Sunday, November 6, 2005

Lichenstein & Co. Tailors’ Trimmings

Lichensteins has been in the same spot on Delancey street since 1903. I’m amazed how much has changed outside that door since Lichensteins has opened and yet how little has changed inside that same door. The owner still works the front measuring hair canvas, counting out buttons and selling shoulder pads for local custom tailors while the wife works the books in the back.


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  1. blix01

    November 6, 2005 at 10:33 am

    Hair canvas?

  2. The Sartorialist

    November 6, 2005 at 7:20 pm

    Hair Canvas is the canvas that is used in the chest of high quality jackets.

  3. The Rangel-Carangui Family

    September 5, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    wow, this series of photographs reminds me of the place where my mom used to buy her buttons and fabrics, over 20 years ago. I love the photographs.

  4. Sarah

    February 10, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    *that's* what I call eye candy! I'm a seamstress.

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