Josh Peskowitz, the renowned stylist and former Bloomingdales’ fashion director—and co-owner of menswear store, Magasin—shares his style ethos and how getting it right is easier than you think.
KEEPING YOUR STYLE ROUTINE SIMPLE
It’s like this: you get dressed in the morning, you take the time to make sure that everything’s right and then you don’t mess with it for the rest of the day. Your clothes should be made well enough, your sense of style should be assured enough that you can set it and forget it.
MAGASIN—A FRESH TAKE ON RETAIL
Magasin offers a full, interchangeable wardrobe. The mission is to give a guy an opportunity to build a wardrobe over a period of time. We have pieces that range from just basic enough—but still have a reason for being in your wardrobe—to things that feel really special, even a little daring. Then we show a guy how to put it all together with confidence.
WHAT COUNTS IN MENSWEAR
When it comes to style, there are three things that really matter the most for men:
Craftsmanship. Everything in our store has been made by craftsman who really know and care about what they’re doing.
Innovation. How do you incorporate new ideas into your style framework? We do that with the plays on textures and color, volume and shape.
Rarity. A lot of stuff in our store you can’t get any place else—so those pieces create a much more honed aesthetic that works with who you are.
As a New Yorker moving to LA, it was very important to me to be near the beach. I’ll go to Venice Beach and Malibu as often as I can. There’s a ton of great stores here too: I love Union on La Brea, Just One Eye, Maxfields. And if you’re into plants, Rolling Greens Nursery is literally the best plant store I’ve ever been to.
You know it’s funny, when you move away, the thing you miss the most is food. So when I’m back East, I get a six-pack of Presidente beer and hit up Russ and Daughters for a bagel with whitefish salad.