Yes, I recall the neighborhood being a bit iffy, but what a fun store. I remember rows and rows of chinos in every conceivable color and fabric weight (poplin, regular, brushed twill, etc) and many, though not all, had forward pleats, including those made by British Khaki. I really liked that brand.
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leightons was unbelievable alligator shoes 110.00 oleg cassini italian knits vigin wool 100% my salesman was harry swik.i was like a kid in a candy store when i shopped at leightons also phil kronfield in manhattan brooklynyou had ally's on bay parkway and george richland if anyone knows were you can buy clothes like that let me know
yes ther was a ripley's on 47 street and 13 th ave borough park brooklyn they had mohair suits 55.00 they looked like they were wort 200.00 i bought a mohair suit in ally's on bay parkway it was a 175.00 ambassador it was a rust color the salesman i knew very well harold there was a ripley on 21 st ave and 86 street brooklyn
Ave or possibly Lexington around the 1960s-70s? It was a very small haberdasher that specialized in shirts and ties. Its very crowded windows
featured the "Mr B" collar on some shirts. The store's proprietor was short
with a mustache
Also another high-end shirt place further up the Avenue DeFree's ?
Finally, I do not know whether it has been mentioned, Battaglia, on Park
off 57th St 1970s, 80s. High end Italian merchandise. I still have some heavy cotton slacks from them which I wish still fit.
Just checked. Battaglia still has a shop on Rodeo Dr.
Edited by comrade - 9/1/16 at 11:55am