Reader Mail: Straight Razor Shaves

2/15/2008:

Another simple reader mail for you.

“Know of any good barbershops in Hoboken that provide an old-school straight razor shave?”

I know you can get one at Hair I am on 5th St. between Adams Street and Jefferson, but haven’t tried it personally, so I offer no recommendations. Can anyone steer him in the right direction?

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15 Comments on "Reader Mail: Straight Razor Shaves"


escaped68
Member
6 years 5 months ago

A good old fashion is a rare find and if you find one keep it a secret, you don’t want it to be over run. The last male barber that cut my hair was awful, a haircut shouldn’t hurt. He killed me he must have using dull hedge cutters. I miss the old timers with the straight razor hair cuts and the shave[with a differnt razor]. At one time there was Stevens barbers, Pat and Vinnys, Johnny Bananas& a few others and they had one thing in common they served apprenticeship in the old country.

costume
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costume
7 years 11 months ago

[quote comment=”111978″]D&V Barber Shop on Washington St. next to Helmers… You are correct the staff there is not to hot any longer. The last Barber and I mean real Barber there was Vito, this guy gave an amazing straight razor shave, really excellent. However he left to open his own Barber Shop. Now I don’t think anyone really does it there any longer. If you want to travel about ten minutes Vito opened his shop in Carlstadt, it called “Vito’s Barber Shop”. I go there once in awhile just for the great hot towel straight edge shave.. Tony[/quote]

I got a haircut there once, and I Vito used the straight razor and hot towel instead of an electric razor for my sideburns and neck. It was a good haircut. Sad to hear he’s gone.

Rake3
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Rake3
7 years 11 months ago

D&V Barber Shop on Washington St. next to Helmers… You are correct the staff there is not to hot any longer. The last Barber and I mean real Barber there was Vito, this guy gave an amazing straight razor shave, really excellent. However he left to open his own Barber Shop. Now I don’t think anyone really does it there any longer. If you want to travel about ten minutes Vito opened his shop in Carlstadt, it called “Vito’s Barber Shop”. I go there once in awhile just for the great hot towel straight edge shave.. Tony

Bigvito
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Bigvito
6 years 5 months ago

Yes, Dominic and Vincent were really HOT!! LOL …(both in their 70’s). And as for Vito being the last “real barber”( using cartridge razor)… what a joke!. For the rest of us , looking for a old good hair cut, no frills; just quality… D & V is just the perfect place. That’s what I get every time I go there.

In response to Rake3 who said:
D&V Barber Shop on Washington St. next to Helmers… You are correct the staff there is not to hot any longer. The last Barber and I mean real Barber there was Vito, this guy gave an amazing straight razor shave, really excellent. However he left to open his own Barber Shop. Now I don’t think anyone really does it there any longer. If you want to travel about ten minutes Vito opened his shop in Carlstadt, it called “Vito’s Barber Shop”. I go there once in awhile just for the great hot towel straight edge shave.. Tony

skateparkmom
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skateparkmom
8 years 7 months ago

Pasquale in “Hair I Am” performs the old-school straight razor shave. He’s on 5th street between Adams & Jefferson. I witnessed him shaving an older guy and he works like an artist.

CoolMax
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CoolMax
8 years 7 months ago

That is a GREAT picture of D&V. Domenic is a great guy but probably now just a little past his prime with the scissors. Personally, I never cared as I always like sitting there talking with him regardless of the outcome. The rest of the team there had really slipped in quality. Too bad as I really liked the vibe of the place and the owner. Just not a place to rely on now.

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