Gentry Keeps It Fresh for Brooklyn’s Demanding Style Guys


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“Guys are much more particular,” said Alan Maleh, who owns Gentry in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. “They’ve become more educated.”

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Gentry, a boutique in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that started in 2012 as H. W. Carter and Sons, has a good selection of workwear classics but also leads the way with trends; see the wider cropped pants as evidence. Its owner, Alan Maleh, 51, is also the founder and publisher of Man of the World, a plush quarterly magazine for style-conscious men.

What are you looking for when you buy for Gentry?

Guys want … I call it a “lifer.” A lifer is a piece you want to hand down to your kids. You don’t want to give it up. For the Gentry guy, it’s a little younger, a little edgier. They have a…



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