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A cut above the rest

Truefitt & Hill, quintessentially English barber's, recently opened its first franchise in Thailand

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  • Newspaper section: Life
  • Writer: Ken Kongkatong
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Witty, sophisticated and cultured — adjectives typically used to describe such well-known figures as Alfred Hitchcock, Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. While these men were defined and distinguished by the aforementioned characteristics, there was another commonality they all shared: all three preferred were loyal patrons of Truefitt & Hill. 

Established in 1805 by William Francis Truefitt and certified as the oldest barber’s in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records, Truefitt & Hill has a well-earned reputation for providing the ultimate grooming experience for those who favour the  English-gentleman look. In recent years, the London-based company has extended its reach to Asian markets, its latest foray into the region being the opening of a branch at Bangkok’s newest shopping complex, Central Embassy.

“The franchiser gave me some leeway in the design of the shop,” said Sakorn Thavisin, the Thai franchisee, who modelled the shop with English sensibilities in mind.

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