Since its founding, The Armoury has served as a bastion of traditional tailoring. But it’s now living up to its martial name by hosting a collection of vintage militaria-inspired pieces from cult Japanese brand The Real McCoy’s at its Westbury location.
Just don’t expect your average Army & Navy-store fare. The Real McCoy’s specializes in what The Armoury’s merchandise manager Jim Parker calls “idealized, over-built” reproductions, replicating rare American military gear and sportswear with higher-quality materials and updated fits.
Clothing that seems more suited to the set of Taxi Driver than the 21 Club may at first seem out of place at The Armoury, but Parker explains how The Real McCoy’s meshes with the shop philosophy. “Whatever product category we’re bringing in, whether it’s shoes or bespoke suits, we’re looking for the best,” he says. “We think Liverano is the best Florentine tailor, and we think The Real McCoy’s are the best in terms of military and sportswear reproduction.”
The shop-within-a-shop is expected to continue through the spring and summer, which will see the addition of lighter-weight clothing as well as shirts and trousers. The current collection includes over 30 pieces, including these personal favorites selected by Parker.