Monday, May 25, 2009

Too Good To Let Pass By

I don't have a whole lot of time to go shopping these days, but this weekend I found myself in the SOHO area, and the new J Crew's men's shop looked too good to let pass by.

The new store has a raw aged vibe, pairing some of the original historic structures from the 1800s with unvarnished barnwood knotty pine paneled walls and bare plank flooring. The space is reminiscent of a cross between a tailor shop from the 50s and someone’s library. Random yet beautiful paraphernalia, such as a collection of vintage locks, that seemed to be curated or found instead of bought adorn the space. In the back of the shop, there’s the Suit Shop, which plays with an interesting store within a store concept, and it houses J. Crew’s signature Ludlow and Aldridge styles alongside a vintage tie bar and high calibre shirting. The historical original storefront and interior design paired with a meticulously selected array of items draw the entire space together into a reminiscent narrative.

One of the most delightful aspects of the new store is the plethora of exclusive collaborative pieces with some of the most renowned and skilled menswear companies such as Russell Moccasin shoes, Thomas Mason shirts and Alden oxfords. Other than heritage brands, J. Crew has also brought in edgier, but nevertheless high quality labels such as Mister Freedom to collaborate on some key pieces and accessories.

J. Crew Mens Shop
484 Broadway | Map
New York, NY 10013


diane said...

What a beautiful store. I just love J.Crew., they're so classy.

wecouldgrowup2gether said...

did u get anything?!