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The Boar and Blade

A grooming salon for the modern gentleman
By Judah Finnigan
July 09, 2015
By Judah Finnigan
July 09, 2015

Nestled in Wellington’s secluded Egmont Street, The Boar & Blade has swiftly become something of an institution since opening its doors in 2013. Their savvy amalgamation of mid-20th century atmosphere and contemporary cool have made them the go-to for the aspiring gentleman – not even mentioning the revered reputation for slick cuts, cut throat shaves and meticulous beard maintenance.

With the eponymous and infamous pig’s head mounted above the entrance (ask the store founder Bundy about it), the space is classic man-cave porn, replete with wood-carved service areas and a treasure trove of distinctly masculine artefacts. The area is tight, so booking is recommended, but if you’re after a genuine experience as much as you are superlative grooming, look no further.


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