Best Stylin' Haberdashery - 2011
Dudes, when you're ready to surrender your hoodies and grubby track pants, head to Confederacy in Silver Lake. Superstylist Ilaria Urbinati (who styles Giovanni Ribisi and Bradley Cooper) co-owns this elegant store. Guys come here specifically for suits — simple, deftly tailored numbers evoking the clean, masculine Mad Men era. They come for Calvin Klein button-down striped dress shirts to wear with those suits. And Rag & Bone neckties. And Gentry tie bars. And cuff links. And pocket-square handkerchiefs. They come for the whole enviable ensemble that separates the men from the boys. Sartorially inclined gay men will fawn. Women will swoon. You will look like a million bucks and probably cost about as much. In other words, bring money. Bring a lot of it. Because though this look is approachable, it isn't exactly cheap. A Band of Outsiders blazer will set you back $1,600. A Dries Van Noten shirt, $400. Hey, at least the valet parking is free. 4661 Hollywood Blvd., Los Feliz. (323) 913-3040, shopconfederacy.com.