Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Let's Hear It for the Boys: J.Crew Men's Shop

The Upper East Side just got a whole lot more dashing now that the new J.Crew Men's Shop just opened up.  The store is located on the corner of Madison Avenue and 79th Street, conveniently right across from the Women's Collection store.  The interiors were inspired by the "400 year old farm dwellings of the Engadin Valley in the Swiss Alps" but reenvisioned in more formal way.  The entire store is covered in knotty pine panels and moldings that make it smell a little manly and outdoorsy.  But there aren't just plaid shirts and puffer vests at this shop, they also offer the entire line of J.Crew suits.   The building was once a bank and the vault is now filled with all the acccoutremenevts a man could ever need including Alden shoes, grooming products and even a stapler or two.  I want to know which lucky J.Crew staffer has the job of sourcing all the amazing vintage books and props.  The accessories add to already chic environment and make me wish I had a boyfriend so that I could shop at the J.Crew Men's Shop everyday.  But maybe if I hang around it long enough I can find one!  Happy Shopping!

J.Crew Men's Designer Frank Muytjens

J.Crew Personal Shopper Dante

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

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