Man bags, good shoes, more or less in touch with our feelings – the blokes in Team Big Deal are perfectly comfortable with masculinity in the 21st century.
However, there are times when the old school ways are best.
Today’s reassuringly traditional Big Deal is with Leo’s Turkish Barbers in the West End.
Option one of this Big Deal is for an open blade shave; soothing face mask and sharp haircut – it’s the ultimate gents’ grooming experience.
Now, we’re not going to get all John Wayne on you and start talking about being a man’s man but let’s just say that we’re pretty sure that if Mad Men’s Don Draper lived on Dumbarton Road then he would use Leo’s to maintain his rugged good looks.
Staffed by experienced barbers, the popular West End salon specialises in open blade shaves.
If you haven’t had one then they are a real luxury and they deliver a super smooth finish.
Forget all the guff about multiple blades shaving close. For a really smooth finish, it has to be a hot towel shave with an open blade.
It’s a really relaxing treat and not one to be rushed. Shaving every morning can be a drag but a hot towel shave is a luxury grooming experience.
Add in a crisp haircut plus a soothing facial mask and you’ll emerge from Leo’s feeling as dapper as Draper and looking twice as sharp.
Of course, if you have been carefully curating your beard for the last few weeks then you probably will not want it anywhere near an open blade.
In which case, option two offers a sharp haircut, stylish beard trim plus some neat and nifty work on any stray eyebrow, nose and ear hairs.
Want to look super sharp? Snap up today’s Big Deal from Leo’s Turkish Barbers and settle back for the ultimate gents’ grooming experience.