We’re in town for New York Fashion Week this weekend and in between casting and fittings we’re of course trying to find time for a little shopping. Here are our co-founder Ethan Song’s five favorite men’s stores in NYC.
"There’s something really local about Freeman’s. Their store, barber shop, and restaurant all work together and everything they make is made in New York. There’s an old school elegance to the styling. It’s simple with no fuss and no hype. You can really see the craftmanship."
3x1 (15 Mercer St)
"3x1 makes their jeans right in the store. You can custom order them and choose the raw or selvedge denim you want based on weight and finish. They have a pattern maker there to create a custom fit for you and have something like 250 different fabrics. They’ve sort of taken denim and turned it into an art form."
"This is a fairly new spot. If you’re into international brands it has everything you could want. They really handpick their favorite brands and are very selective about what they carry. They have a lot of cool new progressive brands like AMI and Ovadia and Sons mixed with classics like Mackintosh. It’s a great place to go for inspiration to combine styles and looks."
Odin (199 Lafayette St)
"If you’re interested in New York based designers, Odin is the reference. It’s been the scene for years and has built a loyal following by supporting local designers like Shipley & Halmos, Richard Chai, Bespoken, and a ton of others. They also have their own line of fragrances and candles."
"This place is basically a museum with items you can actually buy. They have large stocks of men’s clothing from the early 1900s to the early 80’s and a pretty large collection of vintage military pieces. If you’re into workwear and Americana it’s the place to get the real deal - not just replicas. There’s also a stash of really rare quality pieces in the basement that the staff might show you if you’re lucky."