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.
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