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New York City has more stores than anyone could physically tackle, but somehow we always keep returning to the usual suspects. To break out of the rut, we've asked some local shopping and fashion gurus to provide their hidden retail gems—those unique stores around our fantastic city that we might not all know about. Cue the Beatles: We're about to get a little help from our friends.
Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Pedro Andrade was first discovered by Mario Testino while walking the sands of Ipanema Beach. From there, he starting exercising his modeling chops, working with Tommy Hilfiger, Giorgio Armani, Joe Boxer and Target on various editorial campaigns. (Also, perhaps you've seen him documenting his worldly travels on the TV screens of NYC taxis?) His favorite shop is Jeremy Argyle, a men's store on Spring Street.
I first discovered Jeremy Argyle a few years back, and ever since, in my opinion, the bar has been raised in terms of button-down shirts for guys. On any given day you can walk in the shop, which by the way is on one of the best locations in Manhattan, and find new styles, colors, patterns, and phenomenal service. The one thing that all the pieces have in common is the impeccable fit and the quality of the garment. Brian Guttman, the owner, somehow found a style of tailoring that fits every type of body like a glove and from my experience, I find that truly hard to find these days. Also, don't forget to check out the sweaters as well! They look amazing on their own, over a button-down or under a blazer.· Jeremy Argyle [Official Site]
· Pedro Andrade [Twitter]
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