BLIND BARBER X ERNEST ALEXANDER "SHEFFIELD" DOPP KIT 02. 01. 14 The "Sheffield" Dopp Kit is a limited edition collaboration between Blind Barber and GQ-named Best Menswear Designer 2013, Ernest Alexander. The kit is made from heritage bull calf leather and is lined with a traditional barber cape.
THE RETAILERS: CARSON STREET CLOTHIERS 01. 02. 14 Matt Breen and Brian Trunzo are the founders of Carson Street Clothiers, a luxury, multi-brand menswear retailer located in the heart of SoHo. This week, we stopped by to say hello to our long time friends and to check out the impeccably curated store.
THE RETAILERS - GRAND STREET BAKERY 12. 30. 13 We headed out to Williamsburg, Brooklyn to drop in on The Grand St. Bakery - the most beautifully curated Vintage General Store in all the land! Check 'em out at 602 Grand St.
MORE THAN JUST A BARBER SHOP 06. 10. 13 A co-worker, having never been, described it as “a hipster barbershop.” In truth, the Blind Barber, located on 10th Street between Avenues A and B, in the heart of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, is a spot for dudes, maybe even bros, but chic ones...
STAY HANDSOME: CHRIS ALGIERI 01. 01. 13 A few months back, we launched the Blind Barber: Stay Handsome series with a print advertisement of undefeated professional boxer Chris Algieri, which appeared in the most recent issue of Bullett Magazine. Although only one image went to print, Photographer Dan McMahon (www.mcmahonphotography.com) also captured Chris in a timeless series of photos leading up to and throughout Chris's most challenging fight to date. Check out Dan McMahon's photo story here:
AT BLIND BARBER IN CULVER CITY, SHAVES, HAIRCUTS AND DRINKS 05. 11. 12 At a new, clean, classically styled barbershop in Culver City, the three young owners sit in the sun coming through their open storefront window talking women, restaurants and booze. Casual and welcoming, the attitude is akin to that of a clubhouse — a community hangout as in times past. It helps that their shop, the Blind Barber, is also a bar...
10 ESSENTIALS: THE BLIND BARBER'S JEFF LAUB 03. 21. 12 Jeff Laub is a beauty-school dropout and would-be lawyer who started The Blind Barber, one of the very few barbershops that actually get us excited about a haircut. It wasn't long ago that Laub was working 9-5 at a law firm he'd joined fresh out of college, attending cosmetology school at night, and writing his Blind Barber business plan in whatever time he had left. Shortly after shaking hands with future partners Josh Boyd and Adam Kirsch, Laub dropped out and quit his day job to set up shop in the...