The clothes make the man, except on the horrifying Planet of the Clothes, where the clothes make the man work the fields. Today's deal lets men be gentlemen and ladies turn their men into Mad Men: for $50, you get $100 worth of dudely dapper duds at Haberdash in Old Town. Buy as many Groupons as your magical wardrobe can accommodate, but you will only be able to use one per transaction.
Haberdash can get you ready for that job interview, wedding, or ultra-stylish dental cleaning with a full range of suits ($600–$895), dress pants ($175–$225), dress shirts ($150), and shoes ($95–$325). Haberdash's friendly, knowledgeable staff will help you accessorize with ties ($68), winterize with sweaters ($150–$350), and everything-elseorize with outerwear, belts, hats, wallets, and T-shirts.
Owner and former lawyer Adam Beltzman decided to give a 21st-century revamp to everyone's favorite old-timey emporium, the haberdashery, after being unable to find a clothing store that suited him. Adam designed Haberdash as a place where regular guys with a sense of style could hang out, talk shop, watch the game on the TV screens, and get their hands on well-tailored high-quality clothing. Adam has personally selected all the designers, which include Theory, Rag & Bone, Hugo Boss, Timberland Boot Company, Red Wing, Wolverine, and Florsheim By Duckie Brown.
As last year's riots tragically proved, the whole world's crazy for a sharply dressed man. Ladies can polish up the lovable slob in their life with a gift of multiple Groupons, while solo gents can use their new finery to attract a lady, ensuring that they'll have someone to be with for next year's Apology Season.
New Shirt vs. No Shirt
Although wearing a comfortably tailored shirt can sometimes feel like you’re unencumbered by any shirt at all, society certainly notices the difference. Here are a few new-shirt vs. no-shirt scenarios to help you make the decision between going tailored and going topless:
New Shirt: You nail that job interview and text your significant other to let her know that everything is going to be all right.
No Shirt: You are escorted from the building by a doorman named Murphy who “would let you in if [he] could, but, well, you know.”
New Shirt: The plane you are riding on experiences turbulence. You approach the cockpit and offer any help you might be able to provide. “I can fly the plane fine,” says the pilot, “but my nose is itchy.” You scratch the pilot’s nose, and the plane is able to land safely in Newark. You are given free breakfast.
No Shirt: A wealthy foreign businessman asks to take his picture with you. His friend has the camera, and they presumably hail from the same land. He points at your navel and speaks to his friend in their private foreign language. You are not sure what is happening and you feel small.
New Shirt: There is a fire at work. You put it out quickly with the fire extinguisher. “Good work,” says the boss. “I’m not sure I could’ve handled it better myself, and that’s coming from the boss!” He takes a renewed interest in your career and asks if you feel challenged. “Be honest,” he adds. It comes to light that you use the same ringtone.
No Shirt: The unencumbered emanation of your musk attracts a bear that eagerly devours you. The incident is recorded by nearby hikers and widely seen on Internet video-sharing sites by people unable to look away. Things are different for them now.
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