Best Places To Buy A Tailored Suit In Los Angeles

If you’re looking to buy a tailored suit in Los Angeles, much like most anything else, you can spend a lot or spend a little. If you’re attending, say, the Academy Awards, which is something entertainment folks actually do in this town, your best bet probably a tailor in Hollywood or Beverly Hills. You are, indeed, dressing to impress. On the other hand, if your little cousin is getting hitched and needs to dress his groomsmen on a budget, something more local might do the trick. It all depends on your needs (and also your dollars).

Los Angeles is the home to award shows, for better or worse, which means mean of these great suit makers can have their creations in front of thousands on TV screens everywhere. Therefore, you can find some of the very best right here in your own backyard.

Gregory’s Suits and Tuxedos

12051 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91607
(818) 980-5480
www.tuxedosonline.com
Gregory’s Tux and Suit is a big formal wear outlet in the Valley. It also has a huge internet presence. It started 24 years ago, as one small family store, before it started its website. They provide high-end, as well as affordable, outfits. The promise is to provide a complete tuxedo package for only $99. Whether you like to shop online or visit in person, this store has what you need.

RNT23

840 S Los Angeles St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(310) 795-8077
www.rontomson.com
RNT23 specializes in European made menswear. The store launched in 2014 and entered the limelight when it partnered with The Voice to dress up its contestants and finalists throughout the show. In fact, R&B singer Ne-Yo has been spotted on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show wearing the store’s Quilted Zipper and Button Closure Jacket. He can thank celebrity stylist Apuje Kalu for this smart look. The store is situated right next door to the Cooper Design Space. It’s most known for blazers, quilted vests, solid and technicolor shirting and luxe denim.

AL Weiss Mens Clothing

1002 S Wall St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 622-0986
www.alweissinc.com
Al Weiss has been providing fine suits for more than 39 years. You can find Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Joseph Abboud, Sean John, Pronto Moda, Sanneti and more there. They also provide suits in all tones and sizes. Shorts from 35 to 48, regulars from 36 to 60, longs from 40 to 60 and extra longs from 44 to 56 inches.

The 15 Most Anticipated LA Restaurant Openings, Fall 2017

A massive New York City invasion is coming to the city of Angels
by Eater Staff Aug 23, 2017, 10:03am PDT

LA’s restaurant scene is heating up this fall after a tremendous first half of the year that brought on three notable Italian restaurants and a slew of other compelling places like The ExchangeRosalineVespertine, and Verlaine. Now as summer comes to a close and gives way to fall, there’s a full-on New York City invasion coming to Los Angeles, thanks to notable operators and chefs looking to expand their brands, and bring an empire state of mind to the city of Angels. Here now, the 15 most anticipated openings in Los Angeles for fall 2017.

Momofuku’s North Spring

Location: 1725 Naud St., Los Angeles

David Chang
 Momofuku official

Major Players: David Chang

The Situation: David Chang’s celebrated restaurant empire Momofuku is finally coming to Los Angeles, and it’ll arrive in an industrial area north of Downtown Los Angeles. The restaurant is called North Spring and will incorporate over 5,000 square feet of space. Chang isn’t saying what kind of cuisine they’ll be preparing, but it will reflect a completely new menu and approach from the other restaurants in the company’s repertoire. Looking for more hints on what Chang and Co. might be preparing at North Spring? There always the Instagram account. But the official line is that Momofuku will draw inspiration from LA’s seasonal bounty.

Projected Opening: Late November 2017

NoMad

Location: Olive & 7th Street, Downtown LA

Will Guidara

Major Players: Will Guidara, Daniel Humm

The Situation: Celebrated New York City restaurant The NoMad is opening its first expansion into the heart of Downtown’s burgeoning hotel district on the southern edge of Historic Core. Like the NYC restaurant, this DTLA location on the corner of Olive and 7th St will sport high ceilings and a full boutique hotel above it. The restaurant is known for classic New American dishes with a brash Manhattan style, including an epic black truffle-laden roast chicken for two. The NoMad truck has been serving for the better part of year, garnering good will and brand recognition, and bringing on guest chefs to cook up a special chicken burger each month.

Projected Opening: Mid-November 2017

The Hearth & Hound

Location: 6530 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood

Daniel Krieger

Major Players: April Bloomfield, Ken Friedman, Chris Lim, Mike D, Sara Jester, Taylor Parsons, Maxfield Schnee

The Situation: Hollywood’s most important opening of the year is The Hearth & Hound, the long-awaited redo of the former Cat & Fiddle space that will now play host to New York City bigwigs April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman. Bloomfield herself is actually moving to LA for a time to launch the project (and possibly others), and the roster of talent collected for the property — from wine director Maxfield Schnee and sommelier Taylor Parsons to chef de cuisine Chris Lim — is beyond impressive. The only thing left now is the celebrity-studded opening party.

Projected Opening: Mid-September 2017

Dialogue

Location: 1315 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Mariah Tauger

Major Player: Dave Beran

The Situation: Former Alinea and Next chef Dave Beran has arrived in Los Angeles, and his ambitious tasting menu restaurant Dialogue has already sold its first batch of tickets on Resy. The place certainly has an unexpected location, deep inside a food court along Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade. But with that unexpected space comes an intimate, mostly countertop experience that will treat diners to a high-end, almost theatrical experience one might see a place likes Trois Mec. But Beran has the pedigree of two of the country’s most ambitious restaurants in Chicago. It’s a thrilling look at LA’s fine dining future.

Projected Opening: September 5

Guerrilla Tacos

Location: 2000 E. 7th St., Arts District

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Major Player: Wes Avila

The Situation: Wes Avila’s first brick and mortar location for Guerrilla Tacos has been a long time coming. First operating as a cart and then one of two trucks, Guerrilla has gone on to become one of the most important modern Mexican dining destinations in Los Angeles, and soon street food-adverse diners will get to enjoy it all from inside a new corner space in the Arts District, just steps from the likes of Bestia and Everson Royce Bar.

Projected Opening: Early December 2017

189 by Dominque Ansel

Location: 189 The Grove Drive

Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City
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Major Player: Dominique Ansel

The Situation: Cronut creator Dominique Ansel is finally making the move out west, and in a major way. The pastry maven will open in The Grove in a multi-story space that will be far more than a simple bakery, what with a full-fledged restaurant in the works in the former Morel’s space. The name harks back to Ansel’s original Soho pastry shop located on 189 Spring Street, and, as luck would have it, the address for the new location is 189 The Grove Drive, which seems to be as good a sign as any that the new location was seriously meant to be.

Projected Opening: Late November 2017

Simone

Location: 447 S. Hewitt, Arts District

Manresa

Major Player: Jessica Largey, Bruno Bagbeni (Fraiche, Bastide), Joe Russo

The Situation: Former Manresa chef de cuisine and James Beard Award rising star chef winner Jessica Largey is taking her talents from the Los Gatos restaurant to the Arts District, where she will run her own restaurant dubbed Simone. The upcoming eatery next to Urth Café will eature everything from an on-site butcher and rooftop garden to complement Largey’s seasonal cooking.

Projected Opening: October 2017

Eataly

Location: Westfield Century City

Eataly RenderingEataly

Major Player: Mario Batali, Lydia Bastianich, Joe Bastianich

The Situation: It has been a longlong road for Mario Batali’s long-awaited Los Angeles location of Italian food haven Eataly. The marketplace and multi-restaurant concept in the revamped Westfield Century City has been in the works for many years now, and will be a massive boon for the area which has become something of a dining desert while the luxury mall continues to undergo major construction.

Projected Opening: Early December 2017

Broken Shaker

Location: 416 W 8th St, Downtown LA

The Freehand Hotel, Miami
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Major Players: Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi

The Situation: Miami’s renowned Broken Shaker bar comes to Los Angeles in a matter of weeks. The rooftop entity takes over some prime real estate atop Downtown’s Freehand Hotel, and offers imbibers the chance to sip on award-winning cocktails with a view of nearby skyscrapers and a pool that’s just within reach.

Projected Opening: September 2017

The Mighty

Location: 108 W. 2nd St. #105, Downtown LA

Google Maps

Major Players: Quinn and Karen Hatfield

The Situation: Quinn and Karen Hatfield have big plans for Downtown, after opening a successful duo of restaurants along white-hot La Brea. The Mighty will be a sort of all-day player, with options for Stumptown coffee and pastries in the morning before transitioning to casual California fare at night. That means everything from rotisserie chicken to pastas, with a focus on seasonal ingredients and, of course, big flavors.

Projected Opening: October 2017

Tesse

Location: La Cienega and Sunset, West Hollywood

Raphael Francois

Major Players: Bill Chait, Raphael Francois, Sally Camacho

The Situation: Serial restaurateur Bill Chait, who helped found everything from Bestia to Republique, is opening a full-fledged restaurant in West Hollywood called Tesse. Raphael Francois brings a highly-trained classical mentality to the kitchen, with Michelin-starred experience in Europe and recent stint at Restaurant LeDesales in Washington D.C. Sally Camacho is a longtime Wolfgang Puck veteran, with experience at WP24 and The Hotel Bel-Air. Francois plans to serve his signature dishes, including a crab simplissime, served with tarragon and potatoes. Chait is also gearing up to open Tartine Manufactory, with a big contribution from Chris Bianco, at the ROW DTLA some time in late 2017/early 2018.

Projected Opening: November 2017

Hotel Figueroa

Location: 939 S Figueroa St

Hotel Figueroa's pool barThe Hotel Figueroa

Major Players: Dushan Zaric, Casey Lane

The Situation: Downtown’s Hotel Figueroa sits just steps from L.A. Live, a tourist destination that draws millions annually. The Moroccan-tinged property gets a patio-to-rooftop overhaul, including a slew of new drink and dining options by Dushan Zaric and chef Casey Lane, respectively. Look for casual Spanish/French/Italian flavors and an omakase-style cocktail bar on the second floor, among other things.

Projected Opening: October 2017

Pearl’s BBQ

Location: 444 Violet St., Arts District

Major Player: Dana Blanchard

The Situation: One of the most anticipated new barbecue operations to head for LA this year is Pearl’s, an Arts District player that aims to smoke meat outdoors and keep people happy with big picnic tables, string lights, and drinks. The humble newcomer carries a particularly Austin bent, and should arrive just in time for the cooler mid-fall weather.

Projected Opening: October 2017

Corporation Food Hall

Location: 724 S. Spring St.

Corporation Food Hall

Major Player: Pacific Investment

The Situation: A big new food court is headed to the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, and while the restaurants opening inside aren’t necessarily chef-driven, they’re likely to draw in massive daytime crowds coming in from offices and residences in the bustling district. Restaurants slated to come into the nine-stall food hall include Buddha Belly, Bardonna, Poke2Go, Soom Soom, The Sixth Nickel from the On the Thirty Group, Pig Pen Delicacy, Funculo for pastas, and Tacos tu Madre. The place will open on Spring Street between 7th and 8th Streets.

Projected Opening: Early September 2017

Slab BBQ

Location: 8136 W. Third Street

Clay Larsen

Major Players: h.wood Group, Burt Bakman

The Situation: The H.Wood Group is known primarily as a nightlife organization, with some room for restaurants thrown in as a kind of crowd-pleaser. That’s changing with Slab BBQ, a new outfit from Burt Bakman of hidden Texas-style hit Trudy’s Underground BBQ. Bakman and H.Wood are partnering together for Slab, which hits West Third Street by year end to deliver big slices of brisket, beef ribs, and sides to the city.

Projected Opening: Early December 2017

The Top Cigar Lounges in Los Angeles

Cigars. Even those who don’t normally enjoy them might be tempted to celebrate Father’s Day, graduations or weddings by sitting down with a good cigar. While all Los Angeles restaurants are non-smoking, there are a few designated Cigar Lounges where you can enjoy a good cigar and a nice cocktail.

THE EDISON

108 W 2nd St #101 Los Angeles, CA 90012
This massive underground club is located in the sub-basement of the historic Higgins building. Built in 1910, this former power plant just celebrated its 100th anniversary. The cigar lounge is housed on the ground floor and boasts a nice selection of cigars and a solid cocktail menu.

10 POUND

225 N Canon Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210
This is the place to get a terrific smoke overlooking Beverly Hills. Tucked discreetly on the second floor of the Montage Beverly Hills hotel, this refined whisky bar is also the perfect place to enjoy handcrafted cocktails. Composed of the freshest ingredients and served in Lalique crystal glassware, enjoy from private booths on the outdoor terrace overlooking the lovely Beverly Canon Gardens.

BUENA VISTA CIGAR CLUB

9715 Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210
This really is the quintessential cigar lounge in Los Angeles – an upscale man cave in Beverly Hills that offers a fantastic selection of single malt scotch and the bar has a relatively good selection of cigars.
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STATE SOCIAL HOUSE

8782 W Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069
This pub on the Sunset Strip pub has a fairly wide choice of cigars, has a very nice selection of spirits to go along with them. They also have a very nice selection of craft beers, should that be your cigar pairing of choice and a separate cigar area to enjoy your smoke.

LA DESCARGA

1159 Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90006
La Descarga has a wonderful selection of rare rums and spirits, and while their cigar selection is a bit limited, the offerings that they do have are very high quality. You are also welcome to bring your own.
Several of these lounges will allow you to bring in your own cigar. Check out this list of some of the most expensive cigars in the world, or find out how to choose one.

The Best Whiskey Bars in Los Angeles

The Stave (Click Here For Address And Deets)

Long Beach
This classy, wood-laden bar’s got three-whiskey flights every Wednesday, plus specials on call-your-own Old-Fashioneds and Sazeracs from their selection of nearly 100 brown boozes.

SEVEN GRAND
Seven Grand (Click Here For Address And Deets)

Downtown
The granddaddy (wokka-wokka?) of LA’s whiskey scene, this brown-spirit bar’s still tops, with a huge range of whiskies, a dark vibe that’s both date- and hanging-with-the-boys friendly, and even a “Whiskey Society” where they teach you about rare whiskies via monthly tastings.

213 NIGHTLIFE
Jackalope (Click Here For Address And Deets)

Downtown
Think of this as Seven Grand’s younger brother: a former private-room back area, Jackalope is now its own speakeasy-style, 18-seat bar with its own entrance (marked by a light, with instructions on how to enter in both Japanese and English), its own booze selection (including rarities like Balvenie Tun 1401), and just three cocktails: an Old Fashioned, a Manhattan, and a Highball.

Neat (Click Here For Address And Deets)

Glendale
There are no menus at Aidan Demarest’s award-winning Glendale bar — just bottles and bottles (and bottles! AND BOTTLES!!!) of great booze, including rare ryes and Scotches, all of which can be drunk, uh, neat, or served with sides of house-curated mixers and produce.

THIRSTY CROW
Thirsty Crow (Click Here For Address And Deets)

Silverlake
It’s crazy to think that this classy, throwback bar used to be a novelty truck-stop, PBR-slinger called Stinkers. Now it’s worlds away from that, with shelves full of options for discerning whiskey drinkers and mixologists who know what to do with them (see: photo above).

Best Old School Shaves and Haircuts In Los Angeles

There is a secret club that every man should join and it is not the Loyal order of Water Buffaloes or Elks Lodge. Visiting a barbershop that exudes that feeling of the early 20th Century should be on the list of all men. Ask people to describe what this looks like and you’ll probably hear something about an old fashioned candy striped barbershop pole and or listen to a description of a scene from an old black and white movie. Although some of today’s barbershops don’t fit entirely into that image, today’s version of the old school barbershop offers a modern twist on the classic. Los Angeles offers many great old school shops that will make you feel like you’ve taken a step back in time just by getting a shave and sitting in an old barber chair.

The Barbershop Club

Hotel Normandie
3610 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 351-1330
www.barbershopclub.com

Nestled on the outside of Hotel Normandie in Koreatown, The Barbershop Club was once a staple of the Grove’s Farmer’s Market, but now anchors this fabulous hotel. This greatly designed barbershop offers all of the old-world charm and first rate barber services you’d expect these days. With a few chairs dating back to the early 20th Century, this family owned business began its roots in Kansas City, but has been influencing the hair and beards of many for over 25 years in Los Angeles. Getting a haircut and shave at The Barbershop Club is like entering a time warp, as you’ll experience old world chairs, the smell of Bay Rum aftershave and getting your hair cut and your beard trimmed in a relaxing atmosphere. Think of this place as a club (hence the name) where the experienced barbers actually know your name the next time you come in. The interior is also immacuately decorated with a fine line of the old mixed with the new.


Baxter Finley

515 N La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(310) 657-4726
www.baxterfinley.com
If any barbershop exudes the type of brilliant decor and atmosphere that is known of yesteryear, it most certainly has to be Baxter Finley. Started as a product line, the Baxter of California brand soon expanded its offering by building its barbershop. Offering cuts, shaves or both, the menu is simple and the decor is everything you’d imagine an old world barbershop to be. Sit back, relax on a vintage Koken barber chair and get tuned up by some of LA’s best barbers here.

 


The Art Of Shaving

Westfield Fashion Square
14006 Riverside Dr
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 788-2663
www.theartofshaving.com
If you are like most men your days are exceptionally busy and you are on the lookout for ways to save time. Since you are not the guy who owns a fancy sports car that is capable of time travel The Art of Shaving might be right up your alley. Here, you’ll relax in an old fashioned barber’s chair and receive a closer shave than you could possibly give yourself. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and pleased that you not only look good, but did it in a place that made you feel cool.


Blind Barber

10797 W Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 841-6679
www.blindbarber.com
Don’t let the name scare you away. The barbers know what they’re doing. In fact, they are some of the best in the city. With a menu that includes grooming services along with cocktails, it’s no wonder why The Blind Barber continues to be a haven for men looking to kick back and be groomed. There’s also a bar in the back, so when you’re done with your haircut and complimentary cocktail, you can schmooze with other patrons. Services at Blind Barber include cuts, trims and shaves.


Sweeney Todd’s Barber Shop

4639 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 667-9690
www.sweeneytoddsbarbershopla.com
Step back in time and get an up to date haircut at Hollywood’s Sweeney Todd’s Barber Shop. Situated near the Barnsdall Art Park, Sweeney Todd’s Barber Shop is Los Angeles’ only original and continually operating barber shop and has been around since 1947. Since then, barbers have come and gone, but today customers still frequent this old school barbershop with their specialized services. Come for a cut, or a straight razor shave and sit in chairs that date back to the the late 40’s!

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