journal: trunk show

Optimo trunk show – October 14 and 15

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting a trunk show with Optimo hat company on October 14 and 15. Graham Thompson, owner, will be here for two days to take custom orders. We’ll also have stock on hand to purchase. Whether you’re new to hats or you’ve worn them for sixty years, you’ll be certain to find something special.

Optimo hats are without question some of the finest available. Using traditional hat-making techniques and felts made of all wild furs, their hats match the quality of the great hatters of fifty years ago. They work with their mills to create exclusive felts in new colors each year, as well as special blends like true silverbelly and melusine.

One particularly special aspect of Optimo’s hats is the sizing. In addition to traditional sizes, they offer three sizes between each size, as well as four different oval shapes for heads of different proportions. The combination of these two variables means that Optimo hats have an exceptional fit.

A wide variety of styles and swatches are available. Feel free to peruse the Optimo website for an idea of what they’ve made in the past. Anything is possible, so if you don’t see the perfect hat, it can always be made specially for you.

This trunk show is by appointment only. To make an appointment, or for more information, send us an email at, or give us a call at (212) 989-4577.

Posted in Journal · Tagged , , , , · bookmark the permalink

Riccardo Bestetti Trunk Show, June 18 and 19

Last October we hosted Riccardo Bestetti for his first US trunk show. We’re excited to bring him back again for another show on June 18 and 19. Riccardo will be here to take orders for bespoke and made-to-order shoes.

In addition to regular MTOs, Bestetti also offers the Novecento line, which is made to bespoke standards. An existing last is adjusted to fit your foot, and small changes to the shoe’s shape are also possible. Both the Novecento line and standard MTOs are hand welted with a wood-pegged waist, and are made of the highest quality raw materials.

We’ll have a full size run of try-on shoes to assist in determining your size, so if you’ve never worn Bestettis, you’ll be able to get a sense of the shoes’ fit and feel.

We’re excited to bring Riccardo and his fine shoes to New York, and we hope you’ll join us for two special days.

Posted in News & Events · Tagged , , · bookmark the permalink

Vintage and contemporary watch sale with Reis-Nichols Jewelers – June 18 and 19

You are cordially invited to join us for a special watch event with Mr. Vladimir Dzeletovic of Reis-Nichols Jewelers. On June 18 (2:00-7:00) and 19 (11:00-7:00), we will showcase a fine selection of vintage and contemporary watches. Each watch will be available to purchase at the event. Vladimir is a highly respected expert in the watch industry, and brings with him years of experience with fine watches. We hope you’ll be able to join us.

For any watch inquiries, please contact Vladimir directly at

Posted in News & Events · Tagged , , , · bookmark the permalink