In an effort to bring bespoke tailoring to a broader audience Brooklyn Tailors will open their first official retail space this Saturday, 30 July 2011. Previewing their airy new digs earlier this month, it's clear that the Grand Street location (in the ever-growing Brooklyn neighborhood of South Williamsburg) signals a promising direction for the label and independent fashion as a whole. The move from their Clinton Hill appointment-only studio combines retail space and HQ for the design pair and their expanding team.
With the opening, Brooklyn Tailors' now has a designated space for custom fitting appointments, as well as sales of their off-the-rack duds. The shop's interior conveys the same clean and contemporary aesthetic that defines their handmade garments. Simple white shelving displays neatly folded "Standard" button-downs and the newly-released washed cotton "BKT30" pants—both available as ready-to-wear and custom—while suiting hangs within arm's reach for quick pairing reference.
Offering nearly a thousand different premium fabrics—from subdued Japanese oxford cloths to more boisterous Indian patterns—the sartorial choices are seemingly endless. If bespoke is too daunting, the shop also keeps a well-stocked supply of readymade shirts and pants for sale on the spot, all in their standard slim fit and made with the same care and attention for which they are known.
Additional photos by Nicholena Moon