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Cool Hand Clothing

Retail is heating up on (most of) Elmwood. There is a wave of retailers opening on the street, providing shoppers with a number of new options when it comes to clothing. One of the stores that I am referring to is Cool Hand Clothing – a store that specializing is outfitting the average Joe with comfortable, casual, everyday duds… for enjoying the off hours in style.


Cool-Hand-Buffalo-NY-2Owner Andy LoTempio has put together a collection of clothing that appeals to any guy who is simply looking to put together seasonal ensembles consisting of Chinos, flannels, casual button downs, waffle thermals, comfy fleece jackets, and accessories such as scarves and belts. There are even offbeat lines of organic soaps made from various beers (India Pale Ale, Old Porter Coffee, etc). The beard oils (coming soon) will be made right here in Buffalo by a barber at Rust Belt (on Elmwood). I bought some soy cologne wax that came in a can shaped like a tin of dip (intended to carry around in the back pocket) – brilliant!

Cool-Hand-Buffalo-NY-6Brand names include Johnnie-O, True Grit, Shark Freestyle (watches), AO Eyewear (aviator sunglasses), and old school PF Flyers with a modern day twist.

The idea behind the store is to offer up affordable, classic, casual clothing that stands out… but not too much. The put-together duds are enough to get you noticed (for knowing something about style), but not feel self-conscious about crazy patterns and funky colors. From comfy, light wide-wale corduroy shirts to soft v-neck sweaters, Cool Hand is an All-American clothing company for guys who like to look and feel great wearing sporty clothes, but don’t want to deal with the muss and fuss of costly trendy labels, unusual cuts and hard to match threads.

For the Rust Belt in all of us – Cool Hand Clothing.

Cool Hand Clothing | 1068 Elmwood Avenue | Buffalo, New York | Facebook


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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