I thought this was a function of the collar size and collar roll. For example, a wider collar is more likely to cover it. If the collar breaks to the top button like a real 3 button coat, the pocket is less likely to be covered.
I thought Juveniles was the best bang for the buck place that I found during my last trip. It is technically a wine bar that happens to serve really good food. Ellsworth is another place down the street that I've been meaning to try.
I haven't been back to L'Arpege in a few years. The lunch used to be their vegetarian/straight from the garden menu. Is it now the "surprise" menu?
In case some of you might be interested, a number of Nakashimas are going on auction at Rago Arts.
The prices don't seem that atmospheric from the auction estimates. For example, I think the estimates for the chairs and the table are 1/2 of the price new. Perhaps it is because these are relatively common pieces and not one of his extraordinary works.
I think it makes sense for Claghorn not to own a black knit tie because he doesn't do a lot of high contrast looks. I think his complexion it is better with lower contrast and warm pairings, thus the brown knit is best for him. The black knit tie is great for high contrast looks and is best for evening events.