Boys, boys, boys
Finding the perfect menswear locally
by: jonathan urbina
When it comes to shopping locally, I often times feel like I'm batting zero. Yes, New Orleans is filled with plenty of boutiques, thrift stores and pop-up shops, but not many cater to men/men with style. The truth is, as great as NOLA is, the menswear shopping leaves a little to be desired. That is why when driigh nola opened on Erato St., I immediately jumped at the opportunity to try some of their clothes on for size.
At the shop, you can find pretty much everything: candles, bags, books and a line designed by the owner, Patrick Krah, called Santana Social Club. The line uses some pretty unique fabrics and pushes the boundaries of textures to a whole new level. Every piece in the line is high quality and automatically makes you feel like a complete badass (trust me, I know from experience). In a corner of the shop you can find an area devoted to grooming where you can get your beard trimmed, a hair cut, or both. They call this section of the shop "Revival Grooming" and it is the perfect sentiment that rounds out the man-cave that this shop truly is.
When I stopped by, a few things caught my eye, one being a red leather vest and the other being a black velvet button down. Both were pieces I had never had in my wardrobe, which only meant one thing: I had to try them on. When I did, I was surprised at how I had lived so long without them in my life. Both pieces seemed like long-lost cousins to me. I never thought I would fall in love with a vest, but something about red and leather just does something to my little fashion heart. Yes, menswear shops in NOLA are hard to come by, but the ones that are here are usually dope as hell (i.e. driigh nola).
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Photos By: Randy Schmidt Photography
Special thank you to Driigh NOLA!