It's a Guy Thing

It's a Guy Thing

Hot Stuff for Cool Men

Sole Of A Brit

Grenson, the well-known fine shoe brand from Great Britain, has just opened its first store in New York City. The shop, the company’s first stand-alone store outside of the United Kingdom, includes men’s and women’s ready-to-wear shoes along with a “G:lab” studio that allows customers to create their own shoes from a choice of 11 different styles (purchases can be shipped anywhere in the world). Craftsmanship on the shoes is indeed impressive, with closed-channel leather soles (which hide the stitching from view) and materials including French and Italian calf and English suede. The store itself is also inviting, with brick and cherrywood walls and cushioned benches and chairs. | Grenson Shoes, 250 Elizabeth St., 212.510.8713

Yael for Men

Jewelry designer Yael Sonia, popular for her “perpetual motion” pieces for women, has started a men’s line of cuff links, bracelets, necklaces and rings. The new collection favors monochromatic colors and designs inspired by modern architecture and, as with her original collection, motion. Case in point: this “spinning top” diamond pendant necklace, made with black rhodium, 18-karat white gold, white gold bezel and black diamond. | Yael Sonia, 270 Lafayette St., Ste. 810, 212.472.6488 and yaelsonia.com

A New Abboud

Joseph Abboud has just opened its new flagship in NYC. The space boasts a vaulted ceiling, hand-drawn charcoal fashion illustrations decorating the walls, and brass-and-glass chandeliers. Highlights from the current collections include sport coats with elbow patches (pictured), linen suits and cable-knit cotton/linen blend sweaters, light enough to be worn all summer. | Joseph Abboud, 424 Madison Ave., 212.872.1340

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Cigar Man

NYC cigar bars offer fine food, cocktails and, of course, a variety of smokes for your puffing pleasure. Here are three of our favorites:

• At the Soho Cigar Bar, enjoy plush leather chairs and banquettes, art deco chandeliers and clever paintings (like the one of Alfred Hitchcock puffing a stogie while an ominous-looking bird sits on the tip). The club sells its own hand-blended cigars, made at its local factory. On the food end, yummy nibbles include bacon-wrapped meatballs with blue cheese and filet mignon-filled croissants. Of course, a full cocktail menu is also available. | 32 Watts St., 212.941.1781

• Soft lighting, plaid and leather chairs, and, as one patron recently noted, “strong drinks and sultry servers” define Merchants NY Cigar Bar. Noteworthy smokes on the menu include Davidoff, Corojo Figurado and Ashton Churchill. Pair one with a glass of scotch chosen from more than 20 different types on the menu. | 1125 First Ave., 212.832.4610

• Whether it’s business or pleasure, Club Macanudo (which has a strict dress code) is a classy choice. With mahogany furniture and comfortable sofas, the bar offers a wide variety of cigars, including a Macanudo Vintage series and a full-service dinner menu which includes signature chocolate truffles. | 26 E. 63rd St., 212.752.8200