Pair to Wear: Guys’ Night Out
To prove your masculinity, there’s no need to go off on a bison hunt. No, to prove you’re a dude – a real dude – the manliest thing you could do is prep for a night out with the guys by getting a haircut and shave at a real barbershop, the kind Don Draper would go to. Plus, you’ve got to dress the part: Pick a narrow-fitting navy cotton suit for a sophisticated impact (navy is the new black, this fall), finished off with a pair of men’s dress boots. Their rounded toe implies just enough blue-collar machismo to kick the look into high gear, while their contrasting camo sole lets your sense of humour shine through – just the ticket for a good time with the buds.
Five barbershops worthy of Mad Men:
To get a shave while sipping a whiskey, in Montreal: The Blue Dog Barbershop
To get a cut in the heart of Kensington Market, in Toronto: Crows Nest Barbershop
To use the same guy Adam Levine does, in L.A.: Shorty’s Barber Shop
To get a look recommended by GQ, in New York: Made Man Barbershop
To read comic books as you wait your turn, in Chicago: Belmont Barbershop