The Time for Christopher Street


This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots which not only ushered in the Gay liberation movement, but established New York’s Christopher Street has the culture’s de-facto HQ.

Since that time Christopher Street — and the entire West Village — have morphed from Libertine play-pen to low-rent(boy) tourist trap to the cutesy stomping-ground of Sex and the City wanna-bes.

But now Christopher Street is evolving an entirely new sheen. Smart, directional boutiques have emerged. Bijoux, fashion-forward restaurants are opening shop. And style-minded guys of all stripes are replacing the Magnolia-munching masses — THANK GOD!

It’s a movement on the ascent — now validated by those ultra-validators themselves, The New York Times.

In this week’s T Men’s Fashion issue, a (fascinatingly written) Style Map charts the trend, including visits to key Christopher Street destinations such as shoe-emporium Leffot (above) and the fragrance-opia, Aedes de Venustas.

We’ll see you there — if The Times ever pays us!


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