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Mon-Sat, noon-8pm; Sun, 11am-7pm
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L at Bedford Ave.
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From store decor to collar stitching, everything in this Williamsburg menswear shop can be attributed to the combined skills of co-owners Raul Arevalo and Brad Schmidt. With an impressive amount of technical design and business experience behind them, the Brooklyn couple started their clothing label Cadet in the November of 2011 opening their first brick-and-mortar shop only a few months later. True to its name, the line is inspired by the crisp, clean designs of classic military academy uniforms, which are subtly incorporated into the duo’s selection of well-made yet affordable basics. In keeping with the theme, the small, welcoming shop is decorated with military style decor and relics, including old uniform hats, eagle statues, and a wall-sized painting of the stoic Civil War general whose face can also be found on their signature graphic tees. The well-fitting casual pieces, which include trousers with uniform-inspired stripes and soft collared shirts, could equally fit in at the office or on the beach. Other classic American styles like camouflage shorts and track jackets are given stylish upgrades with luxe fabrics and modern cuts. As far as sourcing, Arevalo and Schmidt pride themselves on keeping things local, and the line is entirely produced in their Bushwick factory space.