NYC Menswear Shops
by Jared Flint, 06/04/2013
(from left) Leffot and C'H'C'M' photos by Alexander Thompson
New York City has long been among the world's most renowned shopping capitals. While retail in other stylish cities has primarily remained focused on womenswear, NYC menswear has evolved over the past decade into an unusually vibrant mix. Institutions like Ralph Lauren have built veritable coliseums (see, for instance, the old Rhinelander Mansion on the Upper East Side), and global giants like J.Crew have reinvented themselves here—visit the brand's quirky TriBeCa boys club The Men's Shop at the Liquor Store or its suit-focused Ludlow Shop a few blocks away. It's more than a trend: nearly every men's luxury brand on the planet has launched something special for Gotham. While there's nothing wrong with just shopping the majors (see our roundup of luxury flagships for tips), the quality, depth and variety of the City's more independent-minded retailers is truly astonishing. From a house of handcrafted footwear to a haven for hats, the stores in this slideshow represent high points in New York City men's shopping. Read on for details.