Season’s Greetings from Murdock London.

January 4, 2013
As I always say: at the end of the day, you can take shit clothes off, but you can’t do the same with your hair. Meaning, basically, you should be shelling out your shekels on a good haircut, rather than a pair of drop-crotch pants (dodge-central). 
Although I opt for my stylist cousin back home when I can, Dublin presents an entirely different scenario, and unless you’ve been receiving sound advice via word-of-mouth, you’re probably going to find its landscape of barbers and salons difficult to navigate. My knowledge is by no means extensive, but I’ve recommended The Bowlers Barbers above the Bleeding Horse on Camden St., Dublin 2 before, and I’m doing the same again now. Still, despite their prowess and reasonable rates, I’m always left lamenting the lack of a Murdock branch in Dublin.
You might remember I extolled the v. many benefits of this old-school (spiffing nonetheless – they offered me a Peroni to enjoy whilst having the chop – a Peroni!) London-based chain during the Summer months, and I’ve not since forgotten why. Beer, amazing antique surroundings, and a v. well executed haircut had me rambling (half-drunk mind) with praise as I stumbled out the door, and now, I’ve been given another reason to love…

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A festive gift that I gleefully received (in full-on Christmas morning mode) a few weeks back, that has me – despite the nigh-on tiresome Mad Men Mania that’s been going on from quite some time now – planning Jon Hamm-inspired looks that beg complimentary phrases like “swell” etc. from onlookers.
New year, new better groomed me.

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Thanks Murdock!

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  • Stephen January 4, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Cillian, how incredibly nice of them!I frequent the Bedford Stuy, opposite the Dublin Bikes terminal beside the Central Bank. It's got lovely art on the wall, a top-notch service, and incredibly comfy chairs. Just be sure you know what you want before you go in, faffing about with 'I want to try something new' or 'what about this?' is usually shot down. Also, PLEASE don't say anything about drop-crotch trousers. I'm THIS close to buying a pair. -Stephen

  • Fashion Philosopher January 4, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Hi, sorry I forgot- these webisites might interest you too1. It is about people who live in Berlin. Inteviews and pictures of there beautiful flats… partly in German and English.2. To get a taste of thefashion scene in Berlin. Mainly German but some interviews are in English toound sei vorsichtig, dass du nicht nur mit den Englaendern in Berlin rumhaengst, sonst lernst du kein Deutsch…Love, the fashion philosopher

  • GlamorousGirl January 4, 2011 at 7:13 pm

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  • Mat January 5, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    heyyyy i got one two so you are in good company! so nice of them, and how nice was the note and all the packaging. i've been using the shaving balm for the past few days. smells of the good – o – times

  • Cillian January 6, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Matt: Hope you're good – long time no speak! I've had Linda cut the barnet at Waldorf. Love the place but Bowlers know me better and think they're that bit cheaper, too. Thanks for the recommendation though!Stephen: Never even heard of the place but trust your judgement so might give it a go in the future. Also, re: drop-crotch, just make sure you're prepared to put in the effort of the finding the elusive pair that actually fit.Fashion Philosopher: Danke für die Empfehlungen! Ich hatte diese Seiten noch nicht kennengelernt, aber ich freue mich über die Entdeckung!GlamourousGirl: Thanks for visiting!Mat: Amazing. Really miss them!