On Friday, we were standing on the corner of 122nd and Lenox Avenue. I remember as a kid getting off on the #2 train and walking down Lenox avenue to buy shoes from British Walker. I grew up on 135th street on the east side and I enjoyed my life, there was always a place or a party to go to in Harlem.

Harlem has always been a haven for the fashionable and many of us who lived in the era before gentrification, all knew where to go when we wanted to have fun. Walking down Lenox avenue reminds me of my childhood going to the Schomburg Center and studying after school. I remember going to Small’s paradise on Saturday night to go dancing and hanging out with my girlfriend and everyone well-dressed drinking wine and looking fine. I love Harlem and always will, and by the way, my mom still lives on 135th street. Here I am wearing a classically striped linen blazer by Calvin Klein, pink cotton twill French cuff shirt by Ted Baker along with a vintage brown tie purchased from Goodwill, with white double-pleated microfiber slacks by Maus & Hoffman. We will always support Harlem and a shout out to the world famous Harlem Haberdashery.

 

Sincerely,

Eric from Papillon Cravatta.

Eric Toro from Papillon Cravatta

 

Harlem, Haven for the Fashionable

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