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About a month ago, Crain's reported that Upper East Side menswear fixture Jay Kos is going to be moving south once June hits. Today, WWD brings us more details. Kos, known for his kitschy menswear line (he's famous for dressing Diddy), will be setting up shop in Nolita at 293 Mott Street after shuttering his Park Avenue location in May.
The new digs will not only feature Kos's traditional tailored menswear, but will also showcase a custom-designed kitchen. Kos tells WWD that he finds the whole retail concept boring and wanted to give customers who pop into his new shop a little something different, so he'll be whipping up some classic dishes for patrons to enjoy while shopping.
For Kos, food and fashion go hand and hand. In a 2010 blog post, he wrote:
Food, through its amazing colors, texture and taste, inspire me to create beautiful clothing; whether it is a bright yellow egg dish that becomes a hop sack cashmere jacket of the same hue, or a green cashmere sweater born from a vibrant pea.Kos' Nolita location will take over 800 square feet left over from the downsizing of Emilio's restaurant. The interior will have an Art Deco feel, with a customized python carpet as well as alligator wall coverings. Due to size limitations, merchandise will consist of a much more edited and focused selection of Kos' range. Gotta make room for that stovetop somehow!—Yale Breslin
· Jay Kos shifts out of Park [Crain's]
· Jay Kos to Relocate This Summer [WWD]