a cut above

In 1825 there was no barber mentioned in a directory of the shops and trades in Colne. It seems that there was one 5 years earlier, who thought rather at lot of himself, and aimed not just to get the discerning gent in need of a trim into his chair, but working folk as well. He also claimed an ability to bring London hair fashion to little old Colne!

Source: The Pocket Magazine of Classic and Polite Literature, Volume 6, London, 1820 (available on Google Books)

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