Something For The Gents, At The Stonework
By Ilija Sekulovski
There’s a new clothing place in Astoria, and for once it’s for the gents! The Stonework, opened its doors early October, and is making quite the name for itself. A specialty men’s clothing boutique, The Stonework found its home in the Ditmars area, where owners Ana Stone and James Guccione also call home, along with Story, their 3 year old daughter.
Although the store is mostly menswear, there’s a ton of unisex accessories, along with Brooklyn Candle Studio candles and vintage apparel. Great gift ideas, and a little of everything.
It’s the quality and the service that the young couple behind The Stonwork look forward to the most.
“We care about the quality of the product and we actually want it to last….The Stonework is proud to provide high-quality wares with an emphasis on classic, American-made goods,”Stone told QNS, who reported on the opening.
With a background in fashion from FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology), Stone has been working within the fashion sphere for a while. She worked in editorial styling and visual merchandising and buying.
Her hubby, James Guccione, is a NYC utility worker. His passion for the functionality of each product is what gives Stonework a supply of goods manufactured to last.
One of the stores unique traits is its sevedge denim, which means that the outer edges of the fabrics all are finished in a way that prevents unraveling. Premium denim from Queens based Left Field NYC is used. And each pair of jeans come with one inseam length, with on-sight complimentary hemming. The hemming is even done the old school way, with a vintage chain stitch machine, producing a ropelike hem that lasts.
Lovers of all things vintage, the couple love bringing the past into the present. Even more so when
they can introduce their customers to a bit of the history behind some of the items strewn about. Even the work table which all the hems are done on is the same that Guccione’s mother, who was an antique and china restorer, used for 40 years.
Where: 37-06 Ditmars Blvd.