My Favourite Menswear Stores in NYC
When I first got into menswear last Summer, I wanted to support local brands and businesses but I didn’t know where to start. The more I explored and learned about the NYC fashion scene, the more I started learning about the local up and coming NYC based brands.
Here are a few of my favorites so far:
Williamburg - This is my favourite vintage store in NYC. It’s tucked in the corner of the Mini Mall off Bedford avenue. It sells vintage American and Japanese goods like WW2 jackets, 1950s-1960s Levi’s jeans, and bowling shirts. While the store is small, the curation is fantastic, and since the owner has the same build as me, most of their clothes are in my size.
Williamburg - In 2010, Kai D Fan started his work-wear inspired boutique shop, Kai D Utility. He couldn’t find things he wanted from other brands because the quality wasn’t high, so he decided to start his own brand. He also makes all his clothes in NYC’s garment district. I passed by his store as I was walking around the neighbourhood and I was impressed with the quality and craftsmanship of his pieces.
SoHo - 3sixteen is an up and coming NYC-based clothing brand famous for their denim. They source an exclusive made fabric from Kuroki Mills in Okoyama and make their jeans in the US. The more I learn about the brand and the owners, Andrew Chen and Johan Lam, the more I like them.
Corridor is an independent Brooklyn based brand that makes, “beautiful, expressive, and responsibly made clothing.” I recently visited their store in SoHo and loved their collection. In particular, they are famous for their intricate knit cardigans.
For anyone interested in denim, Blue in Green is a must visit. It’s one of the first stores in the US to carry and sell Japanese raw denim and it houses the largest collection of Japanese denim in the US.