It’s not just the ladies who want to take things up a notch for a big night out like New Year’s Eve… the guys also want to present their best for this special night. Whether you are looking for options for yourself or for the man in your life, from fashion to grooming, it’s all here for the men in downtown Burlington.
For the traditionalist, a visit to the Village Cigar Company & Barbershop should be on your prep list. Owner Jerry Filice says, “Think classic American style throwback barbershop, offering haircuts, straight razor shaves (which lasts one hour and 7 hot towels!!), and beard trims, while you listen to great tunes, watch sports or engage in colourful conversation.”
The barbershop uses all classic barber formulated pomades and products. One of Filice’s favourites is the “Beard Balm” from Crown Shaving Co. based in Kleinberg, Ontario. “This is a family run business with generations of barbering in their blood. They have a full grooming range from shave creams to aftershaves.” Filice recommends booking your New Year’s appointment now, especially if you want to bring in a group of guys. For the “modern grooming experience”, New York New York Men’s Grooming Lounge offers men a wide variety of treatments. In addition to barbering and shave services, NYNY offers a full range of body services including massage, man-cures, pedicures and waxing. Experience your services in a 40’s New York Glam setting while enjoying espressos and sports on the big screen TVs. Groups, packages and memberships are all available.
New Year’s Fashion
With a variety of men’s shops downtown like Bush’s Menswear, Jeff’s Guy Shop and Scrivener’s Men’s Apparel, there is something for everyone! Whether you are dressing up or doing New Year’s in your jeans, Lou Frasca, owner of Scrivener’s Men’s Apparel, says a tailored fit is the cornerstone of men’s fashion currently and no matter what size you are, a tailored fit is the most flattering.
If your celebration is more casual, jeans and a tailored shirt are the way to go. Colourful socks add fun and flair! For a more refined look, Frasca says add a velvet dinner jacket. They are available in a variety of colours this season including burgundy, navy, green, and black watch check. Pop on a bowtie and your look is complete.