- Barber & Supply by F.S.C. Barber
101 N. 8th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg; 718-522-4959
Loitering is encouraged at the newest, largest, and (amazingly) first Brooklyn outpost of Freeman’s barbershop. A long wooden bench bisects the talc-scented room, inviting walk-ins to hang out while they wait their turn—like its Manhattan brethren, Barber & Supply doesn’t do appointments—for a straight-razor to the face and standard-issue High and Tight ($75). An up-front apothecary is loaded with more than 40 small-batch brands (Aesop shave cream, MCMC beard oil), while an annex next door showcases products from grooming staples like Malin & Goetz.
Best Grooming Emporium
From the 2013 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).