The Aksel Project (CLOSED)

Shopping, Boutiques Soho
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The Aksel Project (CLOSED)
Photograph: Camille A Fernandez

French designer Yazid Aksas opens his first brick-and-mortar shop, selling European-style dress shirts ($115–$155) and bespoke suits ($1,000–$1,600) with a bold twist. The narrow store has a wavy installation by architect Gregory Okshteyn ( and a wall painted every few months with a different mural by new artists. Threads are no less exciting, with ready-made shirts designed in Paris featuring details such as contrasting collars, colored stitching, noncircular buttons and floral-patterned cuffs. Guys can also design a custom, full-canvassed suit using Holland & Sherry fabrics, which you’ll have in four to five weeks following three fittings. Finish your dressy look with a tailor-made shirt ($100–$300) that allows you to choose the collar, cuffs, buttons and hem details. For every top purchased in the store, a child in Africa receives a locally made school uniform through Aksel’s partnership with nonprofit group CommonThreadz (, which helps children in developing nations.


Venue name: The Aksel Project (CLOSED)
Address: 311 West Broadway
New York
Cross street: between Canal and Grand Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 11am–8pm, Sun 11am–7pm
Transport: Subway: 6, J, N, Q, R, Z to Canal St (Broadway); A, C, E to Canal St (Sixth Ave); 1 to Canal St (Varick St)
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such a refreshing experience this the fit of their shirts!