The Armoury NYC at 168 Duane St - Opening December 10th
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, 2013. We will be providing the same shopping experience enjoyed by our Hong Kong customers: stocking products from the same fine makers, taking custom orders for those we represent, and bringing our stable of outstanding craftsmen from around the world to New York for regular trunk shows.
In conjunction with our soft opening, we will be holding our first two trunk shows this December.
- December 12 – 14: Saint Crispin’s - Custom shoes from Austria and Romania
- December 13 – 14: Salvatore Ambrosi – Bespoke trousers made in Naples
During this soft launch period, we will be fully operational, though there may be the occasional hammering as we put the finishing touches on our shop. We request your patience during this exciting period of growth for our company.
For those unaware of who we are or what we do, The Armoury is a Hong Kong-based classic menswear retailer, offering artisanal products from around the world that fit into our “International Classic” style. Every season, we strive to showcase a diverse array of products as well as the people behind them: solitary craftsmen, small family businesses, and privately owned companies with limited annual production. Covering all categories of menswear from tailored clothing to accessories, we aim to be a one-stop shop where a man can be completely outfitted. In addition to our ready-to-wear selection, we offer made-to-measure and bespoke services from a thoughtful selection of vendors, and regularly fly in artisans from their home countries to work directly with customers and conduct fittings.
For our first shop outside Hong Kong to be in New York City is a dream come true. We sincerely thank our customers for their support, and we’re looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones at The Armoury NYC.
The Armoury Team
The Armoury NYC is located at 168 Duane Street between Hudson and Greenwich Streets. Store inquiries and trunk show appointments may be directed to email@example.com
Mak’s Noodles is a spot in walking distance to The Armoury in Pedder Building that I spend many a lunch in.
I tend to gravitate towards street-food type spots in Asia, which to me, possess so much more of the local culture and flavors that they are from. This joint is no different - two elderly chefs mill about the kitchen seamlessly, working together like they have been kitchen-mates for the past 30 years, constantly putting out tiny bowls of noodles all while cussing heavily about the money they lost or won in the previous horse racing game. The waiters glare at you when you order, as if you just ordered in gibberish. Ordering with a gruff canto accent helps them understand your order a bit more - and when the food comes, you marvel at Hong Kong’s smallest bowl of Wonton noodles. However, by the time you know it, you’ve scarfed down a few bowls of this stuff and probably a side of beef brisket to boot. Anything other than those two dishes though? Sorry - not on the menu! They only do the few dishes but boy, do they do them well! Check-out then - Ka-ching! You’ve just paid how much for that? Damn! Walking out and knowing they are charging through the nose for that bowl of noodles makes you feel turned off, but like all dealers of the shady sort - they know you’ll be back for more. It’s that good.
I remember the first time we went to Mak’s noodles, Antonio put away 3 bowls of it.
Another favourite of ours is Golden China 金華 which has great char siu as well.
Jake at Lunch
Gray 3-piece on Taka by Liverano
Qemal of Liverano & Liverano
Liverano & Liverano Bespoke
Qemal and Antonio
Qemal of Liverano & Liverano
Taka and Alan
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