Fellow Barber, the collective of modern barbershops credited with the American renaissance of classic male grooming, has opened its eighth New York-based location in South Street Seaport, a designated historic district that features some of the oldest architecture in lower Manhattan.
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.
This latest Fellow Barber outpost, located at 18 Fulton Street, offers a traditional menu of grooming services by tiered experts. In addition to grooming services, the barbershop will also be home to an assortment of hand-selected retail finds from coveted brands, including Fellow Barber’s own grooming range, and an array of personal care products. Fellow Barber aims to become a true retail destination, expanding its 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.
“I’ve always been inspired by the past,” said Sam Buffa, founder of Fellow Barber. “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.”