I think it was Ken Pollack (though I could be mistaken) who has mentioned Paul Stuart and their history either here or on AAAC. Someone did. In essence, they're an conservative American style that sexes it up a bit. Sort of has small touches of flash. The good thing about a lot of the suitmakers that these stores buy from is that the store can pretty much order what it wants -- the little details or the semi-longs or what-have-you, and carry them without the cust. having to order MTM. I have found, but perhaps it's now different, that few Trad or Trad-like stores were carrying, for a long time, the forwarded pleated trouser, when they had suits with pleated trousers. This, for me, was horrible, as I like the forward pleat much better.