Owned by punk-chic married couple Chuck Guarino and Elisa Maldonado, this neogothic shop specializes in a trifecta of locally made house-label duds for men and women: slim-fit denim ($60–$125), classic leather motorcycle jackets ($400–$750) and hand-screened graphic tees ($22–$30) made in their studio down the block. If you’ve got the patience, you can also create made-to-measure jackets ($1,300–$1,500), vests ($500–$1,100) and pants ($400–$850) customized with your choice of leather, lining, hardware and embellishments (ready to wear in three to four weeks). For instant gratification, check out spotted-leather cowboy bootstraps ($20), record players ($135) and a well-curated selection of old-school punk vinyl ($15–$30) from bands such as the Clash and the Sex Pistols. (212-228-2020, thecast.com)
Although the CBGB generation has come and gone, the punk spirit still lives on at these NYC shops and salons. Channel rock icons such as Debbie Harry and the Ramones by shopping for clothing at Trash & Vaudeville, Grit N Glory and the Cast; jewelry at the Great Frog; and hair care at Manic Panic. Finish off your look with a tattoo at New York Adorned and a mohawk from Mudhoney.
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