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    Oops, I did it again . . .

    Once again the irresistible urge for O'Connell's took hold and I spent a wonderful Saturday afternoon shopping there before heading to a family event in Utica for the remainder of the past weekend. Since my last visit in July I had been intrigued by the Hilton baby cashmere sportcoat depicted in...
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    Brooks Brothers camel hair sportcoat

    Today I was very pleased to take delivery of a tan Brooks Brothers camel hair sportcoat I purchased on eBay for just under $325 shipped. Experience has made me a bit leery of buying coats on eBay, but the seller's liberal return policy convinced me to give it a whirl and I'm so glad I did. The...
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    Oxxford/Saks Fifth Avenue "Gibbons" sportcoat 42S (fits more like modern 42R), 3/2, nice!

    For sale is a very nice Oxxford/Saks Fifth Avenue "Gibbons" sportcoat in 3/2 notched lapel configuration with darts and side vents. Striking brown/rust windowpane pattern, working cuff buttons, fully lined. I'm unsure of the date of manufacture but there's very little evidence of wear and plenty...
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    Alden LHS/belt matching

    Hello all! I'm in the process of revamping my shoe inventory and the current state of Allen Edmonds has me focusing more on Alden, especially the classic Leisure Handsewn mocassin. As of now I own the 981, 984, 986, and 17834F, which is described as Natural Tan Chromexcel leather. Has anyone...
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    Recent O'Connell's purchases (a shameless boast)

    As those of you who read my earlier posts are aware, I'm a huge fan of O'Connell's (Buffalo, NY) and recently visited the store for what ended up being the first of three purchases over the past few weeks (the second and third were over the phone as I've since returned home to FL). Today I...
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    Raynor's Men's Shop?

    Some years ago I recall an interesting article in a magazine (GQ?) about a family-owned men's shop in the Carolinas that I believe was called Raynor's. There was mention of the owner's steadfast refusal to carry anything but plain-front trousers and other amusing tidbits, but I've been unable to...
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    Introduction

    Hello all! My name is Jim and I'm 51 and self-employed as an attorney. I'm originally from Utica, NY but currently reside in Orlando, FL. My primary clothing interest runs toward Trad but I also own items from other genres. My current suit and sportcoat lineup consists of products from Canali...
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    In praise of O'Connell's (Buffalo, NY)

    Hey guys! This is my first substantive post although I'm planning to introduce myself as a new member elsewhere on the forum. I know some of you have previously commented on O'Connell's but I imagine many have not visited the store personally. I first shopped at O'Connell's in 2004 but living in...
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