does anybody know where i can buy a nice, authentic dashiki? i don't want some bull shit from a broadway stand
Yara African Fabrics in Harlem has some really great prints, not sure if they make dashikis but they may know where to look?
Moving Tokyo -> NY, and debating whether to pick up a suit here before I leave or wait till I get to the states. Im thick in the chest and upper back so the only Japanese suits I can wear are more expensive United Arrows stuff (about 700US). Where in NY is a good to pick up a good, slim / modern suit? Sounds silly but I havent lived in the US in 10 years and have never lived in a major US city so not sure whats what.
Also, would a gore-tex shell, uniqlo premium down jacket, sweater and some danners with smart wool socks be enough for winters (might do something like Veilance Insulated Field Jacket instead) or do I need a full on parka/down jacket.
shell+down+sweater should be enough for most nights, maybe add a thermal top and bottom if you're really cold. scarf/hat helps too.
im going to nyc on this december, any recommendation on place to celebrate christmas and new year? and stores i should visit
There's that big Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center, and Bryant Park in midtown has a "Winter Village" with a skating rink, hot cider, etc. The rink is free to use if you bring your own skates. Dunno about New Years, the obvious answer is Times Square but I try to avoid going near that mess. I'm sure it's only worse on NYE. For smaller boutiques and designer stuff go to Soho. You'll find Topshop, Zara, Uniqlo, and such on Broadway nearby. I think most of the designer stores on Fifth Avenue are also in Soho, but maybe not.
Reading through threak, but will be in NY for the first time 12/9-12/13, can anyone recommend some non-touristy cool shit to do? Good eats, nightlife, hidden gems, etc?
Anyone been to the Yayoi Kusama installation at David Zwirner? Are lines still stupid long?
Go to Chinatown, eat dumplings, lurk around stores for kitschy shit and knockoffs, park yourself in an arcade (there are many). Keep right on the sidewalk if you're taking your time, check for cops before you piss behind a dumpster.
Edited by culturevulture, 11 December 2013 - 04:38 AM.