Well after reading this thread I felt inspired to go check out my local store's offerings. It was discouraging to say the least. I passed on a Borrelli suit, an Oxxford tweed jacket, an Aquascutum trench, a sea green and purple Charvet button up, two Thomas Pink (sea island quality) button up shirts in some really exceptional colors. I passed on the old Ferragamo loafers and the great many Brooks Brothers and Hugo Boss black label shirts. I passed on the Giorgio Armani dress slacks and the Zanella trousers. I passed on two Zegna suits on single breasted the other double. They were all too big, too worn, too stained or too old. I left with a Robert Ludlum book.
I know by what I found that these things are out there, especially here in Fort Lauderdale. I guess I'll try again next week when they've had some time to cycle through a few "putting out of the new stuff" periods. Anyone else have similar experiences and what did you do, if anything, when you found something worth purchasing?