Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Get Your Fashion/Art U.K. Mix on the Lower East Side! Visit ANY OLD IRON For You New "Go To" Spot!

Looking for something unique that you wont find anywhere else?  Especially in menswear for a change you ask?  Look no further than one of the coolest boutiques in the city; Any Old Iron located at 149 Orchard, http://www.anyoldiron.net/.    I discovered this specialty shop while walking the Lower East Side one afternoon and have been back several times.  Their focus is mainly on menswear's,  and yet women have plenty to choose from - I love their accessories and browsing the art. (Yes, a great art/fashion mix!)  You will feel like you stepped into a London  boutique as mostly everything is U.K. designer based (Vivienne Westwood and more), along with many one of a kind, stand out choices you can only find here.  The fabulous hand designed t-shirts  (see below), are for men and women, again, all hand designed.  It's about time to see something truly stylish and affordable for men that's not a mass-produced.

The friendly English-gallery type atmosphere is very welcoming as is the owner/operator/stylist Andrew Claney, (below), a true joy to chat with while shopping.  (Also adorable and welcoming is his little Boston Terrier named Monkey who lights up the store!)  Clancey has been a stylist on movie and television sets for many years working with some of the hottest designers.  His pieces can be styled for casual wear to a full on evening out with prices ranging from $40-$1k depending how eccentric you wish to be.  Have a look and start shopping!
Most all of the t-shirts are by one of a kind by independent U.K. designers

Any Old Iron Boy Soldier (above)

Olympic style! Vivienne Westwood Medal T-Shirt (above)
Sid Vicious from the brand Aaaarrrgghhh (above)
Accessories for men and women, hand made - all 100% U.K. coolness!
Art by Victor Spinelle
This is a GIANT mirror Clancey made, not sure if it's for sale but check out some of the detail in the hundreds of pieces adorning the  frame!
Art and fashion blending on the walls!

Unconditional Sailor Boy embroidered Knit


There is an umbrella in here! Design by London Undercover Beans on Toast Umbrella...

Want something no one else has? Here you go. Visit Any Old Iron at 149 Orchard and embrace yourself in true U.K. style for your busy NY life!