If you're in or around DC, get your tail over to the Filene's on Connecticut Ave or at Mazza Gallerie. Â They just got a huge shipment of stuff from Richards and Mitchells of Connecticut -- Â where captains of industry shop for Borrelli, Brioni, Edward Green, etc. Unfortunately, the discounts aren't quite as huge as in recent sales of Barney's and Bergdorf's stuff. Â Still very good though. Â I picked up a pair of super 120s Incotex Sartiorale slacks ($169 marked down from $435); a Borrelli shirt ($129 marked down from $295); and a stunning blue and black Charvet tie ($49 marked down from $135). They've got hundreds and hundreds (seriously.) of Brioni items. Â More Brioni than anything else -- everything from suits to blazers to shirts to sweaters to scarves to ties. Â (Example: Â $3800 Brioni suit marked down to $1400 -- big discount, but still expensive.) Â There was a pair of silk and cashmere Brioni slacks for $399 marked down from $1200 -- I had to try them on -- amazing. Â Too expensive.... Â Next in terms of quantity is Zegna. Â Some very nice Zegna suits, I thought. Â A bunch of Luciano Barbera too (I nearly bought a pair of LB slacks but they were $199 marked down from $475 -- still too pricey.). Â A few Incotex slacks, mostly in larger sizes (lots in size 40, for example). Â A small amount of Borrelli shirts and Lorenzini shirts. Â Lots of Armani everything -- shirts, suits, ties, slacks. Â All of it Armani Collection. Â $100 Armani ties are just $29. Â A small amount of Loro Piana too, from Horsey jackets (tempting at $499 marked down from $1300) to shirts to sweaters. Â Then, there's the mountain of Mitchell's label stuff, which is very high quality in itself.
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