+ Barking Irons: Historically influenced hoodies and henleys. Dig in till Sunday. _161 Bowery, 212-226-1126, www.barkingirons.com_ + John Varvatos: He's GQ's designer of the year and, until Sunday, he's going cheap. _260 Fifth Avenue, 212-725-5400, www.johnvarvatos.com_
This weekend, we dispatched our fearless stylist to help a friend in need of an outfit for the Gotham Awards for independent film. He doesn't own a suit (pour soul) and wanted to dress up for this event, but he was disinclined to spend really big bucks for something he might wear only once a year. Makes sense.