The best-dressed man in New Orleans presides over this Uptown gents essentials shop, precisely curated by the eponymous owner. In the back, it’s a shave and haircut salon. And if you’re lucky, the bow-tied Irishman may even let you ¦re up while you’re getting that Kennedy side part.
Though the “men’s department store” is a near-extinct species, in New Orleans it’s thriving (with a young man’s gait) at this handsome operation, and has been since 1924.
The CFDA award-winning menswear designer is an unlikely good ol’ boy, having grown up in Amite, Louisiana. So it makes sense that two years ago he opened an Uptown outpost of his line in a circa-1890s house (with full Viking kitchen for food tastings; it is, after all, New Orleans).
Showing “hatititude” in their display windows in the Central Business District since 1894, the family-owned millinery for (mostly) men is the fedora and Panama hat go-to for Uptown lawyers, natty jazzmen, and Hollywood South arrivistes trying to look the part.