There aren’t many traditional barbers left in the world, but State Street Barbers down in the South End on Washington certainly carried the standard splendidly. Hot shaves, great cuts, outstanding service and a personal favorite spot of mine for keeping things classy.
It’s always been a little curious that State Street Barbers here in Boston inhabited a building absolutely nowhere near State St. Well, that’s mainly because the name check is for a different city’s State Street: Chicago. Owner Peter Solomon, who had opened the Boston location in 2006, shed his Chicago store to focus on living in one place, and with that, a rebranded shop was born just a few weeks ago.
If you didn’t know any better or just didn’t pay attention walking in, it really is the same place. Tweed Barbers, in the same location at 1313 Washington, offers the same classy service and services – I was just there last weekend, and my barber Andrew is still doing the best job in town Heck, I’m pretty sure my smock still said State St. on it.
The shop has been well regarded in media, from Boston’s Bests to national rec, so it’s nice to know that the name change isn’t much more than cosmetic. Seriously, guys, get a hot shave once in your life. No better place to do it in town, either.
[Photo from TweedBarbers.com]