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If you’ve got nostalgic taste and a penchant for the styles of the past, you’ve probably already been and had your hair cut at Greasy Fingers Rock’n’Roll Barber Shop down Trinity House Lane in Hull, City of Culture 2017. In an area of the town that has in previous years quietened down, this retro styled, quirky and unique place is helping to restore the lost footfall in the area. Business is booming, and expansion is on the Horizon for owner Phil Bainton (pictured below left) and Josh Webster (right).

A few of the guys from our warehouse have visited the shop for a trim, which also houses a Tattoo Studio upstairs. You can pop down for all your Hair’s needs from a beard trim or Hot Towel Shave to a Kid’s Cut or Buzzcut. The guys are always friendly; pop down, grab a seat and have a read of the snazzy mags while you wait. The store’s ideal location is on the way to Hull’s recently renovated Trinity Square and Fruit Market on Humber Street, near plenty of cool places to grab some food or a drink – caffeinated or not.

Last week, Poorboy selected an array of our Vintage garments suited to the Greasy Fingers boys’ aesthetic and went down for a casual shoot. We let the boys pick from our styled selection and put outfits together themselves, we wanted a laid-back, easy going approach with effortless cool and comfort – much like Phil & Josh’s approach to their own style and vibe. All of the items pictured will soon be available to buy on our ASOS, but we have similar styles already listed online and in our Boutique store – the only clothing retailer down Humber Street.

Here’s what we ended up with. The Greasy Fingers guys will also be one of the main attractions at our GENTLEMAN’S LOCK-IN event on 30th June, 2017. Come down from 6 – 9 to our Boutique at 17 Humber St, bring a friend and some spending money, as there’ll be 10% off Menswear, Steel City Shoe Shine is back due to popular demand, acoustic music, bespoke Cocktails from the Gin Distillery next door and food provided by Nibbles around the corner.

We love collaborating and networking with our fellow locals… If you’d like to be styled by Poorboy or have a creative project you need styling assistance with then please get in touch!
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Ralph Lauren Checked Shirts with Button-down Collars.

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Unbranded Vintage Flannel Shirts – can’t go wrong!

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Greasy Fingers Merchandise is also available in store!

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The boys use the finest Pomades and Waxes around.

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Book an appointment to avoid disappointment, these guys are busy!

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And follow them on FB & Insta – @GreasyFingersBarberShop

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You’ll always leave looking better than when you came in.

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Just cool stuff.

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Phil: “Although I don’t pull a full outfit out of vintage clothing I always make sure to have a few pieces that I know will make people ask me where I got it from when I’m at work. Sometimes you just find the perfect shirt that you know you’ll never find again.”

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The place will soon be a one stop hot spot for all things Rock ‘n’ Roll.

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The store is a stone’s throw from the old Trinity Market and the famous Bob Carver’s Fish & Chip shop.

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“Apart from a few band Tshirts I don’t think I own anything black. Everything has to be bright and vulgar.”

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Greasy Fingers is decked out with stickers and old movie memorabilia. They also have a Human Skull…

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All smiles when you’re self-employed.

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Phil’s workspace.

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Josh ‘Willow’ Webster and his tools of the trade.

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You can basically wear any thing if you have a sick hair cut though…

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Head to toe POORBOY. Vintage shoes are available in our Boutique.

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Ralphies and cropped Dickies in Tan & Grey – which we sell in store already cropped.

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Checked shirt styled with earth-toned pants, we went for brown Dickies.

Phil: “I’m a creature of habit, I have one outfit in a million different colours, vans old school, dickies 873s and a good flannel shirt, can’t be that classic southern california look…”

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Vintage and Antique furniture decks out the shop’s waiting area.

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Rolled up 501 Levi’s with contrasting colour old school Vans.

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Triple Denim… Enough said.

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Thick Frames and a bright white Tee paired with light-wash Denim.

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Classic Checked Flannel shirt over a plain T-shirt with rolled up sleeves; function meets fashion.

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The shop has a real creative workspace feel to it; full of young talent.

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The eye-catching Hand-painted Window Signage makes the place hard to miss.

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They sell their own patches and pins too… cheeky!

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Greasy Fingers is open 7 days a week and ’til 7 on Thursdays & Fridays.

We asked owner Phil a couple of questions to wrap up the day…

Do you prefer Vintage clothing shopping to shopping on the High Street? 

Although I don’t pull a full outfit out of vintage clothing I always make sure to have a few pieces that I know will make people ask me where I got it from when I’m at work. Sometimes you just find the perfect shirt that you know you’ll never find again.

What are your go-to pieces that you couldn’t live without? 

I’m a creature of habit, I have one outfit in a million different colours, vans old school, dickies 873s and a good flannel shirt, can’t be that classic southern California look.

What are your clothing guilty pleasures?

Colour! All my friends seem to wear different shades of black. Apart from a few band Tshirts I don’t think I own anything black. Everything has to be bright and vulgar.

What would you love to see people wear more often?

We totally need to see a return of mullets, long socks and levi’s short shorts for guys. That was such a strong look for camp councillors in 80’s Horror movies. Don’t think you’d ever catch me in them but it’d be fun to give people mullets…

What would you love to see people wear less often?

One thing I really hate seeing is tie dye. I have no idea why I just think a worldwide ban would be for the best.

What style from the past would you bring back today?

If I could bring anything back it would be cowboy wear; lots of denim, suede, great boots. All classics.

If you could wear any famous outfit what would it be?

Famous outfit? I think this is harder for guys. Not as many iconic looks. For me, probably Marty Mcflys pink and blue cowboy shirt with red boots from back to the future part three. Fits all my criteria.

A massive thanks to Phil & Josh, don’t forget the GENTLEMAN’S LOCK-IN on June 30th 6-9pm!