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My 'to do list' for NYC trip next week

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by The_Foxx, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Well-Known Member

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    Well, here's what I've got so far for my NYC trip:

    o Pick up flat shoelaces at Lobb or JM Weston store, possibly some shoe polish

    o Royal Shave at Art of Shaving, 373 Madison Avenue

    o View pretty girls walking 5th Ave, in bars, restaurants, etc.

    o Possibly snap a photo or two with said pretty girls

    o Tie for newest Oxxford 'Crit' model suit (bringing with me to the store) from Bergdorf or possibly Saks

    o Walk in Central Park, enjoy the fall leaves. Take pictures of said leaves.

    o Have a few drinks at Tao (see item three for details)

    o Buy new pair of over the calf socks at Paul Stuart or Saks, to replace a favorite pair that now sports a hole.

    o Eat at bergdorf cafe or barneys restaurant

    o Metropolitian Museum of Art, about 2 hours. Note to self-- don't go on Monday like last time, as it is CLOSED.

    o Check out Holland and Holland, Turnbull and Asser, and Thomas Pink stores. Consider buying light purple shirt.

    o Cruise thru Trump Tower, change running into The Donald.

    o Get on TV Today Show outside Dean and Delucca, while drinking a good mocha.

    anything I'm missing/ forgetting, considering I'm sticking to the central park/ 5th ave/ Madison Ave areas not far from Rockefeller Center/ Plaza hotel?
     
  2. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Well-Known Member

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    If you're going to be at T&A you should also check out the Oxxford (right next door), and Brioni (across the street) stores. The Kiton store is between 5th and Madison on 55th street, well worth a visit.

    koji
     
  3. discostu004

    discostu004 Well-Known Member

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    no offense to NYCers, but last time i was there, i commented to mrs.discostu004 that there was a lot of "touting" of the beautiful ladies in NYC but i didn't see one i thought was a knock-out, NONE. i'm sure there are a lot obviously, and i spent plenty of time on the main streets. too much make-up, too much plastic surgery.
     
  4. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Well-Known Member

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    Uhhh...did you hang out in Soho for any significant amount of time?

    koji
     
  5. FIHTies

    FIHTies Well-Known Member

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    Lance...We gotta hide em from the likes of you... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] JJF
     
  6. Lomezz

    Lomezz Well-Known Member

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    I once walked with my (then) wife near Dean & Deluca in Soho, and a neverending procession of unbelievably beautiful girls (they couldn't have been older than 16-17) went by. Even my wife's jaw dropped, as she tried to hurry me across the street... It turned out there was a model agency up the street.

    So, for really good looking women - soho, village, upper 5th, upper Madison and upper east side in general (slightly older). Avoid the NYU and Columbia areas.

    While you're at the Rockefeller center area, check the Faconnable store opposite Saks. Also, if you walk up 5th from Bergdorf, you can go by Vacca on 5th between 59th and 60th, make a right at 60th, check Borrelli and cross the street to Barney's.
     
  7. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Well-Known Member

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    aha, good advice all around. I wonder if I wore my attolini suit jacket, if anyone at Vacca would spot it? I completely forgot about the Borrelli and Kiton stores-- but I think I avoided Brioni and Oxxford, etc. last trip because I could see a much larger selection of great labels at Saks and Bergdorf. Also, I picked up my favorite pair of cufflinks (silver ovals, double sided) from Asprey last trip, for a very reasonable price.
     
  8. Lint Brush

    Lint Brush Well-Known Member

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    Ahh, the Royal Shave at Art of Shaving is a great NY experience. You literally look younger afterwards.
     
  9. tteplitzmd

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    Holland & Holland closed, dead, defunct in NYC
     
  10. sirgarnetwolseley

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    Good god. It is as though you tore a page out of my (imaginary) day planner. Personally I would avoid Pink like the plague; I find their shirts to be of inferior quality and represent poor value for the price they charge. And while Paul Stuart has fantastic over-the-calf hosiery, I find them a little overpriced. I don't know where else in NY to find good socks like theirs though.
     
  11. sleeper

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    I too would advise avoiding Pink. I always go to Brooks Brothers on Madison Avenue when I am in NY, but that is because I am from London, and this is a treat for me. Another regular haunt for me is Belgian Shoes (I think it's on 56th st). They are only available from this store, and I always think of them as being uniquely New York.

    I can't really advise you where to go for girls - when I am there, I hang out with my little sister, who lives there, and she has many nice looking friends. And no, I won't tell you where she hangs out. But from experience, Fifth Avenue is mainly tourists - I always like people watching on Lex between 60th and 80th, and there also seem to be pretty girls in the East Village.
     
  12. marc37

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    Foxx: stop acting like a fox, behave you have a wife.

    For those that don't have a wife, Australia is supposed to have the most beautiful girls in the world. Americans go crazy over aussie girls.
     
  13. The_Foxx

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    yeah, but....thomas pink has such an interesting review in Steve's book. Last I heard, the shirts aren't even made in Ireland any more. Maybe I'll save myself the trouble and stick to Turnbull and other plans.

    Holland and Holland is closed? I never had a chance to see it (although I know Saks carries some of their stuff); is the Beretta store worth seeing for the hunting and sporting inspired clothings, etc?

    Marc....well, I figure that if I can review the fine art in the Met Museum without buying, I should be able to check out the pretty girls in Manhattan, right? I think I'll skip that discussion with the wife entirely, tho.....

    Is Brioni even worthwhile, given the large selection at Saks and Bergdorf?
     
  14. Thracozaag

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    The Brioni store is quite nice, and as I'm sure you realize, Brioni cuts vary slightly from store to store.

    koji
     
  15. arvi

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    here are a few random thoughts from someone who has lived in and shopped new york all his life:
    Pink is for those who don't know any better
    Shirt and tie selections are far better ar BG,Barneys,Saks
    Try the just opened Bottega del Vino on 58th off of 5th for wine or espresso
    Via Quadronno on 73rd off of madison is the most italian espresso bar in the city
    Some interesting stores on upper madison like Peter Elliot,Mario Caldi
    Check out the ladies brunching at La Goulue
    If you smoke cigars try Lexington Bar & Books @ 73rd &lex
     
  16. Mike C.

    Mike C. Well-Known Member

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    Yes, definitely check it out. It's right next to the Etro store, so take a look there too.
     
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    Don't waste your one lunch at Barney's. If you're determined to dine in a clothing store then go downstairs at Nicole Fahri. BUT, I agree with arvi; La Goulue is ground zero for the ladies who lunch. If $35 for a plate of pasta disturbs you then try my personal favorite..Nosidam...just a little bit up Madison. While around there, drop into Hermes and look at the belts. Beretta is worth a quick look. Have a ball.
     
  18. itzamazing

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    There's lots of eye candy at Fred's (restaurant at Barneys). It's not the best food (think bird sized portions for their clientele) but I always stop in when I can...I agree that there are better lunch options if you are only here for a day.
     
  19. arvi

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    Fred's at Barneys is like a hotel dining room..much better to eat at street level..Cafe Nosidam is great and much less snooty that La Goulue..also you can try Nello a few blocks uo from Barneys
    Another random thought:i don't advise a trip to Bloomingdales, but there is a new store that has opened nearby(60th & 3d ave)..Phils 1908...he carries a great line of suits,jackets & shirts all very much in the neopolitan style..his prices won't slay you like Kiton,Borrelli,ecc.
     
  20. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Well-Known Member

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    For lunch, you must try Aureole, across the street around the corner from Barneys. It has the best value. 4 courses tasting menu $35, $55 with matching wine. Or 3 courses prix fixe $20, $35 with wine, available after 2pm.
     

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