Fall River, Massachusetts was once the largest cotton textile center in the United States. The first spinning mill opened there in 1811, and hundreds of others followed suit, taking advantage of the abundant waterpower provided by the Quequechan River.
For close to two centuries, things for Fall River textile producers went quite nicely. But foreign competition eventually began to take its toll and, today, the factories that once clothed America have mostly been shuttered and abandoned.
By definition, the Spring Equinox occurs when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is in the same plane as the center of the sun. For us, it represents our “official” shift from winter clothes to our new Spring Collection.
It can be a difficult time (in our climate) to know what to wear. How to best cope with the warm and the chill. We have ideas for this “dilemma”. One is layering, the other is to introduce one or two items into your look such as a bright gingham linen shirt or a Shantung silk tie. We have plenty of both.
See you soon,
I have known Bert Pulitzer for over thirty years and consider him to be one of the most astute and creative designers in our trade. Does anyone remember the XMI label shirt we carried with a very unique pattern that eliminated the traditional sleeve to shoulder seam? That was Bert.
Before we started our store, he created the original Survivalon Jacket. Thank goodness we have been around long enough to experience its’ comeback. Now in the store in red and navy (see the red in our current center window on Commercial Street). I feel it is the perfect town and country jacket for spring, summer and early fall. Stylish and just the right amount of nautical attitude.
Many of our customers have found this to be their preferred way to shop. No crowds, on your schedule and time well spent.
Call a day or two in advance and almost always we can accomodate your preferred time. Generally speaking, 7:30 to 9:30 AM and 5:30 to 7:30 PM are good times.
See you soon,
In case you had not noticed, there is a small form at our sales counter that can be filled out with your address and e-mail. The hook is “Enter To Win A $50 Gift Certificate”. It is our “clever” way of building our address and e-mail list which we will shamelessly use for marketing our goods and services. This list will be used only by us, the marketing pieces will be infrequent AND they will be valuable. The Gift Certificate Drawing is monthly and this month’s winner is Mark Lickus. Congratulations Mark!
About to see (and equally important, listen) to a Vivaldi concert at Chiesa San Vidal, Venice. The acoustics are amazing.
See You Soon,
Even the shrewdest merchant never sold every thing out to the piece, SO we have a few things that need a little help getting out the door. Selected Fall and Winter items have been reduced in price (some drastically). Look for the little card with the Hare ticket attached.
Saturday , 25 May