If the Suit Fits: A Guide to Unisex Shopping
by Christina Parrella , 10/08/2013
Oak. Photo: Alex Lopez
Barneys Multiple locations
Oak 55 Nassau Ave., Brooklyn, 718-782-0521
Opening Ceremony 35 Howard St., 212-219-2688
Both guys and gals can benefit from a shopping session at one of these retailers. At Barneys, there's an abundance of international brands that offer a feminine twist on masculine shapes. For example, Comme des Garçons has slim-fit cardigans and baggy wool pants for men that are gathered at the ankle with a bow. The high-end retailer also carries Patti Smith's favorite label, Ann Demeulemeester—a gently deconstructed line offering abbreviated tuxedo jackets, neat one-button coats and chunky combat boots. Oak carries a collection of leather messenger bags, biker boots and slouchy harem pants for men. Opening Ceremony is stocked with loose sweaters, textured pants, hooded pullovers and leggings for guys. The multifaceted retailer also carries the exclusive Yoko Ono collaboration, which features slim pants with cutouts and a two-tone pink blazer for men.