Editors, bloggers and fashion-insiders found shelter from the torrential rain storm in NYC Wednesday night at the By Robert James store opening party. Guests celebrated the menswear designer’s big move into a gorgeous 3,500 sq. ft., three-floor shop on Orchard Street in Manhattan’s Lower East Side (moving across the street from the original 200 sq. ft. shop).
The F.I.T alum launched his brand in 2008 as a full lifestyle collection centered on his appreciation for quality goods and authentic craftsmanship. The collection is classically sartorial with a rock and roll edge. Dress shirts retail from $108 to $168, sport shirts for $168, tailored vests are $165, blazers are $488, denim ranges from $175 to $228, trousers are $175 and T-shirts are $48. The second floor is equipped with an in-house tailor and custom fitting area where customers meet with James for one-on-one appointments. James stocks vintage boots, eyewear and accessories and has plans to showcase local artists’ work and host live concerts and DJ sets.
By Robert James Studio Boutique; 74 orchard Street, New York City. byrobertjames.com.