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Best of New York 2009 • Shopping

Best Men’s Vintage

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    143 E. 13th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-505-2505

    The vintage fashion world is generally focused on women, making this meticulously curated boutique particularly noteworthy. Buyer Melissa Howard studies old catalogues for reference on various eras’ apparel styles. If you want the provenance of your denim jacket or leather aviator coat provenance, she knows it. Racks are filled with a pristine sampling of retro styles: Ivy League pieces from the thirties, boots from World War II, a never-worn corduroy coat from 1910. There are also accessories like twenties dead-stock ties ($45), English hunting bags from the thirties ($225), and a stash of oversize leather trucker wallets ($125).

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