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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

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23 comments:

  1. Many lovely memories triggered by a frayed collar. That one was to the point where my mother would have told me to fetch the seam ripper and turn it. More memories triggered by the other photos as well. I always admired but never bought Sero shirts. That was the Gant era where I lived.

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  2. Very nice collection of Sero shirts. The owner is fortunate. Sero and Gant went toe to toe on
    York Street back in the day. Gant was better known. But many locals preferred Sero.

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  3. Ah, the glory days! Thank you so very much!

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  4. Does anybody know of a company that makes a quality 100% cotton oxford cloth button down WITHOUT the "No Iron" treatment??

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    1. J Press, bullet proof made in USA

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    2. Mercer certainly does. I am also very fond of O'Connell's unlined, unfused OCBDs, made to their specifications by Gitman. Three points regarding Press: Although they offer an alternative now, the classic Press OCBD has a flap on the pocket. I always found myself fumbling with fountain pens and readers because the flap got in the way. Second, their collar points are a trifle shorter than Mercer or O'Connell's. Third, Press OCBDs are not as billowy and voluminous as Mercer or O'Connell's. Of course many remember a store on Madison Avenue, many years ago, that offered what most viewed as the definitive OCBD. Although the store may now exist in name only, much like Abercrombie & Fitch, its revered OCBD truly lives on with Mercer and, in the view of some, including me, O'Connell's.

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    3. Thank you - headed to their website right now !

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    4. I know, I know, no one likes Land's End anymore but I like their Hyde Park Supima Cotton button downs. I love the roll to the collar and they are 100% cotton without the '''stretch''' or "no-iron" crap in them. I think they are great for casual wear and I'm a cheap Yankee so they're a bargain, too. https://www.landsend.com/products/mens-supima-hyde-park-oxford-dress-shirt/id_10667?attributes=32671,43307,43322,44255,44896,44967,45023

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    5. I had forgotten about Hyde Park's...thanks !

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    6. Over the weekend I got 2 blue Hyde Parks at $13.99 each and when I went back to get more, the offer was not there. Initially the sizes were very limited and I wondered if they were just overstocked in certain sizes or is there a change afoot.

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  5. There was an outlet back in the day called Deckers with stores in Norwalk and – I don’t quite remember – Stratford, was it? Gold mine for Gant shirts; I can’t recall if they sold Sero as well. I had a few Gant hand-me-downs too from the Yale Coop.

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    1. Norwalk is all I remember from the mid-late ‘60’s. They had genuine discount prices on Gant shirts. It was worth the trip down the parkway, once a year or so, from The Glen. We would have gone to a Stratford location if there was one.

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    2. I may be all mixed up. I do know there was another one in Windsor. I'm talking mid to late '70s.

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    3. Windsor? Interesting. Growing up in New Haven area never had much to do with Hartford, except maybe a visit for a concert. Always thought the Bob Steele/WTIC - Ron Rohmer/WELI morning radio personalities each perfectly mirrored their respective cities.

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    4. https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-xpm-1996-01-06-9601060543-story.html

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    5. West Hartford and Windsor. Thank you. Hartford also had a Barries. It is over the line in
      Red Sox country. Goes east of the river to Lyme, Niantic etc for beaches. New Haven crowds slow down mightily after Madison. The Insurance City was the wealthiest city in America when Mark Twain arrived. Samuel Colt had already made and sold millions of his products. His was the first ever consumer item to sell over one million “units.”

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  6. For Charles: take a look at Musto, perhaps their "Aiden" shirt suits your needs? I have their ladies model (link below), its made of sturdy cloth that should last long. And definitely without treatments!

    https://www.musto.com/default/womens-oxford-long-sleeve-
    shirt/80639.html?dwvar_80639_color=PB&cgid=womens-shirts#start=1

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  7. I still have a good collection of Sero shirts. There are still "new/old stock" supplies, however winding down, from O'Connell's in Buffalo. I love their cotton flannels for home and the blends for the office; the latter are well-fitted and lightweight for office wear under a jacket or sweater. They are missed!

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  8. Had a good collection of Sero shirts back in the 70's and the first pair of Stan Smith tennis shoes I had were named Robert Halliet after a French tennis player, 1972.

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  9. Love the Stan Smith pic!

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    1. I noted those as well. Has anyone here tried the new Stan Smiths? The uppers are now made from a new manufactured material rather than the leather used originally. I was thinking of getting a pair and noticed the change.

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    2. The Stan Smiths struck a delightful chord in my memory as well. Many years ago there were many a set played with those on my feet.

      The Concord Diaspora

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  10. I have always managed to have the Addidas Rod Lavers. Mesh uppers instead of leather and much more comfortable without socks.

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