Now Serving | The J. Crew Men's Shop

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 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

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 on “Now Serving | The J. Crew Men's Shop

    Edward on August 20, 2008 5:04 PM:

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

    Courtney on August 20, 2008 5:37 PM:

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

    Charles on August 20, 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?

    Sam Jacobs on August 20, 2008 6:16 PM:

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

    Leigh on August 20, 2008 6:16 PM:

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

    Michael Williams on August 20, 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 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.

    c.a. on August 20, 2008 8:30 PM:

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

    variouscooldotcom on August 20, 2008 9:32 PM:

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

    Charles on August 21, 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.

    baus on August 28, 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.

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