CUTS | CLOTHING | COFFEE
WORDS: RYAN LUBBOCK

Abandon Ship Apparel and Hard Grind have recently collaborated to bring an amazing new space to Scotland, a new store ‘Daily Grind‘.

The ‘Daily Grind’ Coffee Shop is the latest expansion to Hard Grind HQ located 18A Exchange St, Dundee DD1 3DL. The passion and integrity of the brand shines through their cuts, clothing and specialty coffee. Hard Grind takes pride in its unique approach to business by not looking to replicate what has been done already; instead the alternative brand has found its niche through the seamless synergy of the owner’s passions in life.

“We didn’t hire a marketing team or mastermind a plot to get ourselves out there. It was much simpler than that. We were ourselves. We did what we wanted, how we wanted and we never once deviated from the plan…”

 Before the birth of Hard Grind, owner Colin Petrie was apart of Scottish Punk band PMX, was the drummer for Silibil N Brains and toured with D12. After being forced to take a step back from the music industry due to health issues, Colin turned to barbering as a creative outlet. After working in various Salons and learning his craft he put everything into Hard Grind, now an established barbers, clothing brand and coffee shop based in Scotland. To get a bit more of a flavour for what Hard Grind is about as a brand and family check out their blog website here.

 Expect nothing less than exceptional service and positive vibes when visiting either of the brand’s two shops, situated in Dundee and Aberdeen. The awkward wait at the barbershop is not on the cards with Hard Grind, expect table football, N64, a jukebox, free Wi-Fi, charging stations and chill vibes during your visit. Going to the barber shouldn’t be a chore, get to know your barbers, sit back and kick it with refreshments from store sponsors Rockstar, Brewdog, Luc Belaire and Sailor Jerry Spiced rum.

“Our waiting areas are not just for waiting but for hanging out with friends you haven’t
met yet…”

The new location debuts the Daily Grind Coffee Bar, whilst waiting for a haircut enjoy locally sourced freshly ground coffee from roaster Sacred Grounds and a selection of home baking. Feel welcomed in the laid back environment, a place to study, catch up with friends or just generally chill out. Daily Grind aims to make you feel at home, grab a book from their selection to unwind for a while, check out the traditional tattoo style wall art and listen to the hand picked tunes whilst enjoying great coffee. Furthermore both stores stock and sell hair care products from American Crew and Reuzel as well their own line of clothing.

The new location see’s the brand collaborate with fellow Scottish company Abandon Ship Apparel, an alternative street wear brand located 17 Exchange St, Dundee, DD1 3DL. Abandon Ship’s brand, style and identity falls right in line with Hard Grind’s tone, if you like neo-traditional tattoo style design be sure to check out their line of clothing when visiting The Daily Grind or online.

Abandon Ship Apparel are in their 7th year of business and to celebrate are having a birthday bash on the 7th April, check out the details below, with the collaboration they are also showcasing exclusive products at the after party hosted at Daily grind to celebrate the launch of Hard Grind’s new store.

To shop at Abandon Ship Apparel online click here.

In summary for amazing customer service, experienced barbers giving great haircuts, fresh locally sourced coffee and on point stylish street wear you need to head over to Dundee and visit Daily Grind, especially if you already find yourself in Scotland on your travels or live locally.

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