Retailers of Rusticity

Ten places to get heavy denim, vintage flannel, and well-tailored henleys.

  From left:    Kris Payne , 26, Landscape Photographer. Pastimes: fishing, homebrewing.  Kyle Hackett , 28, Menswear Designer. Pastimes: fixing cars and bikes.  Jason Andrews , 36, Artist, D.J. Pastimes: making own Kombucha tea, motorcycling.  Simon Howell , 37, Photographer. Pastimes: woodworking, cabinetry, surfing.  (Photo: Hannah Whitaker)

From left:

Kris Payne, 26, Landscape Photographer. Pastimes: fishing, homebrewing. Kyle Hackett, 28, Menswear Designer. Pastimes: fixing cars and bikes. Jason Andrews, 36, Artist, D.J. Pastimes: making own Kombucha tea, motorcycling. Simon Howell, 37, Photographer. Pastimes: woodworking, cabinetry, surfing.

(Photo: Hannah Whitaker)

The Axe Men of Tribeca

Alongside the bankers and yoga moms, a design studio for aspiring lumberjacks.

 (Photo: Hannah Whitaker)

(Photo: Hannah Whitaker)

Peter Buchanan-Smith and Graeme Cameron have opened Best Made Co, an axe company in Tribeca.

A 100-year-old company in Maine makes them by hand, to our specifications, with Tennessee hickory handles and fine-grained steel heads. We sand, shape, and mask off the handle. Then we prime it and spray on multiple layers of high-quality graffiti paint.