Tuesday, December 15, 2015

On the Street…Duane St., New York



There’s something interesting happening downtown at The Armoury New York.


They’re building a team of chic and, more importantly, cool young guys that seem to have a good sense of style and youth.


I’ll be very curious to see how the shop and the team evolve over the next few years. New York could use some fresh blood in the stuffy tailored clothing arena.


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  1. rico

    December 15, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Somebody hep me. What is that coat.


    • Mark

      December 16, 2015 at 10:15 am

      Rico – the coat is by a new Japanese brand called Coherence, it’s available for purchase at The Armoury though it might be sold out now.

  2. With Or Without Shoes

    December 15, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    So stylish!!!!

    Kisses from http://www.withorwithoutshoes.com

  3. mosaic_world

    December 15, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    I think whatever you did with the photo background is pretty interesting. the forms look a bit abstract and graphic. it definitely makes the young man pop out.

  4. Danny Vice

    December 15, 2015 at 10:49 pm


  5. Wonderland Boudoir

    December 16, 2015 at 12:05 am

    Wow! this is an awesome look! It’s fun and youthful, it shows that you have style and masculinity. At the same time it never forgets it’s classic background.

    Everyone woman loves a man that can dress.


  6. James

    December 16, 2015 at 12:43 am

    Jake! :)

  7. an enthusiast

    December 16, 2015 at 1:06 am

    a perfect ensemble!
    Like to think the winter coat belongs to the man’s papa or granddad, beautifully kept and passed down!

  8. The Italian Glam

    December 16, 2015 at 2:39 am

    perfect gentleman attire

  9. taimemode

    December 16, 2015 at 3:27 am

    Love the color of the coat, natural color :)

  10. MARTA

    December 16, 2015 at 3:58 am

  11. Jorgen

    December 16, 2015 at 5:10 am

    Nice stuff Jake!

  12. dario fattore

    December 16, 2015 at 5:28 am

    bello il cappotto

    dario fattore – http://www.whosdaf.com

  13. debbie

    December 16, 2015 at 8:34 am

    He’s very dashing! Love his wavy hair.

  14. Sukie

    December 16, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Marvelous color uses. I recall you pointing out seeing forest green on the streets multiple times in Paris recently. It marries very well with the 2016 Pantone colors which feel to me like sunrise over cool water. Was the coat mottled forest with brown or a shade between olive and forest with brown, or both greens with the brown? It seems more like the first when i enlarge it.

    There are many other neutral and darker colors with which the 2016 Pantone shades mix well, as well as them having the ability to swirl refreshingly with any shade found in a sunrise or sunset, so I suspect there will be street fashions with a number of combinations normally seen in nature, with people watching the sky more as well as beach combing for some shell and pebble colorations and yet more views of the natural world for inspiration toward new combinations.

  15. From The World With Love

    December 16, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Very elegant very nice products …but…he looks so old with this..it is a great style for some one older …
    even if the style is great it should be great for you!!!
    Yael Guetta


    • debbie

      December 16, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      He doesn’t look old at all. He looks like a gentleman in quality classic clothing. How do you think he should be dressed for his age?

      • Dani Korneliussen

        December 17, 2015 at 4:55 am

        I’m with you, Debbie! If I was a young woman in has age group, I would be so proud to be out on the town with him dressed like this. Classic, sharp and dignified. This is a 5-star look!

        • Sylvia

          December 17, 2015 at 12:52 pm

          I *am* a woman in his age group and LOVE his style! My husband (also my age group — ha ha) dresses like this as well. We needn’t conflate youth with “casual” or “inelegant.”

          What I love most about this photo, though, is that the subject is smiling and looks like he’s having fun. That makes the clothes attractive…not the other way around.

    • Maria

      December 18, 2015 at 11:14 am

      I am his age, and female, and I am here to tell you that he looks hundred times more right then some dude wearing skinny hipster jeans, and a hoodie. He looks hot.

    • maria

      December 19, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      100% agree

  16. Ashley

    December 16, 2015 at 10:42 am

    A very fresh sense of style!


  17. El FM

    December 16, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Love this!!

    Get the shirt here: http://goo.gl/EIJR0l

    Get the tie here: http://goo.gl/9PcDZ6


  18. Addison DeWitt

    December 16, 2015 at 11:50 am

    It seems worth noting that in contrast to the fellow in Scott’s Nov. 25th posting — a man who was practically SWIMMING in his overcoat — Jake Grantham of The Armoury NYC is wearing a Coherence “Corb” Tweed Chevron Coat ( https://thearmoury.com/product/coherence-corb-tweed-chevron-corbusier-raglan-coat?Color=Brown ) that actually fits him properly — for a far more dashing effect. Unlike the piece worn by Mr. Nov. 25th, this coat has raglan sleeves, which have the happy effect of allowing greater freedom of movement (the intention of their design was to allow the one-armed officer for which they are named easier use of his sword during the Crimean War) while allowing the garment to flow smoothly from neck to the sleeves, fitting more readily over whatever size/weight of suit or sport jacket that the person may be wearing. I suggest that those who want to swim (just a bit) in their coats try swimming in a raglan sleeve model….Scott, I too like the youth and rakishness that is embodied by The Armoury’s HK-infused take on serious men’s tailoring, but let’s not pretend that this is clothing for the under-30 set — unless they have a private income or have just sold their start-ups to FB or Google. As I recently advised a friend who was on his way to the Duane Street outpost: “Bring money.”

  19. Bugra E

    December 16, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    I really like his tie.

    • Slim

      December 31, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      Very much agreed.
      I appreciate that it is not a trendy skinny tie, but fuller and expertly tied.
      In fact he does an outstanding job of dodging any trite trends (skinny, over-tailored sleeves, etc.) but rather wears his outfit in a traditional, proper fit.
      I like the emphasis on fabric texture rather than obvious, bright pattern.
      A charming detail is the scarf stashed in the coat pocket, maybe to take a nice photo showing shirt and tie unhidden by a scarf… or maybe it was warming up that day, scarf no longer needed.)
      A great look all around, traditional yet not at all stodgy… still fresh and lively,

  20. Pella

    December 16, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Yes, yes, very good.

  21. Magda

    December 16, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    very nice, high quality fabrics (or good photo), for the tie and coat. Love the tassels of the scarf coming out of the pocket too and how it all ties in together, not only colours but shape.

  22. Danielle K.

    December 17, 2015 at 4:52 am

    This is an altogether very good look! I would deffinately notice this young man if I passed him on the street. And Ohhhh…. I love that tie. It’s kind of… Umm…. “drapey”.

  23. proletarianGreat Gatsby

    December 17, 2015 at 7:25 am

    Precisely because he is a young man he can wear clothes that would seem older in other people. It can be elegant and even funny.And if the coat is from his father or grandfather (I don’t think soo.It’s too new)then better and better.

  24. Chris

    December 17, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Too much!
    Take something off!

  25. His Favorite Shirt

    December 17, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Love how the simple, monochromatic tie stands out. Beautiful!

    • Patrick

      December 18, 2015 at 11:04 am

      Beautiful tie. Love the cut, color and that it’s wool.

  26. Lexi

    December 17, 2015 at 11:05 am

    To me, there is always something very rakish about a well turned ginger man. He looks like trouble! in a very good way

  27. jaj

    December 17, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Beautifully put together.. right down to every detail. It’s refreshing to see a well dressed and groomed young man. He’s very good looking..

  28. Viva1721

    December 18, 2015 at 7:02 am

    I did visit The Armoury yesterday following Scott’s post. Unfortunately I didn’t have a lot of time so I quichly went through their offer of products.
    All of them from top brands, accessories (Ettinger), shoes (Carmina), eyeglassess and clothes. Everything looks very nice (and very expensive). The clientele must be long to a niche. I would like ti go back with more time and explore better.

  29. Simone

    December 18, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Bello il taglio dei capelli

  30. Sabrina

    December 18, 2015 at 9:59 am

    This is BEYOND perfection, and his hair is divine!!

  31. maria

    December 18, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Wow. He looks perfect.

  32. Bella

    December 18, 2015 at 11:49 am

    This fellow looks fantastic! I wish all men would dress like this. Glad there is no man-bun in sight.

  33. maria

    December 19, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Totally 100% boring look. Looks like an uniform.

  34. Susan

    December 20, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Looks good.

  35. Chris

    December 21, 2015 at 7:43 am

    Great guy and ‘highlands-look’!
    Photo is too contrived….loosen the tie up a tab or, one side of the coat may relax down:-)

  36. Niils

    December 21, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    You’re absolutely right Scott! Take a bit time to browse through their instagrams!

  37. Haruki

    December 23, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    This man is the prove that the Ginger man can be the best looking man. Most important for the Ginger is to wear toned down colors. Someone told too many Gingers to wear very bright red and very bright greens but that isn’t the best colors for them. This Ginger wears the best colors. He is very smart or very lucky to have the full beard since Gingers have such pale white skin a beard is good for giving richness to the face.

  38. Haruki

    December 28, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Also I looked some more and this man might be the brother of my favorite actor Connor Maguire. They really look like brothers!

  39. Sartor Resartus

    January 5, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Safe BUT impeccable.

  40. The Secret Label

    January 6, 2016 at 6:07 am

    I really like his tie and jacket!

  41. frank wu

    January 6, 2016 at 8:16 am

    love it

  42. Snow Weasel

    January 8, 2016 at 5:23 am

    That jacket!

  43. Hieronymusjones Jones

    January 10, 2016 at 5:02 am

    The Armoury, Hong Kong, is worth a look too if you are in town.

  44. Sergio Spain

    January 12, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    I really like this gentlemen’ outfit, and all in this pic fits, from the colour of his hair to the dark grey tie, absolutlety awesome!

  45. JLS

    January 14, 2016 at 5:23 am

    Superbe cliché !
    Voil√† une mise comme on aimerait en voir plus souvent sur le site. El√©gance d√©contract√©e mais tr√®s styl√©e. Tr√®s belle coh√©rence des formes et des mati√®res √† base de laine, de cachemire et autres √©toffes duveteuse. Les couleurs sont tr√®s hamonieuses, subtilement d√©grad√©es autour des bleus et des marrons orang√©s (jusqu’√† la couleur des cheveux et de la barbe !). L’ensemble aurait pu aboutir √† un camayeux un peu terne, mais ce jeune homme a su, par le choix de la chemise √† larges rayures bleu et blanches, briser la monotonie et ins√©rer la touche plus vive qui anime tout cela.
    Bravo, vraiment bravo à lui !

  46. Sam

    February 6, 2016 at 11:07 am

    that’s called a decent look….

  47. Light & Shade Men

    April 26, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Great look. Simple and sober but with lots of personality. The play with materials is also great.

    The relaxed tie 5 star!

  48. Erin

    May 17, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Oh how I miss living near NYC! Forget bars ladies. Just ‘casually’ hang out around The Armoury.

    I love how approachable he looks but is so well tailored and dressed. Looking friendly and approachable is a lost art.

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