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January 28, 2020

Chaps & Co Chooses NoMad for its First U.S. Shop

Come May or June of this year, NoMad men will have another option for bespoke grooming services. Chaps & Co, a United Arab Emirates barbershop with locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, has announced that its first U.S. location will be right here in our neighborhood.  Chaps & Co is set to open an 821 square-foot space at 1165 Broadway (between 27th and 28th Street) in a 10-year leasing deal secured by RIPCO.

Chaps & Co is not a typical trip to the barbershop. Instead, it is a place where men are greeted by an extremely well-dressed expert in men’s grooming before receiving traditional services such as a superb classic cut, beard trim, color treatment, and hot towel shave.  Chaps also offers nose and ear hair waxing, eyebrow and beard threading, and a blow-dry and scalp treatment, as well as massages and charcoal face masks. With a British gentleman’s club-style approach to grooming, it is the perfect place for men to take relaxation to the next level.

The ambience helps too.  While being groomed, men can enjoy a refreshing complimentary beverage (alcoholic or non).  All the Chaps & Co. shops are designed by a London-based practice Nicholas Szczepaniak Architects and evoke the sense of a private men’s club. They are spacious and well-lit with mahogany leather styling chairs that achieve the utmost comfort.  To create a space that exudes strength,  sexiness and intrigue, the architects designed a dark color scheme with smoked oak wood walls, steel panels and raw concrete.

Chaps & Co’s website describes the business as “a barbershop where a man can be a man, sit down, get an ice-cold drink and chat sh*t during a clean haircut and a straight razor shave.” Charlie Mitchell, a freelance journalist who has lived in the Middle East, reviewed his haircut at Chaps & Co as the fanciest haircut of his life.  Mitchell stated, “For a trim, it’s cheap, and much value is placed on customer satisfaction.”

The founder, Welshman Jordan Davies, was able to disrupt the men’s grooming market at the perfect time and has done a wonderful job of promoting the Chaps & Co brand throughout the United Arab Emirates.  Since the first shop opened in 2015, business has been booming. “The demand was simply mad,” Davies says.

This is exciting news for the men in NoMad.  Stay tuned for the grand opening because a trip to this new and affordable luxury salon will be a must.  NoMad welcomes this cutting-edge edition to the scene; it should fit right into the neighborhood’s vibe.

Chaps & Co.
1165 Broadway
(between 27th and 28th Street)
New York, NY 10001