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post #31 of 51
I always enjoy Davide Cenci up on Madison (68th? confused.gif ).


There is a strange "discount" place down on First Ave. just below 14th called Gabays. It's 2nd generation family-run operation, and as far as I can tell offers remainders from big department stores. They're known primarily for women's shoes & handbags, but they do have some men's clothing. The same stuff can languish for months, but if you hit it right it can be fun. They often have Davide Cenci shirts, suits & sportcoats. The selection is definitely limited, and the vibe very thriftshopy, but prices are good and everything is negotiable. Cash will get you a further discount. You are likely to be disappointed if you make a special trip, but if you're in the neighborhood it pays to check in every 6 months or so....
post #32 of 51
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I disagree with the C21 assessment; they have great deals on ties.

I'm not exactly sure what he's looking for but since he mentioned SCs, they always have a bunch of half canvassed Hickey Freeman SCs for around $300, sometimes fully canvassed stuff too. Other brands are more hit or miss depending on stock but I've gotten some great deals there! Talbott silk pocket squares for around $12 are usually worth picking up too.
post #33 of 51
+1 on David Cenci.

Very friendly staff and great pieces that are harder to find (St. Andrews, Gravati). One of the better stores I've been to.

Also, if you have $20k to burn, stop by the Lanvin boutique on Madison for their 100% vicuna solid navy SC. Even if you don't want to buy it, might be worth the trip to check it out.
post #34 of 51
I still say f*ck century 21-- better off going to Riflessi on 57th for good deals on Isaia slimmer cut shirts, a handful of borrelli vintage, cucinelli, etc at discount-- if u can handle the overzelous salespeople. Picked up a borrelli vintage for myself at great price, did hand stitched functional buttonholes for me by next morning, too

Great call on Paul Stuart, that is a must-- and so much better/ much more well presented quality goods, etc than Brooks!!
post #35 of 51
My wife and I love NYC, we go there every other year or so. First, you have to figure out what you want to spend. Madison Avenue is more high-end boutiques, Lanvin, Armani, etc., you're not going to see an SC much under $2K. I much prefer Soho (where Suit Supply is), where you can still spend a lot of money, but the entry price isn't quite as high. Lots of non-SF approved shops, almost any brand name you can think of will have their own store there.

Misc Tips:

If you do Soho, public restrooms are a problem, especially if you have a wife that likes coffee. Bloomingdale's is your friend.

epaulet (a favorite around here) is closed on Sundays.

Seize sur Vingt had some interesting sport coats, it's kind of near Suit Supply, they run about $700. Also J. Lindeberg.

If you want to do the ultracheap thing, and do Uniqlo, H&M, etc., go to their stores on 33rd St. Much quieter and more pleasant to shop than the ones in Soho. There are some other fun shops on 33rd, as well.

I'm in the pro-C21 camp. Good stuff to be found, but it's a zoo and it's hit or miss. They tend not to be in the main shopping areas, there isn't one in Soho. Daffy's is along the same lines.
post #36 of 51
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Originally Posted by chet31 View Post

My wife and I love NYC, we go there every other year or so. First, you have to figure out what you want to spend. Madison Avenue is more high-end boutiques, Lanvin, Armani, etc., you're not going to see an SC much under $2K. I much prefer Soho (where Suit Supply is), where you can still spend a lot of money, but the entry price isn't quite as high. Lots of non-SF approved shops, almost any brand name you can think of will have their own store there.

Misc Tips:

If you do Soho, public restrooms are a problem, especially if you have a wife that likes coffee. Bloomingdale's is your friend.

epaulet (a favorite around here) is closed on Sundays.

Seize sur Vingt had some interesting sport coats, it's kind of near Suit Supply, they run about $700. Also J. Lindeberg.

If you want to do the ultracheap thing, and do Uniqlo, H&M, etc., go to their stores on 33rd St. Much quieter and more pleasant to shop than the ones in Soho. There are some other fun shops on 33rd, as well.

I'm in the pro-C21 camp. Good stuff to be found, but it's a zoo and it's hit or miss. They tend not to be in the main shopping areas, there isn't one in Soho. Daffy's is along the same lines.

Daffy's is no more.
post #37 of 51

For sportscoats I plan on spending in the $300-$500 range. I plan on visiting the following stores:

 

Century 21

Nordstrom Rack

Dillards

Suitsupply

 

Any others stores I should check out?

post #38 of 51
I would cross off all on your list except suit supply-- and consider adding these which fit well within your budget; really think you'll have better luck and will save you from running all over the place
*Bloomingdales (sale going on for Lubiam sartorial, LBM 1911, Aqua, etc spring soft shoulder Italian jackets)
*Massimo Dutti on 5th avenue, soft shouldered stylish jackets as well

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Originally Posted by Mr Engineer View Post

For sportscoats I plan on spending in the $300-$500 range. I plan on visiting the following stores:

Century 21
Nordstrom Rack
Dillards
Suitsupply

Any others stores I should check out?
post #39 of 51
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Originally Posted by Mr Engineer View Post

For sportscoats I plan on spending in the $300-$500 range. I plan on visiting the following stores:

Century 21
Nordstrom Rack
Dillards
Suitsupply

Any others stores I should check out?

Don't fly all the way to New York to go to Dillards.
post #40 of 51
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Don't fly all the way to New York to go to Dillards.

Not flying..NY is only 3 hrs away from me driving

post #41 of 51
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Originally Posted by The_Foxx View Post

I would cross off all on your list except suit supply-- and consider adding these which fit well within your budget; really think you'll have better luck and will save you from running all over the place
*Bloomingdales (sale going on for Lubiam sartorial, LBM 1911, Aqua, etc spring soft shoulder Italian jackets)
*Massimo Dutti on 5th avenue, soft shouldered stylish jackets as well

I am just know finding out about Massimo Dutti...stuff looks good on the website. Sizing is strange. I have to do more research on the brand.

 

 

Thanks

post #42 of 51

I didnt read good reviews Massimo Dutti.Sounds like an H&M.Express type store. Looking for SuitSupply type items.

post #43 of 51
I really think Dutti is worth a look, and nothing like h&m from what I can tell-- that and Bloomingdales sport coats worth a look, trust me
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Originally Posted by Mr Engineer View Post

I didnt read good reviews Massimo Dutti.Sounds like an H&M.Express type store. Looking for SuitSupply type items.
post #44 of 51

How about the Charles Tyrwhitt NYC store?

post #45 of 51
Sure, I'd add that to the list -- especially if you're looking for some nice gingham pattern shirts, they seem to do good ones in different colors. I'm telling ya, don't skip Bloomingdales for soft shouldered sport coats and suits selection, tho! U won't be sorry!
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