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Now Serving | The J. Crew Men's Shop

Aug 20th, 2008 | Categories: Americana, Men's wear, New York City, Style | by Michael Williams

It takes something special for me to get excited about a closed bar! The new J. Crew men’s shop in TriBeCa is finally open (well, it is open tomorrow anyway) and as expected it is toast worthy. Since I have been anticipating the opening for some time now, I’m going to break with normal protocol and join Men.Style.com and Kempt, Racked and Urban Daddy in coverage of the Mickey Drexler / Andy Spade extravaganza, making the J. Crew men’s store the Rusty Knot of store openings.

Is that booze drinkable? Photo via Men.Style.com

The store, which drew inspiration from the White Horse Tavern in the Village (which I don’t really love to drink at — but that’s besides the point), maintains most of the original elements of The Liquor Store Bar including the wooden bar and fixtures. The ever quirky Andy Spade pretty much sticks to his game plan for what he did with Jack Spade, selling American-centric products mixed with the best of the best from the mother collection, in this case J. Crew. You know what they say though, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. All that aside, I like what Andy and the people at J. Crew have done with this store. I hope this spurs more brands to open special, men-only stores. It will also be interesting to see how this concept plays out in the other men’s stores that J. Crew plans to open.

J. Crew Men’s: 235 W. Broadway, New York City, 212/226-5476

Comments: 12

12 Comments to “Now Serving | The J. Crew Men's Shop”

  1. Edward
    on Aug 20th, 2008
    @ 5:04 PM

    Well I know where I’m going to be heading to this weekend

  2. Courtney
    on Aug 20th, 2008
    @ 5:37 PM

    I have to bring my husband to this shop. He would absolutely love it!!! Thanks for the detailed inside pics.

  3. Charles
    on Aug 20th, 2008
    @ 5:39 PM

    Looks like a great shop. Do people in lower Manhattan wear this stuff? Will TriBeCa and SoHo soon be more prepped out than Midtown? the UES?

  4. Sam Jacobs
    on Aug 20th, 2008
    @ 6:16 PM

    Where’d you find the bottom photo? I like the touch of the Campari mixed with the ties.

  5. Leigh
    on Aug 20th, 2008
    @ 6:16 PM

    A lot of my readers are super excited for the store opening. Will you be going there this weekend also?

  6. Michael Williams
    on Aug 20th, 2008
    @ 6:19 PM

    To answer all questions:

    Charles — preppy men are all over TriBeCa. Steven Alan is literally right around the corner, so yes.

    Sam — all photos are from J. Crew except the top one which is from Men.Style.com via J. Crew.

    Leigh — I might try to stop by tomorrow night or Friday on my walk home from work. This weekend is out as I am in Vegas for the Project trade show.

  7. c.a.
    on Aug 20th, 2008
    @ 8:30 PM

    alden shoes and baracuta jackets too? wow, this place is gonna be dangerous.

  8. variouscooldotcom
    on Aug 20th, 2008
    @ 9:32 PM

    We in California envy New York’s shops. Thank goodness for online shopping and Chef Boyardee.

  9. Charles
    on Aug 21st, 2008
    @ 10:18 AM

    Thanks Michael. Next question: Do you see this as getting on J. Press turf? From 1000 miles away I’m seeing more similarities than differences.

  10. A More Detailed Look at The J. Crew Liquor Store « A Continuous Lean.
    on Aug 21st, 2008
    @ 4:54 PM

    [...] official, the new J. Crew is open and it has generated lots of buzz. I thought I would follow up my previous post with some better images of the space for all of the people outside of NYC. All photos are courtesy [...]

  11. baus
    on Aug 28th, 2008
    @ 12:52 AM

    The vintage Marantz receiver is interesting. Would have gone with a something like an 8b tube myself, but that probably be difficult to maintain in a commercial shop. But still. This is about image.

  12. A More Detailed Look at the J. Crew Liquor Store « A Continuous Lean.
    on Jul 25th, 2009
    @ 5:40 PM

    [...] official, the new J. Crew is open and it has generated lots of buzz. I thought I would follow up my previous post with some better images of the space for all of the people who live outside of NYC and can’t [...]