Classic Mens Shops - A List - Page 6
All: thanks for the list. It's helpful for my upcoming trip to DC. I'd add the following:
I've been to the places in Denver listed above, and also think I've been to Andrieson Morton. If I remember correctly, the selection is impressive.
I really have to second Utah Woolen Mills in Salt Lake. I've bought a couple of suits from there, along with a custom sport coat, and the service and tailoring are top-notch.
Missing from the Boston / Cambridge list is J. Press. I'm not sure how people feel about that store currently. Their in-house tailor was also the best I'd found in the area for alterations.
Along with Clusier in Montreal, which was pretty cool, I also liked Harry Rosen (which made the Toronto list) and Arthur Bespoke Tailors and Shirt Makers. Rooney is a nice shop too, but with a much more casual bent.
For Chicago, I completely agree on Haberdash and still kick myself for not picking up a sale LBM 1911 unstructured navy summer suit. Stupid me, but they were certainly nice. Not completely related, but I've always wanted to visit Oxxford while in Chicago.
Portland, Maine is awesome for beer and food, but has a great men's shop in David Wood, Ltd. It moved in the past couple of years and is now sandwiched between two related enterprises, Barbour for David Wood and Portland Dry Goods. Joseph's is another local shop; I picked up an Etro hacking jacket there years and years ago. It has seemed to be on a constant path from classic menswear to more casual clothing, however, and I have no idea of what it is like now.
New York City seems to be pretty well covered. I might throw in Turnbull & Asser for fun, but Epaulet really covers all the bases for me.
Every place that I liked in Richmond also got a mention above.
The most unfriendly shop I have ever been in.
A friend of mine wanted to buy a pair of JLs; he tried them and asked for another size in order to be able to compare - the answer he got was: "you will not buy anything anyway - I will not go downstairs and get another pair."
Apart from that they have a nice shop window.
The most unfriendly shop I have ever been in.
A friend of mine wanted to buy a pair of JLs; he tried them and asked for another size in order to be able to compare - the answer he got was: "you will not buy anything anyway - I will not go downstairs and get another pair.".
That's so outrageous that it's funny!
I have a soft spot in my heart for small, independent mens shops from around America (and the world!). Whether it is Laszlo Vass' shoe manufactory in Budapest, to Haberdashery in Chicago, to Mister Guy in St. Louis, to Wilkes Bashford in San Francisco, I would like to make it a mission of mine to visit each one of these unique places whenever possible.
That being said, we need some criteria. I'm not sure exactly what that criteria is just yet, but I would like to initially limit the stores to small, independent stores with fewer than five locations. Online Stores are ok, too.
And we're off....
St. Louis (My home town)
Washington, D.C. (my current town)
William Fox & Co.
Riccardi's (this place sucks and is a complete rip off)
San Francisco (there are like a million, but I expect the rest of you to fill the rest in...)
Clements & Church- Birmingham ( UK not Alabama) - Great Eccentric English Business clothing
Mark Marengo Savile Row London - Sharp cut tailoring & beautifully made original accessories.
Emmett Shirts - Jermyn Street , London , Another great independent for well made shirts in great fabrics.
New & Lingwood , London & Eton UK for really original accessories with a preppy old school feeling .
Richard James , Clifford Street & Savile Row London, Sophisticated contemporary menswear
Turnbull & Asser, Jermyn Street, arguably the most famous shirt maker in the world, 2 shops in London, 2 in US
so still less than 5 !
This is one of the shops which is known as Andrew's ties all around the world - they went for a different name in Germany for some reason...
I will be in Chicago next week and i will try to drop by all these places...to my wife's chagrin. Are all these accessible via public transportation? The last time I was in Chicago I had a car although we will probably take a train there from MI.
East Lansing, MI
I will let you guys know if/when I find someone NOT wearing Red Wing or camo gear...
assuming from Union Station, then yes. You may want to plan and group your visit. PStuart, George Green, Ralph Lauren are within the same vicinity (Mag mile/Oak street area). Syd Jerome is in the Loop area while Haberdash flagship is in South Loop. They also have a couple of smaller locations west of Mag mile...Morris and Sons is also a good stop (South Loop)