Sep-May: Mon, 2am-7pm; Tue-Fri, 11am-7pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, by appointment only; Jun-Aug: Mon, 3pm-8pm; Tue-Fri, noon-8pm; Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, by appointment only
2, 3 at 135th St.; B, C at 135th St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The dapper Bernard Oyama can often be found in his self-named Harlem haberdashery, chatting affably with customers and regaling them with fashion advice. Oyama offers dress shirts and charcoal and pinstripe suits, as well as more casual attire like khaki slacks and polka-dotted button-downs. All his shirts feature a signature Oyama collars that are a quarter to half-inch wider than normal. Neckties are a big seller, and steel cubbyholes hold solid and striped choices in a plethora of hues, while paisley varieties lie fanned out on a tabletop. Silk ascots and colorful sterling-silver cufflinks help complete the eye-catching yet classy collection. Customers unsure of just how to get the look they want can enlist the assistance of Oyama’s image consulting program, which sends an advisor to their wardrobe to figure out the best items for their desired style. Oyama also carries a small but growing women’s collection, with shirts and suits in the same stylistic vein as the men’s.