West Africa native and Harlem resident Bernard Oyama ditched his banking career to open his first Soho boutique in 2003. The classy menswear store has since relocated uptown, where the suits are immaculately displayed against an orange wall and wood floors. Take a nod from R&B star Ne-Yo (who has been known to frequent the shop) by picking up colorful cotton button-down tops with B. Oyama signature collars, which are two and a quarter inches higher than typical ones ($125–$175). Nine-to-five types will gravitate toward striped suspenders ($85–$125), printed silk ties ($105–$135) and colorful ascots ($85). Ladies can get in on the action with made-to-order shirts ($110–$150), dresses ($130–$180) and suits ($550), available in bright, femme prints. If you need a little extra help getting dressed, Oyama himself and a team of stylists will come to your home or office and offer outfitting tips ($50 per hour).
|Venue name:||B. Oyama||Contact:|
2312 Seventh Ave
|Cross street:||at 137th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon 3–8pm, Tue–Fri noon–8pm, Sat 11am–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 3 to 135th St; B, C to 135th St|