Modern Fellows reviews Todd Snyder’s flagship store alongside New York’s Madison Square Park and finds a destination capable of drawing men into shop.
Modern Fellows sat down with Derek Tian, one of the co-founders of online custom tailor Black Lapel, at the menswear startup’s showroom on a recent visit to New York City. Derek spoke about the upcoming launch of a collaboration with Spanish-made shoe brand Quero and how to serve customers in a time of change for retail.
New York-based suit startup Black Lapel recently unveiled their Fall 2014 suiting fabrics and invited Modern Fellows to take a look.
Digital retail startups have blossomed over the past five years, but continue to wrestle with how to overcome an inherent-limitation to their model: a lack of a physical presence where customers can interact with their products and get a feel for the company. In response, some menswear entrepreneurs are banding together to create new retail channels to attract a broader customer base.
Menswear start-up Suit Supply is launching a new luxury label to be featured in a speakeasy-style boutique attached to the company’s New York flagship location, head of U.S. operations Nish De Gruiter told Modern Fellows in an interview. An August 2013 launch is planned for the new shop, which will have its own floor and entrance alongside Suit Supply’s current location at 453 Broome Street.