Burton was around the corner on 41st st., ground level. They were also on Main st in East Hampton. A real trad shop, finaly wore out a blazer a few years ago I had from them.quote:Originally posted by Son of Beau Brummell
Shirtmaven, I believe that the store on the second floor was Burton. It was a very nice shop.
Burton used to run a tiny ad in the front pages of the Times, and the ads' theme was something to the effect that "remember those great buttondown shirts of yesteryear? Burton remembers."
Nat Sherman has moved East on 42nd next to what was once the 42nd street entrance to Rogers PeetBurton started off on the 2nd floor of a Fifth Ave office bldg and later moved around the corner to a street-level storefront. I always felt it wasn't the same when it made the move. I fondly recall climbing the lobby steps up to the second floor, opening the door to what looked like a normal office suite and finding a low-key (or lower-key!) version of BB. Quality was very good and the sales help was very friendly. There even was an older gentleman (probably 55-60ish; I was in college so he seemed even older...) named "Burt" who I assume was the big kahuna. Burton's off-beat location made it feel like one was in on a secret. I wonder where they are now...? Re Rogers Peet: I recall buying my first oxford button downs there...Three for $30 was the deal. Large store on 5th. Sales help seemed about 20-30 past their peak. Still, it was a fixture. Sadly, the only remnant of what old NY used to be like when it was truly great is Nat Sherman on 42nd and 5th. One can only hope that Nat's will remain a fixture.