With the recent addition of men’s retailers Suit Shop and Mister Mister building on the strength of stores like Strand Hatters, Jac+Jack, Hunt Leather and of course Sydney Vintage Watches, The Strand Arcade has evolved into a one stop shop destination for male shoppers.
We popped in last Friday for a catch up with Remy from Suit Shop and a made to measure denim fitting with Dan from Mister Mister (review to come!) who will be adding a personal touch to jean orders placed tomorrow night at The Strand Arcade evening with designers.
To celebrate the launch of Spring/Summer 2014 The Strand Arcade will open its doors for a one night only special event to honour the retailers whose expertise and authentic know-how has been a signature of the arcade since 1891.
Strand Hatters will host a Gentlemen’s Lounge featuring: live hat steaming, shaping, feathering and banding, Young Henrys micro-beer bar, shoe shining; and a book signing with Giuseppe Santamaria from Men In This Town. Hunt Leather will be offering premium personalised on the spot franking of pieces purchased in their boutique on the night and the amazing Pendolino restaurant will offer tastings of their exquisite hand-made bread while fine-food providores Fomaggi Ocello and Victor Churchill will showcase rare cheeses and charcuterie delights to compliment.
Moving upstairs Dan and Josh at Mister Mister will be offering monogramed leather patches on their custom jeans, (that’s after you’ve selected your denim weight and stitching colour!) Remy at Suit Shop will have a selection of exclusive unique silk lining and fabrics available only on the night and boot maker Andrew McDonald will supply a hand stained limited edition choice of leather and initialling on the sole of shoes.
If you’re in town tomorrow night (Wed 13th) or looking for something interesting to do it might be worth dropping into The Strand Arcade from 6.30pm to check out the solid offering and enjoy a unique retail experience. All you need to do is register at www.strandarcade.com.au and print your ticket!
Feature Image from Double Convex.