If living is truly the process of dying, then it must have been entirely clear from the get-go that Nice Try, Bro would eventually die, or at the very least evolve into something else (shouts to all the Hindus out there). As many of you already know, I have been laboriously working on putting together a new business venture over the greater part of last year. That being said, if any of y’all paid attention to your third grade English teachers and mastered your context clues, it should be readily apparent that I am writing this to announce the birth of that very venture. So, without further ado, please welcome Carson Street Clothiers into your lives.
Carson Street Clothiers will open spring 2013 at 63 Crosby Street (just below the southern corner of Spring Street) in SoHo. The space will be 2000+ square feet of pure menswear goodness, and it’s Internet counterpart will feature a full-blown, dope as dope sauce e-shop. We’ll dabble in the editorial world, too.
As a third party multi-brand retailer, CSC intends to plug the gap that currently exists between classic menswear tailoring and streetwear. Around 20% of CSC’s product will be its own private label which will include shirting, trousers, ties, squares and blazers. We will also be offering made-to-measure suiting and provide in-house tailoring. Yada yada yada #menswear.
Nice Try, Bro will continue to live on in some respect, but as what…that much I haven’t yet figured out. In the meantime, public apologies to the families of those caught up in my shit: it was never my intention to go hard on NTB maliciously. I hope you realized that, in many ways, the blog was self-defacating in nature, and that a good part of it was educational, too.
Until we open, please follow our progress on:
It will be like #menswear reality TV but on the Internet. I hope your head didn’t explode.
It's cold. Long underwear. What do you recommend?
Lol, I don't get your menswear guy's take on winter wear. Especially when the question involves a person wanting to stay warm/dry. First off if you need full length lined Sorel Pac's to stay dry in the city your doing something very wrong. As for a coat in -30 for under 150 bucks? Go buy a Carhartt. I'll guarantee you will be happier looking like a redneck, but being warm. Instead of a peacoat that looks great, but they really are not designed for extreme weather.
I have about 20 messages in my inbox, and I usually answer them chronologically. However, seeing that it took a lot of courage for you to write such a snide note, I had to bump you up to the top of my list.
Not once on this Tumblr have I used the words “warm” or “dry” to describe footwear. Indeed, the only time I’ve ever used such words in my life was to describe your ladyfriend’s nana. It was like putting a bag of beef jerky in the microwave, all shriveled up and stupid looking. #FOH.
But while we are on the topic of keeping your feet warm and dry in a metropolitan area, why don’t you sit down and drink some champagne and let me rap to you: like Lieutenant Dan said, good gear can be the difference between life and death—cushioned sole, keep your feet dry, and when we’re out there humpin’, change your socks whenever we stop. So when your feet are cold and wet, you’ll be wishing you took heed, right? As a wise man once said, once something is wet, it’s wet…you can’t overdry. And this applies just the same to NYC as it does to northern Canada.
As per a coat under $150 that will keep one warm in negative 30 degrees Fahrenheit, shit, I mean, I did say that thrifting would be homeboy’s best bet. And Carhartt will probably be on par with Lands’ End, so what’s your beef there? I’ll concede that a peacoat isn’t the best choice for extreme weather, but on the real, you’re not going to get much for under $150, so who gives a shit what I suggest? Next time I’ll get on my Chappelle and reply that I don’t fucks with people who spend $150 on a coat in extreme weather because that’s not ballin’. Does that make you happy? Now go play somewhere, I’m busy.
How do you feel about thrift stores?
I don’t thrift, and not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I just have a problem with not knowing the origin of something that is touching my skin. That being said, I do stop by INA about once a month to see if someone traded in some grail status shit (limited, of course, to ties, jackets, coats and blazers) before he offed himself, moved to Africa to join the peace corps or decided to join the disaster relief efforts in Haiti. As of today, I own exactly one item from INA, and that is a vintage YSL 3/2 roll donegal blazer.
Any recommendation for wallets? I've been considering a Comme des Garcons wallet for a while, but it's a bit pricey at $200. Should I spend the money?
I’ve always been a huge fan of CdG, and I also champion that every man should have a beautiful, slim wallet. After all, no one should ever want to look like Mr. Costanza, right?
If you’re going CdG, why not the SA 1000? Tres Bien Shop is offering it for a cool $74 with free international shipping. #walkwithme.
Let’s get some trucks and wheels welded to the bottoms of those bad boys and meet at the rink later! Banana splits and shakes on me afterwards at the drive-in—I hear Streetcar Named Desire is playing.
On the pic that hblumer sent, although their is a definite sense of douchebaggery, I'm failing to see anything TOO wrong with their personal styles. I really like the fading on the raw denim on the far left guy. I'm only asking this to be enlightened.
You’re really going to make me rehash looking at that shit? FINE, from left to right: