When it comes to fashion, bartenders in this town hew closely to Mars Blackmon’s second theory of aerodynamics: “It’s gotta be the shoes!” Stands to reason, we suppose... If you were on your feet all night, fending off demanding dypsomaniacs like ourselves, you’d probably place a premium on your choice of footwear, too.
Where he presides: Wish 26, Chelsea Favorite drink: Glenmorangie
My cross trainers. They’re multi-purpose shoes. I can wear them to work, at the gym, running outside, hiking... You name it. I’ve got several pairs.
Where he presides: La Piazetta, Williamsburg Favorite drink: Stoli Orange and tonic
All my vintage caps. They’re not fitted, just adjustable. No sports teams either. It’s a good collection.
Where she presides: West 25th, Chelsea Favorite drink: Vodka tonic, pineapple splash
My Converse: the white pair. But they’re not white anymore because I wear them everywhere.
Where she presides: Grassroots Tavern, East Village Favorite drink: Finlandia and Tonic
You’re asking the wrong person, kid. Do I look I’m into fashion? [Ed. Neither are we, lady. We’re just doing our job here.] If you need an answer just say my old blue jeans.
Where he presides: Macri Park, Williamsburg Favorite drink: Woodford Reserve, rocks
Well, actually I had a pair of boxers that my last couple girlfriends thought were, um, really cool for about two or three minutes apiece. [Ed. Details of boxer-pattern redacted.] I’ve also got a shirt that I wore for about ten years before my girlfriend put it into permanent retirement.
Where she presides: The Subway, Williamsburg Favorite drink: Scotch
My Adidas Sambas... They’re the best shoe on Earth! I’ve been wearing them for about 13 years, ever since I played youth soccer. I wear them just about every day, too.
Where he presides: Lunasa, East Village Favorite drink: Captain Morgan’s
My retro Nikes: they’re a pretty cool pair of kicks. They’re not hightops... more like three-quarters. I’ve pretty much worn them out, but I don’t want a new pair. I guess I’ll just wear them till they fall apart.
Where he presides: Fanny, Williamsburg Favorite drink: La Fin Du Monde
My Blundstones... They’re Australian working boots. I’m in construction so I’ve got to have them. You can buy them in Australia for 50 bucks, but here they cost about $150. I picked up several pairs the last time I was there, and now I’m set for a couple years at least.