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Dapper dudes descend on West Village for grand openings of WAREhaus and Rye 51

Dapper dudes descend on West Village for grand openings of WAREhaus and Rye 51

Larry Gee, Chad Meadors
Larry Gee , Chad Meadors Photo by Jerry McClure
Ian Reilly
Guests sipped on cocktails at the opening parties for two very haute men's stores in the West Village.  Ian Reilly Photo by Jerry McClure
Crystal Jornson, Dub Davis, Tiffany Bryan
Crystal Jornson , Dub Davis , Tiffany Bryan Photo by Jerry McClure
Rachel Fresquez, Anna McKinzie, Rachel Lavender
Rachel Fresquez , Anna McKinzie , Rachel Lavender Photo by Jerry McClure
Interior of WAREhaus in Dallas
Women were also welcome to browse the racks of men's clothing.  Photo by Jerry McClure
Brittanie Oleniccak, Darin Kunz
Brittanie Oleniccak , Darin Kunz Photo by Jerry McClure
Interior of WAREhaus in Dallas
WAREhaus has comfty, tufted chairs for chilling. Photo by Jerry McClure
Exterior of Rye 51 in Dallas
At Rye 51, the party continued outside, where guests could rest their cocktails on tables fashioned from wooden barrels. Photo by Jerry McClure
Ashley Graham, Irena Hixson, Kimberley Miller
Ashley Graham , Irena Hixson , Kimberley Miller Photo by Jerry McClure
Tim Doty, Angela Budagher and David McKay
Tim Doty , Angela Budagher , David McKay Photo by Jerry McClure
Ravi Ratan, Raja Ratan
Ravi Ratan , Raja Ratan Photo by Jerry McClure
Stan Morgan, Michelle Mekosch
Stan Morgan , Michelle Mekosch Photo by Jerry McClure
Larry Gee, Chad Meadors
Ian Reilly
Crystal Jornson, Dub Davis, Tiffany Bryan
Rachel Fresquez, Anna McKinzie, Rachel Lavender
Interior of WAREhaus in Dallas
Patrick Ware, Erin McBriar, Tony Medley
Brittanie Oleniccak, Darin Kunz
Interior of WAREhaus in Dallas
Exterior of Rye 51 in Dallas
Ashley Graham, Irena Hixson, Kimberley Miller
Lucy Wrubel
Tim Doty, Angela Budagher and David McKay
Ravi Ratan, Raja Ratan
Stan Morgan, Michelle Mekosch

The West Village has recently been endowed with two new men's stores: WAREhaus and Rye 51. Now that dapper Dallasites have additional haute shops to help build their wardrobes, a celebration was certainly in order. Two parties in one night? Hello, handsome. 

Our kind of WAREhaus 
Owners Erin McBriar, Patrick Ware and Tony Medley opened their doors to the public to peruse the racks and shelves of designs by Percival, Nicholas K, Wolf vs Goat and more.

There's no doubt that the tweed, leather and luxe fabrics seduced Michael WongLauren KayeAmber LaFranceJim DuranColton Hightower and Raul Ruiz.

To make the night even more glam, cocktails from the Haus Bar quenched guests' thirst as they also tested out — and approved — the comfort level of the tufted chairs. 

Rye 51 boasts new type of distillery
Until you walk into Q Clothier's more casual sibling, Rye 51, you can't really understand the idea of a "textile distillery." But at the private opening party, brothers Raja and Ravi Ratan revealed their concept in the most masculine, yet sophisticated way.

The bartenders served cocktails inside, as little bites were passed around the sexy, dark space. Guests could walk through the casual Rye 51 side, or enjoy their sips on the Q side. In the walkway between the two, they could sit on the plush, purple, high-backed banquette.

Either way, attendees —including Kyle Garoner, Amir Kalantari, Matt Jones, Ashley Benton, Simeon Green, Kiya Hutchinson, Brandt Wood, Adam Carriker and Jenny Kurtland — could bounce to the beats of DJ Lucy Wrubel and lust after the menswear. 

Inside wasn't the only place the magic happened. Out front, tables fashioned from barrels made perfect perches for cocktails.