To our dear customers, our friends, and aficionados of classic menswear everywhere:
We are pleased to announce that The Armoury is expanding beyond Hong Kong and opening our first North American location in TriBeCa, New York City.
The store will be soft launching on Tuesday, December 10th,…
Very excited to be a part of this and to be working with such a great team. It’s official.
Unbottoned anchor buttons for that extra roll and nonchalant look.
Kaga Kenji of Tie Your Tie Japan
I’ve never seen (or heard of) micro-pinking before which is, in part, why it’s such an impressive technique. The stitching is so accurate that it creates the zig zag effect of pinking without the actual process.
An ideal way to make a serious black formal shoe just a touch less dramatic.
Alternative trouser fits from Wrazej.
All via The Sartorialist
The Sartorialist, Wandering Eye edition.
Curious to know what kind of watch you own, or plan on owning soon?
For vintage I’m a big fan of 1016 Explorers. I’d like one of those. I also like 321 Speedmasters (I know, I know), Seamaster DeVilles, & Old Reversos. A series Royal Oaks, Pateks, etc are all awesome.
For new, I really like the Jaeger Master Ultra Thin Moon Phase.
Hello Guv'nor, I recently bought a vintage tweed sport coat that is in need of a bit of dry cleaning. Can you recommend anyone in NYC? Cheers.
A lot of a jacket’s shape can be a result of pressing. When you hang your jacket up in the shower to steam or take it to a sub standard dry cleaner (which is 98% of dry cleaners) you’re removing part of the process that jacket went through to retain its shape.
Experienced tailors can actually “shape” fabric with heat (an iron). It’s the reason one piece back jackets are so impressive if done correctly. It takes tailors years to learn this. Do you think Dry Cleaners care to learn? Not many.
So, if you’re jacket’s not really expensive I’d suggest two things.
1) Don’t dry clean it. Decent wool will release wrinkles and odors over time. Hang it on a cedar hanger and brush it. Sponge clean it if you must. After it’s clean use an iron with very little steam and a pressing cloth and press it with the lapels open.
2) If you have to dry clean it and it’s not bespoke it really doesn’t matter where you go. Just take it to a place that you’re confident won’t make major mistakes like discoloration, tearing the lining, blowing out stitches.
Dry cleaning sucks.
Available for the first time on TheArmouryStore.com in a Ring Jacket exclusive Abraham Moon Jersey Knit.