• Ann Mashburn

    Style | Store Profiles | Prep Essentials  

    Sunday afternoon at 1158 Howell Mill Road in Atlanta, Georgia, and if the ladies that just opened the Ann Mashburn boutique are exhausted—if the pressure of complementing one of the best, if not the best, mens’ shops in the country that consistently garners praise from the likes of GQ, countless style blogs, and its burgeoning clientele is getting to them, if they feel like they’re going 100 miles an hour from trade shows to shuffling two doors down to their tailors holed up in Sid’s shop—you wouldn’t know it.

    Elizabeth, the eldest of five Mashburn daughters, greets me at the door with a collegiate smile. Even though she is under the spell of a trans-Atlantic jet lag, her southern hospitality masks it. While most college seniors her age spent the summer grasping at the waning days of adolescence, Elizabeth was volunteering in Africa, working alongside her mom to open up the eponymous shop in Atlanta, and acquiring a hands-on education in fashion merchandising and retailing.

    Ann Mashburn is usually closed on Sundays and Mondays, so we have it all to ourselves. The experience feels similar to Sid’s place but softer. Instead of dark stained woods and taxidermy, white surfaces, gold framed mirrors, and north light pouring in from the storefront windows persist.

    Ann, with her right hand woman Jen, has just returned from a trade show spawning the thought to carry Le Chameau rubber boots in lieu of Hunters. “Everyone seems to be doing Hunters now.”

    This is the magic behind what the Mashburns do. They curate. And they do an impeccable job of it. Meticulous even. It’s why every woman from the suede-fringed-boot-wearing Taylor-Swift-listening teen to the 80 year-old who appreciates the style and cut of the shirts stops in.

    “Our customers are women who want to look great, have some attention paid to them while they shop, and get some good advice if they need it.”

    Jen, Ann, and Elizabeth

    Photographed in Atlanta, GA

    With stints as an assistant to Polly Mellen at Vogue in the 80s, an editor at Glamour, and a stylist at J.Crew, Mashburn came into this experience as an editor, not as a retailer. Sid and Ann launched Sid Mashburn together three years ago. “We set out to build a brand based on nothing more than what we loved and what we wanted to stand behind.” Her shop, which opened this summer, evolved with some heavy coaxing from their daughters. “They were quite tired of Sid getting all of the attention and, really, just wanting some girl things to wear for themselves. We already had a family business and lots of female opinions that needed an outlet.”

    Aside from her own private label, Mashburn stocks Barbara Shaum sandals and belts, Delman shoes and boots, J Brand jeans and pants, Saint James tees and sweaters, Levi’s, Pretty Ballerinas flats and heels, Fred Perry and Lacoste polos, Superga sneakers, and James Perse tees, tanks, turtlenecks. Come spring, A.P.C., Barbour, Mackintosh trenches, Tucker blouses and dresses, and Jil Sander will line the shelves.

    “For us, it’s about the edit...not the item.”

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    Cal left a comment on 5/30/2011 at 6:04 PM:

    Beautiful job Ann! Wish I were closer to see it all in person. Take good care. xx


    The Broke Socialite left a comment on 11/30/2010 at 12:09 PM:

    LOVE Ann and the team! The shop is in our ‘hood. Can’t keep out of there.


    Laura left a comment on 11/30/2010 at 9:20 AM:

    I would love to shop Ann Mashburn online!  Noticed the website says it’s being updated.


    kathie left a comment on 11/28/2010 at 9:40 AM:

    @Megan - try ‘Summer is a Verb’ (summerisaverb.blogspot.com). While I, too, love Muffy Aldrich I often crave more ‘adventure’ in my wardrobe. You’ll definitely find that with Allie.


    allison Lees left a comment on 11/26/2010 at 11:14 AM:

    Your store looks great!


    bunny left a comment on 11/26/2010 at 12:30 AM:

    the store looks gorgeous. i love seeing creative peeps mood boards. the chic catherine deneuve photo is unexpected.  not a reference you hear much in prep.  should be used more :) classy like ann mashy is the highest compliment i can think of for a lady.


    Jesse Lyn left a comment on 11/25/2010 at 3:52 PM:

    I am in L-O-V-E! I will need to make a visit down South come summer to check out the lovely Mrs. Mashburns gorg store!!!  It appears simply perfect and immaculately put together. 

    Ps. Best blog for all things prep!!


    Grace left a comment on 11/25/2010 at 1:04 PM:

    My husband & I are both loyal Mashburn shoppers. Born & raised in R.I. we’ve been in Atlanta for 6 years (since we graduated from graduate school). It has been so exciting watching the Mashburns grow from small start up shop to national names.  Ann Mashburn is a smart & stylish woman.  I’m glad she is doing so well.  In a city filled with boutiques hers stands out amongst the rest.


    Campbell H K left a comment on 11/25/2010 at 12:10 PM:

    Wow, what a couple. I find the layout of each of the Mashburn stores to be almost as compelling as the clothes themselves.

    And I immediately have the hots for “Elizabeth”.


    S.N. Carpeaux left a comment on 11/25/2010 at 11:01 AM:

    A shop as lovely as I imagined it would be. Great article, and the photos speak to the welcoming simplicity and softness of the space. Well done!


    ACH left a comment on 11/25/2010 at 10:25 AM:

    Just lovely.


    Joey Dee left a comment on 11/24/2010 at 8:46 PM:

    What a wonderful space. Best wishes for great success to this addition to the Mashburn brand; great photos as usual.


    Megan left a comment on 11/24/2010 at 8:34 PM:

    Thank you F.E.C. for featuring the more feminine sides of prep. This seems like a perfect occasion to ask you a question that I have been trying to solve: Do you have any good recommendations for preppy blogs/sites that cater specifically or at least regularly to women? Obviously Muffy Aldrich’s site is a bible when it comes to wardrobe staples and essentials, but I have been looking for someone who offers advice geared toward a more adventurous and dare I say younger look. Any advice? And I also have to say that while I know your work is geared towards men, your attention to women is not only very appreciated but superb!


    Victoria left a comment on 11/24/2010 at 3:30 PM:

    Ah! Take me there. I would kill for more shops like this on the east coast, especially Rhode Island. Hardly anything unless you travel to Newport.

    Ps. Mason Pearson is the best hairbrush ever made, I’ve had mine for years. Yet to fail me.


    tammy left a comment on 11/24/2010 at 3:14 PM:

    I love the clean and simple look of the store.  It gives the impression that one is walking into the walking closet of your dreams.


    JFD left a comment on 11/24/2010 at 1:43 PM:

    That’s a very nice looking store. There used to be in our town several relatively small classy (kinda preppy) stores where my wife could buy wardrobe staples and some special things, all gently related to classic looks (shirtwaist dresses, shetland sweaters, loafers, blazers) and they’ve all gone now. There certainly is a place for this kind of thing—at least in our budget—but, if the market means anything, apparently there aren’t enough of us anymore for even larger cities to support such a place. That’s sad.


    Harriet Litzky left a comment on 11/24/2010 at 1:33 PM:

    Jen,
    You make me proud.
    Harriet
    Your Second Grade Teacher


    Natalie J. left a comment on 11/24/2010 at 1:23 PM:

    Born and raised in Atlanta for 25 years I can verify the necessity of a store such as this one. I wish this store has been open while I gathered my Georgia Tech degrees - it would have made my fashion transition from young adult to adult much more enjoyable! The sophistication and personally-garnered character of this store fills a much needed niche juxtaposed with the plentifully available larger retailers and “trendy,” but limited in terms of the classic style, boutiques already in Atlanta.


    Andy M. left a comment on 11/24/2010 at 12:23 PM:

    Nice to see the Mashburns continuing to get attention.  It’s a beautiful store; my girlfriend loved browsing there after my last trip to Sid.  As usual, I’m perplexed by LBF’s unrelenting negativity.  Perhaps this style of clothing is harder to come by in Atlanta than in other locales.  I can’t speak for women, but if local ladies feel the same way walking into Ann Mashburn as men do going into Sid, then I’m sure they greatly appreciate having this boutique available to them.


    The Boss left a comment on 11/24/2010 at 12:05 PM:

    “Our customers are women who want to look great, have some attention paid to them while they shop, and get some good advice if they need it.”—The operative word being “if” on the latter point.

    It’s wonderfully refreshing to see a women’s boutique that has a mutual respect for their customers.


    Kathie left a comment on 11/24/2010 at 11:40 AM:

    Women need another boutique like this. I see very classy, basic items. With a world full of H & M’s, J Crew going off the deep end and other retailers following suit it is extremely difficulty, not to mention exasperating to find decent clothing. I’ve even been disappointed in Brooks Brothers lately, and I feel like I meet myself coming and going in J.Laughlin and Lily.


    AWKeller left a comment on 11/24/2010 at 9:50 AM:

    I want to get up from my desk, get in my car, and drive to Atlanta to visit this store.  Right.  Now.


    Rashidi left a comment on 11/24/2010 at 8:48 AM:

    I saw some bags on my last visit that I think the lady might like for Christmas. Great pics.


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  • The Cary Collection

    Music & Books | Store Profiles  

    Thomas Cary just paid $1,400 for Take Ivy, and it was only the second edition. It doesn’t bother him that it’s being reprinted. “I have clients—I sell to Tommy (Hilfiger?),” he assures me. Over the last decade he has spent up to a quarter million a year on rare and vintage books only to turn around and shrewdly supply them to the likes of Kate Spade, Tory Burch, J.Crew, Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren. They are just a few of many tapping The Cary Collection for design inspiration and display; furnishing their retail stores stretching from the Hamptons to far east Asia. Though a queer client list for a book dealer, Cary’s aesthete taste has granted him access to this veritable Who’s Who of neo-prep designers.

    “Just watch your step,” Cary warns me as we tight walk our way through the narrow hallway. Stacks of rare and vintage books scale the walls as high as eye level. At first glance, the 900 square foot Upper East Side apartment is a mad experiment in preppy hoarding, but upon further inspection I realize it is actually painstakingly merchandised. He converted his apartment into a showroom 10 years ago (available by appointment). Rare cocktail how-to books amusingly perch near antiquated Stork Club memorabilia, vintage needlepoint pillows of horses and terriers dot the WASPy interior—including one handmade by Brigid Berlin (one of Andy Warhol’s muses), while a vintage Gucci saddle rests on the back of a slipper chair; all showcased in intricate arrangements upon a scad of oriental rugs.

    “Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector’s passion borders on the chaos of memories.”        —Walter Benjamin

    Photographed in New York, NY (click select images to enlarge)

    Thomas W. L. Ashley's Skull and Bones 1948 yearbook

    Cary's Prince Albert velvet slipper collection rivals his books

    He is a merchandising virtuoso having spent 30 years in the fashion industry. During his days at Paul Stuart (and Brooks Brothers prior), he would run down on his lunch hour combing antiquarian book shops then hop on a train, grab a slice and be back on the selling floor in 59 minutes. Such is the life of a rare and vintage book dealer. “As a teen I would skip school and fly into the city when my parents were away,” Cary says. “I was a real wheeler and dealer in high school,” dealing in stamps and uncirculated American coins. In 2001, a home equity loan enabled him to spearhead the acquisition of his unparalleled catalogue.

    Since singularly creating a specialty niche market of selling to high-end global purveyors, Cary has expanded The Cary Collection to lamps, needlepoint and accoutrement from a bygone era when men were (mad) men. One of its most fascinating books is a 1948 Yale Skull & Bones yearbook underscoring a young George Herbert Walker Bush’s betrothal to the secret society. And this is not particularly exotic in relation to its 15,000 other books. The curated stock displayed in the showroom is only the tip of the iceberg. You can peruse the collection online at Abe Books or by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at 245 E. 72nd St New York, NY.

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    Principe left a comment on 2/28/2013 at 9:28 AM:

    Great stuff! Some of the colours are a little to polychromatic, (I ‘m a tweeds and flannel type of guy) but all in all most intriguing…. and remember if you visit the premises don’t just ooh and aah… buy something! It’s a commercial enterprise, not a museum….


    richard hammond left a comment on 1/31/2013 at 4:05 PM:

    Wonderful web site, very nice talking with you today Thomas about the Bill Blass auction catalog. Look forward to visiting your gallery.


    Tickled Pink And Green left a comment on 12/15/2010 at 5:19 AM:

    How did I miss this post?
    OMG I want to spend a week there exploring.  Next time my mom says I have too much stuff I’m showing her these pictures.  I’m inspired now to do a million new things….  : )


    isabelle left a comment on 10/19/2010 at 9:08 AM:

    Thanks for sharing this extraordinary collection of vintage books. It is totally fabulous.


    Tippy left a comment on 10/4/2010 at 3:57 PM:

    Darn…he was about 12 blocks away from being my neighbor.  Now that would have been cool.


    MikeZFromHouston left a comment on 9/19/2010 at 12:19 AM:

    Cool post, I will be sure to come back and visit!


    Joey Dee left a comment on 9/7/2010 at 4:36 PM:

    Absolute mad house. Another great piece!


    mara left a comment on 9/5/2010 at 11:21 PM:

    i really really enjoyed this post! thanks so much!!!

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    Christopher Tawney left a comment on 9/5/2010 at 2:13 PM:

    Time to move on,Basher.


    Jay left a comment on 9/5/2010 at 1:57 PM:

    “Hoarders: Prep Edition”  While I love the collection, he needs to get a proper showroom.  I would be afraid to lift a blazer for fear what was underneath.


    Chznone left a comment on 9/4/2010 at 11:58 AM:

    A-MA-ZING!!!!!!! Makes me look like a minimalist, which I am far from….......


    Elizabeth left a comment on 9/4/2010 at 11:30 AM:

    His place is fascinating and his book collection is astounding, but I bet talking to him is even more interesting! Thank you for sharing this.


    bunny left a comment on 9/4/2010 at 2:51 AM:

    amazing. naturally i love the needlepoint pillow of the dog in olde finery and the fox hunt dioramas.


    Laguna Beach Trad left a comment on 9/3/2010 at 10:07 PM:

    Stunning. I’m speechless.


    Ted Roosevelt left a comment on 9/3/2010 at 7:08 PM:

    Perhaps the most extraordinary collection this side of paradise!


    Sophia Redmond left a comment on 9/3/2010 at 7:00 PM:

    That shoe collection puts Carry Bradshaw’s to shame.


    Caron left a comment on 9/3/2010 at 5:26 PM:

    This must be something like falling down the rabbit hole in Greenwich, CT.


    A.W.Keller left a comment on 9/3/2010 at 4:45 PM:

    Gorgeous.  I can only imagine how incredible the photos are in the Skull and Bones yearbook.  The whole place must be incredible in real life.


    pitboss12 left a comment on 9/3/2010 at 4:00 PM:

    @FEC - The images are even more striking when enlarged.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 9/3/2010 at 3:50 PM:

    @RPOhio—The Official Preppy Handbook (hardback) fetches about $100 on eBay in good condition.


    RPOhio left a comment on 9/3/2010 at 3:40 PM:

    I have the original Official Preppy Handbook in hardback cover, red cloth cover.  Wonder how much it’d fetch?  Need the cash!!


    TWA left a comment on 9/3/2010 at 3:27 PM:

    Ha! I knew this man was a genius. Everyone tried to poo-poo him and critique his pants being wrinkled/ not hemmed. He is a preppy god! The collection of slippers alone is lust worthy but the whole collection is the complete manifestation. Thank you so much for sharing!


    Royar left a comment on 9/3/2010 at 2:12 PM:

    What wonderful pictures! I must visit there when I go to New York next!


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 9/3/2010 at 1:11 PM:

    @Tom & pitboss12—You can know click on select images to enlarge them and take in all the intricate details. Thank you for the suggestion.


    Chens left a comment on 9/3/2010 at 1:10 PM:

    Bravo!


    pitboss12 left a comment on 9/3/2010 at 1:01 PM:

    It looks like the Royal Tennenbaums’ house threw up on itself - in a good way. 

    Great pics, definitely need to be able to enlarge to get the full scope of the space.


    Tom left a comment on 9/3/2010 at 11:40 AM:

    Wow!  That is an extraordinary place.  Any chance you can make it so the pictures will enlarge if you click them? There is so much to look at, I get dizzy with the small pictures :)


    Kiel James Patrick left a comment on 9/3/2010 at 11:39 AM:

    “Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector’s passion borders on the chaos of memories.”  I simply must pay this collection a visit.  Job well done young man capturing this vibrant, detailed masterpiece.


    ACH left a comment on 9/3/2010 at 11:28 AM:

    Thank you; I could look at those pictures all day.


    Andrea left a comment on 9/3/2010 at 11:22 AM:

    Great pictures!  All of the color in his apartment is fantastic.  In a way this reminds me of the set from the Royal Tenenbaums. 
    Interesting that his bold style is reflected in his home.


    michael butts left a comment on 9/3/2010 at 11:00 AM:

    some stuff I love, some stuff is not for me, the clothes and slippers I mean.  And that’s what makes this collection awesome in my opinion.  Eclectic, vast, and personal.


    Emily left a comment on 9/3/2010 at 10:46 AM:

    A beautiful and incredible, one of a kind collection.


    robdarko left a comment on 9/3/2010 at 10:35 AM:

    Thank you for this glimpse, F.E.C.


    Cary Randolph left a comment on 9/3/2010 at 10:20 AM:

    This place is fantastic. A mad hatter, fun house library. And Mr. Cary’s taste impeccable; his adventures, no doubt, completely wild. (But then I think there is something to be said about people named Cary.) Gorgeous photos, FEC.


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 9/3/2010 at 10:05 AM:

    That’s a lot of velvet sleepers! That place is totally whimsical!


    Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) left a comment on 9/3/2010 at 10:01 AM:

    Ooo… I have to be so careful, or my house would look like that. My husband and I just donated over 300 books to our local library system, and STILL have to build a 2nd library in our house to accommodate our collection.

    LOVE the fox on the director’s chair - have any more information on that?


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  • Gant Rugger

    Store Profiles  

    Even though I catch my reflection out of the corner of my eye, I’m almost mistaken for what decade it is. The Seth Thomas clock isn’t much help. Newspaper articles and photographs from Gant's manufacturing facilities in New Haven from the 1950s—1970s plaster the walls. I’m in the dressing room, modeled after the foreman’s office of Bernard Gant, of the new Gant Rugger shop on Bleecker St. A navy/red striped polo, madras sport shirt and heritage-rich blue oxford pullover haphazardly drape over the office chair. Gary’s silhouette knocks on the door to see how I’m doing. He's astute yet nonchalant. He runs off to grab a different size for me.

    The 700 square foot store in New York’s West Village showcases a more industrial factory look, partly inspired by the company’s New Haven, CT manufacturing heritage. The narrow space reveals exposed brick, open ceilings, vintage furniture and factory-floor fixtures. A custom adjustable wood shelving system is reminiscent of an earlier time. Fabric rolls, a mid-century sewing machine and archival shirt-making patterns dot the quirky factory blueprint. It’s the kind of space you, as a guy, walk in and wish was your closet—you want the entire collection. I walk out with the oxford pullover to start.

    “Gant was a small family business in the beginning and they poured their heart and soul into it. So we tried to create a space that inspires a mix of creativity and functional design, with a nod to the passion that went into our grass-roots shirtmaking origins from all those years ago. It’s a very personal space.”

    Christian Bastin, head designer of Gant Rugger

    Photographed in New York, NY

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    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 2:49 PM:

    @Jason Feldmann—I shoot the Canon 5D.


    Jason Feldmann left a comment on 6/14/2010 at 1:45 AM:

    what kind of camera do you shoot with? the pictures of the store are brilliant.


    Steve left a comment on 6/9/2010 at 10:11 AM:

    I have to disagree with the comment about Los Angeles.  We have amazing stores—from Craft to APC to Milkmade to Confederacy…even a RRL.  That being said, we could always use a Gant Rugger shop!  :D


    Petter left a comment on 6/9/2010 at 8:52 AM:

    I like these pics!

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    M.D. Cooley left a comment on 6/7/2010 at 8:26 PM:

    Oh how I wish I lived near New York,they get all the good stuff! All we get in L.A. is Empirio Armani, and other similar horrors.


    Gary Davis left a comment on 6/7/2010 at 4:43 PM:

    This looks great! Thanks so much….


    bunny left a comment on 6/7/2010 at 4:13 PM:

    it’s all so handsome


    The Boss left a comment on 6/7/2010 at 3:56 PM:

    I’ll pop in the next time I’m in NYC—looks promising.


    Andy left a comment on 6/7/2010 at 3:17 PM:

    Great pics…  I want pretty much everything I see in that showroom.


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  • Save Khaki

    Top Drawer | Store Profiles | Prep Essentials  

    David Mullen is waiting on me. I slide into the anonymous storefront adjacent to A Salt & Battery on Greenwich Avenue. He’s oxidizing some sheet metal detailing above the doorway by hand. This is how he does things. He loves details...loves working with his hands. In between a soft spoken discourse on the philosophy of fit and the misappropriated media coverage of the injustices unfolding in Darfur, I realize he’s from another generation—a generation that can literally talk shop and life until the sun sets if you hang around long enough. But David is a product guy (“This is what I’m supposed to be doing,” he riffs unpretentiously), so we get back to the pants.

    Pull on a pair of his signature khakis and it’s apparent; Save is a product-driven outfit. I could go on about details like the Hollywood waist band and the interior micro-sanding, but all you need to know is it’s the best chino I’ve ever worn. It fits and moves so well; not skinny but slim. His product is a direct reflection of himself—wrinkled, well worn, detail oriented. It’s an exceptional rendition of the beloved prep essential.

    David Mullen outside of his Greenwich Avenue store

    Photographed in New York, NY

    Save Khaki began three years ago on the notion of creating great fitting khakis (and surrounding it with all the product that compliments it) in a world where everyone’s wearing denim. Since Save Khaki’s nomination as “Best New Menswear Designer in America” earlier this year by the CFDA, they’ve opened up three stores on Broome Street, Greenwich Avenue, and Lafayette Street. On the horizon is a collaboration with Pointer brand and the launch of Save Khaki United, a sub-brand by Save Khaki offering only goods made domestically. “Everything is still within our vision of updated classics that are naive to trend; chambray shirts, wool coats, knit sweaters, some selvedge chinos and even a line of denim (no prejudice here).”

    *A week before Thanksgiving my apartment building caught fire and I lost a good bit of personal belongings. David sent over a care package of khakis, a couple sport shirts, tees, and a tote bag that arrived at a time when I had hardly any clothes to wear. This is the kind of man David is. This is the man behind the khakis.

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    mel left a comment on 9/19/2013 at 9:41 PM:

    Where can I find that hanging map?


    jeff left a comment on 7/22/2010 at 9:04 PM:

    where do i apply?


    marcus left a comment on 5/20/2010 at 1:16 PM:

    Great stuff!


    KyleBarnes left a comment on 1/7/2010 at 11:24 AM:

    stellar post. perfectly depicted and gorgeous photos definitely makes me want to stop by the next time I’m in the city. Until then, thanks for the preview.


    Kate Noelle left a comment on 12/28/2009 at 1:50 PM:

    This blog post was probably the best yet… your words were so eloquently put and perfectly accented the awesome antiquity of the shop. I loved it. Way to go. And I’m happy to hear you’re experiencing the wonders of God’s unmatched provision…. may you continue to see miracles. :)


    CLD left a comment on 12/23/2009 at 3:47 PM:

    Absolutely beautiful.  The piece is great!


    The Boss left a comment on 12/23/2009 at 12:22 PM:

    I really like David’s whole ensemble in this photo. And, that is rather unfortunate regarding your predicament.  I’m sure David’s hospitality put a smile on your face, though.


    Theo Martins left a comment on 12/23/2009 at 12:18 PM:

    Brought me out of the wood works, great stuff.


    theandydunn left a comment on 12/23/2009 at 4:47 AM:

    Hey Fred.  Great post, I’m wondering where I might get a pair of these in the UK?  Will have to e-mail david.


    H. left a comment on 12/22/2009 at 9:40 PM:

    that place looks amazing.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 12/22/2009 at 7:38 PM:

    @Pittboss12—I shoot Canon cameras (5D) and lenses (L series).


    pitboss12 left a comment on 12/22/2009 at 7:19 PM:

    I don’t always agree with the content of your posts but this one was nice.  One thing I can’t deny is that you have an eye for great images. What kind of photo equipment do you use?


    Kym left a comment on 12/22/2009 at 6:41 PM:

    Gorgeous. All. Bravo.


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  • The J.Crew Men’s Store

    Store Profiles  

    It’s refreshing...shocking, even, when a big design house creates a uniquely brilliant shopping experience. Even more so when they do it for the men. J.Crew’s Tribeca Men’s shop, located at 235 West Broadway is just that. A one-of-a-kind Ivy League/modern trad shopping experience designed exclusively by Andy Spade.

    Aside from showcasing essentials from J.Crew’s men’s line, my recent visit to the Liquor Store bar in New York City revealed it also showcases Thomas Mason shirting, Selima glasses, Globe Trotter luggage, Red Wing boots, Aesop body products, Borsalino hats, Alden shoes, Hollywood Trading Company belts, as well as various vintage items (i.e. the watches featured below). Truly a men’s shop fresher than a breath of Nantucket air.

    Images via J.Crew

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    Kyle left a comment on 3/11/2010 at 1:10 PM:

    what watch faces are pictured here? I am looking for one that will fit bands that can be switched out for the summer. Thanks!


    sunday ibok left a comment on 12/7/2009 at 6:42 PM:

    fing amazing. when marc jacobs said ’ a photo is a million words ’ he wasn’t kidding. oh wait was that someone else?


    SMII left a comment on 12/7/2009 at 4:27 PM:

    Excellent report as I’m unfamiliar with this treasure of a store. Do my eyes deceive me, or did I notice a Constellation w/ Pan dial?


    Greg left a comment on 12/7/2009 at 3:13 PM:

    Great store, I picked up my Chromexcel Indy Boots there this summer. I could easily dress myself entirely out of the contents of that store.

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