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post #31 of 38
That's a shame. I hadn't been in there in years, but I always thought of LB as having more character than Bergdorf, both inside and outside. Honestly, the merchandise at either was too expensive for me for the most part, so it was just a question of browsing, which I preferred to do at LB.

I've always been more of a jeans guy than a suit guy, and I recall the denim that they helped "break" before it made it to every store and onto the ass of every Tom, Dick and Harry. I recall seeing Rag & Bone, Rogan and Paper Denim there before anyone else had them. It was also my first encounter with $5,000 suits and $2,000 shoes.

I think the loss of that space is the most tragic, as it was really beautiful, and it's gradual and minor decay added to its character. Even BG has gone downmarket in what they carry (on the lower end), but they've managed to keep the space classy which is of the utmost importance.

Oh well, I remember that in the world of Boston shopping Louis was where one went to buy (or in my case, just see) something different. Now I guess it will just be a place to buy different sizes...
post #32 of 38
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I haven't been in Louis ... Wilkes Bashford ... Barney's (the main one is all that counts in my opinion), Bergdorf Goodman Men, etc. in years. Is there any reason to visit any of these? Are there others that should be visited?

I know all these stores. Off the top of my head, somewhat special mens shops
in the US include: Paul Stuart in New York, The Andover Shop in the Boston
area- a redoubt of IvyLeague clothing; Jay Kos in New York- distinctive but
tasteful, IMHO; H. Herzfeld haberdashers, New York - refined understated quality;
Cable Car Clothiers, San Francisco. It's always 1958 at CCC (except for the prices)
post #33 of 38
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Wow. All I can say is that a lot of people seemed to have the opposite experience of what I had -- either that or they are super grumpy.

Over the years I worked with Paul, then Bob, now Nick and have been very happy with the service and help. I'm not a super frequent customer -- typically 3 or 4 visits a year -- and they remember what I bought and typically know what I might like in the current selection.

The current space is funkier than the pictures and the new space will be very modern.
post #34 of 38
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...The Andover Shop in the Boston
area- a redoubt of IvyLeague clothing;

Ah, you too love Cambridge's Dingy Den of Scumbags?

Man, I love that thread.


- B
post #35 of 38
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Ah, you too love Cambridge's Dingy Den of Scumbags? Man, I love that thread. - B
Before my time on the forvm, but thanks for the reading material.
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I went in there with my gf once. I wore regular summer street clothes--polo shirt, trovata khakis, driving loafers. I swore the older dude looked at me for a good 4-5 seconds without saying a word, then going back to folding/fixing whatever the shit he was doing.
This is virtually precisely the treatment we got walking into Charvet at Place Vendome. I'll go back to reading that thread . . .
post #36 of 38
[quote=voxsartoria;3055294]Ah, you too love Cambridge's Dingy Den of Scumbags?

Man, I love that thread.

You may recall your comments last Spring when I reported that the
staff at the Andover Shop treated me well.


Re: Boston Men's Shops

"It's a time machine, and unless they like or respect you, you risk being jettisoned from the capsule.

Since you survived, you passed throught the first gate."

It must be because I'm old. The linen Etro jeans I was wearing couldn't
have helped. But then I'm a charming (and modest) fellow.
post #37 of 38
I am sorry not to have posted something useless in that thread. I must have missed it.
post #38 of 38
I haven't seen the new store, but I just feel that whatever they stock it with, the new location is a HUGE risk. Right now there is almost no reason to be out there.
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