A Barbershop Photo Essay
We like barbershops. The relaxed atmosphere, good conversation and (if you're going to the right place) you always leave looking better than when you came in. The crew over at Gear Patrol agrees with us and sent photographer Annie Laurie Malarkey to Geno's Barberia in New York City's West Village neighborhood to capture the scene.
How to Talk
to Your Barber
Some guys can be intimidated by the lingo, so here's a handy cheat sheet on what to say the next time you sit down in the barber chair. Nothing radical or earthshaking. Simply a few key instructions that will make a big difference.
He learned his craft at age 13 in his hometown of Montenegro before moving to New York at age 24. After years of building up a loyal following at a barber shop down the street, he made the leap to open his own place ... Fitted with old-school Belmont chairs, wood paneling, and classic metal light fixtures, Geno's is stylish but understated, delivering a no-fuss, welcoming vibe.”