It’s unusual for me to covet men’s clothing. The occasional chambray shirt can rope me in, but other than that, I’m all set frolicking in the fruitful land of women’s wear.
When I go to Sault, the brand new men’s shop at 557 Tremont St., my talent for rationalizing kicks in: Wow, that plaid button-down is perfect for those dead-of-winter-days when I’m going somewhere, but not really anywhere, but definitely to the bank or CVS. This over-sized army green jacket would work if I wore it with tight jeans, boots, then rolled the sleeves up, belted it, and held my arms like this, right? Right…? I think I need a stag-horn pocket knife.
Sault is a place you can explore far longer than its size suggests, and one I honestly believe appeals to all types of men (and apparently women). Oh, there’s one catch…you’ll need to like New England. I don’t mean that in the Nantucket red, pearl earring, ribbon belt-wearing way either. I mean it in the America Heritage, outdoorsy, nautical, Maine-y kind of way. Not sure if that’s your thing? It is.
The man behind the shop is Philip Saul, a guy who knows a thing or two about the retail world after serving as district merchandiser for Urban Outfitters for 8 years. Sault carries a little bit of everything—a mix of new and vintage from brands like Rogues Gallery, L.L.Bean, and Pendleton, along with Saul’s own line of T’s, designed with vintage prints from old magazines and books. Most of the store’s designers hail from New England, including Ivy Prep, a knit-tie company, and the Beer Soap Co. (exactly what it sounds like). There are books galore (“Recollections of an Old Fashioned New Englander,” “The Selby Is In Your Place,” “The Complete Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook”) along with fun notepads, greeting cards and gift items.
The store is filled with Saul’s personal decorative touches—his bike (which now holds a pile of firewood) is a permanent fixture outside the shop, there’s a sprinkling of terrariums throughout, and last I was in, he was arranging a Star Wars figurine display from his own collection—all reinforcing the hand-picked feel of everything on the shelves.
Stop by soon to see the latest, and welcome Sault to the neighborhood!
It’s unusual for me to covet men’s clothing. The occasional chambray shirt can rope me in, but other than that, I’m all set frolicking in the fruitful land of women’s wear. When I go to Sault, the brand new men’s [...]