A Pedigreed Haberdasher

M. Wiesenthal

Seth Vaughan
October 21, 2013

Michael Wiesenthal is no stranger to menswear. For years, he assisted his father in the running of the iconic Harold’s in the Heights. At Wiesenthal’s new shop, M. Wiesenthal, the scale of the enterprise is smaller, but the inventory is no less comprehensive or stylish. Suits from Accu-Measure are ideal for anyone looking for a bespoke garment; one chooses fabric from an exhaustive library of swatches, measurements are taken according to 16 variables, and the specifications are submitted to Accu-Measure, which produces the garment in a matter of days, then sends it directly to the shop for pickup  — genius. Off the rack menswear is stocked, too, with inventory including trousers, sports coats, suits and fine shirts from the likes of Jack Victor, Robert Talbott and Lubiam. Overlooking no gentleman’s suiting needs, Wiesenthal carries requisite pieces for boys’ bar mitzvahs and first communions. But perhaps what’s been the most successful inclusion was brought to Wisenthal’s attention by his kids, Alexandra and Jared: the Southern Tide and Smathers and Branson brands so popular in private school and fraternity circles. The aesthetic is classic American style. In addition, the store offers men’s furnishings and accessories — including VK Nagrani socks, which Wiesenthal introduced to President George H.W. Bush to much fanfare. 6750 W. Loop South, Suite 170, 832.433.7189; mwiesenthal.com.