Let me start by saying I am a proponent of locally owned haberdasheries. I love the excellent service that smaller stores can offer. I also love larger independents like Paul Stuart. They offer innovative, classic products that are wonderfully displayed and sold (most of the time) by salespeople who are very knowledgeable about what they are selling. But................................... I find Boyd's of Philadelphia to be the most annoying store I have ever stepped foot in. For starters, there are 3 salesmen for every one customer. When you walk in, the salesman asks if he may help you. I usually say "no thanks, just looking." But the salesman will follow me all around, hawking me - and that pisses me off to no end. Since there are no tags on the racks indicating the suit sizes, the salemen will have to help you find your size. And then they don't leave you alone. I clench my teeth the whole time, trying not to blurt out "buzz off, jack." The inside of the building is (was?) beautiful, with lots of great architectural charm. But, to me, the air was always full of snootiness, not warmth. These guys make Polo retail stores seem timid. I hope the new and improved Boyd's has new and improved atmosphere. The old one was painful to shop in.