2 Bond St., nr. Lafayette St.; 212-673-8601
It sits on the same hipster-colonized strip as Oak and the Smile but doesn’t have a hint of cooler-than-thou attitude. C’H’C’M’ (short for Clinton Hill Classic Menswear) caters to guys who care about fashion and don’t want to look like they just stage-dived off a Milan runway. The setup is bare-bones (“minimalist,” as the neighborhood parlance goes), and the inventory is pared-down to about 25 labels, including slim-cut Individualized button-downs, Mismo canvas bags, and Sunspel tees that any significant other will attempt to steal.
Best Men's Boutique
From the 2012 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).