In a column of compliments, NY Times writer Mike Albo condemns Brooklyn boutique Smith + Butler for stumbling on the critical issue of fit. If you subscribe to the popular notion that clothing should fit your body — rather than billow, bunch, and swell — then the rugged work-wear that Smith + Butler carries just doesn’t fit. “With every garment, I was confronted with the boxy proportions of yesteryear,” Albo writes. “Smith & Butler’s selection was either disappointingly untailored, or the beginning of a new trend arc, when the men’s silhouette will fill out again.” Being the Steven Alan diehards that we are, we pray not.
If you are big on the billow, however, the boutique is presently taking 30% off select flannels, vests, and jackets.
Smith + Butler, Carroll Gardens – 225 Smith St at Butler – 718-855-4295 – Map