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The secret’s long been out: Brooklyn is a hell of a place to go shopping. Boutiques that sell good-looking, innovative fabrics seen all over the streets of Kings County are in abundance here. Given this reality, selecting the most outstanding among them is no walk in the park. But with a lot of input, and, let’s be honest, shopping trips of our own, those that excelled at this—selling some of the most exciting, creative,...
Hi, Brooklyn, you have so much holiday shopping to do! Why haven't you started? I know. I haven't either. Here's the issue: I kinda hate the idea of doing it online, because that does not feel very festive. (Well, neither does shopping outside in this sixty degree weather, but this is a new world we live in. Adjustments.) On the other hand, traipsing from local shop to local shop—which, yes, can include fantastic perks like holiday...
When we heard that Brooklyn Tailors—one of our favorite Williamsburg menswear shops—was doing a partnership with the Gap, we just had to find out more. And who better to speak with than co-founder (along with his wife Brenna) Daniel Lewis? Nobody. So that's exactly what we did. Why did you originally decide to open your store in Williamsburg? How has Brooklyn Tailors evolved as the neighborhood has evolved? We looked all over Brooklyn back in 2011...
While designing during the day for menswear brands, Daniel Lewis had been tailoring custom suits out of his apartment for years before he and his wife Brenna started Brooklyn Tailors last year. “The custom tailoring world, on the whole, is very much geared towards a traditional, conservative crowd in terms of the aesthetics, and a very narrow slice of the population in terms of the high price point,” Daniel tells us. “We wanted...

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