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Hollander & Lexer
Wed-Sat, noon-8pm; Sun, noon-6pm; Mon-Tue, closed
Nearby Subway Stops
L at Bedford Ave.; J, M, Z at Marcy Ave.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Hollander & Lexer’s second Brooklyn outpost brings the store’s signature style of disheveled menswear to Williamsburg. The stripped-down space showcases an original black tin ceiling and tin walls, with a small changing room sectioned off by an antique steel medical screen. Vintage paraphernalia creates a dated, slightly macramé feel; handmade scissors, twine rosaries, button dolls, and quill pens are displayed on a table up front along with Esquire-ready accessories like straw and felt Borsalino hats, rings and cufflinks made from ancient Roman coins, and Santa Maria Novella toiletries . Clothing is casually arranged on brass rolling racks, including stylishly wrinkled Japanese cotton button-downs, Italian wool trousers, and well-edited selections from Rag & Bone, Robert Geller, Engineered Garments, and Rogue. But the main draw is Hollander & Lexer’s in-house collection of menswear and leather goods, constructed at a factory in the garment district. The brand’s leather key rings, wallets, and pouches are intermixed with ultrasoft Sisii jackets from Japan, Chronicles of Never shoes, and handmade bags.