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Stanley's Cobbler Shop, 115 Broadway (entrance on Thames Street closer to Trinity Place). Charlie is the owner. I recommend them.
I think that the business could not be sold. There were probably "talks" and "overtures", but no buyers. Otherwise, why shutter such a well known store with generations of good will? It seems that Louis is now a "fashion forward" store similar to Jeffrey in NYC's meat packing district. It evolved (or devolved) from an emporium that sold both the classic and contemporary. It is not a place for a "stick in the mud" (yours truly) who buys Oxxford and other classics. ...
Let's see what Will will do. My reading is that Will is incorporating the blog into his store website so that there will be one website. Until now there have been separate web addresses for the blog and the store. Therefore, he is getting separate statistics for each one. It makes sense to have one website rather than two. (E.g., Amazon has one web address although it is really a collection of many stores.) His one web address will get higher statistics from Goggle...
Two reputable clothing establishments (both 2nd generation) that can make a suit for about $1,000 (depending on cloth selection): 1. LS Mens Clothing on W. 45th St.; and 2. Mr. Ned on lower Fifth Ave. Both establishments have no frills premises upstairs in office buildings. Mr. Ned is basically an open workshop. I have used LS, and I recommend them highly.
You're not buying real estate. Just a sportscoat.As for the "JFK magic", I think that JFK had a patent on that. However, there is something magical about continuing the tradition with one of the great extant tailoring families from the golden age of Ivy League clothing.
First, I am sorry to hear that your sportscoat is not the same after a cleaning. However, the dry cleaner may not be responsible. Jos. A. Bank uses cheap cloths and workmanship which may not withstand cleaning. As for a the smoke smell, I understand that smoke may permeate a garment and may not be removed easily or at all. That is why clothing can be damaged by smoke from a fire even though the clothes neither get burned, singed, nor doused with water. On the smoke...
In my opinion, nothing equals a tropical wool. I have never heard that it does not hold lighter colors. I have light colored tropical wool trousers. A linen suit looks like you took it out of the laundry hamper. At one time I liked the look, but now I don't. Cotton wrinkles less, but it doesn't have the smartness of wool. However, you may opt for cotton as a compromise if you want a less formal texture than wool. Good luck.
Congratulations. So the life of a detective is not all glamour and English manor houses? So it is more like Dirty Harry than Hercule Peirot? As a working detective you will have to a little more thrifty since you can "mix it up." When you get to be police commissioner you can dress like Ray Kelly, the former commissioner of NYPD, i.e., double breasted suits made for him by Martin Greenfield and Charvet ties from Bergdorf Goodman. Since your job can be physical and...
I cannot comment on pricing, but a bespoke tailor in the countryside is Andrew Musson of Lincoln. See www.andrewjmusson.com. Musson used to be with Davies & Son of Savile Row. I used to see him on Davies's visits to New York. He returned to Lincoln to take-over the family business. He is the real deal.
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