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NYC Shopping advice

jonnyt

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Hitting Manhattan for a couple of days at the end of Feb (so I guess missing all sales) and only have half a day or so to shop.
Plan is C21 for any OTR suits, jackets and trousers that I can find, maybe ties, shirts and cufflinks if anything takes my fancy. Then to Self Edge to get a couple of high-end pairs of jeans (I need advice on fit and how to care of raw denim/ selvedge etc).

Questions are;

-Does C21 stock TF, LP, Cucinelli, Kiton, Isaia, Brioni, Zegna etc or any of the real top-end suit/ jacket makers?
-If not, where is the best place, Barneys, NM?
-Is Self Edge (on Orchard St) A good place to go get advice on and buy good jeans? (My brand knowledge stretches to Evisu and Nudie and no further at present)

I live in Switzerland which is crazy expensive for this stuff, although I will be in London a couple of weeks later so am only interested in good deals on really nice stuff, ie, don't want to spend three hours wading through Hugo Boss suits...
 

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Refer to my thread from last month.

I recommend visiting Leffot (great shoes), J. Crew, Gant, Freemans Sporting Club, Steven Alan and Unis.
 

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there are several threads on nYc shopping....
 

jonnyt

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There are indeed about 10'000 posts on NYC and in my first hour of looking through them, I couldn't find answers to whether C21 still stocks high end European suits, or if Self Edge is a good place for someone wanting to step up his denim, hence this thread, with those specific questions. Thanks for your concern though...

Cheers Ville, will check out your thread. I had read about Leffot, I'll add them to my itinerary
 

KObalto

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I was in Manhattan about a month ago and hit C21. I believe they did have TF suits awhile back but not when I was there. Always possible they have gotten more. They had some very nice TF ties for $80. I almost missed them as they were on a tie board marked Hugo Boss. Those are some nice looking HB ties, I thought, took a look and voila!
I also scored some nice very fine wale diagonal Mabitex cords at a Daffy's in midtown. The one near Wall Street was cleaned out. Daffy's also had some nice looking shearlings relatively cheap.
 

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C 21 often has some brioni suits, but does not regularly cary other top end stuff. Over the past 2 years or so their selection of truly top end stuff has greatly diminished. There are still a few decent things to be found, but it requires more luck than it used to.

Leffot is a must for shoes.
 

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