November 23, 2009

New: Life/After/Denim

We are very excited to be stocking life/after/denim a new label from Los Angeles.
As you can see below the product is well designed, easy to wear and very cool. Have you taken a look at the price tag yet? This line is quickly becoming an Alter favorite.

life/after/denim's vision is to create classic and stylish clothing for men to wear with their favorite jeans. So keep on wearing your jeans you have in your closet and update them with these amazing staples.

life/after/denim Tournament Crew Sweater, black $79.00 *Sold Out*
A crew neck sweater pure and simple. Merino Wool/Cashmere blend.

life/after/denim Field Jacket, Olive $210 *Sold Out*
A modern twist on the classic M-65 Field jacket that was and is still used in the US military.
Details; 4 front pockets, zipper and snap closure, epaulets and cotton jersey lining.
life/after/denim Monarch Shirt in Grey $79.00 *Sold Out*
A fine button down shirt with a tuxedo bib seam in soft cotton twill.

life/after/denim Smoking Jacket, Green/ Navy plaid $145.00 *Sold Out*
A blazer that will look great with your favorite jeans and will keep you looking smart for your trip back home for Thanksgiving.
2 button jacket with slant pockets made of soft plaid fabric with velvet collar upper.

life/after/denim Co-ed Cardigan, Black $79.00 *Sold Out*
A shawl collared cardigan made from 80%wool 20% nylon. This wool cardi is actually very soft to the touch and does not leave you feeling itchy at all.

November 20, 2009

New: John Fluevog Radio BBC Boot for Men

John Fluevog has done it again! Today we received the latest edition to the "Radio" family, the BBC Boot in distressed Brown and distressed Burgundy leather. This six eyelet boot is perfect for late Fall into Winter. Durable, functional, comfortable and really really good looking!
This boot will be available in Black in late JANUARY 2010.

John Fluevog Shoes Radio BBC Boot, Brown $230.00 *Sold Out*
Available in sizes Men's sizes 8 - 12, also comes with Brown laces.

John Fluevog Shoes Radio BBC Boot, profile.

John Fluevog Shoes Radio BBC Boot, back view.

John Fluevog Shoes Radio BBC Boot, distressed Brown leather detail.

John Fluevog Shoes Radio BBC Boot, Burgundy $230.00 *Sold Out*
Quantites are VERY limited in the Burgundy, one pair of each size (Men's 9 - 12) also comes with Burgundy laces.

John Fluevog Shoes Radio BBC Boot, distressed Burgundy leather detail.

November 19, 2009

New: Matt & Nat Bags

Just received our holiday collection from Matt & Nat!

Matt & Nat Guincho Bag, Black $205.00 *Sold Out*

Matt & Nat Guincho Bag, detail.

Matt & Nat Santogold Bag, Black $185.00 *Sold Out*

Matt & Nat Santogold Bag, detail.

November 13, 2009

New: Men's Jacket & Blazer from Kill City

Just received two nice outerwear pieces for men from Kill City.

Kill City Military Jacket w/ detachable Hood, Black $120.00 *Sold Out*
Slim fitting distressed canvas military style jacket - can easily be worn as a shirt-jacket with hood removed. Available in sizes Small to XL.

Kill City Military Jacket, zipper & front detail.

Kill City Distressed Canvas Blazer, Black $109.00 *Sold Out*
If you have been looking for a casual blazer you can wear everyday over shirts and T shirts- This is the one! Available in Sizes Small to XL.

Kill City Distressed Canvas Blazer, pocket detail.

Kill City Distressed Canvas Blazer, back view.

New: Standard Issue Sweaters for Men

Standard Issue Ike Sweater, Grey $58.00 *Sold Out*
Cotton/Acrylic blend military inspired sweater with front pocket and epaulet details. Great fit and amazing price! Available in Small to XL.

Standard Issue Ike Sweater, pocket detail.

Standard Issue Ike Sweater, Black $58.00 *Sold Out*

Standard Issue Grant Sweater, Black/Grey $78.00 *Sold Out*
Cotton/Acrylic blend thick knit button-up sweater. Available in sizes Small to XL.

Standard Issue Grant Sweater, pocket detail.

Standard Issue Grant Sweater, collar detail.

November 12, 2009

New: Leather Jackets from Kill City

Just received some sick leather jackets from Kill City... Take a look!

Kill City Drapey Leather Jacket, Black $325.00 *Sold Out* More coming for FALL 2010!
This thing is GORGEOUS! Supple leather with rib knit up the sleeves and back for perfect fit. There are straps and buckles everywhere, allowing you to wear it a few different ways. Back is cropped high- looks amazing on the body.
We only got a few of these! Sizes: Small, Medium, Large.

Kill City Drapey Leather Jacket, cowel neck detail.

Kill City Drapey Leather Jacket, back view.

Kill City Drapey Leather Jacket, Stone $325.00 *Sold Out* More coming for FALL 2010!
Look at this color! Like no leather we've ever seen. Quantities are VERY limited on this one.
We only have one of each: Small, Medium, Large.

Kill City Drapey Leather Jacket, neck detail.

Kill City Drapey Leather Jacket, back view.

Kill City Men's Washed Leather Bomber Jacket, Black $390.00 *Sold Out*
Slim fitting washed leather jacket with rib knit cuff and waistband. A modern update on the classic bomber style. The leather is washed, giving it an amazing soft texture and matte finish.
Only available in sizes Small or Medium.

Kill City Men's Washed Leather Bomber Jacket, cuff and waistband detail.

Kill City Men's Washed Leather Bomber Jacket, back view.

Press: Sontag Coat by Spiewak, NY Mag

The Sontag Coat by Spiewak was featured today on New York Magazines Style blog The Cut.
**PLEASE NOTE** We are currently sold out of this amazing coat but will be receiving more of them next week!
If you want to be on the waiting list for this piece, please call the shop at 718 349 0203 and we'll contact you when they arrive.

Alter Shoppers: Chillin' in Chile

Suzy, an Alter customer, sent us this great photo of herself rocking a Kitchen Orange sweatshirt and some Cheap Monday Tight fit jeans while on work/study in South America!

"I am studying in Buenos Aires in Argentina but that photo was taken in Temuco, Chile. We were helping an indigenous family build a "ruka" which is the traditional house of the Mapuche Indians in Chile and Argentina. Ruka's have dirt floors, so we were shoveling and packing the dirt to lay a foundation.

If you have images of yourself wearing Alter gear we would love to see them! Show us how you wear it, style and work it- and you too can be featured on our blog. Post them to our Alter Facebook page and we will showcase our favorite ones on the blog.

November 10, 2009

Off The L: The Best Boutiques in Greenpoint and Williamsburg

Much Thanks to for featuring Alter in today's Travel story "Off The L: Best Boutiques in Williamsburg and Greenpoint". SEE FULL STORY!

November 7, 2009

Now On Sale: The Cyril Shoe by Pointer

Markdowns on early Fall merchandise are starting! First up is the Cyril Shoe from Pointer- a handsome suede desert boot, many sizes still available.

The Cyril Shoe by Pointer, Grey, $180.00. *Sold Out*
This is a really sharp looking shoe. 4 eyelet, with Leather/Suede upper and interior.

The Cyril Shoe by Pointer, front view. *Sold Out*

The Cyril Shoe by Pointer, top view. *Sold Out*

November 4, 2009

ALTER + Osborn Shoes

ALTER has teamed up with Osborn Shoes to create these exclusive and limited edition shoes which are only available in our shops.

ALTER + Osborn Shoes $99.00
These very special shoes were created by the Osborn shoemakers in Guatemala. The gorgeous fabric was given to us from a dear friend who took a trip around the world. When she was in Tanzania, Africa she purchased this fabric and told us to do something cool with it. We approached the Osborn shoemakers and voila an ALTER exclusive.

We have only two pair for Men sizes (41 and 43)
two pairs for woman ( 37 and 38).

November 3, 2009

New: Zuriick

A new Zuriick slip-on, now in leather!

Zuriick Ake in brown leather $75.00
A leather upper, canvas interior and rubber trim and sole.
This is a great update to the classic Ake style that Zuriick is now known for.
Available in mens sizes 8 - 13

Side view

Detail shot

New: Preloved

The remainder of Preloved's Fall collection has arrived this week and it is by far their best yet. Below is just a sample of the styles that we have in stock. If you don't know by now Preloved reclaims vintage garments and reconstructs them into one-of-a-kind garments.
We have many more then what you see here all with original color combinations and details. Come into the shop to see the whole selection from this wonderful design house.

Preloved Gia sweater dress $140.00 *Sold Out*
A flattering and tailored design of envelope sleeves and cross over neckline made from 4 vintage sweaters.

Preloved, Serena Dress $195.00 *Sold Out*
A Softly draped boat neck dress with a gently gathered waistline and keyhole detail in the back.
The Serena is made from 4 pairs of vintage trousers and of course it has side pockets.
This dress is so effortless and chic.

Preloved Miss Ellie Cardigan $150.00 *Sold Out*
A cozy shawl collar cardigan made from 4 different vintage sweaters. A very tailored fit with bucket pockets to keep your hands just as warm.

Preloved Maddie Scarf $48.00 *Sold Out*
An 8 foot long scarf made from 20 panels of reclaimed wool sweaters. These scarves are unisex.

Preloved Maddie Scarf $48.00 *Sold Out*