Mon-Sat, 11am-8pm; Sun, noon-7pm
1, 2, 3 at 72nd St.; B, C at 72nd St.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Named for owner Sean Cassidy (no relation to David, Partridge fans), these boutiques are the exclusive American sellers of much-loved French menswear designer Emile Lafaurie. Cassidy’s two New York locations, each outfitted with clean, raw wood shelving and modern elements like hanging Lucite clothing racks, have gained a cult following among style-conscious professionals of all ages, who come seeking Lafaurie’s wearable suiting—also available as separates—and casuals like crisp trousers and soft, slim-fitting dress shirts. Smart linen shirts come in watercolor hues like lavender, sage, and pea green, and the colorful array of knit sweaters and T-shirts channel J. Crew via the Rue de la Paix. But the top-sellers here are Lafaurie’s inimitable boxy painter’s coat—a slouchy, mid-thigh length shirt-jacket in cotton, corduroy, linen or wool that fairly emanates hip, languid masculinity—and his impeccably tailored poplin shirts in twelve seasonal colors, all made from 100% Egyptian cotton.Sales
Season-end sales are July-August and January-February.