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The Lower East Side shop stocks an inventory of graphic T-shirts, footwear, and headgear culled mostly from small-batch British designers. London-based A Child of the Jago crafts a blue beret ($60) that adds unconventional flair to urban-inspired ensembles. Any Old Iron prints its own T-shirts as well, often adorning them with such tongue-in-cheek sentiments as “God Shave The Queen” ($50).
Any Old Iron
Though New York is a vital organ to the world of men’s fashion, the UK has a beating heart all its own. The British sensibility, with its dual affinities for fastidious tailoring and urban grit, finds a happy home away from home in Any Old Iron, Andrew Clancey’s Lower East Side shop. Andrew’s appreciation for the English dandy stems from his time working as a stylist in London, where he convinced bands such as the Stereophonics, Catatonia, and Steps to stop wearing onesies. His aesthetic, often underscored by clever humor, is ever-present in the shop, as he has curated items from a venerable list of boutique British designers, including Vivienne Westwood, Horace, and Jeffery West.
The phrase "Any Old Iron," both a common shout of the scrap-metal collector and an old English music-hall song, simultaneously honors the Clancey family’s old scrap-metal business and the British sartorial spirit. Inside the shop, Andrew also offers his personal styling services, which he fine-tuned through a fashion editorship at Large magazine and styling gigs for the Ministry of Sound and Sony Walkman TV campaigns, among others.