March 31, 2009

NEW: Vinyl III by Melissa

The new VINYL III by Melissa Shoes, now available at Alter. This intriguing mary-jane/peep toe/wedge heel in pale grey plastic from Melissa is one of our faves for Spring. Available in whole sizes, womens 6 through 10.


VINYL III by Melissa, Grey $89.00.


VINYL III by Melissa, profile detail.


VINYL III by Melissa, front detail.

Clairvoyant Collection: UPDATE



Check out the mentions:
Refinery29 loves 'em...
NYLON Magazine loves 'em...
Les Mads loves 'em (in German?)...
Mensrag.com loves 'em...

If this is Your first time on our blog, please take a look through the previous posts to get an idea of what we have in store this season. New merchandise arrives every week.
If you need directions to the shop, please give us a call at 718.349.0203.
Come visit us here in Greenpoint!

**NOTE** (as of 4/17/09) Looks like these shades are officially SOLD OUT, we will not be getting more this season. You snooze you lose! Stay tuned for even more amazing products from Cheap Monday available at ALTER!!!

March 27, 2009

Cheap Monday: Clairvoyant Collection


++The sunglasses below are from S/S 2009. The NEW collection for S/S 2010 has just come in and you can see them on our front page of our blog!! They are amazing!


++PLEASE NOTE++

As of 4/30/2009 We have pretty much sold out of all styles of the Cheap Monday Sunglasses. They will not be restocked this season. We do, however, still have the "Night On Eath" style in White. Give us a call if you're interested in buying a pair.


Now available at Alter, the Clairvoyant Collection from Cheap Monday. This is Cheap Mondays first series of eye wear, ever. Quantities are very limited, and at $35.00 they'll be gone in no time. Classic shapes, UV400 protection and sturdy quality.


Night Watch, Black & Turtle $35.00 **SOLD OUT**


detail: Night Watch, Black $35.00. **SOLD OUT**


detail: Night Watch, Black & Turtle **SOLD OUT**


The Night Porter, Black or Turtle $35.00 **SOLD OUT**


detail: The Night Porter, Turtle. **SOLD OUT**


Night On Earth, Black, White and Turtle (not shown) $35.00 WHITE STILL AVAILABLE!


detail: Night On Earth, White. WHITE STILL AVAILABLE!


detail: Night On Earth, Black or White. WHITE STILL AVAILABLE!

March 23, 2009

Alter Men's Store Event: 3/28/09



ALTER 109
: Saturday, March 28th come in and enjoy a complimentary Red Stripe (from 2PM - 8PM), check out our amazing Spring/Summer selection of menswear and save 10% off any shoe purchase!

Blog: Dream Sequins



Thank You to Deanne of Dream Sequins blog for interviewing us and featuring ALTER! You can read it HERE.

March 21, 2009

March 19, 2009

Mixte Magazine March 2009

French publication MIXTE magazine just did a story on Brooklyn in their March issue. It was in French... but this is roughly what it translates to:



Brooklyn, New York Dreaming
by Rachele Bevilacqua

"North of Williamsburg, they find Greenpoint with the pretty brownstones, three-storied houses in red brick. Rents are less well brought up then that in
Williamsburg, and the young persons orbit there. Matthew Barney has for a long time lived here, and it is in Greenpoint that Heath Ledger lived before becoming established in Manhattan. It was then that he had the idea of opening a coffee shop, a project now made concrete by his father after Heath's passing. Five Leaves came into the world according to the plans of the actor, and it is in a marine decor that they become established as an eatery. Nicole Brydson adds that, until 2004, Greenpoint was a ghost town.
Since then, small boutiques and restaurants have been flourishing, notably on Franklin Street.
One thinks of Alter, two boutiques, one for the man, other one for the woman, founded by the fashion designers of Roy Caires and Tommy Cole, who are very much a part of their environment; or at Word, an adorable bookshop. Finally, they do not resist to the doughnuts of Peter Pan Bakery, the best of NYC, according to Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand who stops by when he comes to his fiancee's place."

March 18, 2009

New: Kostym by Cheap Monday suits for Men


These amazing suits from Kostym by Cheap Monday have been selling fast already. If you're interested we suggest you call us immediately to get one for yourself!


Jazz Jacket and Mod Pant in Strong Blue: $264.00 for the suit.




Jazz Jacket in Strong Blue $155.00
**Now available in Black***
This two button jacket has a straight shape to it. It's made of a cotton material, very reminiscent of a light weight denim. Its the perfect option for spring days or nights.




Interior breast pocket detail.


A hidden side pocket in the hem of the jacket, nice detail.


Mod Pant in Strong Blue $109.00
The perfect clean front pant.

Pair it up with the basic shirts in black or white for a more finished look.

New: Kostym by Cheap Monday suits for Men

The clean and modern fit Suits from the Kostym by Cheap Monday line have arrived.



A very sharp suit for any occasion, under $300.00. Top that.


Basic Jacket in black $155.00 (Small, Medium, Large, XL Available)
*Black, XS AND SMALL Sold Out*
A one button blazer with a slim cut that will make you look like a million bucks.
Perfect with the Mod Pant (below) in same fabric or with any pair of jeans.


Lapel and shoulder detail.


With White Basic Shirt from Kostym by Cheap Monday **SOLD OUT**


Basic shirt in white $65.00 **SOLD OUT**
A beautiful cotton shirt with a tiny bit of stretch for extra comfort.


Basic Shirt also available in black $65.00 **SOLD OUT**


Mod Pant in black $109.00 **SIZE XS AND SMALL SOLD OUT**
A classic flat front, straight leg pant with a normal rise.

March 13, 2009

Blog: All My Little Words



Check out All My Little Words fashion/design/music/art blog... he gives Alter a nice shout out!

March 11, 2009

NEW: Men's Shorts from Hyden Yoo

NYC based Hyden Yoo brings us the PERFECT summer shorts for guys. Impeccable tailoring and fit, breathable cotton and the nice price make these the best mens shorts out there! We sold through these in about two weeks last summer, so come and get 'em while we still have your size. Waist sizes 28 through 34 available... you might want to go up a size for a more comfortable fit, they're running a bit small.


Hyden Yoo Agassi Shorts, Black $79.00


Hyden Yoo Agassi Shorts, coin pocket detail.


Hyden Yoo Agassi Shorts, back view.


Hyden Yoo Agassi Shorts, inside view.


Hyden Yoo Agassi Shorts, Khaki $79.00


Hyden Yoo Agassi Shorts, coin pocket detail.


Hyden Yoo Agassi Shorts, back view.


Hyden Yoo Sampras Shorts, Black $90.00

The Sampras Shorts are a few inches longer in the inseam. These are great if you prefer a slightly longer short (just above knee, but still slim fit). They also look nice rolled up (see below).


Hyden Yoo Sampras Shorts, rolled up hem.


Hyden Yoo Sampras Shorts, back view.


Hyden Yoo Sampras Shorts, inside detail.

NEW: Kill City Men's Spring/Summer Collection

Just in! New items for guys from LA based Kill City. A little bit country, a little bit Rock & Roll this season with items such as super soft, gauze-like button down shirts, a motorcycle inspired French Terry zip up sweatshirt/jacket and a handsome tailored vest. All of the featured items are available in Men's sizes Small to XL.





Kill City Free Ride button down shirt w/ tab for adjustable short sleeve, Burgundy $89.00 ON SALE! $68.00


ON SALE! $68.00


Above: Free Ride button down shirt fabric and collar details. ON SALE! $68.00


ON SALE! $68.00


Kill City Free Ride button down Shirt w/ tab for adjustable short sleeve, Khaki $89.00 ON SALE! $68.00



Above: Free Ride button down shirt pocket detail. ON SALE! $68.00





Kill City Seeing Red short sleeve western shirt w/ snaps, Red $78.00


Kill City Highway 420 long sleeve western shirt w/ snaps, Black & White $68.00 **SOLD OUT**



Above: Highway 420 long sleeve western shirt pocket detail **SOLD OUT**


Kill City Distance French Terry moto-jacket, Black $125.00 **SOLD OUT**


Above: Distance moto jacket detail, thumb holes & zippers! **SOLD OUT**


**ON SALE $59.00**

Kill City Crusader vest w/ back cross detail, Charcoal $85.00 **ON SALE $59.00**


Above: Crusader vest button detail. **ON SALE $59.00**