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I used to go to those sales, too, when I was living in Boston in the early 90's and still have some great buys from those days. Btw, there's some historical background on the early days of Louis in Joseph Abboud's bookMurray did have extraordinary (classic) taste and he insisted on picking a lot of the fabrics himself and color schemes that were used - greys, browns, olives, creams in sort of like the Cucinelli or Loro Piana color palatte, but better. He pushed the Italian...
Debi didn't understand menswear like her father, that's for sure. When he left, it went downhill in terms of merchandising, which is unfortunate, because it happened just as Neapolitan tailoring was becoming known. Louis should have been there at the forefrontIf Murray was still running the place, I'm sure he would have also filled the gap at the lower and middle end by doing exclusive deals with Boglioli and LBM 1911 and Caruso as he did with 20 and 30 years before with ...
something (pics) one would have seen on Louis displays back in the 80's and 90's when Murray Pearlstein first started importing Kiton and Luciano Barbera earth tones and tone on tone were everywhere
for those who don't know the significance of Louis and what the owner did to bring Italian menswear designers to America, here is some history.... Murray Pearlstein; transformed Louis Boston into high fashion retailer Murray Pearlstein was known for his fashion acumen and personality. Paul Benoit for the Boston Globe By Christopher Muther Globe Staff | 04.23.13 | 12:00 AM Murray Pearlstein, the Boston retailer who transformed Louis Boston from a haberdashery and suit...
so many great memories in the 80's and 90's of Louis..... Louis Boston to close after more than 85 years Louis Boston will close its location on the South Boston waterfront in July. By Taryn Luna JANUARY 09, 2015 Boston Globe In its prime, Louis Boston was the clothing store that politicians like Ted Kennedy and Kevin White trusted to dress them in three-piece tailored suits made of fine fabrics imported from Italy. Its buyers had a knack for finding young...
Abboud has some nice wool ones this Fall and normally I would never have considered them a good source
^ btw, when it comes to chambray shirts, if you replace the typical buttons that come on those shirts with higher end mottled brown horn buttons, it turns them into something a lot nicer and more vintage looking...try it
RRL Ranch in Colorado (pictures) http://magedesign.com/rrl-colorado-ranch-field-trip/
PSA - Looks like Amazon is selling used copies of the Free & Easy 2007 issue dedicated to RRL that I posted about here http://www.styleforum.net/t/120192/the-official-rrl-thread/20955#post_7290440 they aren't cheap, but if you love RRL, you should probably grab one or share a copy with somebody else, because it's got pictures of the line back a decade and the issue is now out of print at the publisher if you read Japanese, all the better given the copious...
well, only the XS and Smalls would sell in Japan, so the larger sizes would probably still be sold in the US (I hope!)
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