Most days, a line forms outside of this old-school barber shop, which prides itself on the craft of barbering and personable service. It's an experience from start to finish—especially when you're offered a shot of whiskey to help ease the wait. (470 49th St.; 510-761-5074)
"We just don’t make things like this anymore. We make the cheapest things we can because we use the cheapest things we can find. We no longer find the value in beauty. Spare and cheap. I think this may be one of the reasons why the rich hang on to their wealth better than others. Some people understand intrinsic beauty and why it is important."