“Black Chukkas” – Gilbere Forte

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AJ the Barber
I know I’m a little behind here, but Recently while watching MTV Jams, I noticed the homey Gilbere Forte‘s video “Black Chukkas” came on. Here’s a screenshot from the Blackberry. Here’s another Blackberry pic, from the last time I gave Gilbere a Ceasar while I was Still at Frank’s Chop Shop. He has yet to Check your Boy (Me) at the Blind Barber. What’s up with that, Mr. Forte?! Lol Maybe next time you visit New York. (BTW, You are more than Welcome here, one of the owners is from South Jersey near Philly.) Check out one of his latest tracks, “Born In ’87″ below. Been bumping it all week at the Blind Barber. Gilbere Forte’ – Born In ’87 by gilbereforte Click the down arrow on the player to DOWNLOAD.

Blind Barber: One of America’s Best Men’s Barbershops | Travel + Leisure

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AJ the Barber
So We’re One of the Best Barber Shops in America, at least according to Travel + Leisure Magazine. Congrats, Bros! Shout to the homey, Jason Simao, Head Barber at Baxter Finley in LA, with the Photo Love Above. I See you Player! The place looks Beautiful via the pics on the Internet, I Have to make the trip out west in the near future to check out the space and see him for a trim. (pause) via Travel + Leisure

Ninjasonik x Blind Barber x A Lesser Evil

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AJ the Barber

Shout to the Homeys Ninjasonik, who just came back from their European tour When Anxiety Attacks.

Telli (AKA BathroomSexxx) made time to check your boy at the Blind Barber yesterday for a haircut and to scoop that “CHEAT” tee before heading to D.C. to play with Spank Rock.

Good News: The “CHEAT” Shirt just became Available for Purchase Online Today. ;)

Be sure to look out for the mixtape When Anxiety Attacks, it drops on January 12, 2011. For more info, Peep the Ninjasonik Website.

North Dixie Drive (Documentary)

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AJ the Barber
This is a trailer off North Dixie Drive, a documentary created by my friend and client, Eric Mahoney, about his Hometown. There are definitely some gnarly characters in this neighborhood. Lol. I can’t wait to see it.
North Dixie Drive is the portrait of a small community of businesses and people residing in a tiny section of Dayton, OH. It is the story of big time wrestlers, mechanics, a donut salesmen, a homeless country singer, barbers, strippers and car repo men. This eccentric collection of people live and work around a traffic circle situated along highway I-75, and fight to keep their lives and careers afloat in a failing economy. Often compared to the Errol Morris film, Vernon, Florida, this debut feature by Brooklyn, NY filmmaker Eric Mahoney showcases an off beat group of characters in today’s Middle America (North Dixie Drive)
Eric visited me at Blind Barber last night for a haircut. We chopped it up and discussed North Dixie Drive briefly. I’m eager to see the premiere at the advanced screening – more info below. Eric gets a texturized scissor cut, more of a natural look. Above is a Post-Haircut picture. Thanks for dropping by, E! North Dixie Drive Advanced Screening 8PM Wednesday, January 12, 2010 Littlefield 622 Degraw St. Brooklyn, NY 11217 There will be a limited number of seats, so it’s recommended that those interested in attending buy advanced tickets on Littlefield’s website. Official Site: North Dixie Drive Facebook Invite Littlefield NYC

Calabrese x Garbstore Bag / Calabrese’s Barber Shop

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AJ the Barber
I’ve heard of Garbstore a while ago, but I must admit that I’m not too familiar with the brand Calabrese. But it did remind me of a good friend, fellow batber and old coworker, Chris Calabrese.

I used to work side by side with Calabrese at Frank’s Chop Shop but now he’s on to bigger and better things. He now has his own shop, Calabrese’s Barber Shop, in his hometown Keyport, NJ. The homeys from BarberStyle featured Calabrese’s Barber Shop a few months back. Check out the post here. they also had a brief interview with Chris for their Heads Up column, here. Unfortunately, I still haven’t gotten a chance to make the troop out to Keyport to check out Chris’s Shop. :( I plan on doing a more detailed post on Calabrese’s Barber Shop in the near future but seeing this bag made me think of him (pause) and I had to Shout the Big Homey out. Good work Chris! Keep bringing fame to that Calabrese name! Oh, and the other Calabrese, you guys are alright with me, too. ;) via Selectism via BarberStyle