I just returned from a lunchtime boondogle on East 57th. - Selected Ties = $50 (good, not great selection) - Selected Shirts = $109 - There were 8-10 C&J's on sale, non of the popular handgrades to my knowledge. I was shocked when I saw them, because last week a salesman told me that C&Js would be excluded. Business slow? The selection consisted of bluchers, boots and a couple of loafers (tobacco suede Boston's for $250). Not the most popular models, but I was not focused on shoes for once (did get a complement on my Mackays). - No pyjamas on sale ... much to my shagrin. Typical NYC "private sale" where sale items were segregated from everything else, all sales final, etc. Overall, the place was a bit of a madhouse ... certainly by T&A standards. The most fun was an elderly lady roasting her husband for all to hear about not picking up a fantastic tie ... after I grabbed it. I believe reps from the Boston Red Sox were in the shop absolutely loading up (Yankees vs. Sox this week). Simon told me that it was insane beginning at 10am and will certainly continue to close. The sale will likely continue for 3 weeks. I picked up a number of ties ... I'll be back, as will my wife.