When a suit wearer aims to not look like “a suit,” Soho men’s shop Barker Black can help add rock & roll flair. Step inside this dandy’s den, with its worn leather sofa, mottled black brick walls and framed Union Jack, and you’ll feel like you’ve just been granted entrance into Beau Brummell’s inner sanctum. The English label’s skull-and-crossbones motif adorns everything from pocket squares ($85) to ties ($135), adding to the secret-club atmosphere. Slip on a pair of hand-finished Barker Black shoes with broguing in the shape of the company’s skull logo ($675-$875) and you have instant rebel flair.
|Venue name:||Barker Black||Contact:|
198B Elizabeth St
|Cross street:||between Prince and Spring Sts|
|Opening hours:||Wed-Sat noon-7pm, Sun noon-5pm, Mon-Tue by appointment only|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to Spring St; J, M to Bowery|
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