My NY: Shipley & Halmos

In March, Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos of the eponymous label Shipley & Halmos, took a photo diary for us (with captions!) from a chili-cheese hot-dog filled Colorado trip that left us wanting more from this super talented designing duo. After all, not only do we love that they can get down with Doritos, their refreshingly refined offerings (vintage-y button-downs!, perfect blazers!) make for can't-live-without-'em basics that pack just enough attitude. So, it was a no brainer to ask the boys for their NYC guide—and man did they deliver. We're already craving a pretzel croissant, and we may or may not have a guitar lesson set-up...Jalapeno cheese-dogs not included.
Check out Shipley & Halmos' fave five local spots. Which one are you hitting up first?
1.Lupe's East LA Kitchen: `'We hit this spot at least once a week for lunch. Love the vibe, people are nice, and the food is pretty authentic for a NY Mexican restaurant. The huevos rancheros is solid. We also recommend trying one of their aguas frescas."
110 Avenue of the Americas (between Broome and Watts streets); 212-966-1326‎
2. Church Street Surplus: `'Every time we go here, we find great stuff. The owner and his family have been there for years. If you walk in, you'll definitely believe it."
327 Church Street (between Canal and Lispenard streets); 212-226-5280‎
3. City Bakery: "Absolutely obsessed with the pretzel croissants!"
3 West 18th Street (near 5th Avenue); 212-366-1414
4. Printed Matter: "We are really into clever, independently-published books. They have plenty to browse. Make a day of it and visit some galleries in the area."
195 10th Avenue (at West 22nd Street); 212-925-0325
5. Ludlow Guitars: "They have a ton of amazing vintage guitars, amps, pedals, etc. Stairway to Heaven at your own risk."
164 Ludlow Street (near Stanton Street); 212-353-1775
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