OPENINGS: Fellow Barber (3.25.19)
There’s a new barber shop in town! Fellow Barber, open now in FiDi, has helped drive “contemporary barber culture” across New York City, and is bringing their chic sensibility downtown! We spoke with Sam Buffa, founder, to learn more….
Tell us about Fellow Barber...
Fellow Barber is a leader in men's grooming and has been credited with igniting the barbershop renaissance of recent years. This latest outpost, located at 18 Fulton Street, will offer a traditional menu of quality grooming services provided by experts. In addition to grooming services, the barbershop is home to an assortment of hand-selected retail finds from coveted brands including Fellow Barber’s own grooming range, an array of personal care products. Quality and exclusivity are the primary focus behind the selection of the products being introduced. Fellow aims to become a true retail destination, expanding their offerings in fragrance, wellness, skin and haircare, as well as lifestyle goods. Customers can expect to see everything from design objects, records and art books to home goods and CBD products.
What inspired you to open Fellow Barber in FiDi?
I've always been inspired by the past. As we look towards the future to help define the craft of modern barbering, there's no better neighborhood than the resurgent Seaport. It feels transportive to old NY like few remaining places do.
What makes the shop so unique?
Situated on pedestrian only, cobble-stoned Fulton street, perpendicular to the East River, FELLOW BARBER’s newest shop is a corner location on the second floor of a building that was once the tallest edifice in Manhattan. The relaxed, yet upscale design features seven large windows that give the space a classic NYC residential feeling and take in the neighborhood’s nautical vibe. The airy space features 10 barber stations handmade with naturally-sourced oak and cherry by a Brooklyn millworker. Round mirrors, reminiscent of large ship portholes, adorn the stations along with ten 1960s classic-style restored barber chairs.
The barber stations compliment the reclaimed oak wood floors, and sit on a center console creating a bright, airy environment that encourages a sense of community and conversation away from the hectic and crowed environments downtown.
What are your hours?
Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm, Sat-Sun: 9am-6pm
What are your go to spots in the neighborhood?
Scotch & Soda and 10 Corso Como for style.
Garden Bar for enjoying the neighborhood and good weather.
The Hole in the Wall for solid breakfast and coffee.
Pier 17 for whatever is happening on the roof at that time.