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Freshness Curated: 10 New York City Menswear Shops

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Menswear bloggers, give yourselves a well-deserved pat on the back. Your new media machinations have propelled the growth of menswear, making it outpace womenswear in 2014 (4.5 percent versus 3.7) to the tune of $440 billion in total sales. We’re guessing that a disproportionate amount of national menswear sales is confined to New York City, which is home to a number of stellar menswear stores. Whether you worship at the altar of Daiki Suzuki or Frank Muytjens, you’re sure to get your sartorial fix from our list of 10 New York City menswear stores. Acquaint yourself in the following pages.

Produced by: Dan Hwang

Freemans Sporting Club

Freshness Curated: 10 New York City Menswear Shops

In the world of Freemans Sporting Club, shopping for new duds is a manly pursuit, which means the store’s trappings are reminiscent of a hunting lodge, and the offerings on display shelves skew toward workwear and old-school haberdashery. Pick up an immaculately tailored camel hair sport coat, then go next door for a quick trim and shave.

8 Rivington Street

New York, NY 10002

Tel: +1-212-966-7799

Hours: 11:30 am – 8:00 pm

www.freemanssportingclub.com

J.Crew Liquor Store

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Representing J.Crew’s first ever menswear only boutique, the Liquor Store is a far cry from the retailer’s mall-based locations, featuring dark wood paneling, leather chairs and oriental rugs. It’s not just the physical aesthetic — which was carried over from the space’s original tenant, the Liquor Store Bar — that sets the shop apart. The selection of apparel and accessories is both modern and timeless, with exclusive Alden footwear and J.Crew’s slim Ludlow suits offering a pleasant, intoxicating buzz.

235 W Broadway

New York, NY 10013

Tel: +1-212-226-5476

Hours: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

www.jcrew.com

Nepenthes

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If you’re unfamiliar with the cult of Nepenthes, you owe it to yourself to visit the retailer’s Garment District shop. Nepenthes, of course, is the Japanese company that owns Engineered Garments and Needles, two brands that are methodically deconstructing men’s heritage wear. Much of the store’s inventory is available only at the store, while frequently rotating pop-up shops bear repeat visits.

307 W 38th Street #201

New York, NY 10018

Tel: +1-212-643-9540

Hours: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

www.nepenthes.com

Carson Street Clothiers

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Having opened in early 2013, Carson Street Clothiers quickly shed its new-kid-on-the-block status to become an essential proprietor of menswear among the city’s in-the-know. The store is spacious, with a club room feel that never verges on overkill. The vibe is relaxed (shoppers are offered complimentary beverages), while the apparel and accessories strike a delicate balance between formal and casual. Get a Patrik Ervell shirt to layer underneath a lightweight Mackintosh coat, then peruse the extensive collection of Drakes ties and scarves, or simply have a seat in the rear of the store, drink in hand, to plan your next move.

63 Crosby Street

New York, NY 10012

Tel: +1-212-925-2627

Hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

www.carsonstreetclothiers.com

Saturdays Surf NYC

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Founded by a trio of friends in 2009, Saturdays Surf NYC brought beach culture to NYC. Or maybe it’s more accurate to describe the opening of the store as bringing NYC to beach culture. After all, the in-house line of apparel and accessories are made to be worn in the city, with no trace of neon to be found on any of the menswear essentials. Aside from the stylish gear, the real reason to visit the store might be the picturesque lounge area in the deck out back, where you can sip your latte while you chat up fellow would-be surfers.

31 Crosby Street

New York, NY 10013

Tel: +1-212-966-7875

Hours: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm

www.saturdaysnyc.com

Paul Stuart

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This isn’t just an obligatory nod to a bastion of the old guard. Occupying the same space on Madison Avenue since it opened in 1938, Paul Stuart is an institution, a menswear emporium that offers sumptuous fabrics and classic silhouettes, housed in a 60,000 square foot space that’s just big enough to contain the overflowing selection silk ties, fine dress shirts and cashmere sport coats.

354 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10017

Tel: +1-212-226-8493

Hours: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

www.paulstuart.com

C’H’C’M’

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C’H’C’M’ was founded by Sweetu Patel — an erstwhile furniture designer — in his Brooklyn apartment in 2008, with an online presence leading to the opening of its current Bond Street location in Noho in 2010. Having stocked British mainstays like Drakes, along with brands like Ovadia & Sons and Arpenteur before they acquired name recognition, Patel is now shifting the store’s focus to the new house line, featuring key wardrobe pieces imbued with a modern minimalism.

2 Bond Street

New York, NY 10012

Tel: +1-212-673-8601

Hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

www.chcmshop.com

Hickoree’s

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Hickoree’s Floor Two in Williamsburg is the brick and mortar offshoot of Hickoree’s, the online source for American (and Japanese) made workwear, as well as the acclaimed accessories from house brand The Hill-Side. Along with dry goods from the likes of J.S. Homestead, Kapital and Universal Works, expect to discover a charming selection of kitsch, like handmade slingshots and artisanal candies.

109 S 6th Street

Brooklyn, NY 1121

Tel: +1-347-294-0005

Hours: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

www.hickorees.com

The Real McCoy’s

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Opened last year and operated by Gordon Heffner of denim mecca Blue in Green, located just next door, The Real McCoy’s specializes in reproduction apparel that gets all the details right. The raw denim replicates the straight-leg fits of the 1950s, the T-shirts are loopwheeled and the military jackets are fitted with period-appropriate pockets and linings. Keep in mind, authenticity doesn’t come cheap.

10 Greene Street

New York, NY 10013

Tel: +1-212-226-8818

Hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

www.realmccoys.com

Palmer Trading Company

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Launched in November 2010, Palmer Trading Company is a SoHo boutique that immerses the visitor in a world of vintage Americana. All the apparel – including the in-house line – is made in the USA, and visitors will want to check out the selection of leather goods, as well as the plaid Filson overshirts. Arrayed throughout the cozy space are JFK prints, antique globes and rotary phones, as well as vintage Rolexes and horn-rimmed eyeglasses, all of which speak to an anesthetic made to stand the test of time.

137 Sullivan Street

New York, NY 10012

Tel: +1-646-360-4557

Hours: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

www.palmertradingcompany.com