not a clothing store, but a great shop is B.Black and Son at 548 South Los Angeles Street. It's now starting to be called the Toy District because of all the joints selling bulk plastics from China. B.Black has been in business for almost a hundred years, selling top range men's suiting fabric to the trade and an occasional walk-in customer (like me). Very friendly staff, though somewhat shocked that regular people would care enough to select their own suitings. Entire walls of tweeds (in LA.), extra fine woolens, plus stacks of swatch books to order. Get a few yards of something you like and then head over to Richard Lim's High Society Tailor on Wilshire (west of Hoover) in Koreatown and have him make it up for you (about $400). He's not exactly chatty, but he's never missed a promised deadline with me and was very responsive to my obsessive adjustments and tweaks. While he's taking your measurements, have a gander at the pictures under the glass on the big table in the center of the room. It's Richard standing next to practically everyone you've ever seen in TV and the movies (and, yes, I know how this board sniffs at the famous -- I'm not suggesting it's an indicator of quality standing alone, but it is one of those only-in-LA moments). Having the same tailor as The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Ricardo Montalban is worth a smile, isn't it?