Time Out Says
Guarded by two 19th-century cannons, Kaufman’s is one of the oldest army-surplus stores in the country. Pick through chaotic piles of garments inside to find such cool military garb as wide selection of pea coats and thick Austrian army sweaters, plus classic workwear and casual brands such as Carhartt, Dickies and Schott. The store also rents outfits to costume-party goers and wardrobe scouts (remember Robert De Niro’s field jacket in Taxi Driver? Enough said).
- 319 W 42nd St
- New York
- Cross street:
- between Eighth and Ninth Aves
- Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority; N, Q, R, W, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq.
- Opening hours:
- Mon–Wed, Fri 11am-6pm; Thu 11am-7pm, Sat noon-6pm