Best: Thorogood for Epaulet Horsehide No. 685 Boot
Probably the only truly decent pair of shoes I own. Almost too soon to tell if these should make the "best" list but it's fairly obvious just from a couple weeks of wear that these are very comfortable, go with more or less everything I own, and will likely last forever. Garrett Leight frames
These are brand new, from the house line that's just started up by the son of Oliver Peoples founder Larry Leight, who owns a shop on Abbot Kinney here in Venice. These have drastically improved my look more than any other single piece. Worst: TM Lewin "Slim fit" dress shirts
Purchased three of these for myself as part of an order of 8 for the groomsmen in my best friend's wedding. While the sizing was pretty good for the rest of the guys, even the smallest size in their "slim fit" was a joke and didn't really work on me at all. I had the one for the wedding tailored (including slimming the shoulders -- luckily there was extra length in the sleeves too), and didn't bother with the other two as there's no way it was worth it. Sold them at a pretty serious loss along with a bunch of other non-fitting British shirts I'd bought back in London before I knew how shirts were actually supposed to fit. I'd assumed the smallest size would be as good as I'd get; I was wrong. LL Bean Signature Madras shirts
Bought two of these, was hoping they'd be great and I really liked the patterns. Ultimately, fit was bad, quality wasn't great. Tailoring was too costly and I would have been better off buying one good shirt from Epaulet instead of two from LLB.