October 30, 2010

NEW: Warm winter coats from Spiewak

Spiewak's 2nd delivery of women's coats are on the racks and going fast. We are not surprised by this as these full winter coats will keep you warm, look great and they don't break the bank!
Come try them on for yourself.

Spiewak Welmore Down Coat in Smoke $180.00
A feather down filled coat that is very lightweight but warm.
The quilted tailoring creates an hourglass shape and won't leave you looking like a marsh mellow like some of those other down coats do. Double zipper front with snap closure to secure wind from penetrating through.

The over sized collar can be turned up and gathered in to create a warm funnel neck.

The interior drawstring located at the small of the back can also be drawn in to create even more of a tailored fit through the waist!
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Spiewak McElroy Parka in Olive $195.00 Sold Out
A brushed cotton parka with a tailored fit, removable fur trim, toggle and zipper front closure and stand collar. The lining is made of Thinsulate which is a very warm substitution to Down filled.

Detail Sold Out

Spiewak McElroy Parka in Black $195.00
The McElroy is aslo available in black.

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October 29, 2010

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October 26, 2010

Restock: A jacket and coat for ladies

We just received a restock in this hot looking jacket and coat this week. Cowl necks and asymmetry are the key features in these two pieces.

Asymmetric Zip Jacket, Black $105.00 SOLD OUT
Blazer style jacket with cowl neck front and rouged sleeves.
Great for in or out of the office.

Cowl neck detail.

zipper/sleeve detail.

Minimal Coat, Black $145.00 SOLD OUT
Beautifully tailored 3/4 length coat with strongly shaped shoulders and very tailored fit. Asymmetrical zipper front, 2 waist pockets and slight cowl neck.
Shell fabric is a Wool/Angora/Poly blend.

collar detail

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October 25, 2010

New: Kill City leather, Its back!

Kill City first created this gorgeous leather jacket for women for Fall 2009. All of our Alter girls flipped out for it! If you have been pining for this glamorous piece because you did not get one last year well now is your chance. The Kill City Draped Leather jacket is BACK!

Kill City Draped leather jacket in black $325.00
Supple lambskin jacket with buckles, knit ribbed details, cowl neck and asymmetric hemline.
This jacket looks amazing all buckled up or undone and hanging off the body.
available in sizes XS - L

Collar and buckle detail

Back view
The back side is cropped to re-emphasize the asymmetry of the front. The knit ribbed inserts adds a graphic edge to this piece.

Do not hesitate ladies as this jacket will again fly off the rack!

And to all our ALTER Boys, we have a leather shirt jacket by Kill City for you too in the shop right now. Image of that bad boy will be up soon.

October 22, 2010

New Location



The new shop on Graham Ave is now open.

Now In Stock: PENFIELD Rockford & Stapleton Jackets

They're baaaack! The Rockford (with red plaid) and Stapleton (with black leather) jackets from Penfield are back for Winter 2010. Available in sizes Small to XXL. Get 'em while they're here, stock will go fast. Call us at 718-349-0203 to order.
Penfield Rockford Jacket, Black w/ Red Plaid $250.00

Penfield Stapleton Jacket, Black w/ Black Leather $295.00

October 19, 2010

Restock: Shoes and Boots

Sorry everyone for the lack of posting this week. The new shop, which will open this FRIDAY! 10/22/10, has taken all of our attention away from telling you all about all the new stuff we have in right now.
So trust us that if we are not posting there is still lots of things coming in. For example a restock in the handsome Dury shoe for men by Generic Surplus and also a restock in the women's Ashland boot by OTBT.
Generic Surplus Dury Leather $95.00  SOLD OUT
This dapper lace-up shoe is made up of a wool and perforated leather combo.
The rubber sole makes this shoe very comfortable. True to size.
Available in sizes 8 to 12
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Ashland Boot by OTBT in Olive, $89.00. On Sale $69.00
A durable canvas shoe with a recycled tire rubber soles.
Available in sizes 6-10

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October 12, 2010

Exclusive! Osborn for ALTER

We are very excited to introduce an exclusive collaboration, OSBORN for ALTER shoes. Working together with the designers of Osborn footwear we have created some amazing shoes using vintage fabric from the Alter archives. These shoes are all handmade in Guatemala by artisans and each pair is signed by its maker. The below styles were made for women but guys we will have some for you very soon.
We hope you enjoy these shoes as much as we do.

Osborn for ALTER Houndstooth Boot $165.00 NOW $99.00
Made up from vintage cashmere/ wool black and grey houndstooth fabric mixed with black felted wool. The interior lining is made up of denim.
Osborn shoes look great as you wear them and they break in.
sizes available, women's 10-12

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A new sole from Osborn made from rubber tires

Osborn for ALTER oxfords in Turquoise $149.00 NOW $85.00
This oxford design is a classic Osborn shape and it is enhanced with this punch of turquoise.
This fabric comes from vintage jeans and the original denim side seam is used to make up the toe cap The interior lining is also made from cotton denim.
available in women's sizes 7-10

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Here you can see the craftsmanship of the artisans within the leather work. Also you will find the signature of the maker on the bottoms as well. We love the contrast between the bold turquoise and the warm color of the leather.

Osborn for ALTER Houndstooth Oxford in black/grey $149.00  NOW $85.00
Similar to the Houndstooth boot's color combo but designed in the oxford shape.
Vintage cashmere/ wool houndstooth and Black felted wool, cotton denim lining and leather sole.
available in women sizes 9-11

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Leather sole

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Osborn for ALTER African print Oxford in gold and black $149.00  NOW $75.00
This vintage African fabric with its amazing print came out gorgeous as a pair of shoes!
African printed linen/canvas fabric with denim cotton lining.
Available in women's sizes 9-11

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October 6, 2010

New Arrival: Spiewak Coats for Boys

The men's edition of this Fall's Spiewak coats are in as well. Functional and stylish coats for our New York boys of winter!

Spiewak Taft coat in olive $185.00 SOLD OUT
The Taft jacket is a military inspired coat with unique detailing; Twill cotton fabric in a washed look, bucket pocket and high waist pockets with knit banding liner to keep you really warm, notch lapel, epaulets and to top it all off it is Thinsulate lined.
(the warmest lining a coat can have).
Sizes available S-XL

pocket details

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Spiewak Filmore in marled grey $190.00
A smart looking jacket in a Grey melange wool/poly blend
3 bucket pockets, leather trimmed zip breast pocket, leather button tab at neck, knit banded collar and cuffs and of course Thinsulate lined.
Sizes available XS- XL

Collar and fabric detail

lower pocket details and lining detail

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Double button tabs at hem for more tailored fit.

Spiewak Carson Field Jacket in black $220.00 SOLD OUT
A major coat for NY winter to come. This functional coat has a removable lining allowing you to wear it on its own. That is 2 jackets for the price of 1!
Both of them together will get you through the cold!

The Shell ( on its own )
Waterproof fabric, funnel neck with enclosed hood, Zip and snap closure, 4 front pockets, Light weight for Fall

The Lining (on its own) SOLD OUT
Box quilted pattern, 2 front pockets, zipper closure, full hood with toggle pulls, knit cuffs.