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I left Providence many years ago and there was a great store called Phillip Wolfe. They are now closed and I was wondering if there were any worth going to now. Thanks for your help.
 

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Originally Posted by pajames
I left Providence many years ago and there was a great store called Phillip Wolfe. They are now closed and I was wondering if there were any worth going to now. Thanks for your help.

Is Philip Wolfe the one near Brown, opposite their computer sciences building?
 

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Originally Posted by yfyf
Is Philip Wolfe the one near Brown, opposite their computer sciences building?

I think that was Harvey Ltd.

I think Mafoofran's time there was more recent, perhaps he can fill you in.
 

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Originally Posted by RJman
I think that was Harvey Ltd.

I think Mafoofran's time there was more recent, perhaps he can fill you in.


Yeah, the place by the SciLi and the Computer Science building was Harvey Ltd., but it closed my last year there (2003-2004). They carried Burberry scarves and trenchcoats, Alden shoes, and lots of Polo Ralph Lauren. I think they might have carried Oxxford, but I could be wrong.

Last time I was in Providence (September 2007), I noticed a new men's clothing store called 'Marc Allen Fine Clothiers' on South Main Street, a couple blocks down from Brown. I didn't get to go in, but it looked interesting. The website is: http://www.marcalleninc.com/. Apparently they do custom/MTM and carry Luciano Barbera, Hiltl, Zimmerli, Santoni, and Valstar.
 

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That was Harvey Ltd. Around the corner was Hillhouse Ltd. on Thayer St. -- very trad.
 

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I lived right above Ocean's on Waterman, it was right next to Harvey Ltd, I just forgot the name. I bought a pocket square there once. It was a nice store and I appreciated good suits but I wasn't that well versed on American men's clothing back then. It later closed down and was replaced by a Subway. I was sad, but also hungry so it was ok.

mafoofan is a Brown alum?
 

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Originally Posted by yfyf
I lived right above Ocean's on Waterman, it was right next to Harvey Ltd, I just forgot the name. I bought a pocket square there once. It was a nice store and I appreciated good suits but I wasn't that well versed on American men's clothing back then. It later closed down and was replaced by a Subway. I was sad, but also hungry so it was ok.

mafoofan is a Brown alum?


Yessir, '04. Yourself?

Why on earth would you eat at Subway when you could walk over to Eastside Pockets???
 

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'05, I don't remember ever seeing you?

Subway was literally two steps away from 110 Waterman. I could probably yell my order out the window and they'd hear it and make me my sandwich with turkey and cheese and all that good stuff. Eastside Pockets was good too but I was (and still am) exceptionally lazy.
 

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There's a place on South Main next to Cable Car Cafe that is pretty good. Cannot recall the name right now.
 

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Philip Wolfe was on the corner of Weybosset and Dorrence down town. When Cianci was in office he had a$5000 bill at one time which is nothing these days. I left there in 1995 and had shopped there a few times after.
 

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Originally Posted by yfyf
'05, I don't remember ever seeing you?

Subway was literally two steps away from 110 Waterman. I could probably yell my order out the window and they'd hear it and make me my sandwich with turkey and cheese and all that good stuff. Eastside Pockets was good too but I was (and still am) exceptionally lazy.


Ha! My fiancee is an '05. PM me about it.
 

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Meeting Street cafe was the place to go. At least for a Brown '95er. Not sure why you would even consider elsewhere. But the one I never tried was Spikes Junk Yard Dogs. Might be history now...
 

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Originally Posted by hbsseller
Meeting Street cafe was the place to go. At least for a Brown '95er. Not sure why you would even consider elsewhere. But the one I never tried was Spikes Junk Yard Dogs. Might be history now...

No, Spikes is still there--but I think it's highly overrated. Meeting Street is great for the big cookies. Were Eastside Pockets and Paragon there in your time?
 

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No, Spikes is still there--but I think it's highly overrated. Meeting Street is great for the big cookies. Were Eastside Pockets and Paragon there in your time?

I feel like Paragon is a little overrated. Do you know the name of that place I am talking about next to Cable Car??
 

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Originally Posted by hbsseller
Meeting Street cafe was the place to go. At least for a Brown '95er. Not sure why you would even consider elsewhere. But the one I never tried was Spikes Junk Yard Dogs. Might be history now...

I went to Moon River twice near the base of the hill past RISD ... that was a great restaurant. I still think about it today.

Meeting Street cafe had good steak sandwiches and reubens too. Kartabar had a good burger. Antonio's pizza was pretty satisfying. Jo's did a brief offering of curly fries ... ahh those were the days. I think it was because Brown's food was so awful that the restaurants nearby automagically seemed much, much better.

Place next to cable car? Do you mean the Indian place?
 

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