(kabert @ April 30 2005,21:41) I had thought Mr. Sid was a store based on what I've seen in Filene's. Â There have been things like Incotex slacks for sale with Mr. Sid's retail price tags. Â So, must be a relatively high-end store.
Mr. Sid's in Newton Mass, I think. Â I've been once or twice. Â Good quality independent men's store. Â A little more Italian-ish than the New England Ivy league type shops. Â But perfectly respectable. Â And to my mind, much more desirable to shop there then a large dept. store.
It is a lot more Italian in style than any other store in the Boston area. The merchandise is decent, including their house lines, though I think that the buyers are less than inspired, perhaps a reflection of their generic rich/slightly interested in Continental style, but with more money than taste, client base. Honestly, though, unless you are a real fan of Brioni sportswear, I think that Louis Boston (which, perhaps ironically) is a much better place to shop than Mr. Sid's.