- Olaf’s Men’s Vintage
453 Court St., nr. 4th Pl., Carroll Gardens 347-457-5796
Olive’s Very Vintage owner Jen McCulloch co-launched this skinny hallway of a shop in mid-December to cater to the neighborhood’s increasingly vintage-savvy opposite sex. She succeeded with what they call their store’s “gentleman farmer” look. To be clear, you won’t find seventies polyester or ironic eighties prints here. The racks primarily showcase stylish duds from the twenties through the sixties, with the $18 bin in the front occasionally turning up Brooks Brothers button-downs or slightly frayed blazers.
Best Men’s Vintage
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).