Barbershop for a shave in Calgary, AB?
September 4, 2009 1:35 PM   Subscribe

Can you recommend a barber in Calgary, AB for a nice, relaxing pre-wedding shave?

Hey Gang,

I want to take my buddy for that classic barbershop hot-towel-soap-brush-oh-so-gentlemanly shave before his wedding next weekend, but have no idea where to go. He'll want a clean shave, and I'd be pleased if I could have my beard neatly trimmed.

Do you know of a nice place in Calgary for us to go? Bonus points for places with a cool, fun and/or classic atmosphere. Thanks in advance!
posted by chudmonkey to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Check out the barbershop in Inglewood. It's run by an old guy who is like 80 years old and I'm pretty sure he does the old fashioned shave for like $15. Bonus atmosphere points - the walls are adorned with old barbershop stuff and there is only one chair that is like 50 years old. Also, it is connected to a gun shop.
posted by chugg at 2:53 PM on September 4, 2009

Or you could try this one in Marda Loop. It used to be called Assman's Barber. It's run by an old Ukrainian guy now. Not sure if he does the shave.
posted by chugg at 2:57 PM on September 4, 2009

Is VIP in Kensington still open? That's a fun place, down the street (west) from Pulcinella.

My partner has got a shave from Sid's, which is an Ethopian-owned place with 99% Ethiopian clientele but he does know how to handle a razor with skill- it's in the Beltline on 12th Ave SW just east of 14 St, in the condos that are across the street (to the east) of the now-empty Super Drug Mart.

Not sure where you are in the city but a couple others come to mind- one is Razor's Edge down south, around Avenida place I think; another is the very cool new-to-me barber shop at North Hill Centre. It's run by Lebanese guys and they do tend to be very good with the straight razor from my experience.

Also I just yesterday found out that an "upscale men's barber shop" is opening in the Investor's Plus bldg next door to Kawa Espresso Bar, which is my second home.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 6:02 PM on September 4, 2009

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