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Rigged Out for Fall | Paul Stuart’s Menswear Windows

Oct 13th, 2011 | Categories: Menswear, New York City | by Michael Williams

Of all the great menswear shops in New York, Paul Stuart arguably has the best windows of any of them. Known as the more European-American answer to a preppy Brooks, Paul Stuart’s windows wrap all the way around the Madison Avenue storefront and down a good stretch of 45th Street, telling a great story in the process. To kick off it’s fall season Paul Stuart culled together a group of menswear folks — Esquire Fashion Director Nick Sullivan, Chris Callis and Woody Hines from Men of Habit, Lawrence Schlossman from Sartorially Inclined and your humble correspondent — to rig out its windows in a homage to plaid and tweed.

During my time with ACL, out of all the things I have been approached to do this was probably the most fun. All it basically required is a few hours at Paul Stuart pulling a bunch of clothes for the looks — an experience I likened to a sort of menswear supermarket sweep. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon and I think all of the windows turned out great. It’s honestly a huge honor to walk down Madison Avenue and see the ACL logo on the front of such an iconic store.

Comments: 9

9 Comments to “Rigged Out for Fall | Paul Stuart’s Menswear Windows”

  1. Andrea
    on Oct 13th, 2011
    @ 12:28 AM

    good on ya, mate! Nicely atmospheric, all.

  2. Fred H.
    on Oct 13th, 2011
    @ 7:10 AM

    Congratulations, Michael. ACL and Paul Stuart make a great combination. Well done!

  3. Smith & Ratliff
    on Oct 13th, 2011
    @ 9:50 AM

    Congrats. I love the leaves.

  4. Brook
    on Oct 13th, 2011
    @ 11:50 AM

    Paul Stuart – hands-down the best menswear store in NYC, if not the world, methinks.

    If you can afford it, it’s almost impossible to go bad there.

    On top of it, the staff, while pushy, knows their business. I might buy one article of clothing there every two years at most, and Mario always remembers me, my name, my size, and what I bought last time.

  5. Jat
    on Oct 14th, 2011
    @ 8:51 AM

    Newsflash: I hear plaids are in for fall…

  6. Chad Saville
    on Oct 14th, 2011
    @ 2:10 PM

    These looks are really classic. And I especially like the first photo. Congrats on the logo!

  7. Raj Asarpota
    on Oct 16th, 2011
    @ 4:31 PM

    Nice job! Classic fall look by Paul Stuart … I love their take on menswear.

  8. RT
    on Oct 17th, 2011
    @ 9:20 AM

    Great displays. Autumn is such a great season for layering and patterns.

    And is that a Tustings bag I spy? If so, excellent choice. Bought one earlier this year and despite near-daily usage in elements of varying extremes (including Frankfurt airport), it has held up very well.

  9. Joy
    on Oct 19th, 2011
    @ 10:42 PM

    Oh this is wonderful.