Brooklyn Industries Philadelphia

Philadelphia is known for many different things, the first of which that comes to mind is the tasty Philly Cheesesteak, which I could really go for right now. My Gastronomical needs aside, Philadelphia is home to a variety of interesting clothing shops that cater to many different types of people and styles. If you’re in the city, you might want to take a look at Crash Bang Boom, the shop that rose from the ashes of the beloved punk shop Zipperhead. There’s some great history here, and some of the shops reflect that. You’ll find a few other places we’d recommend you visit at the end of this article.

Brooklyn Industries Arden Jacket

Brooklyn Industries Arden Jacket

Brooklyn Industries began in 1998 making messenger bags out of used billboard vinyl in (you guessed it) Brooklyn. In 13 years since, the company has grown to become a clothing retailer that caters to both men and women with 14 locations across the country. You’ll still find bag-a-plenty at BKI, but if you’re also in the market for clothing and accessories, you’re in luck.

A quick look at the site will show you clothing that’d look as good for a night out as it would in class, or at work (if your workplace isn’t the suit and tie type). I’m partial to their selection of blazers (I hear there are new blazers coming out next month) and the XXL Shop, which offers clothing in extended sizes.  You’ll find tops to XXL and select jeans to size 44. Don’t miss the accessories section, features hats, caps, belts, umbrellas and other odds and ends to help you complete your look.

Brooklyn Industries has created a community around the company, which you can get a feel for on their blog and their facebook page. They’re also socially responsible, with their locations being wind powered.

Brooklyn Industries Philadelphia: 1525 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 267.273.1081


Need a few other places to visit when in Philadelphia? Here are some shops we think you should visit:

  • Boyds Philadelphia: Menswear, suits and more from a store that’s been doing it since 1938. Be sure to check out their big and tall section while you’re there. 1818 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.564.9000
  • American Pants Company: Pants. Everybody needs ’em, and American Pants Company gives you what you need for not a lot of money. If you attend one of their sales, be prepared to get in early and get out quick – the place can get busy and crazy pretty quickly, and the size you need can vanish before your eyes. 12 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 215.751.2706
  • Weitzenkorn’s: You’ll find clothing to size 70 and all the brands you’d expect to find at a big and tall shop. It’s worth a look, if just because I think it’s fun to say the word Weitzenkorn’s. 145 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464  610.323.8810

Know some places we missed? Tell us in the comments!

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    Jordan Picker
    Jordan Picker 5pts

    Got that undercut. I like it, but my hair needs to grow a lil bit more.

    Flor Bigatti
    Flor Bigatti 5pts

    who cares what other people think you can "pull off". I think this man looks great and he should feel so too

    Lour Darden
    Lour Darden 5pts

    Soooo cute he looks like that mad baby

    Chubstr 5pts

    Jordan Picker - if you do, send us a photo!

    Jordan Picker
    Jordan Picker 5pts

    Grew mine out long, I'm going in today to get it cut, maybe I'll get an undercut today. Good article.

    Brittny Peloquin
    Brittny Peloquin 5pts

    Melissa, great question! It's a haircut with short sides and longer lengths on top. Lots of info in the article!

    Chubstr 5pts

    Thanks for sharing, Kasi!

    Kimmee Reynolds
    Kimmee Reynolds 5pts

    Any man can do the undercut... If they like it who gives a rats behind what anyone else thinks. SOCIETY... just stop now.

    Jei Strong
    Jei Strong 5pts

    Alex Arnold \U0001f60d\U0001f60d\U0001f60d Look its so fluffy

    Dandy Mott
    Dandy Mott 5pts

    Whoever your model is, is gorgeous! he looks great!

    Anaka Prado
    Anaka Prado 5pts

    Yes! So dapper! \U0001f60d\U0001f60d

    Markasaurus Rex
    Markasaurus Rex 5pts

    Thanks for this. I've been debating doing one, but worried that it wouldn't look right

    Shannon Clemons
    Shannon Clemons 5pts

    He can pull off the undercut, the suspenders, and the horizontal stripes!

    Karye Ann
    Karye Ann 5pts

    Ummm YES! My husband does it with style and sexy flair. right Roman? Makes my heart swoon.

    Elisa Jean
    Elisa Jean 5pts

    Adding... the LA hairstylist who's quoted in the article saying "hair styles don't have a weight limit" - love him! I wish he'd speak to more women's stylists. How many times have I been told by stylists, and read about other fat women being told, "short hair doesn't look good on a 'round face.'" AKA, stylist code for "you're too fat for short hair." This kind of b.s. needs to stop, which is why I wish more stylists had the attitude of the guy quoted here.