Hi Muffy, I enjoyed your post on your favorite restaurants. It made me ruminate on my favorite clothing shops and how they are in close proximity to some of my favorite eating establishments. I thought I would run them by you.
1) J. Press (Cambridge, MA) is nothing short of Mecca. I can stay for hours soaking up the history. Then go one street over to John Harvard’s Brewhouse for great beer selection and good food.
|Cambridge's J. Press|
3) Alvin-Dennis (Lexington, VA) is next door to the beautiful Washington & Lee campus, another childhood haunt. Then go two blocks to The Palms, a Lexington institution.
4) At J. Press (New York City), I bought my first blue ocbd w/flap pocket. Then take a cab to P.J. Clarke’s Bar on 55th with great food and even greater ambiance.
5) Murray’s (Nantucket) is a pilgrimage of sorts for me. Then walk over to Brotherhood of Thieves on Broad St., one of my all time favorites, with great sandwiches.
|The Author's Photo|
6) I love The Admiral’s Buttons (Camden, ME). Then go around the corner to The Waterfront Restaurant on the deck for lobster, or up the street to Cappys for amazing chowder and a cold Geary’s.
|Cappy's Chowder House|
8) George Dean’s (Athens, GA) is the quintessential college shop, one block from U of GA campus. Then walk across the street to The Grill, an Athens institution.
9) Landry’s (Oxford, MS) is cool shop near Ole Miss. Then go one door down to Square Books and browse, and finally a couple of more down to City Grocery, a legendary Oxford watering hole with outstanding food
10) Grady Ervin & Co (Charleston, SC) is in one of my favorite cities. Then walk over to Hank’s Seafood or take a short ride to Sullivan’s Island and eat at Poe’s Tavern, with great burgers followed by a walk on the beach.
Oh well, at the moment, I can only dream of being in one of these venerable establishments browsing and then over for a great meal.
Cheers, Chuck Ramsay, Murfreesboro, TN
Old School Prep left this comment, and I thought I would add some of my own pictures and copy it here.
I was very impressed by Chuck Ramsay's interesting list of top notch Prep/Trad clothing stores and nearby noteworthy eateries. I would like to offer two more of each to make the list an even dozen.
11) J. Press (New Haven, CT) is the genesis of it all. It is conveniently located near the beautiful Yale campus and a short walk to Louis Lunch for a wonderful luncheon fare.
|Inside New Haven's J. Press|
12) J. Press (Washington, DC), although it lacks the traditional ambiance of the Cambridge and New Haven stores, it is an oasis of Preppy clothing in our nation's capital and a short jaunt from the Old Ebbitt Grill for a hearty lunch of oysters and fine Kentucky Bourbon or other great food choices.