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Notes from the Field: 2B Groomed in Philadelphia, PA

Posted on June 7, 2011

I’ve lived in Philadelphia for three solid years and have gone through nearly six barbers within the first two; my hair takes a talented hand to manage and a clipper cut just won’t do the trick. I found a spot right in beautiful Washington Square West called 2B Groomed specializing in men’s hair and keeping things classic. Jazz is constantly playing from the speaker system in the tiny two-chair shop adorned by wood shelves, books about menswear, and tons of old-school grooming products you’d be challenged to find anywhere else. Let’s preface the whole thing by mentioning that they’ve been written up in Playboy and Maxim magazines.

Diego Rivera, mentioned below (the best barber I’ve ever had), has opened his own shop in Center City Philadelphia. Make sure to check him out at The King of Shave at 12th and Pine

Click below to read the writeup.

MS & Co. Selvedge Denim Sleeve

Posted on May 14, 2011

I received a package from MS & Co. yesterday containing 1 iPhone 4 selvedge denim sleeve, as mentioned a few days ago in ‘On the Lookout vol. 1’. I’ve enjoyed it quite a bit so far, as a new iPhone 4 user and having not wanted to conceal the beauty of the phone by putting an ugly bulky case on it. This is a great alternative for people who know that they take care of their stuff. If you’re that person who’s throwing their phone into the bottom of a bag or tossing it across your car, this probably ain’t gonna’ work for you. This provides a little protection from drops and bumps while mostly saving the glass front and back from a certain scratchy demise. Anyway, I’d recommend it. It’s simple and for all you denim heads out there, this thing will fix your jonze for some real American made Cone White Oak Denim. That’s exactly what it is.

A Good Bag: Boat Canvas Duffle by Jack Spade

Posted on April 27, 2011

Recently I picked up a duffle bag from Jack Spade. I was in need of something a little better looking than your standard issue black cordura duffle while still keeping it mostly low key, durable, and on a low-ish budget (I picked this up on sale for about $110, usually retailing above $200). If you’re looking for flash, this bag ain’t for you. It resembles a mason’s tool bag so if you’re after something of high quality that’s well designed and can definitely get you through a weekend or more (if you’re really good at packing), this puppy’s right up your alley. Follow the link below to read the rest of the review/see more photos.