After impersonating our favorite style icons (Monday=Francoise Hardy day, Tuesday=Bianca Jagger day, etc etc), our favorite pastime in the style department is probably shopping. But shopping is a lot more fun when you have a shop expert to help navigate the shelves/racks. Luckily our favorite stores are filled with lots of such specialists, all of whom know their German deadstock from their North American vintage.
For the second installment of Shop Talk we paid a visit to Houndstooth in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to talk to shop owners Maria Chavez and Michael Kimmins. Filled with tons of vintage menswear treasures, it is well and truly one of the only stores of its kind. Chavez and Kimmins are master store editors and have an exceptional eye for design. They are also intensely focussed when it comes to quality (they have a strict no synthetic fabrics rule, too, which we love!) and regularly globetrot to bring in the rarest pieces.