Geo F. Trumper: Lather Up in Style


Before your next guys night out in London gets underway, you and your crew need to be groomed and looking your best. Luckily, Geo F. Trumper has been turning bushy barbarians into smooth-faced charmers since 1875. Enter this handsome shop on Duke of York street and you’ll first run a gauntlet of mahogany and glass display cases featuring Trumper’s line of grooming products. Head to the quaint waiting room, where you and your buds can queue up for a round of deft swipes of the razor by a seasoned pro. When your turn is up, hand your newspaper off and have a seat on the antique barber chair in a semi-private booth. With a quick flourish, you’ll be covered with a green smock before a hot, scented towel is draped across your face. As your follicles soften and pores open, your barber works up a lather on the tips of a badger-hair shaving brush, rubbed gently along to face to simultaneously lubricate and exfoliate. Breathe easy when the cold metal meets your cheek, the barber’s fingertips gently pulling the skin taut to get the closest shave possible. After the last whisker has been whisked away and a cold towel draped on the face closes your pores, show off your freshly shorn mug to your waiting friends. On the way out, pick up a few shaving supplies–they’ll look super-classy in your bathroom if you have somebody over– and ask about the shaving tutorials regularly offered at the shop. Just think, you could look this good every day.

Geo F. Trumper

1 Duke of York St London SW1Y 6JP

44 20 7734 6553

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