For those who are gender nonconformists, it can be challenging to find clothes that both allow for self-expression and fit just right. Enter Daniel Friedman, the designer behind Bindle & Keep. He’s hell-bent on breaking down this divide between genders one suit at a time, and the world’s taking note. Not only was his company featured in the HBO documentary Suited, but the shop’s recent success in styling customers of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds has led him to move his headquarters from Manhattan to a stellar Clinton Hill, Brooklyn space. And we’ve got the first peek!
Situated amongst brick walls and industrial lighting, the shop is a masterclass in mixing textures. In one area, a delicate chandelier hangs above a hearty patterned rug. In another, an unfinished floor stands in stark contrast to rows and rows of lush suits waiting to be tailored to perfection. All in all, it’s a one-of-a-kind space, which is fitting given the one-of-a-kind clients that swing by every day. Scroll down to take a look at the shop, and head here if you’d like to schedule a fitting. Enjoy! —Garrett
Image above: “When we moved into our new space, it made sense [for us to] embellish it with objects that complemented our nonjudgemental attitude toward clothing and people while at the same time highlighting the timeless and predictable nature of what makes suiting so attractive and elegant,” shares shop owner Daniel Friendman.