Slim Suited: J.Crew Unveils Men's Shop Dedicated to the Ludlow Suit
In response to the success of their trimly-cut Ludlow suit, J. Crew has opened a shop solely dedicated to the popular style. The retailer introduced The Ludlow Shop in New York's TriBeCa tony neighborhood. The suit—which features slimly-cut trousers and a slightly shrunken blazer—originated as an appeal to a younger generation ready to embrace a more classic, European way of dressing. CEO Mickey Drexler told WWD last month that, "The Ludlow suit has become a business unto itself," prompting them to build a space entirely dedicated to it. In addition to multiple fabrications of The Ludlow, the specialty boutique features complementary apparel, including dress shirts, footwear, and neckwear, to complete the look. Tailors are on-hand to perfect the fit and monogram garments for an added dose of glamour. The best part? The price is set at an extremely reasonable price range: $400-$1,500. If you're unable to swing by the Big Apple's outpost, you can always procure one of the off-the-rack offerings online, but if you find yourself wandering the streets of NYC and feeling a little shabby, feel free to peruse the dapper goods at 50 Hudson Street.
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