NYC Menswear Shops
by Jared Flint, 06/04/2013
Photo: Clement Pascal
1170 Broadway, 212-481-6010, Flatiron District, Manhattan
The Flatiron District is quickly becoming one of Manhattan's more interesting neighborhoods. Among its newer destinations is The NoMad, a beautiful boutique hotel whose interior design recalls bohemian Paris. It's fitting, then, that French apparel and music brand Kitsuné was chosen to anchor the hotel's ground-floor retail space. Started by two Parisian DJs with zero fashion experience (one of whom, Gildas Loaëc, worked as part of Daft Punk's management team), Kitsuné's line of preppy-inspired staples earned a following as it expanded beyond its fox-adorned polos and cardigans. (Kitsune is Japanese for "fox"; the label's cofounder Masaya Kuroki is Japanese by birth.) Those staples are still available and in high demand, now stocked alongside meticulously tailored pieces and covetable outerwear. The store is the line's only North American location.