Well-dressed dudes with an eye on the Japanese style scene will already be familiar with this Tokyo fashion retailer. But with its first U.S. location in the Garment District, Nepenthes’s cultlike followers can finally get the store’s urban rustic threads on their home turf. The large, high-ceilinged, hardwood-floored space holds an eclectic mix of well-designed, expertly crafted menswear including pieces from house label Engineered Garments, such as plaid flannel work shirts ($167), hooded knee-length ponchos ($460) and knit wool cardigans ($385). You can also head home with stylishly rugged pieces from a variety of unique labels including Needles heavy-duty wool sweaters ($350), Woolrich Woolen Mills peacoats ($529) and South 2 West 8 corduroy jackets ($750). Ladies are in luck too: A rack in the back holds items from FWK, a female version of the Engineered Garments line ($154–$575).
307 W 38th St
|Cross street:||between Eighth and Ninth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon–7pm; Sat, Sun noon–5pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 to 34th St–Penn Station|
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