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Here’s to the independent spirit. here’s to seeing the path and still forging your own. here’s to embracing the intangible character that makes you different from everyone else. we are a small family-run company who decided on the path less travelled...

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Inspiration

The Worlds Oldest Barber

[via Infringe] Aged 105, Anthony Mancinelli is the world’s oldest practicing barber. He was born in Italy in 1911, and the Mancinelli family moved to Newburgh, New York, when Anthony was 8 years old.

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History

The story of Barbour and the original wax jacket

[via The Gentleman's Journal] Still owned by the Barbour family, with Dame Margaret Barbour as chairman, and her daughter, Helen, on the board of directors, the 121 year-old company has made a name for itself as a leading English luxury fashion brand....

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Video

I was Ernest Hemingway's cook in Cuba

[via BBC] For almost 20 years, the Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway had a house on the Caribbean island of Cuba. He wrote some of his best-selling novels at Finca Vigia, his large country house overlooking Havana...

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Video

The disappearing art of making scissors by hand

[via BBC] Ernest Wright and Son Ltd may be the last factory in Britain still making scissors by hand. Earlier this year it looked as though they too might be about to close. But then a video by photographer Shaun Bloodworth showing how the scissors are made went viral...

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Opinion

An interview with the founder of Akin Dubai

[via Huntr] The cool UAE barber shop that wouldn’t look out of place in East London provides “hair cuts, beard tune-ups and straight razor shaves” plus a curated concept store...

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Inspiration

How to Make Your Own Smoking Pipe

[via The Pipe Guys] There are manly men who can make smoking pipes using only sandpaper and hand tools, and then there are the rest of us. Having some larger machinery including a lathe, a bandsaw, a drill press, and a benchtop disc sander makes the process shorter and infinitely easier.

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