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 Wong, Lauren Kaye, Amber LaFrance, Jim Duran, Colton 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.