Alexander Olch Is Pairing Ties With Cocktails

The NYC designer opens tie shop with bar attached
Dec 11, 2012 1:01 pm
Alexander Olch

"We're probably the only clothing store in New York with a 4 a.m. liquor license," says Alexander Olch, as he puts the finishing touches on his first boutique on Delancey Street one night late last week (scroll down for photos). The accessories designer isn't kidding: his shop carries his ties, scarves, bow ties, notebooks and other accessories in the snug main space, and there's a secret door that leads to a bar. Manhattan has plenty of speakeasies, but nothing like this.

New Food Sweatshirt Alert: Rest In Pizza

The streetwear brand Pyknic is at it again
Nov 20, 2012 3:31 pm

The Pyknic boys are at it again. For the uninitiated, Pyknic is a streetwear brand with a decidedly culinary bent. When we last checked in, they were trying to figure out a cost-effective way to make dark chocolate pants. Now, they've released their Late Fall 2012 collection and their cast of foodie cartoon characters has grown exponentially. 

From Barfly To Owner, Joaquín Simó Comes Up

NYC barman opens his own joint. Here's the story.
Nov 14, 2012 4:01 pm
Joaquin Simo photo

Joaquín Simó might have been a professor. The academic-turned-American-Bartender-of-the-Year studied English and Religion in Boston, and has the looks of a well-heeled PhD student from the 1950s. Behind the bar at his new East Village venture Pouring Ribbons, Simó rocks a bow tie, tie clip and pressed shirt combo pretty expertly, but it’s clear he’s got more game than most fancy, green bartenders. But there is more to this story than sharp dressing.

Angelo Romano, Dressed To The Nines At The Pines

Meet a rising NYC chef with a sharpened aesthetic
Nov 1, 2012 2:01 pm
Angelo Romano

We always have style on the brain at FR headquarters, so from time to time we reach out to our best-dressed chef friends to hear about their favorite designers and why it’s never OK to wear chili pepper pants in the kitchen. Next up, Angelo Romano, head chef of The Pines: a Brooklyn restaurant that's creating quite a stir with eclectic New American plates, killer soundtrack and easygoing vibe.

The Wish List: A Tribute to Jean-Michel Basquiat

Revisiting elements of the 80s artist's style
Oct 12, 2012 5:01 pm

Jean-Michel Basquiat began as an obscure graffiti artist in downtown New York City and evolved into a renowned Neo-expressionist painter in the late 80's. His artistic style was reflected in his dress sense. Basquiat had fun with fashion. Here's how you can, too. 

FR Style Inventory: Pichet Ong

Thom Browne, GANT Rugger, never a poncho
Oct 11, 2012 1:01 pm

We always have style on the brain at FR headquarters, so we reach out to our  best-dressed chef friends to hear about their favorite designers and why it’s never OK to wear chili pepper pants in the kitchen. Next up, Pichet Ong, corporate pastry chef at New York’s Sugar & Plumm and resident judge on the Food Network's Cake Wars.

The Wish List: A Tribute To Serge Gainsbourg

"We miss you Serge, life is such a bore."
Oct 5, 2012 6:01 pm

In honor of Monsieur Gainsbourg, here are some items for inspiration for a timeless look. He was one of the most stylish men in history, so take note. His style was classic chic with a sexy, disheveled flair. 



The Wish List: Laid-back Weekend

What to wear on your day off (plus a shark infuser)
Sep 28, 2012 4:01 pm

The Wish List aims to give you style tips and inspiration for every occasion, from traveling to grilling and hunting. But what about those slow, leisurely weekends when the plan is to kick it with a couple good friends over a pint? Here a list of the ultimate style items for a weekend just like that. 


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