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Menswear stores in Boston?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by axtang, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. axtang

    axtang Member

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    I've lived in Cambridge for a few years, and after visiting my friends in NYC and my brother in SF, I have to say I'm pretty appalled by the lack of decent menswear shops around here.

    As far as stores I regularly check out, there's really only Barney's, Rescue, Ball and Buck, and some other various department stores.

    Are there some hidden gems out there, or is the Boston area really just kind of a desert for good shopping?
     
  2. brokentelephone

    brokentelephone Senior member

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    Louis Boston is alleged to be a great store, but I've never been.
     
  3. ballmouse

    ballmouse Senior member

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    Zareh
    1 Liberty Square Boston, MA 02109

    Andover Shop
    22 Holyoke Street Cambridge, MA 02138
     
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  4. nolanmjj

    nolanmjj Well-Known Member

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    I've heard good things about Bobby from Boston. But of course it was closed the day of the week I went to Boston...
     
  5. studio253

    studio253 Senior member

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    Mr. Sid out in Newton is very good. The Seagal family has been around for a while and truly believe in customer service. I usually deal with one of the sons named Barry. If you're in the market for true bespoke take a 45 minute ride south down to Providence, RI and see Marc Streisand at Marc Allen Clothiers. They do an amazing job and also have a great selection of RTW clothes if you are built to fit off the rack, regretfully I'm not.
     
  6. hammerhead

    hammerhead Active Member

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    Drinkwaters in Cambridge for sure. Great guy to deal with. Uniform in south end has cool stuff And are nice people. Sorta tough if you're 6 foot tall with big shoulders though.
    Tannery has some neat stuff. Big attitude though.
    Bodega for sneakers but it's a little over the top.
    I don't quite understand ball and buck quite yet.
    Bobbys is like a museum...and his warehouse is unreal.
     
  7. CrimsonSox

    CrimsonSox Senior member

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    The Filene's in Boston and Newton used to have clothes at amazing prices before they closed. Last year I found a cashmere two-button, side-vented navy blazer by Burberry (made by Belvest) for only $330. Does anyone know who gets the merchandise that previously got sent to Filene's? Does it all go to Marshall's or TJ Maxx or Century 21 now? Is there a store around Boston that offers the clothes from Mitchell's, Louis's, and other top retailers that used to go to Filene's?
     

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