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Antonio Azzuolo

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Antonio Azzuolo

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The bespoke menswear designer lets loose in Manhattan's Lower East Side.

A native of Montreal, Azzuolo (below) now calls New York City's downtown It neighborhood his stomping ground. Though he has designed classic menswear for Ralph Lauren and Hermès, his take on tailoring is totally fresh- like his favorite downtown haunts.

1. The Magician A neighborhood bar where it doesn't matter if everyone knows your name. "I love to go to happy hour with my sister. It's low-key, and it's just around the corner." Bonus: Standard cocktails start at just $3. 118 Rivington St., (212) 673-7851

2. Les Enfants Terribles A taste of Tangiers on the Chinatown border, this lively and vibrant French colonial bistro is a hidden gem. "My favorite dish is the bozo-bozo," says Azzuolo, "and it has the best bread in the city." 37 Canal St., (212) 777-7518;

3. Reed Space What originated as a spot for owner Jeff Ng to sell his T-shirts is now an entire lifestyle destination, with an assortment of books, magazines, bikes, and countless gadgets. …

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