Had Julius Caesar’s business attire not gotten stuck in elevator doors every morning and malfunctioned at the height of negotiations with Egypt, contemporary society might still wear togas to work. Bedeck yourself in practical office wear until draped fabric comes back into fashion with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get $100 worth of merchandise at J. Barbaro Clothiers, with locations in Great Lakes Crossing Mall in Auburn Hills, Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi, and The Mall at Partridge Creek in Clinton Township.
J. Barbaro Clothiers showcases and custom-fits smart, chic designer threads for men and women. From Hugo Boss to Ralph Lauren, more than a dozen head-turning suit lines can be tailored to appease long legs, broad shoulders, or bellies hoping to refrain from stretching out delicate waistbands ($199–$995). The staff, boasting more than 60 combined years of experience, happily navigate clients through the store’s artful displays of vibrant spring ties ($75–$265) and dapper dress shirts ($85–$245) and submerge feet in a leathery sea of Oxford lace-ups and tassel loafers ($99–$495). Sporty button-ups ($110–$245), jeans ($98.50–$265), along with physical manifestations of the word chillax from Tommy Bahama round out the selection of more casual body drapery. Sharp, shard-repellent ensembles from Audrey Talbott, Barbaro, and Zanella outfit women and other glass-ceiling shatterers. Guests may also shop after-hours by appointment.