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Rackage is a look inside recently-opened stores around town. Today, let's examine taxidermy-filled LES boutique THECAST.
THECAST's new Ludlow showroom-turned-retail storefront is the stuff of a men's daily writer's wet dream. The hip, unmarked, subterranean menswear boutique is decked out with taxidermy, unfinished ceilings and antique-looking wallpaper. Designers Chuck Guarino's and Ryan Turner's tailored suits, carefully-distressed tees, slim vests, fitted denim and well-cut leather jackets hang from a few metal racks; tables are adorned with flickering candles and the duo's occult-printed scarves and jewelry designed in collaboration with Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons. The stuff isn't cheap—tees run $68 apiece, waistcoats are around $200 and coats are priced at almost $600—but you definitely won't see it on everyone else in town. For more on the shop, click through to Refinery29 or superfantasticpicturemachine.