In our grand tradition of keeping you up to date on the international men’s shop scene, we’ve scoured the globe for the newest openings in your regular haunts—you know, Milan, London, Hong Kong, the usual. Because you never know when you’re going to need a new pair of striped socks while in Amsterdam.
The MLB World Series kicks off tonight in Kansas City, pitting their Royals against San Francisco’s Giants. And while SF has been gaining serious menswear street cred over the past few years, Kansas City has been no slouch either—home to blogger favorite Baldwin Denim, among others.
Because Read Wall, the Americana-bent menswear label from Washington, DC, has just opened a showroom in the Flatiron District, replete with overstuffed leather couches, bourbon and a fellow named Paul who knows his way around an old-fashioned measuring tape.
Tonight: Williamsburg does its best Okinawa, as Hickoree’s becomes Hickoree’s Japan.
The three-week pop-up shop is taking over Floor Two with an entirely Japanese-crafted collection, as 20-plus makers deliver exclusive collaborations amidst a slew of inventory debuting stateside for the first time ever.
It’s an inviting blond-wood-hewn showroom that allows you to actually try on the clothes you'd normally only get to see online. The caveat: you’re only trying them on. There’s no stockroom in back, so you can’t walk out of the store with your new lightweight chinos—your guide will order them online, the same way you would have at home, except without the guesswork. Whether or not this is the future of online shopping is yet to be seen, but color us intrigued. Of course, if you’re not in one of the cities with a Guideshop, you’ll still have to do it the old-fashioned way: on the Internet.
In our grand tradition of keeping you up to date on the international men’s shop scene, we’ve scoured the globe for the newest openings in your regular haunts—you know, Singapore, Milan, the usual. Because you never know when you’re going to need a new chambray shirt while in Hong Kong.
There will be the usual doses of Horween leather, artisanal grooming products and American-made gear, plus a few Austinian twists from hometown hosts: the sausage and menswear kings of Austin, respectively, Frank (who we’ve gushed about before) and Central Texas’s bastion of rugged dapperness, Stag. They’ll be taking over a row of galvanized-steel Quonset huts known as Fair Market—pictured above—so you can’t miss it. Just follow the scent of grilled bison, smoked black pepper chèvre, basil and sweet kolache bread. (Then ask for the Northern Grade Dog.)
Settling into the former Partners & Spade studio, grandfather of American-made excellence Filson opens up their first East Coast shop today on Great Jones—and it’s a stunner.
Past the racks of 100-year-old Mackinaw Cruisers, the Shinola Bixby suspended over glass-encased billfolds and valets, and a gargantuan reclaimed-wood display reading like a wall of fame for Filson baggery, you’ll find the lounge area.
It’s replete with perfectly broken-in leather couches, a whiskey cabinet and a shuffleboard table framed around the living-wall backdrop—which has stuff like cacti growing out of field bags.
They’ve also got a bunch of stuff you can’t get anywhere else: their new Magnum Collaboration collection, along with one-of-a-kind curated finds like vintage Army-issued cameras.
We recently caught up with Suitsupply’s vice president, Nish de Gruiter, to talk about what he’s digging from the spring/summer collection, the story behind that fantastic pool party lookbook, iconic tailors and more.
With all of the new socially conscious brands out there these days, you can find just about everything your daily wardrobe requires—but you’ve got to know where to look for the more dapper stuff.
That’s where new webshop Accompany comes in. They’ve already done all of the sourcing and vetting for you—meaning you can hop on their site and shop like you would any other webshop, knowing that whatever you end up with will be fulfilling the tenets of social consciousness and handsomeness. In other words, you can’t go wrong.