A few years ago when Hermès renovated its NYC flagship it decided to exile its men’s shop across the street to its very own stand alone shop. This resulted in a first for the storied French luxury brand, the world’s only Hermès men’s shop. Not only is it exclusively menswear, the shop also boasts one of the most lust worthy bespoke programs ever imagined. It’s like a French Savile Row, except the work rooms aren’t downstairs, they’re in Paris.
The bottom two levels offer a normal selection of accessories and sportswear that have made Hermès the most well respected luxury brands in the world. But it’s when you land on the third floor that you discover the truly magical items — shirts, sweaters, suits, leather goods and, of course, ties — that comprise the Hermès bespoke program.
When making a bespoke suit, you can choose to line the jacket with the iconic Hermès silk scarves. This process requires going across the street to the Hermès women’s shop to select and purchase the four scarves that it will take to finish the jacket. These scarves are then shipping off to France where the suits are made. This obviously adds significantly to the price of the suit, but if you are getting a bespoke suit made at Hermès this is likely of little concern.