- Mar 12, 2002
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I love reading diaries of famous people. While reading the three volumes of Harold Nicholson's diaries which cover the first 2/3s of the 20th century, he often recorded that he came across some fabric which he would then take to the "army and navy store" to be made into suits. In the novel, "Any Human Heart", by William Boyd, an English author, the "hero" of the novel also has suits "made" at the army navy store--double breasted pinstripes, etc... What WERE these stores? Do they still exist?