Now that we’ve opened three different Standard & Strange stores across the country, some of our customers have noted that each has a slightly different vibe based on its city and its management — so we’re excited to show you how our newest store is making its mark on New York City.
Nick English from the heritage blog Stridewise visited our store on Mulberry St. in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood to showcase the space with a particular focus on our footwear. Let store manager Kyle Foxworth walk you through our approach to quality apparel and why we stock what we do.
Standard and Strange NYC is the only store in the US to stock brands from Indonesia’s burgeoning heritage boot industry, like Sagara. "Not a lot of people know this, but Indonesia's sort of like a 'hotbed' for heritage bootmaking,” says Kyle. “When they were colonized by the Dutch they brought over a lot of their shoemaking practices and it's become a sort of tradition in Indonesia.”
Other boots highlighted include some of our favorite Japanese brands like Rolling Dub Trio, Clinch, and John Lofgren.
"I think they have a real reverence for what they’re reproducing, the heritage of the pieces they're reproducing, I think that shows in the final product, and I think that's what people gravitate towards,” says Kyle. “There’s definitely a utilitarian aspect of a lot of the brands we carry. I think they make it with those intentions in mind: this is something you’ll have forever and get a lot of use out of.”
Our New York store is the city’s best collection of lovingly crafted, heritage inspired menswear. For everything from boots to tees to patches and bandanas, stop by at 238 Mulberry Street.