Sometimes it's cool to be old-fashioned, but especially when that old fashion is chain wallets. Or Big Dogs anything. For a new hair cuttery hooking up shloads of old fashioned cool, check out Temescal Alley Barbershop, now open.
From two tattoo-sleeved dudes with serious old-timey grooming skills, TAB is new "shave-and-a" shop erected where the pre-Caldecott tunnel mule stables once stood, with a red-door'd, fir-beamed interior sporting classily framed sepia portraits of their double great-grandparents, a cowhide rug'd waiting area, and three vintage barbering chairs, including one that Mark Twain used to sit on up in
Cash4gold country. Comb 'n scissor options at the shop're super-simple: there's a haircut for $22, a warm straight-razor shave for $22, and a beard trim for $22!!! $10, and they'll maintain a walk-in-only policy with absolutely no reservations, and especially not for Anthony Bourdain. Most awesomely though, they're working at procuring a bottle of distilled-just-for-Temescal-Alley whiskey from the dudes at St. George Spirits for pre-, post-, and during-haircut nips for customers, plus an in-house line of shaving creams, which Anthony C. Hall'll likely apply religiously during the shooting of Blue Chips 2.
Oh, and make sure to check out their RCA Victor, it's a vintage radio box with a jack they've MacGuyver-ed so they can plug in their (or your) iPod, assuming you pocketed it into your totally still cool Skidz.
Published: August 16, 2011 at 4:00am EDT
470 49th St
Oakland, CA 94609
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