Masculinity through retro hairstyles

(Photo by facmsc1)

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!