Tag Archives: menswear

Men of the Cloth

Whalley Sample Shop exterior

“Man, this looks good!” says a tall man standing in front of a mirror, admiring a colorful three-piece suit. Three friends surround him, expressing their agreement.

It’s a Saturday afternoon…

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Looks Ahead

When designer fashion shop Raggs first opened in 1984, “people would pull over to buy a $200 sweater like they were buying milk,” quips owner Tom Maloney.

“Raggs” derives from a slang…

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Strong Suit

Enzo and Carmel Valentino of Valentino Tailors

While chatting with Enzo Valentino (pictured left, above), owner of Valentino Tailors in Hamden, I can hear the sounds of scissors on fabric and the gentle hum of a sewing machine downstairs, where the third-generation family-owned business has its workshop. …

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Ferrucci Fine Men's Clothiers

Ferrucci Fine Men’s Clothiers on Elm Street is a handsome place indeed, with immaculate displays and fine jackets hanging in perfect rows. Although its heritage is Italian, the shop has a British feel, with framed photos of polo and tennis …

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