Summer as we know it has come to a close. As we begin to say our goodbyes and reflect on the memories of hanging by the pools and beaches on vacation and weekend get-a-ways, we also need to prepare ourselves for the fall. Once the lazy days of summer are over most businesses start to pick up and look to close strong by the 4th quarter. So as we put away the bball shorts, flip flops, and graphic tees, it’s time to get groomed and pick up power suits and accessories. If you are willing to splurge a little this fall, we went ahead and picked out 5 places that every man in Philly should visit to get groomed and styled. Everything you need to clean-up nice and make a statement is below. From old-school barber parlors to master tailors, to places to pick up accessories pieces is all here. So if you are looking to take your image from the boardwalk to the boardroom, here is everything you need to know.
1324 Locust St. | 215.545-2626 | Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 9 am – 6 pm, Wed. 10 am-8 pm, Sat.-Sun. Closed
Nothing says gentleman than a fresh shave with a straight razor. In this day in age where most men settle for pharmacy purchased Gillette razors to satisfy their shaving needs, it’s not a bad idea to treat yourself to a proper shave every once in a while. The folks over at Groom provide an old-school barbershop feel with new age style. Look, not every barbershop has the ability to give a smooth and crisp straight razor shave. However, the barbers at Groom are some of the best in the business. So for those big events coming up this fall such as client meetings, board meetings, or even weddings go with a proper old-school shave, you can thank us later.
1601 Walnut St | 215.772-2766 | Mon.-Fri. 9 am – 8 pm, Sat. 9 am – 7 pm, Sun. Closed
A man getting a manicure/pedicure has always carried a stigma. However, these pampering techniques have definitely become all the rage in recent years. It seems like even the manliest of men have been treating themselves to a day at the spa. From athletes to celebrities and everyone in-between seem to be getting in on this rising trend so why not pamper yourself. Having well groomed fingers not only shows you are all about details when it comes to business, it’s also one of the things that women look at when they judge a man’s cleanliness. So knock out two birds with one stone and get a hand and foot package. Rescue spa has great packages and services that cater strictly to men. Choose from services such as manicures, pedicures, facials, and waxing. Essentially everything you need to get a fresh start for the new season is here.
1701 Spruce St #2 | 215.253.5905 | Appointment Only
If you are really looking to make a statement this fall, you have to get yourself a tailored suit. True gentleman should have at least one tailored suit (navy suit as a base) and one tailor they are on a first name basis with. Not only does Henry Davidsen provide tailoring service, they’re one well renowned in town. So if you’re looking to kick your image up a notch, the master tailors at Henry Davidsen will be more than accommodating to all your style needs. Don’t be intimidated by their who’s who of clientele, this place offers products and services for just about every budget. Although you may spend a little more than the off the rack department stores you’ve been shopping at, it’s a great idea to invest in a tailored suit. For those looking to take it a bit further, Henry Davidsen also provides custom shirts and ties as well. So for you men that are looking to take their image seriously this year, make an appointment and see the difference.
1805 Chestnut St | 215.496.9244 | Mon.-Sat. 9:30 am – 6 pm
On the surface a shoe is a shoe for most men. However, instead of settling for generic department brand shoes, invest in a well crafted shoe. Not only will you see the difference, you’ll feel the difference. Blue Sole Shoes located in the Rittenhouse section of town offers one of the best selection of well crafted shoes. For you novices that may go in kind of clueless, the friendly and knowledgeable staff will guide you through the right purchase. Although this place has shoes with lofty prices, they also cater to folks with a tighter budget. This independently owned shop has been quietly supplying men with the finest shoes for years so if you haven’t paid them a visit yet, it may be a good idea to stop by when you’re out shopping for your fall and winter wardrobe.
704 S 4th St |
Last but not least is accessories. If business is all the the details then so is your outfit. Everything from handkerchiefs, belts, hats, watches, flasks, and an assortment of other cool accessories can be found at Armour. This hip shop located in Queen Village should be on every man’s list of places to shop especially if you’re looking for unique accessories. Having the right accessories to compliment your new suit or casual outfit definitely makes a statement and gives personality to your style. It’s an opportunity to add color and make fashion fun. Armour carries a slew of fashion pieces from independent labels you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else. So for those looking to be a little more bold and unique with their fashion this fall, Armour is essentially your one-stop shop for accessories.