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More like Alexander Upper West! (Sorry.) The custom shirt-maker, who will be familiar to dapper male readers from his Limelight Marketplace stand and annual Pop-Up Flea appearances, has opened a shop-in-shop within Thérapie New York on Columbus Avenue. Thérapie specializes in gifts—there is literally a section on their website called "knick knacks"—so the pop-up ought to be particularly useful for anyone still trying to knock items off their holiday shopping lists.
Of course, a bespoke shirt can be a tough present, since you lost the element of surprise the moment a tape measure appears in the picture. As such, West is also offering cuff links and gift cards: For $225, get the man in your life a shirt made just for him along with a full-service hair cut, manicure, and shoe shine at John Allen's salon in Tribeca.
Meanwhile, West's Limelight location will be closing after the holidays. He'll continue his bespoke work (bespoking?) at his Soho space at 110 Greene Street and online. Men who are too busy to stop by the showroom (but somehow not too busy to read shopping blogs) will be pleased to note that West also does office visits.
· Alexander West [Official Site]
· Thérapie [Official Site]