With our April Men’s Issue currently on stands, here’s a look at some of our favorite men making waves in NYC.
1. Ross Bleckner
Artist Ross Bleckner presents a new suite of paintings with his latest self-titled show at Mary Boone Gallery in Chelsea. The works expand on the artist’s longtime practice, with abstracted images in oil based on biological forms—including new works from his Dome and Architecture of the Sky series. See it through April 26. 541 W. 24 St.
2. John Varvatos
The designer with the rocker edge has headed uptown with his new 4,200-square-foot Upper East Side store. The new shop carries Varvatos’ complete men’s collection, along with accessories, the Ernst Benz line of limited-edition watches and select stereo equipment. 765 Madison Ave.
Just in time for the spring season, British label Reiss is introducing a new made-to-measure suiting service. The 17-point personal tailoring service allows shoppers to tweak every detail from styling to lining and trims in a range of fabrics for spring. 309-313 Bleecker St.
4. Manuel Racim
Tribeca shirt shop ManuelRacim is giving tradition a convenience-oriented, tech-savvy update. Created by Manuel Guardiola and Racim Allouani, the store streamlines the custom shirt-making process for time-strapped New Yorkers. After being expertly measured in person, clients choose from 200-plus fabric options; they then customize their shirt on a touchscreen. Two to three weeks later, the shirt arrives from Paris—and more can be ordered with just a click of the mouse on the ManuelRacim site. 44 Hudson St.
5. Julien Farel
Hair stylist Julien Farel’s latest venture, Julian Farel Restore Salon & Spa at the Loews Regency includes JF Men, a floor dedicated to accommodating all of the modern gentleman’s grooming needs. For the time constrained, try the “Power Hour,” a multitasking service that includes a facial, manicure and pedicure. 540 Park Ave.