… you’ll find a single row of non-SA stock, including some very wearable Relwen flannels, sweaters, and outerwear (Everybody Loves Relwen!); a few passable Hyden Yoo coats and trenches; and some unhappy Rogan outerwear. Downstairs, along with some Quoddy and Comey footwear, it’s all standard SA fare, which, despite what some readers say, is brimming with potential. Light-blue hiking jackets ($160) would compliment any guy’s wardrobe; Fair Isle shetland wool sweaters ($150) are all charm; cashmere beanies and cotton scarfs ($50 and $35) are all good. And, of course, there’s Alan’s signature shirts ($68), which, while not Alan’s best work, offer plenty of options. What can we say? We feel about Alan’s gear the way we imagine a farmer feels about his overalls, or Brett Favre feels about his Wrangler’s. Easy and agreeable.
Steven Alan Sample Sale – 87 Franklin St btwn Broadway & Church – 212-343-0692 – Thurs-Fri 8:30am-8pm, Sat 11pm-7pm, Sun 11pm-5pm – Map