- Palmer Trading Company
137 Sullivan St., nr. Prince St. 347-429-4342
While certain fashion trends cycle out with the seasons—urban-woodsman plaid becomes professorial tweed becomes ironic grandfather sweaters, and so on—some things, like one’s wallet and belt, are meant to last. Palmer Trading Company’s accessories are good-looking and well made, from their thick merino-wool socks from Vermont to lifetime-lasting Maine-made leather boots (courtesy of Oak Street Bootmakers). Co-owners Willy Chavarria and David Ramirez have recently expanded their in-house line, which includes a leather-and-waxed-canvas laptop bag ($385), weekend duffels ($325), and neutral messenger bags (from $310).
Best Men’s Accessories
From the 2011 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).