As barbers die and stylists leave, I have gone back and forth between salons and barber-shops. Presently I go to a new place that is a bit of a hybrid of the two. Good scenery, with a touch of the old fashioned barber shop thrown in, and they do most of the cut with scissors, especially the finish . . . which I obsess about. If a place asks me what number I like, it's generally the last time I go there. I once had an evening wedding in Chicago, and although I had shaved early that morning, by about 3:00 I had a little stubble, so I went to Truefitt & Hill, explained to the guy that I had shaved earlier, and just wanted a reshave to beat back the stubble. He proceeded to shave me within a nanometer of my life against the grain . . . I think I was referred to as "lobster boy" at the wedding.