What do Aziz Ansari, Paul Rudd, Bryan Cranston, and John Mulaney have in common? They’ve all donned fresh threads from Brooklyn Tailors, the small NYC-based shop with an outsized cult following. Founded by Daniel Lewis, initially as an after-work project in his small apartment, the brand grew quickly – spurred by GQ‘s 2014 Best New Menswear Designer award and then, once Lewis expanded to a Brooklyn storefront, GQ’s 2017 Best New Stores in America. The suits are intentionally not “work uniforms,” but rather immaculately fitted, wear-to-anything coalescences of narrow shapes and clean lines: suits for men with “nowhere else to go,” as Lewis puts it. While diehards must make the pilgrimage to Brooklyn for the full experience of Lewis’s famous bespoke threadwork, a new, off-the-rack option just hit shelves for those looking to dip a toe into the aesthetic of the “suitmaker to the creative class.” New for the fall collection is the BKT10 Sport Oxford Shirt, in light blue, white, and black. This is Brooklyn Tailors’ signature casual shirt.
1. Modern Fit, Slim Shapes:
The BKT10, with single needle tailoring and a raised front pocket, follows Lewis’s iconic, modern aesthetic. The Rivershell button-down is slim, yet comfortable, with narrow shoulders, trim sleeves, and a length that fits perfectly in that sweet spot between long enough to tuck in, and short enough to leave untucked.
2. Suitmaker to the Creative Class:
On Master of None, every suit worn by Aziz Ansari’s character, Dev, is from Brooklyn Tailors. It’s a quiet, sophisticated look for those in the know. (Brooklyn Tailors also holds the distinction of being one of the few stores in the US to carry U.K. stalwart Joseph Cheaney’s line of oxfords, split-toe derbies, Chelsea boots, and chukkas.)
3. Lasts a Lifetime:
These shirts are handmade, one at a time, by Somelos in Portugal using traditional methods and the highest quality woven cotton available. The collars and cuffs are constructed with a non-glued, free-floating interlining for a more natural drape, and shirts that last a lifetime.
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