Mutiny is a menswear and lifestyle shop in Hudson, New York. The owners Rob and Gert Doriot work with makers that produce small runs and as a result Mutiny is stocked with goods that are “well made and hard to find”. The brand started in 2009 as a temporary installation within Redeem, a shop in Washington D.C. The installation was a collection of objects, literature, apothecary, writing instruments, and clothing they discovered on their travels. The installation was so successful that it remained part of Redeem until 2015. In 2013 Mutiny launched an online shop from Gert’s art studio, which also doubled as the brand’s showroom, “The Workroom”. Mutiny’s latest incarnation is in a row house in Hudson, which provides the perfect environment for Mutiny’s carefully curated assortment.
Before moving to upstate New York Rob and Gert Doriot resided in Washington D.C. Rob, a maxillofacial surgeon, was challenged to find clothes he wanted to buy in D.C. On their travels they would meet interesting and creative people and makers, and discover product they loved. They realized there was an opportunity to bring a fresh point of view to men’s retail in D.C., which inspired them to collaborate with Redeem. Gert, a sculptor, had an art studio in D.C. and worked on design projects for Anthropologie, restaurants and doctor’s offices. Though Mutiny began as a sideline it evolved into Gert’s main occupation (along with Margot, their 8 month old daughter). Rob and Gert share a belief that fashion should not be disposable, and that core pieces should last a lifetime. They seek out lines that are of a high quality, thoughtfully made and produced. Rob is Gert’s muse when she is buying for Mutiny, and she confesses to a fondness for old literary types and Gary Cooper. Rob and Gert love books. They buy them up wherever they travel, and favourite bookshops include McNally Jackson in New York and Copyright in Antwerp.
“The packaging for an online purchase is as important as if you were in the shop. We like you to feel as if you had visited and use beautiful wrap, twine and a brass fob, accompanied by a handwritten note. “
438 Warren St., Hudson NY