gargyle relaunches (in nyc and online)

One of TSF’s favorite NYC shopping hubs, Gargyle, has finally opened their store in the LES. Beyond our soft spot for the company’s crest (with four tennis racquets in it!), there’s also the fact that they stock items from Fred Perry (here), Raf Simons x Fred Perry (here), Surface to Air (here), Shipley & Halmos (here), and pieces from the Common Projects x Robert Geller collaboration.

Open your wallets: Gargyle’s site.

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T-shoes get love from T Mag

A recent Help Desk column at T Magazine answers a reader’s plea for sneakers that can pass off as fashionable in a conservative professional environment.

The finalists: tennis shoes, of course! (What else would we write about?) adidas‘ Tournament edition (see our write-up here), the designs of Superga, and a line called Common Projects were all mentioned. There are others, too, so take your pick. When you do, just make sure to keep a few rules in mind: no shoes that can actually survive a hitting session, stick with dark and solid colors, no logos, leather instead of canvas, and please — stick with dressing up a casual style instead of dressing down a lace-up. Trust me on that last one.