Gay fashion has never been more straight friendly than at Martin and Wall—The Collection, a kaleidoscope-colored menswear boutique that has been occupying 5th Avenue for almost a year. Owner Brandan Wall has placed his mother, Jo Ann Wall, at the front of the store so that the amiable service begins the moment a customer walks through the door. Whether you are looking for an in-season French Connection shirt, the latest Ben Sherman accessory, or a new pair of Calvin Klein underwear for you or that special someone; Martin and Wall has something to fit every man’s fashion sense. Prices might run a tad bit high, but the sales tag only parallels the quality of the merchandise and everyone gets a free hug from Jo Ann before they leave. Word of warning to shy clientele: you might be asked to model certain articles of sexy clothing for other shoppers (this reporter politely declined) and honest-to-a-T opinions are passed around like a hot potato. If you come with the understanding that impromptu fashion shows are a part of Martin and Wall’s charm, then you will have no trouble finding an outfit on the rack that screams anything but buyer’s remorse.
Ron Stuart Men's clothing is one of those places you find and you never go anywhere else again. Everyone there is extremely friendly, knowledgeable and their tailor is out of this world. My boyfriend had an impossible time finding a suit and every high end store essentially told him that what he needed couldn't be done. We then found Ron Stuart and it was "no problem." They had a great suit on sale, were able to measure him and alter it beautifully all within 3 days. INCREDIBLE!