Whether it is the musky old chairs or the very experienced hands of Phil's barbers that make this place so special, is a constant matter of debate among the clientele. What is certain is that Phil's, located right next to another New Haven staples, Naples PIzza, is a classic place for the boys and men of the Blue to stop in and get their hair cut. The service is reminiscent of old movies, with some barbers eschewing scissors and cutting hair with old-fashioned razors, instead. While this may sound dangerous, it is not in the least so when it is done by people as experienced as the barbers at Phil's. And besides, it is much better for the hair.
If you need to have your hair cut in New Haven, this is the place to go. The one drawback is that hairstyles verge towards the conservative.