|230 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY....(Williamsburg, fyi)|
SPRING LAUNCH 2015-
WHAT: A packed Havana themed Party-last Thursday night hosted by Kai D. Utility-a made in NY men's apparel and home goods destination that recalls those other great, well curated boutiques packed with items that so directly reflect the owner's tastes---located in other must go parts of the earth...except this one is a few minutes stroll from the Bedford stop- L train.
"...purposeful, lasting goods that reflect our utilitarian beliefs..."
A strong mission statement-so spot-on-the impeccably made, crisp classic styles, well fitting -and meticulous finishes-like a spiffy uniform in a way...and there are plenty of references to durable military and work wear.
IMO the separates (outerwear, shirts, trousers, vests, blazers) are interchangeable...in man friendly shades-mostly neutrals and earth tones with a few iconic prints/patterns (herringbone, camo, retro stripes)...one could wear one of the terrific long sleeve button downs-with a fav pair of jeans...or take a slim vest- to give edge/attitude a traditional black tux ensemble---
|there's that heritage theme going on here-instruments, objects and gadgets to cherish forever...not modern, but timeless---|
We've know Kai D. Fan for years now---and besides having incredible instincts for the next hip 'hood in the Big Apple, his point of view, and his high standards for all of his work efforts and products are in-bred givens.
Menswear designs that endure.
As NYers-we're even in awe of how clean everything is---and there is a lot going on inside this store.
|shirts, pants, jackets...and well chosen accessories...including man bags and footwear|
|thought the shirts terrific...long sleeves to wear with or without a tie/bow-ties---also made by Kai D.|
|flair for artisan tools from 20'-30's-to hand-crafted items from the now...|
|love the long sleeves---typically priced $165-$225|
|nothing overdone...nothing underdone either-just done well|
|a few men's grooming products from Brooklyn Grooming|
|a few other labels-mostly accessories-are available too|
|bonus-nice neighbors-with a store across the street-made in Brooklyn leather satchels with art collages+digital images insiders1.com.|