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Photography Nathan Zack
Video Garrett Frisbey
Words Nathan Zack

RUSSELL MANLEY AND BRENT BROOKHART are two guys who understand craftsmanship, style, and what fine quality looks and feels like. Russell, who began his career as a barber in London, opened Ludlow Blunt in Brooklyn in 1994 where he has captured the look, heritage and quality of traditional English barber shops to a tee. No detail has been overlooked–from the antique glass bottles, to the elegant vintage chairs, to the graphic ephemera that lines the walls. Brent, born and bred in the Northeast, is a seasoned connoisseur of American and European menswear who’s worked for many years in the world of luxury Italian sportswear. Russell has been his barber for 10 years. A fact which, as it happens, came up during our visit…“BB: You’ve been my barber for 10 years! RM: Jesus.


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