Sole Patch Story
Sole Patch is an upper-end men’s shop that specializes in hair cuts and shaves. The atmosphere combines the richness of a resort, the energy of a concert and the community of a family reunion… it is a reinvention of an old tradition delivered in an outstanding atmosphere.
The people that are called to work in this trade once inspired the prolific writer John Steinbeck to once pen… “It is my considered opinion that the hairstylist or barber is the most influential person in any community… I tell you that a clever, thoughtful, person of this trade wields a power beyond the comprehension of most people.”
Sole Patch was opened in November of 2007. The name has several significant meanings for us… first, a “soul patch” is the facial hair men grown just beneath the lower lip. It was popularized in the 1950’s and 60’s within the “beatnik” culture and also grew in prominence among musicians. Second, the spelling of “soul” was change to “sole” which gave it an additional meaning; sole = the only, and patch = a collection of likeness, resulting in, the only one of its kind. Third, the triangle is the strongest geometric structure in the universe along with being a symbol of body-mind-spirit… among other things.