Best of Boston

2017 Best Straight Razor Shave

Firicano’s Barber Shop

Boston may be home to Gillette’s world shaving headquarters, but it’s hard to beat a straight razor wielded by the skilled hand of barber Rich Firicano. His family-owned operation, located just a few doors from Paul Revere’s old digs in the North End and entering its 20th year in business, offers a superlative shave for just $15, without all the pageantry you’ll find at higher-end salons. The only frill: piping-hot towels that smell faintly of limoncello.

240 North St., Boston, 617-557-9141,