This weekend the SF Chronicle looked into the trend in retro men’s barber shops.
The goal of this trend is to allow men to pay $40 for a haircut without becoming metrosexual in the process. This is achieved with retro hairstyles, vintage barber chairs, and reams of flannel.
According to the Chron interview with F.S.C. Barber’s Sam Buffa:
“This is about moving past the scraggly, long-haired hippie to something rugged and masculine and real,” says Buffa, who’s interrupted by a friend bringing a quiche from Tartine.
Surprisingly it’s now possible to be rugged and masculine while eating $5 artisan quiche at the same time. So much for Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche. How times have changed!