Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
In Miami, we're all about flaunting our "Latino and Proud" flags, but it doesn't mean we don't have an appreciation for rugged American style.Supply & Advise is a trailblazer in bringing that "Made in the U.S.A." culture to our tropical abode, and now they can stamp Downtown Miami trailblazer to their resume as well. The menswear boutique is opening another location, only they're not setting up their denim racks behind any average storefront.
They've acquired an old building in the heart of Downtown Miami's Historic District, one that was supposedly built by Henry Flagler in 1926 and once housed the headquarters of the Illinois Central Railroad. Jonathan Eyal, owner of Supply & Advise, had originally planned on expanding his rugged Americana empire in the Design District or Wynwood, however a case of serendipity led him to Downtown where he settled upon one of the few remnants left of an old world Miami. You know, one where you didn't have to look between high risers to count the clouds.
This new location will have not one, but two floors of American-made apparel and accessories and will carry even more brands than their pop-up location in Midtown (because obviously, how else does one fill up a gigantic historic venue?). These brands include Orslo, Rogue Territory, Merz B. Schwannen, PierrePont Hicks and Todd Snyder.
But if that didn't get your knickers in a knot, then the addition of a four station barbershop and apothecary section on the second floor will. So not only can you have someone trim your handlebar and sculpt your combover, you'll also be able to purchase personal care goods like shaving kits, creams, hair products and grooming tools. And, because every well-dressed and groomed gentleman deserves to be entertained, the team at Supply & Advise will also be providing a curated set of books and magazines for you to read as you wait to be preened and primped (or as you wait for your girlfriend to pick out a new wardrobe of oxford shirts for you).
Supply & Advise is projected to open by June, 2014 and will be located at 223 Southeast First St. Long live the land of the bravely stylish and the fashionably free.