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“The world’s oldest barbershop” is coming to Town “Grooming Men For Greatness”

by Prince Of Petworth April 19, 2016 at 10:22 pm 18 Comments

1155 F Street, NW

Truefitt & Hill is pretty posh…

“For over two centuries Truefitt & Hill, recognised as the finest traditional gentlemen’s barber and perfumer in London, has provided discerning gentlemen with only the finest in grooming products and services. Our offering truly gives men the opportunity to look and feel their very best.

Established in 1805, we remain the world’s oldest barbershop as stated in the Guinness Book of records and are barbers and Royal Warrant holders to H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh. Today’s product offering is the result of over 209 years of research and intimate customer relationships. Our knowledge and experience provide today’s man with an offering that is both sophisticated and practical. Gentlemen deserve the best in everything they do. If you are looking for the finest in men’s grooming, we are confident you will find Truefitt & Hill’s unmatched product quality and prestigious tradition unrivalled.”


Located next to the expanding Pret a Manger.


  • victoria

    It took you 200 years to figure out how to do a good shave and haircut???

    • Anon

      It took the first 50 years to figure out optimal bowl on head placement.

  • OP Anon

    T&H makes some amazing shaving products. How much do you think a shave will set you back? I can’t imagine less than $40-50 at a place like this. I remember getting T&H shaving cream when I was in high school after my mom brought it back after a trip to London. I was way too young to appreciate it!

    • OP Anon

      Ooof. $55 (plus tip) for a hot shave is steep.

  • Sean

    Hands down, the best shaving cream you can buy. (Personally, I like 1905 and Trafalgar, but all are great).

  • Come to me luxury

    Yes, please!

  • I Dont Get It

    Just checked out their website, looks like I will have to stick with the Dollar Shave Club. :-(

    • Anonymous

      Surely you can at least treat yourself to a $14 neck shave every once in a while, no?

      • DCMau5

        he doesnt get it

      • I Dont Get It

        My facial hair/neck hair is mostly blonde (OK WHITE) but just isn’t that thick. I’m sure their services are quite luxurious and pleasurable but they would be wasted on me.

  • Nathan

    Fantastic! Love their shaving cream and aftershave products.

  • Nice!

  • Philippe Lecheval

    Perfect for Washington’s foppish dandies, of which there are many.

    • LittleBluePenguin

      hey now. If the ladies are allowed to have all manner of luxury salons and boutiques that cater to them and no one bats an eye, why shouldn’t the guys have something equally as frivolous and fun?

      • Philippe Lecheval

        Oh, I love a nice haircut with a hot lather shave. But it’s an occasional treat. I think it’s silly to spend that kind of cash every time I need a trim.

  • bruno

    The Duke of Edinburgh is bald.

    • textdoc

      Doesn’t he have a teeny tiny bit of hair at the back?
      Maybe he started going there when he still had hair. In any event, he could still get a shave there.

      • bruno

        Could be. But I lack confidence in a “hairdresser” bearing his endorsement ;^0
        Caveat emptor.


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