Monday, October 11, 2010

First Look: Palmer Trading Company

Palmer Trading Company is a new NYC spot (137 Sullivan Street to be exact) specializing in that beautiful thing we all love or love to hate - Americana.  David and Willy are a Massachusetts design duo specializing in men's footwear and accessories, which they sell at PTC.  The two also hawk a variety of vintage gear in a store they describe as a "living room".  You know, "a place to relax and feel the generations of America."  They just opened last week so stop by, say hello and feel the generations if you happen to find yourself in the area.  Can a domestically manufactured private label moccasin business specializing in an aesthetic many feel has oversaturated the menswear market survive on the mean and jaded streets of NYC?  You tell me (I, personally, hope so).  From the looks of it, so far so good.  Both the retail space and mocs seem on point like an arrow.  As it tends to do, time will tell...


-L.A.S

15 comments:

  1. Why don't all styles just stay readily available for whoever wants to cop? I don't understand trendy shit. It's all about people following masses of others that say something is cool right now but won't be in a couple of years. It's perfectly alright for this shop to open and I hope it stays around for a long time.

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  2. How much did they pay you to write this little snippet?

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  3. Bruce- Oh man, I wish...A friend who lives on Sullivan St. shot me an email about these guys today.

    But seriously, a few thousand dollars. Nothing crazy.

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  4. Paid? The tone of the post seems to hint a lot of sketism. The key for this store is to change with the trends ever so slightly.

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  5. THESE TWO ARE LEGENDARY!
    I NEED TO GET ME A TICKET TO THE STATES! ACTUALLY I NEED TO GET ME A SATURDAY JOB AT THE PTC! I LIKE THE LITTLE STUFFED DOG! CAN YOU MASS PRODUCE THAT LITTLE CRITTER?

    LOVE YOU GUYS!
    J

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  6. Beautiful Store and Mocs !!!! I love these kind of places. A store with a living room feeling is perfect .... Next time I'm in NYC I'm gonna visit them..

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  7. what style and true talent to present such wonderful product, so beautifully and with impeccable taste and wit!

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  8. Congrats and Good Luck!!

    It looks great and can't wait to visit!

    Pam from Brimfield!!

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  9. I am sure L.A.S. didn't actually GO TO THE STORE. He only posts PR photos! Americana is a lifestyle (on the internet in Jew Jersey)!

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  10. Anon @12:37- Dude, relax. The store opened last Friday. Instead of whining in the comments, take your own photos and post them to your own blog.

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  11. I saw a photo of the hand made Moccasins you are selling at your new store.Hope to see more styles, they remind me of the footware from yester-year can't wait to order a pair. Good luck. Herb

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  12. Thank you for the kind post, L.A.S.
    And thank you all for the compliments.
    We simply hope to offer a warm venue for guys to feel relaxed and welcome and also support our country's great domestic talents as much as we can.
    We like good ol' real American style without the pretense.
    We are grateful to be able to offer something nice back to the city.

    The boys of Palmer Trading

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  13. "Can a domestically manufactured private label moccasin business specializing in an aesthetic many feel has oversaturated the menswear market survive on the mean and jaded streets of NYC?"

    That is the worst sentence ever written in the history of the world.

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  14. Anon @3:44- Worst comment in the history of Sart Inc. We're even.

    Just kidding. Seriously though, you think Palmer Trading Company is late to the party?

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  15. Yay, another Freemans

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