Men who are looking for cool and casual clothes have a new store to shop at – Untied on Woodward, a men’s fashion collective, at 223 S. Old Woodward in downtown Birmingham. Owner Erik Miller said he had worked retail for years, from Xpress to small retail locations to Carson’s, “When I just decided to take a leap of faith and go for it.” Untied specializes in all fair trade men’s clothes that are made in the U.S. “We have a big selection of jeans,” Miller said, noting they carry a cool brand called Raleigh Denim made in Raleigh, North Carolina. The store features button down casual shirts, T-shirts, and a big selection of men’s shoes. Among them are boots from Thursday Boot Company. “What’s cool is that GQ (Gentleman’s Quarterly) called them the best fall boots for under $200,” said Miller. Another brand walking out the door are shoes by Clae, which he said are “just great casual shoes.” Miller said “I’ve been really pleased,” with the store and having taken that leap, especially since, “I’m really lucky with my location – I’m right next to the Birmingham Theater.”
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