A few years ago, it seems like classic hats (fedoras and trilbies and the like) were making a comeback. As with all fads, it seemed to fade away as quickly as it arrived, leaving classic hats right back to where they were before — worn by men like myself who like the tradition and the way they look and really don’t care about whether they’re “cool” or not. Partial responsibility for the fizzling of the hat resurgence can be traced to the fact that men starting picking up their lids at retailers like Target. While they could be had for cheap, they looked cheap, with none of the classic handsomeness that made hats of old such an attractive accessory in the first place. A hat is like a watch or a suit — the kind of thing you want to shell out a few more bucks for in order to get something that’s top quality. Don’t cut corners when buying a hat — visit a local shop dedicated to hats, find one that looks great on you and works for your mug, and buy the best. Sure it costs more initially, but by taking good care of your hat it can last your whole life, ultimately giving you more bang for your buck than […]
On my recent trip to Atlanta I was the last person to board my plane. I asked the stewardess if I could check my bag, and as she reached over to grab my luggage she immediately looked up and said, “You smell wonderful!” Now I’m a married man, but I have to admit that this compliment from a beautiful woman had me feeling good the entire flight. And that’s why this matters, gentlemen. Fragrance is an invisible part of our personal style, and it has a powerful effect on how people see and remember you. A good cologne offers numerous benefits, from making you more attractive, to helping you feel less stressed and more confident. And yet 80% of men do not wear fragrance on a regular basis! Why is that? I feel the main reason is a lack of basic information and education. Most men who use colognes and perfumes do so because they had a father or role model who introduced them to the practice. Here in the U.S., the industry is dominated by women and most men are ignorant of the terminology. Additionally, there is a strong fear of overusing fragrance and the repercussions it can have on our reputation. No one wants to be known as “Pepe Le Pew.” Thankfully, a […]
Our very first post on the Art of Manliness was a introductory guide to shaving like your grandpa with a double-edged safety razor. Since then, we’ve received requests to do a similar article on straight razor shaving. Well, after months of experimenting with straight razor shaving myself and researching the subject in old books on barbering, I present this beginner’s guide to shaving like your great-grandpa. I couldn’t possibly put everything there is to know about straight razor shaving in a single article, but the following presents the essentials of this old-time shaving ritual. Benefits of Straight Razor Shaving Better shaves. I thought my shaves couldn’t get any better after I upgraded from my Mach5 to an old school safety razor. I was wrong. The first time I shaved with a straight razor, my face looked as smooth as a baby’s behind. My wife noticed the difference without me even telling her what I had done and declared that it was the smoothest she’d ever seen. So make the switch to a straight razor. Your face will thank you for it. Reduced costs. The upfront costs to get started with straight razor shaving are a bit on the expensive side. But after you buy all the gear, you’re set for life. You’ll never have to buy […]
The Gentry, a place we designed to make you feel as though you have arrived! you work hard at becoming a success, well the Gentry celebrates that, and it is our privilege to have you visit and become part of the Gentry. The Gentry, where we strive to satisfy even the unexpressed wants and needs of our guests.
It’s amazing how much a change in your everyday appearance can inject a whole new sense of energy and confidence into your attitude. Not convinced? Well, if it’s taking you longer to leave for work lately or you’re simply tired of your reflection, then you’re about ready for a visit to the Gentry.
Just to let everyone know how much we appreciate all of you, our growth has been beyond expected, thank you all! and remember, everything we do at The Gentry is centered around one goal, and that is to bring services that are beyond your expectations, when you walk into the Gentry we take great pride in everything we do, from decor to the total service,and yes I said decor, men have been neglected for way too long,you deserve to walk into a place that is designed with you in mind, if you do not leave The Gentry feeling like a million bucks you get your money back, our guarantee.
Yet another reason to come to the Gentry, what other Barbershop has the coolest mirror? Its because we care, and go that extra mile
STOKED!!!!! We finally have our own products,, made exclusively for The Gentry, The line includes the Pomade, Hair/ Beard oil, and the After Shave, We had the line made to our specifications , and I must say with my 24 yrs experience in doing hair which includes working as a platform artist for 3 different major product lines, The Gentry has the best Ive ever used, absolutely no shortcuts were made with the production of these products, I mean is it worth it to have the best extracts and essential oils available? Id give you no less than the best! Guaranteed. We received our first shipment yesterday and we will sell out, its flying out the door, my only concern is how fast can they send us another order, better double it! My personal guarantee is, if you’re not 100% satisfied with our products, just send us the unused portion and we will gladly use it for you!!!
The Gentry, now with new and improved hours! due to an increase in our clientele we are now open Monday-Friday 10:00-5:00,, as most of you know we recommend appointments, so when recommending the Gentry let them know that thanks, and I just want to thank all of our clients! its you who makes the Gentry what it is! Y’all class up this joint.