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Retail Review: The Brooklyn Circus

Posted by Tiana Blue on February 12, 2013 at 4:00 PM

The Brooklyn Circus is a humbly hidden spot. Just the right people know about it, and that’s just the way it should stay. Like fine wine, The Brooklyn Circus—founded in 2006—guarantees long lasting, quality with a taste that’s a little complex. Men in the know appreciate their urban-yet-vintage approach, which is a type of style that never dies.

With an impressively extensive press lineup (including GQ, Complex, WWD, The New York Times, and glossy Japanese magazines to name very few), The Brooklyn Circus is set to stand the test of their “100 Year Plan.” No complaints here.

Price Range: $20 tweed caps to $480 varsity jackets

Average Buyer: This apparel would please a hipster with money and those who are fans of the newsboy/oxford look. $234 for a shawl cardigan or $330 for Red Wing boots should be no big deal for you.

From L to R: Salmon Long sleeve oxford: $140; Milton Crewneck Sweater Grey: $100.

The Good: BKc has tossed a wide selection of men’s essentials into one store. Their button-ups are crisp yet casual; wear them with or without a sport coat, denim bottoms, linen cargos, a pair of leather high-tops, richly brown wingtip brogues… The possibilities are truly endless.

Brooklyn Circus has you ready for what’s left of the cold weather (“1920” red badge sweater) and the pending warm weather (Common Projects burgundy low-top sneaker). And their college section will have anyone feeling like they're headed to campus.

Need some literature for the coffee table? Page six of their online store’s “New Products” section has a few design and photography reads.

From L to R: PF Flyers Center Hi Navy: $50; Leather Belt Orange: $45.

The Bad: The “bad” doesn’t necessarily reflect the shop. But in a world full of Brooklyn Circus buyers, the visionary element of BKc apparel may lose itself in seasonal trends.

Rating: 5 out of 5 cufflinks. This shop’s got the right stuff to educate youth on real style. Without a single studded, sparkly piece in sight (finally), The Brooklyn Circus should be on every male's must-buy list.

Categories: Style: Luxe Life

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