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Gentlemanly Grooming

May 20, 2014

Felipe and Sons

The recently opened barbershop-cum-haberdashery (or ‘barberdashery’, if you will), Felipe and Sons, is a sure stroke of genius by co-founders Paulo Canivel, Marco Katigbak and Martin Warren. In its masculine bi-level space decorated with vintage leather sofas, old sports memorabilia and Persian-like rugs, the one-stop men’s primping station is elevating dapper Manilan men to new, impeccably-groomed heights – so whether you’re in need of a shoeshine, haircut, clean shave or a total wardrobe overhaul, F&S has you covered.

Begin with an old-fashioned spit-and-polish, best enjoyed with a with a glass of your preferred poison (they’ve got the full spectrum of liquors and a selection of beers). After an optional cut/trim, barbers get to work with handcrafted blades from Parker Safety Razor, over a luxurious, thoroughly pamper-some, hour-long ritual that even includes an upper body massage. Face perfected, head over to the master tailoring station, with top-to-toe bespokes services in your choice of fine fabrics, then finish with a pair of made-to-measure loafers, wingtips or captoes from a collaboration with the artisanal cobblers from local label Sapatero, and step out slick!

Mezzanine A / LPL Mansion / 122 San Agustin St / Makati City / +63 2 949 7703 /