just for men: nyc's sartorial revolution
by Michael Slenske
Opening Ceremony (left) photo by Malcolm Brown; Billy Reid photo by Ben Ferrarl
When it comes to fashion in NYC, there's no question that the fairer sex has long held the advantage. But that's been changing: over the past few years, the City has experienced a veritable menswear renaissance, thanks in no small part to a group of emerging (and re-emerging) designers like Tim Hamilton, Robert Geller, Michael Bastian and Billy Reid. And while the current economic downturn has temporarily turned shopping into a challenging pastime, these seven well-curated boutiques boast unique selections of classics and exclusives (not to mention great music and, in some cases, plush parlors with well-stocked bars). Go for a look-see, stay for a drink—and don't be afraid to stimulate the economy a bit.