Sunday, October 25, 2009

Speaking of '40s haircuts... I want to post this picture of The Sartorialist himself, Mr. Scott Schumann. Schumann was in Dublin recently promoting his new book on street fashion, and street photography. You can clearly see he is a fan of the '40s haircut and the style of the Golden Era.

As one commentator (Sarah-Jane) on his blog states - after meeting him in Dublin:
you looked like a 1940's movie star!

5 comments:

planthepark said...

what would be the easiest way to describe the 1940s cut to a barber who may not be exactly used to this?
Maybe you can give me some professional terms so I can really describe well what I want. I am looking for something close to what Pitt had in Inglorious Basterds. Problem is I live in Utah and not exactly the most keen barbers on earth.

Dewitt Albright said...

Hi and thanks for your comment. It's a very good question and something that people have said to me before. The best thing to do is to bring in a picture to your barber. You could print off the pictures of Pitt and Clooney for example. You'll want to ask for a definite parting in the hair, with enough hair on top to slick over with a good pomade. Then around the edges it'll be nice and tight. Like a #1 attachment on the clippers. Avoid a step and get the barber to made the fade as blended in as possible. The nearest haircut in marine/military terms wod be a "low n' tight" but the 40s cut will be a little longer on top.

planthepark said...

That sounds like great advice. Thank you very much for getting back to me.

Dewitt Albright said...

You're very welcome. Please post a picture of the outcome when you get it done.

Dewitt Albright said...

I heard that the Sartorialist was interviewed by Exposé when he was in Dublin.... I must try to find the link.