Enson is a fairly good men's store in New Haven. Sells lower high end stuff and can order high end stuff. Tailor on premises does bespoke I think. First class service always and not that pricey. They used to have branded apparel, most likely from likes of Southwick. Store branded stuff quality was top notch, shetlands from Scotland etc.
I haven't worn DB since my wedding many years ago. But I would wear the tan with brown tones flannel, maybe, maybe brown corduroy. Purple: anything goes mate from grey, navy etc gabardine to jeans.
So sort of like a Mr. Sid in Boston -- not quite as stratospheric as Louis, Boston but if I find Mr. Sid house brand stuff I'd give it two hard looks before passing.
Was hoping you'd see my post but I am lucky to read 1/3 of what goes on here so I had no expectations. Happy Holidays.
I've found some DB stuff that's worked its way into the rotation and I get lots of compliments when I do it right. I also get similar comments to yours ("I haven't worn or seen anyone in a DB since [insert something here in the range of 1985-90], but that looks good on you"). The one that gets the most "looking good today!" is that damn Polo linen DB blazer with the "guaranteed to wrinkle" tag on the inside I poasted earlier this year...
...that doesn't mean they're coming back in fashion or anything. Let's not go that far. But rather...you can pull off the style if you combo-ize intelligently and double check Flusser & Roetzel's (and DigMeNow's) thoughts.