The Argyle League opened in the summer of 2014 in Houston, Texas. To the naked eye, it's a barber shop that offers traditional grooming services for men. Beneath the surface, The Argyle League is "clubhouse open to all" - a place for men to become better versions of themselves, to learn the art of style, and to have a little fun in the process. Carlos Carrillo and his wife Lauren know a thing or two about style - I should know - they are two of my best friends. Carlos has always had impeccable taste and Lauren is like a modern day Audrey Hepburn. Our son Colin had his very first haircut in one of the barber chairs at The Argyle League, which, in my book, is the ultimate seal of approval. I had the pleasure of photographing this space this past fall. Friendship aside, this place is perfect. The white, textured walls offer the most flattering light. The dark stained woods and few hand picked antiques are both masculine and glamorous at the same time. The simplicity of the product and tool displays are curated perfectly to showcase their craft but still look uncluttered. The textiles are traditional stripes and cotton - my favorite. I love everything about The Argyle League! And I know you will, too. Click through the photos to see the space. And if you are ever in Houston, stop in and grab a shave, a haircut or a shoeshine. There is also a really awesome coffee shop next door.
The Argyle League
703 West Alabama
To book an appointment: http://www.secure-booker.com/argyle/BookOnlineStart.aspx