Ever since my first real barber shop experience with an "old-man" barber while I was in law school, I have refused to have my hair cut by any other type of salon/procuts/vacuumcleanerwithblades. I think I can finally say, I have a Fort Worth Barber.
Over the past few years I have worked hard to find an "old-man" barber who knows how to cut a young man's hair without asking too many questions about how to cut it. At pro-cuts they always say "do you want it layered, feathered, textured, rounded, blocked, washed, dried, moussed, tousled, fussled, blah blah blah." I don't know! You're the barber, you know how to make me look my best, so do it. If I were to tell somebody exactly how to cut my hair based on what I think would look good, I would look similar to "Sam the Dog".
Instead I just say, short scissor cut and make it look like it wasn't cut today. A good barber knows what that means.
Old-man barbers know exactly how to make a young man look professional. After they know generally what you're looking for, they don't need much help. This masterization of their skill allows them to move onto more important things. Such as discussing the merits of having two divisions in six man football, why its better to take a longer route on a smaller highway than the quicker route on the big interstate when travelling, the location of a good mexican restaurant (review coming soon, hold onto the edge of your seat), why the Cowboys are going to win the superbowl, and why [INSERT COLLEGE HERE]'s coach is doing [GOOD/BAD].
These are the types of barbers young men need. If you have a cool hair style that needs wax, pomade, gel, frizzplus, or some other concoction made from industrial adhesive, an old-man barber is probably not for you. But if you want an old man to talk with about whatever in the world interests you, and you want to only pay 12 bucks for the haircut, AND get your neck shaved clean with a straight razor, you must use an old-man barber. And its important that you start going now. The sooner you start going, the sooner the barber will know how to cut your hair and will begin to remember you.
I'm not going to tell you who my barber is because I already wait long enough to get my haircut. But I will tell you this, if you want a unique experience, a better quality haircut than one of the chain places, and you want to get your neck shaved (who doesn't?), I highly recommend an old-man barber.