The Perfect Fit: Shaving

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When it comes to achieving the Perfect Fit, it's about more than what you wear. Getting your grooming right is essential, starting with the perfect shave. I'm leaving that job to the experts at Blind Barber at Barneys New York.

Founded 6 years ago in the East Village, Blind Barber just opened a new outpost at Barneys New York's downtown location offering a menu of services sure to keep every gentleman polished to perfection.

Senior Barber Matt Southerland is my grooming guide taking me through some basic tips every man can use at home.  Starting with hair, Southerland advises using just a dime-sized amount of product to achieve the perfect style.

Next, a good shave is the key to healthy, vibrant skin.  Southerland breaks down the process into 3 easy steps:

1. Cleanse your skin.

2. Shave your facial hair with the grain.

3. Moisturize and soothe with an aftershave balm.

When you want to treat yourself, a barbershop shave is a perfect indulgence, and today we’re taking it to the next level with the shop’s signature hangover cure shave.

The treatment starts with a hot tea tree oil infused towel and continues with a series of masks, another warm towel, and finally the holy grail of shaves using a straight razor. And as Southerland scraped away the last remnants of my 5 o'clock shadow, I was feeling positively relaxed and refreshed.

Blind Barber is open 7 days a week at Barneys New York in Chelsea.