Hypebeast Magazine

We are very excited to announce a new arrival at Haberdash: the brand new Hypebeast magazine, an in-print extension of one of our favorite blogs. What will go into Hypebeast’s upcoming publication? Two hundred pages of glossy features, rich interviews, and photo spreads, not unlike the material you’ve enjoyed on Hypebeast, released quarterly. According to the Hypebeast website, “Relevant to what is contemporary and pleasing in its simplistic layout design, the Hypebeast magazine is your source for understanding fashion, culture and lifestyle.” They’ll be on sale at Haberdash on Monday, July 2. READ MORE

Baxter of California Deodorant

You might recall our last post about Baxter of California, an interview with Sales Director Michael Donovan. Michael had hinted at a new product coming out shortly, much anticipated and something brand new for Baxter. “[It's] something major that we’ve been working on for about two years,” said Michael. “It’s a component of our brand that customers have been asking for for many years and we’re finally satisfied with what we’ve put together, and it’s a very meaningful product.” READ MORE

The Haberdash Father’s Day Gift Guide

Whether you’re looking for a special gift for a dad in your life—or a dad looking to treat yourself—Haberdash has pulled together our top picks from Haberdash and Haberdash EDC for our latest gift guide. Call it our fatherly advice on making the most of this year’s Father’s Day. Which is why we’re kicking off Father’s Day early with some special in-store happenings on Saturday, June 16.

On Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., we’re doing Free Shaves for Dads at Haberdash EDC. It’s first come, first served, so be sure to stop by and enjoy a hot, close shave by our Master Barber.  READ MORE

Baxter of California Grooming Guide Video

In an animated short that harks back to the 1940s Americana educational videos, Baxter of California teaches the young modern man how to properly groom oneself, as well as educating on the development of the technique. The video which is just shy of five minutes offers a substantial guide to grooming that highlights an array of Baxter products from their Hydrating Body Wash to their Herbal Mint Toner. The addition of a Mad Men-esque narration adds to the effect that will aid in the revival of the refined gentleman, today.

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Timekeeping: How to Change a Watch Strap

Let’s face it, times are tough and it’s not just European governments that are implementing austerity measures. A lot of guys can’t squeeze a new watch into their 2012 budgets. But don’t despair, there’s an affordable way to get a fresh look for your existing watch – change the strap. You might be surprised at how changing a strap can make it feel like you’ve got an entirely new watch and it’s easy to do with a little practice and a few tips. We’re here to help. READ MORE

Inside Baxter of California

  • April 16, 2012 |
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Following up on our interview last week with Sales Director Michael Donovan (Baxter Method Shaves at Haberdash EDC), we had a few more questions we wanted to share with you all, including further insight into Baxter’s design-focused side, why they’re mostly made in the U.S., and what’s coming up next at Baxter. But first, a little more on Michael Donovan READ MORE

Introducing Apolis + Haberdash

“We grew up in Santa Barbara, California. Our parents knew we would never know how good we have it, so from an early age we traveled quite a bit,” says Shea Parton, the Brand Director and CEO at Apolis, the company he started with his brother in 2004. As young travelers, the two brothers had expected to find a whole globe of differences. In the end, it wasn’t the differences that drew them in, but the similarities they encountered. “All the people we came across had the same desire to laugh and learn and provide for their families.” READ MORE

Get a Straight Razor Shave

Why Get a Straight Razor Shave

It’s relaxing. The straight razor shave is the facial for manly men. The experience is definitely a treat. There’s nothing like a hot towel on your face or the manly fragrance of shaving cream to sap the stress right out of your body. The few times I’ve gotten a straight razor shave, I’ve fallen asleep because it’s so darn relaxing. READ MORE

The Baxter Method Shave at Haberdash EDC

  • April 3, 2012 |
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“We’ve had a casual relationship with Haberdash years prior to stocking Baxter of California and launching their apothecary segment,” says Michael Donovan, Sales Director for Baxter of California. “We’ve always been fans of the perspective Haberdash brings to the men’s market. The addition of the EDC door, for us, was a moment of, ‘OK, this totally makes sense.’ It’s just an ideal venue for Baxter of California.” Which leads us to our latest advancement in our weekly hot shaves at Haberdash EDC: the Baxter Method. READ MORE

Nike Sportswear Brings Back Three Classics

Now available at Haberdash EDC: the Nike Cortez Classic OG Nylon QS, Cortez Classic OG Leather QS, and Air Tailwind VNTG QS. Just in case you hadn’t heard (and if you recognize these shoes, you’ve probably already heard), these are re-releases of vintage models, throwbacks to Nike’s heritage just in time for the 40th anniversary of the Nike Cortez. Read on for more on the history of two of Nike’s most iconic shoes. READ MORE

Close Shaves at Haberdash EDC

  • March 8, 2012 |
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If you haven’t been in yet for a Saturday hot shave with our resident barber, Omar London, some would say you’re missing out. Spend a few minutes in the sun-soaked apothecary section of our Haberdash EDC store, reclining in our vintage barber chair under the masterful hand of Omar, and you’ll see why. After over two decades in the business, Omar became a Master Barber in 2009. Which basically means that when Omar’s not at Haberdash, he’s teaching and certifying a whole new crop of skilled barbers. In short, we found the best of the best for our customers. READ MORE

The Everyman’s EDC

  • February 16, 2012 |
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Well, we’re using the term everyman lightly here, since no two EDCs are truly alike. But, with this, our first official everyday carry on the blog, we have a collection that most would agree on: Herschel’s Field Pouch to collect your essentials; a Postalco notebook to collect sketches and notes (much more reliable than bar napkins); a Swiss Army chrono; shades by Michael Bastian x Randolph Engineering; and a truly ingenious product from Kenton Sorenson, a non-bulky wallet in buttery leather that will age perfectly and protect your iPhone. READ MORE

Terrapin Stationers

“At one time, in one building in downtown Manhattan, there were probably twenty-five engravers,” says Ted Harrington of Terrapin Stationers & Engraving Co.. “Now there’s two left making engraved dies in all of Manhattan—my dad and his best friend. Most of the shops either closed down or moved out of town—outside of Manhattan.” READ MORE

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

With new spring products arriving everyday and Valentine’s Day coming up next week, we figured now was as good a time as any for some new gift ideas. From LBM’s latest in soft jackets to Tanner’s tried-and-true accessories to the perfect overnight duffel by Rag & Bone, you’re sure to find something for your Valentine. Or, something to leave up on your screen for your significant other to take note of. READ MORE

Start the New Year Looking Your Best

  • December 28, 2011 |
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No matter where you end up when Chicago rings in 2012, we think you should look your best. Join us at Haberdash EDC from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve for $15 straight razor close shaves! Call (312) 646-7870 to make your reservation, then grab a seat in our vintage barber chair for the ultimate pre-NYE ritual. READ MORE