Hidden along Duane & Hudson Street lies The Armoury, one of the most thoughtfully curated and well stocked menswear shops in NYC. Founded in Hong Kong in 2010, the Armoury has built upon a passion for craftsmanship and exceptional storytelling of artisans from around the world.
He Spoke Style was invited to view their latest F/W 2019 collection. Filled with plenty of popular names, such as Ring Jacket, Ascot Chang, Liverano & Liverano, and Drakes, the Armoury has been sourcing special items from all over the world as well as creating their own distinct products. This was my first time visiting the shop and it certainly won’t be the last.
The event was a hive of bustling well-dressed gentlemen, each one inspecting the latest offerings placed around the store. From their cognac colored suede jackets to the the wide collection of Meermin and Carmina footwear, I found myself drawn to a few of their jackets. This W.Thomas sport coat from Ring Jacket particularly caught my eye. Made from a mix of cashmere and wool, it’s got all the details that I’m looking for in a sport coat; gun-club pattern, 3-2 roll lapel and unpadded shoulders. Perfect for heavy grey flannel pants or dark denim.
What I always find interesting when I attend events is the vast range of personal style choices among men of different professions and cultures. It could be as simple as what the footwear a gentleman chooses to wear or what timepiece he’s wearing. I always make it a point to inspect and ask politely what these personal style choices mean to the wearer.
Beside their traditional seasonal launches, The Armoury regularly hosts traveling tailors, shoemakers and other craftspeople for limited time trunk shows. For those who want a one-on-one experience, they offer MTO, MTM and Full Bespoke processes on the premises.