From Precedents to Pocket Squares
Carson Street Clothiers
To Matt Breen and Brian Trunzo, the world of ‘Big Law’ in New York City had initially seemed so alluring, but by the spring of 2012, the pair were bored, jaded and ready to try their luck on another career path. Remembering a pact they’d made while still students, the lawyers and sometime style bloggers turned their attention to they what they deemed the very hungry but seriously underfed premium menswear market, and answering the call in March this year, the Carson Street Clothiers were born.
Offering domestically-produced, made-to-measure suiting, shirting, ties, pocket squares and jackets courtesy of the eponymous and simultaneously-launched in-house line, CSC has also assembled an impressive list of stocked labels including local names Michael Bastian and Ovadia & Sons, Canada’s wings + horns, as well as United Kingdom imports such as Orlebar Brown and Inis Meáin. The 2,000 sq ft space is an inviting vision of industrial-rustic Americana, with bag, eyewear and footwear-stacked salvaged wood shelves, old washing pails piled with colourful socks, white-washed brick walls, worn leather couches and an iron apothecary cupboard filled with Blind Barber grooming products. From precedents to pocket squares, it seems Carson Street might just be Breen and Trunzo’s stylish path to success.