I hit the santa ana/long beach ones. Love this place.
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I was in LA in 1990.
Went there via the $69 go anywhere in continental united states cheap price.
So I was like what the hell I'll go.
We enter LA area but not quite there and I see a public laundrymat. I yell twice for the bus to stop so I could wash my clothes.
First time in California and it felt great!
I start washing and almost done just waiting for clothes to dry when a red tiny pickuptruck rushes in and the dude throws out a green military duffle bag and the passenger got out and the driver left in anger.
The girl was super pretty and I sat there listening to my walkman and I noticed that she was tossing in her silk blouse with her jeans and other various stuff.
Then she started pouring in bleach. I got up and yelled "Nooooo!!!!!!" I ran up to save her silk and grabbed everything and dumped it into the wash tub with water blasting I amazingly saved her silk!
I just remember as a teen I poured bleach on my white silk tie thinking it would take the ketchup stain out and it turned the tie yellow.
She thought at first I was there to attack her but she thanked me later by letting me in the Whiskey A GOGO. She was a dancer there.
She was also a tattoo artist and she gave me a free tattoo.
But I'm back on the east coast now and I wonder what she is up to now.... :-(
Well, I am in Long Beach, which, I suppose, is part of the Great LA area. Unfortunately, I don't know of any particular fabric shops. The garment district is pretty centralized a little south of downtown LA, so if you are planning a visit, you might find something good just by shopping around there.
I'm in Orange County. My only suit shopping experience was with Brooks Brothers about 10-15 years ago. It was a Brooksease suit for $400 or so (?), and I felt like I was buying a car.
I haven't bought a suit since then, but I did stop by Nordstrom Rack and Jos A Bank a few times, without seeing anything I liked.
I never realized how complicated the whole suit buying business is until I stumbled on this forum today. I always thought quality = price, and my idea of sophisticated shopping was to look for the highest pre-discount price item that I can afford after discount.
Now after reading a few threads here, I really want to buy a good suit in the $800-$1200 range (and probably a pair of shoes now that I think about it...). If anyone is planning a suit shopping trip anywhere around OC/LA and doesn't mind someone clueless tagging along, please let me know =)
Otherwise, I'm planning to read more about choosing the suit and then perhaps visit some stores to get a feel for different cuts and fabric.