Time Out says
Posted: Sun Oct 27 2013
This modern, preppy menswear brand (a vintage-inspired label under the Gant company) gets its first Brooklyn store. Creative director Christopher Bastin designs the line based on Gant archives that date back to 1949, using re-created fabrics and silhouettes. The 1,300-square-foot brick-and-steel space is based on the brasserie design of the Gant Rugger shop in Paris, and houses the youthful collection of clothing ($50–$695) and accessories ($32–$395). A fridge is stocked with gratis beer for customers, while a working sink, cooktop and stove at the center of the store doubles as a cashier area. The table—as well as the 600-square-foot backyard—will be used for events and tastings with food and drink collaborators, including the Brooklyn Salsa Company and the Kings County Distillery. Pick up salsa ($13) and cookbooks ($25) in addition to canvas chinos ($165) in six colors, rose-print pocket squares ($65) and sweatshirts emblazoned with the word luxé ($160).