NYC Menswear Shops
by Jared Flint, 06/04/2013
Courtesy, Carson Street Clothiers
Carson Street Clothiers
63 Crosby St., 212-925-2627, SoHo, Manhattan
Recently opened and stocking some of the best labels in the world, this store has quickly become a destination for insiders—not a bad start for its founders, two ex-lawyers who gave up their day jobs to try their luck at retail roulette. Right in line with their litigious roots, Matt Breen and Brian Trunzo did due diligence in traveling the world to find just the right soft-shouldered blazer and canvas sneakers. They bring a palpable sense of authority to their stock, whether it's Italian tailoring from Barena and L.B.M. 1911 or irreverent Americana from Ovadia & Sons and Ian Velardi. They've also paid special attention to their accessories, featuring luxurious ties and pocket squares from Drake's and minimalist Scandinavian bags from Mismo. This is New York's adroit answer to Atlanta's Sid Mashburn.