It’s good to look good, and at Mister Brown’s Barber Shop, men’s fashion is alive and well.
We know the clothes you wear can affect the way you perform. Research has proven this. However, living in the land of sunshine and palm trees here in San Diego, most gentlemen can get away with ‘lazy chic’ fashion: flip-flops, board shorts, trucker hat, hoodie…perhaps even a man bun?
Well, as menswear has been outpacing the womenswear market for some time now, it’s clear men are stepping up their fashion game.
Maybe it’s new eyewear, a classic bow tie, swapping out your ‘briefcase’ for a gorgeous leather tote. Regardless, when upgrading your wardrobe, it’s nice to have some resources and a community by your side. That’s where Mister Brown’s comes in.
Mister Brown’s, located on University Avenue in the heart of North Park, offers a luxury experience for gentlemen who have a thing for the iconic classics. If you’re in San Diego, stop in. Walk-ins are welcome.
Not headed to San Diego anytime soon? Good news, you can shop online or join our mailing list for monthly promos, style tips and product recommendations from owners Lee and Laura Brown, and our expert team of barbers.
Lee Brown cut his teeth in the world of high fashion and design in New York while working for titans in the industry: Giorgio Armani and Ian Schrager. And although we’re a long way from the streets of New York, Lee stays on top of men’s fashion trends, along with the latest in hair and skincare.
Not quite in the know of what 2019 will bring? Read last month’s Vogue article for their top picks, or Pinterest’s 100 Top Trends for 2019.
As for the rest of our crew, Lee and Laura have hand-picked the best barbers in town, all experts in their craft. There are no slackers in this joint when it comes to haircare, beards and high fashion.
Mister Brown’s offers everything you need from hot shaves to clean fades in an elegant, vintage-themed shop. Relax in style with a complimentary adult beverage in our lounge area, where we always have the best tunes spinning, or perhaps the game is on. Walk-ins are welcome, but your best bet is to make an appointment online.
In addition to haircare and beard styling, Mister Brown’s carries a number of locally hand-crafted goods. As we mentioned, we stay on top of the latest trends to bring you that elegant yet rugged look.
2019 Men’s Fashion Trends and the Products We Love
Here are our top picks for that elegant meets rugged style that’s currently trending in men’s fashion.
1. Beards Baby, Beards!
One look around your local craft brewery may confirm this, but right now, beards are hot. In fact, beards are so in style that GQ has an entire section of their website dedicated to them. There, they cover everything from how to grow a beard like Aquaman’s Jason Momoa, to how to shape your beard like a pro.
One thing is certain, beards are in and there’s plenty of ways to make yours stand out. At Mister Brown’s we offer beard trims as well as recommend which products you can use to maintain your look in between visits.
We love Mister Brown’s beard oils to moisturize and hydrate your beard and skin, eliminate itching and dandruff (beard-druff). In addition, the natural ingredients in our products will help accelerate beard growth, for a kissable and respectable beard. You can choose from the following oils:
2. Vintage Watches
While it’s true that watches are always in style (one might even say they’re, timeless…), elegant, vintage-style watches are in high demand. According to Pinterest’s “The Top Trends for 2019” report, searches for vintage watches have nearly doubled.
Well, here at Mister Brown’s we’ve partnered with San Diego-based Vincero Watches to carry a wide selection of styles guaranteed to elevate your game. After trying for years to manufacture in China, 3 college friends decided the best way to assure quality control and eye-catching, long-lasting watches was to do things differently. Vincero Watches was born, and although they are not available in our online store at the moment, you can find them in our North Park shop.
If you aren’t sure what type of watch to start with, Fashionbeans recommends a three-tiered approach. This means you should have three watches in your rotation. One watch for the office, one for the weekends, and a statement piece to really stand out. Let us help you find a style that looks great on you.
3. The Hairstyle That Never Fades
Right now, fades and French-style crop haircuts are all the rage. In fact, searches for French crop haircuts are up 84%! Why? Well, fades are easy to maintain, work well with most styles, and look great on a variety of face shapes.
Got the fade and need help keeping your new look in place? We recommend pomade, especially for harder to manage hair. Mister Brown’s Medium Weight Pomade is ideal for achieving style and texture, plus a great fresh scent.
4. Home Decor: Creating Ambience with Candles
There’s just something about walking into a room where candlelight provides both a soft glow and intoxicating scent that makes even that worn leather couch in your house seem inviting. Well here at Mister Browns, you’ll notice we pay attention to both lighting and fragrance, and therefore we’ve partnered with San Diego-based Norden Goods to create Mister Brown’s signature aromatherapy candles.
Owners Erika and Peter share our love of both home decor and design and have helped us create unique and minimalist home goods. Because we also value goods that last, we have these candles poured into a whiskey glass. So when your candle has gone out, just remove the leftover wax (the freezer helps free the wax easily), wash it out, pour in your favorite whiskey and enjoy!
5. Sling, Crossbody and Tote Bags
Men’s fashion has come a long way from the murse and manbag. We’re seeing everything from satchels (thank you The Hangover), to sling bags, crossbody bags, and totes. We love these pieces so much that we’ve partnered with Bradley Mountain, another San Diego based company, to create elegant, eye-catching utilitarian accessories. We have several pieces available online, with a larger selection available in the shop.
Tying it All Together
To sum up, Mister Brown’s is one of a kind, gentleman’s barber shop that also features the latest menswear at affordable prices.
From hot shaves to clean fades, Mister Brown’s takes you back in time as you sink deeper into our vintage chairs and let your day melt away.
Until next time,
The Mister Brown’s Team