Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Trip to the Fine and Dandy Pop-Up Shop

Draft beer is the perfect accessory when shopping for accessories.

Last weekend TD and I headed over the to East Village because our friends Matt Fox and Enrique Crame who run the online store fineanddandy.com were hosting their first ever pop-up shop. It was located in the back of the Blind Barber on East 10th Street across from Tompkins Square Park.

We weren't sure we were in the right place but walked through the barber shop and found the dandy boys in the back where they had set up their wares – "accessories for dapper guys." We were glad to be there early because it got more crowded later in the day.

On hand also was my friend artist and illustrator Richard Haines who was doing charcoal portraits. Here are Matt, Enrique, yours truly, and Richard.

I love textiles, and accessories are a fun way to add fabrics to an otherwise simple outfit, plus they're great gifts: one size fits all. There was a selection of ties and pocket squares in cottons, silks and wools.

plus socks, cuff links, tie pins, scarves and leather goods.

They even had some dove grey spats to slip on over shoes.

I told Matt I would love some dove grey gloves, which you never see but I think look very Edwardian.
TD had his portrait sketched by Richard which we will add to the two drawings by Richard we have at home.

TD also got a fantastic complementary shoe shine which I would have enjoyed as well but I was wearing my brown suede Adidas Sambas.
All of that activity required some refreshments. Luckily there was a bar adjacent equipped with draft beer. Here is our bartender:

I got some gifts, and for myself a lightweight plaid wool scarf which Enrique said was made from a men's suiting fabric. Tres chic.


Ted Dawson said...

i love my drawing and my scarf and my shiny shiny shoes! I feel just dandy, was a funafternoon.thx Ted

FineAndDandyShop.com said...

So glad you gents could join us!

Ralph Carpenter said...

nice post