Take A Shave
Cigar Aficionado|September / October 2017
Take A Shave

Take A Shave

Jack Bettridge

As he follows up a treatment of conditioning cream with a carefully applied hot towel to a stubbly face, Joe Bruno admits that the main point of a barber shave may not be to get the closest, smoothest trim possible. This intimate service, which used to be a regular part of a man’s grooming, is now a nice luxury, a bit of occasional pampering. “It’s a time to relax, it’s time to zone out. We don’t do a lot of things on their own nowadays. It’s six or eight things going on at once. When you’re getting a shave you can’t answer your phone, you’re forced to exhale.”


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September / October 2017