Barbers today are known to do mainly one thing: cut hair. For the last hundred and fifty years, their red and white striped barber poles signified their ability to produce a good clean shave and haircut. This was not always the case...
Starting from the Egyptian times, all the way through to Roman times and in the Middle Ages, barbers were known to perform much more than haircuts. They were called on to perform minor surgical operations, pull teeth, and even embalm the dead.
What brought us to Fab Sfameni - a third generation barber who owns Uncle Rocco's Barber Shop in Port Melbourne - was not a toothache. It was through a recommendation made through a mate who's opinion I value.
The first time I walked in I noticed, a moose head on the wall, a variety of bobble head figurines,
inspirational quotes written on Post-It notes and an array of differing male grooming products scattered on a shelf. Everything about the place felt relaxed; there was banter and heaps of laughs. It felt like a place where you could forget about everything for at least 30 minutes of your day. Of course Fab's haicut was second to none. Through expert Sicilian techniques having been taught by his father. You could see he had a real passion for the art of cutting hair.
Uncle Rocco's Barber Shop is just a cool place to be- situated next to Salford Lad's Club and inside the headquarters of Globe it even has a skate bowl behind it. There's always interesting people if not in the barber shop but always around it. It's not hard to see why we wanted to partner up with Fab to produce this sock. Do yourself a favour and book yourself in for your next cut. Simple as that.
1 Fennell Street
0403 283 837
Mon to Fri 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
First second and third Saturday of every month 7:30am - 3:30pm
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