I’m rather intrigued by the idea of a festival of barbering – which has inspired my mood board this week.
The Cut Festival starts in East London on 24 February and finishes on the 5 March. There’s more to the subject than meets the eye – here’s a quote from their website: ‘Barbering is a centuries old practice that has united communities, healed ill bodies and helped us to find a way to illustrate our own identities. From the black barbershops of nineteenth century North America, to the physicality of Turkish barbers, the healing rituals in India and the rise of the ‘metrosexual’; for centuries the barbershop has been a stronghold of various communities across the world.’
Here’s my little rummage around the world of the barber shop.
There’s the romance of the cut throat razor – love the tongue in cheek as the barber concentrates very hard.
This is the real deal – it would have been cutting edge in its time, I imagine.
Not sure which is more vintage – the shop or the 89 year old barber, Aaron.
What a thrill to be liberated from stropping and honing.
Hmm – hard to choose – what’s your style?
Oops – how did Jason King slip in here? Moving on..
a very useful chart of beard styles,
modelled by some real men.
It’s great to look back for inspiration and build on the past. Is this the future I ask myself?
Am I tickling your fancy yet?
How does he sleep at night?
For me, this man has to be the star of the show! Hope you men reading this feel inspired – what do you say ladies?
For more about the Cut Festival see their website: http://www.cutfestival.com/