The tradition began in 1960 when Vito, just 11 years old, got his first job at Riina's Barbershop in Partinico, Sicily. He started out just sweeping floors, and by the age of 14 he had learned the art of a straight edge shave (which he would later teach his sons). At age 18, Vito was the talk of the town with his fast shaves, and perfect haircuts. He quickly became well known for his excellent barber skills, as well as being the longest employee of Riina's barbershop. In 1968, Vito's family got the news that they could come to America after waiting 13 years for a Visa. Upon his arrival in Quincy, Massachusetts, Vito started working in a local barbershop in down town Quincy Center. Once again, it didn't take long for clients to recognize Vito's excellent barbering skills, and just as it was in Sicily, Vito quickly became Quincy's best known barber!

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