By Robert James, the Lower East Side clothier, moved its Williamsburg shop from Bedford Avenue to Grand Street over the weekend, but not before getting a drop-in from two Oscar nominees.
Jason Treible, a manager, said that a couple of weeks ago he noticed a commotion outside of the Bedford Avenue shop: “Four guys were walking on the sidewalk being real loud. I thought they were college bro dudes.” But then they popped into the store and he recognized Bradley Cooper and Leonardo DiCaprio (though he didn’t ID Leo until after he started helping him).
Now the store is located at 193 Grand Street, on the same block where The Wolf of Wall Street is playing at Williamsburg Cinemas (it replaces the Pandora’s Box gallery). That’s where you can score the blue plaid flannel “Roosevelt” shirt (shown above) that Leo bought along with some t-shirts.
The store, decorated with LPs from designer Robert James’s personal collection and a few empty liquor bottles, stocks an array of shirts, pants, jeans, vests and formal wear made in the Garment District, vintage sunglasses and accessories, and shoes by Chilean brand Sitrana and London brand David Preston.
It’s just the latest newcomer to the suddenly popping Grand Street strip.