Gentry Keeps It Fresh for Brooklyn’s Demanding Style Guys


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

Tawni Bannister for The New York Times

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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