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Owner Kristin Wild took us on a tour of her top city-chic pieces for the well-dressed man.
Top grouping, clockwise from left: Simon Miller M001 jean in Los Angeles, $198, Billykirk hidden buckle belt, $143, Nau riding jacket, $200, Trovata Motecito sweater (worn underneath jacket), $158, Relwen sanded poplin workshirt, $145, Relwen fatigue short, $138, Billykirk dopp kit, $143, Malin+Goetz moisturizer, body wash and shave cream (inside dopp kit), $18–$38.
This high-end store has pieces for work or play, and owner Mike Prue picked out some of his (and his customers’!) favorites.
Middle grouping, clockwise from left: Bill’s Khakis plain-front standard fit pant, $97.50, Haupt lightweight leather jacket, $595, Lacoste “Gitane” polo shirt, $79.50, Robert Graham shirt (worn underneath jacket), $198, Scott Barber cotton pullover, $115, Allen Edmonds “Everson” loafer, $250, Allen Edmonds “Fifth Avenue” dress shoe, $295.
For the urbane gentleman, look no further than Jazzman, where co-owner Craig Butenhoff pulled items that’ll take you from day to night.
Bottom grouping, clockwise from left: Seven cotton pant, $159, CK navy linen blazer, $159, aviators, $19, French Connection “Craig” double-sided check shirt, $88, Penguin polo shirt, $69, Kenneth Cole “Regal Attire” dress shoe, $145, Seven original bootcut jean, $179, Tsubo “Vard” sneaker, $99.
The tale of The Emperor’s New Clothes begins with two weavers promising the emperor to make him a suit so fine that only he or those worthy will be able to see it. We all know how that ended up. So make like the emperor and get yourself a (real!) custom-made suit, too: It’s the ultimate luxury for a man who takes his look seriously. Woldenberg’s is one of the few boutiques offering custom suiting (Bill Paul Ltd. Studio also does custom).
Owner Mike Prue takes all measurements in-store and then works with the customer on the details—everything from fabric (one brand has 300 choices, another has 150), two-button or three-button, type of pocket, jacket vent and much more. Want more than a suit? Shirts and topcoats can be custom-made, too. Prices aren’t terribly outrageous either; Prue says suits range from $750–$2,100–plus. Expect your suit in anywhere from a week to a month later, and when you don your duds you’ll feel like a king—or an emperor.
Styling by Shayna Miller