Menswear designer Jay Kos’s signature tie-dyed cashmere scarves and linen suits are just as fanciful as his Art Deco–inspired downtown store. Walk in to discover green velvetlike wallpaper, a 1940s Fontana chandelier, a Nepalese python-printed wool rug and an all-glass Italian kitchenette (Kos, who is also a chef, draws much of his inspiration from food). Said cashmere scarves ($250), silk polka-dot ties ($150–$250) and felt hats ($350–$1500) are the only items immediately visible, but we suggest you peek inside the shop’s eight antique wooden armoires. There, you’ll find calf-hair patterned dinner jackets in houndstooth, leopard and Hawaiian prints ($6,500); python jeans ($9,000–$15,000); and light-as-feather Japanese selvage denim dress shirts ($450). Sure, the items are pricey, but it’s Kos’s attention to detail—like mother-of-pearl buttons on patterned and plain dress shirts ($350–$450)—that has attracted celebrity clients such as Diddy and Liev Schreiber. If you’re after an exclusive tailored suit ($4,500–$20,000), head to the private downstairs fitting room equipped with an on-site tailor. Coinciding with the launch of the store is a new line of tongue-in-cheek jewelry, including rose-gold monkey rings ($7,000) and matching bracelets ($7,500).
|Venue name:||Jay Kos||Contact:|
293 Mott St
|Cross street:||at Houston St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11am–8pm; Sat, Sun 10am–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to Broadway–Lafayette St; 6 to Bleecker St|