Off the beaten path...
On the road less traveled...
And if they happen to be in an old Chinese dry-cleaning shop, then let's just say all of the above terms apply.
Introducing Grahame Fowler, a former dry-cleaning shop turned charming den of stylish threads and objects, now open in the West Village.
Run by a British gent (that would be Grahame himself) who grew up working in textile mills and used to sell fabrics to Ralph Lauren and Brioni, the shop looks like the quirky attic of a well-traveled gentleman of leisure—there's vintage carpets strewn about, old toy trucks lining the upper shelves and a working dry-cleaning rack to hold his line of slightly subversive dress shirts.
All the gear—trousers, cardigans, ties, made-to-measure suits and the aforementioned shirts—has a subtle air of British aristocracy, but with a few details here and there that provide a measure of charm and wit. (The kind of stuff you could sport for a business breakfast or over oysters in the Hamptons. Or, you know, to work.)
And he also stocks belts, ties, bags made of vintage army tents, Trickers boots from England (he's got the exclusive in the US), Lambretta scooters, and vintage Rolexes and Omegas.
And if you ask nicely, maybe some old laundry bags.