Helmed by formalwear expert Terry Tant, The Cambridge Shop has fashioned elegant wardrobes for more than 45 years, lavishing visitors with personal attention and clothing from world-renowned merchants. Suits from Hart Schaffner Marx or Giorgio Cosani blend classic style with contemporary design, while Status belts and wallets accent outfits with luxurious Italian leather. An impressive selection of casual wear infuses a touch of class to mornings on the golf course with Greg Norman golf shirts or nights on the town with Austin Reed silk sport coats. Staff match each piece of clothing to customers with detailed individual files that capture clients' brand preferences, sizes, and alteration histories, ensuring that new coats, slacks, and dress shirts cut sharp profiles and form comfortable fits while hiding superhero suits.
John Armstrong, a clothier with more than 20 years of experience, helps men to optimize their wardrobes based on their lifestyle as well as their measurements. He meets with clients at their homes or offices to take measurements before crafting custom-tailored suits, sleek sport coats, and custom shirts with classic accents such as french cuffs. Undergarments by Saxx, ties, belts, and other accessories complete outfits.
Inside their blue-walled studio, staffers at Do-It-Yourself Crafts help visitors wield glass, tie-dye, silver clay, and pottery paints to create colorful, one-of-a-kind artwork. Glass-fusion classes teach patrons the skills they need to meld glass shards into funky tiles, and parties bring friends together to bond while they work on various art projects; patrons 21 or older can tote along libations to fuel the festivities. During pottery-painting sessions, patrons select a piece of raw ceramic bisque to adorn with provided pigments, choosing from forms such as plates, mugs, and plaques.
From vine-ripened tomatoes to juicy strawberries to sunny marigolds, Farm House of Homewood–affiliated with The Alabama Farmers Market–fills plates with flavorful nutrients and gardens with colorful flowers in their ongoing quest to bring local produce to the people. Because of its commitment to selling high-quality produce, James Beard award-winning chef Chris Hastings has used Farm House okra at his eatery, Hot and Hot Fish Club. Whenever possible, the family behind Farm House makes sure their produce is fresh, crisp, and local. They demonstrate their dedication to the community by donating to Jessie's Place, a shelter for battered women and children. They also curb wastefulness by not throwing away produce or forgetting it in the attic.
With a stylish selection and an expert team, EyeCare Associates stocks frames by designers such as Kate Spade, Nine West, Hugo Boss, and Guess. Comprised of doctors and eyewear specialists, the team can screen for eye disease, administer eye exams, fit contact lenses, and repair old frames.
For more than three decades, the framing specialists at The Framin' Shoppe have preserved memories behind glass. They build custom frames for flat items such as diplomas or photographs and build shadow boxes to contain three-dimensional items such as quilts or football jerseys with the athletes still wearing them. The shop also purveys DIY framing materials; posters; prints commemorating Alabama, Auburn, and other SEC football teams; and a wide selection of mirrors. Conveniently, the company operates at four Birmingham locations.