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January 16, 2013 at 1:04 pm
January 16, 2013 at 1:05 pm
Very very sad. They were really good at doing thei job, a little bit vintage but very professional and charming.
January 16, 2013 at 1:17 pm
Surely you could get a taped private cut to immortalize the technique.
January 16, 2013 at 1:18 pm
That’s so sad…if it was a family business it’s very sad no one could keep up with it. And even if it wasn’t a family business, it’s sad to see that younger generations are not interested in keeping these traditions alive.
January 16, 2013 at 1:23 pm
I hope these two fine gentlemen enjoy their well earned retirement. I’d have loved to visit their establishment.
I wish infiniti auguri to my fellow Italians for whatever they do in their next life.
I was born and raised in America yet I’m Italian and take great pride in my ethnicity.
I can imagine these distinguished gentlemen cut hair while wearing their suits and ties.
Elegant. So very elegant.
January 16, 2013 at 1:31 pm
Ahh..that is too bad. I love that they wore white coats, and btw, my husband and i felt equally sad when his barber in a little hole shop in Pacific Beach closed…we called him Floyd but he was not Floyd. He was perfection embodied and reminded us of Floyd in Andy Griffith. Glad you got the last photo.
January 16, 2013 at 1:32 pm
Too sad, that would be an interesting post!
January 16, 2013 at 1:33 pm
Very sad. I have been there once and had the privillige of being serviced by one of the gentleman. Class.
January 16, 2013 at 1:36 pm
I really like that pic.
January 16, 2013 at 1:41 pm
I bet they ran a very clean,organized shop. I’m sure you wouldn’t see a lot of hair on the floor (if any) and they both have the look of knowing their trade
January 16, 2013 at 1:52 pm
January 16, 2013 at 1:56 pm
here is an example of people who take their work so seriously…
January 16, 2013 at 1:59 pm
They look incredible, from another era!
January 16, 2013 at 2:08 pm
I love the tittle of the pic.
January 16, 2013 at 2:19 pm
That’s a shame. I bet they have many interesting stories to tell. Hope they have a healthy and happy retirement-I’m sure it is well-deserved.
January 16, 2013 at 2:51 pm
These men look so friendly with love for their job’s! Beautiful!
January 16, 2013 at 2:54 pm
This is happening in the whole Italy, the ancient shops are disappearing…we are losing the tradition!
January 16, 2013 at 3:15 pm
Awwww so sad :(
January 16, 2013 at 3:37 pm
It is indeed very sad to see these traditional, great shops closing. It’s a heritage that should be kept but in the “modern” world, people don’t have time for quality. It’s all “fast this and fast that.”
A shame, really.
January 16, 2013 at 4:26 pm
January 16, 2013 at 9:01 pm
…they look so ready for loong breakfast in town
with the wife!
THE STEL STYLE
January 16, 2013 at 9:30 pm
this is really sad news
January 17, 2013 at 8:30 am
Does the Barberia Colla work as a substitute?
January 17, 2013 at 8:58 am
You can always make a short movie about it, right? :) I find that sometimes certain memories are granted to us so that we can share them/reproduce them with others.
I would go to that short film/documentary release!
Beautiful photo. as always!
January 17, 2013 at 9:26 am
Oh no that is sad. ): I love it when people have a barber they always go to, I’ve yet to find mine! On a brighter note, I think the old man on the right is so cute!!
January 17, 2013 at 3:37 pm
I read about them in Sartorialist book some time ago, and now it’s sad to see how everything has changed.
James Campbell Taylor
January 17, 2013 at 7:53 pm
When I read that headline I thought “Retire” was their unusual Italian last name (pronounced reh-tee-ray).
January 18, 2013 at 1:27 pm
Went there last tuesday. And what a sad disappointment to find the place shut down. Thanks for givingi the news. Great people, last testimonials to a desappearin g art. We will miss them. But the can enjoy life more now
January 19, 2013 at 2:25 am
I love how you look for photostories in the most bizzare fashion.
January 20, 2013 at 3:01 pm
Their posture is magnifique…
January 20, 2013 at 11:51 pm
Too sad… I’ve been visiting same traditional antique barber in Rome for the last 15 years. It is a lost art but fortunately lives on just a few minutes walk from Spanish Steps: Barberia Pepppino @ 62 Via della Vite
January 28, 2013 at 6:51 pm
Don’t stress, Scott: it looks like you already got the shots you wanted in the 2007 entry. How amazing. Perhaps their use of multiple towels and cloths has a comforting factor missing in the modern-day hairdressing of too much ‘efficiencey and bling’. Maybe it was a lovely old-fashioned way of giving a guy a quality warm comforting feeling in their manly professional environment. I hope it gets a revival. Also, remember to seize your creative moment: once it’s gone, it’s gone. Ciao, L.