20 December 2016
The name Cut Throat is certainly an ironic reference to the razors used to shape beards and mustaches to perfection in barbershops. Cut Throat is the hippest barbershop in Amsterdam, where walk-ins for a shave and cut are welcome, and the vintage vibe is not confined to gentlemen only, ladies are welcome to pass through for a coffee or snack as well. Cut Throat is not only a men’s hairdresser, but a bar and small restaurant that serves an American brunch seven days a week, specializing in American foods like fried chick, tacos, waffles and fried eggs, all reinvented and paired with an ample selection of artisan beer. The interior design is amongst its strong points; studio Tank Interior & Design Branding designed the city’s ex-stock exchange building, which curiously, was transformed in part into a barbershop in 1930. Cut Throat has not left the place’s history behind; on the contrary, they have highlighted the pre-existing architectural details proudly, including the brick arches and niches covered in subway tiling, all in line with classic furnishing that is a throw-back to shops of the past.