An Expansion in Your Drawers

Trim Pittsburgh opens second location in Ross Park Mall

Trim Pittsburgh has claimed its rightful spot among some of the finest stores in Pittsburgh, alongside Lululemon, Burberry, and Tiffany & Co., when the purveyor of men’s swimwear opened a second location in Ross Park Mall.

When owner and operator Thomas West opened Trim’s original location in East Liberty in 2014, he did it all. He was the only employee in the store, working seven days a week for two-and-a-half years. Last year, he moved the store from Baum Boulevard to Butler Street. Now, he’s expanding into a second location among the swankier stores in the ‘Burgh and adding four employees.

While the store caters to the queer community with brands like Gregg Homme, Andrew Christian and Nasty Pig, West welcomes everyone. “I treat everyone equally. No matter who walks through the door.”

Some of the more risqué brands will stay at the Lawrenceville location, but Trim Pittsburgh will sell a variety of underwear, swimwear, and athletic wear in the new store. West will bring everything to Ross Park Mall that makes Trim Pittsburgh unique.

Trim’s product lines, which encompass many fabrics and styles, come from all over the world. Trim Pittsburgh offers men’s underwear options you can’t find in Kohl’s or Target. The store also features some funky socks from brands and manufacturers as far away as Sweden; a line of socks featuring cereal brand mascots such as Lucky the Leprechaun, Sonny the Cuckoo Bird, and Trix Rabbit are currently sold out.

There is also a line of Pittsburgh-based products, including T-shirts with The 16th Street Bridge, The Smithfield Street Bridge, and a Lawrenceville T featuring the World War One Doughboy, the iconic image from the intersection of Penn Avenue and Butler Street.

Trim Pittsburgh can be found at 3508 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 and Ross Park Mall, 1000 Ross Park Mall Drive, 15237

Michael Buzzelli is a stand-up comedian and sit-down author. As a comedian, he has performed all around the country, most notably, the Ice House, the Comedy Store and the Improv in Los Angeles. As a writer, Michael Buzzelli has been published in a variety of websites, magazines and newspapers. He is a theater and arts critic for 'Burgh Vivant,’ Pittsburgh's online cultural talk magazine. He is also a Moth Grand Slam storyteller and actor. His books, "Below Average Genius," a collection of essays culled from his weekly humor column in the Observer-Reporter, and his romantic comedy,  “All I Want for Christmas," are on sale at Amazon.com. He is working on a LGBTQ romantic comedy called, “Why I Hate My Friends.” You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter. (He / Him / His)