I fear that my ambassador and I shall not continue much longer together. He is really growing past endurance. He transacts his business in so ridiculous a manner, that I am often compelled to contradict him, and do things my own way and then, of course, he thinks them very ill done.
I thank you, Albert, for having deceived me. I waited for the news that your wedding-day was fixed; and I intended on that day, with solemnity, to take down Charlotte’s profile from the wall, and to bury it with some other papers I possess. You are now united, and her picture still remains here. Well, let it remain! Why should it not?
The silly creatures cannot see that it is not place which constitutes real greatness, since the man who occupies the first place but seldom plays the principal part. I know that I am still one of your society, that I still occupy a place uninjured in Charlotte’s heart, that I hold the second place therein and I intend to keep it.
The shop’s window display was completely made by hand, recovering the almost extinct technique of gold leaf glass gilding and representing a more detailed and historically accurate approach to the project. Letterpress printing and other fine manufacturing techniques and materials are also used to produce the shop’s stationary and the other designs, as a way of making a statement on the concepts of timelessness and rediscovery which are associated with the shop and the services it provides.
Guided under the most strict principles of excellence and through constant update of its methods, rapidly it transformed itself into a barber shop of reference in the city. Reinvented from generation to generation, Barbearia Porto holds a unique historical legacy that is passed along to each of its successors.
So, with the arrival of the contemporary gentleman, it is important to adapt to an urban lifestyle, offering not only a new haircut but also an unmatchable experience that represents the vast heritage gained throughout the decades of the shop’s life.