Pall Mall Barbers Launch Signature Shave Collection
Pall Mall Barbers first opened their doors at 27 Whitcomb Street in 1896 and has since blossomed into a particularly prestigious location. Their original shop at Trafalgar Square continues to retain its antique charm, and this is reflected at their second establishment in Fitzrovia. The Fitzrovia shop played host to the launch of their Signature Shave Collection, and Crumbs For Men were lucky enough to attend the event.
Arriving in store, we were greeted and handed a glass of Prosecco before being given an introduction to Pall Mall Barbers’ grooming range. The luxurious three-step stage system uses the same high quality product that’s used in store, allowing you to take the professional Pall Mall Barbers experience home with you.
Choosing a signature fragrance that ties the three products together, the warm clove and sandalwood scent is perfect for autumn. Natural extracts of Prickly pear, Guarana, Cocoa Butter, Jojoba, Coconut Oil and Shea Butter give the range its invigorating and hydrating properties, providing a close shave that soothes and protects.
After learning about each of the products, we were taken down to witness and experience a beard trim for ourselves. Quite the fan of the vintage decor, it certainly set the scene in preparation for the old school techniques that continue to prove successful today. After a precise scissor cut to maintain my moustache, Pall Mall’s Michael did a great job of carefully using the cutthroat razor to tidy the edge of my beard, giving it a very distinguished look.
At the very end, the signature post-shave balm was applied and I enjoyed a traditional hot towel to soothe the skin. I was given my own samples to take home, and each time the scent of clove and sandalwood hits me, it puts be back in the barber’s chair, freshly trimmed and enveloped in the pampering hot towel. I’ve had my beard for almost two years now, but the unifying masculine yet aromatic fragrance actually makes me want to shave. I’m sure it won’t be long before I’m lathering up and trimming down.
Written by Luke Fazakerley