Tuesday, November 8, 2005

On The Street…. Midtown, Manhattan

David is the manager for the Borrelli store in NYC. I know a lot of guys in the business and he is easily one of the most articulate on issues of style, quality and design. There are very few salespeople I would ask their opinion, he is one.


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  1. Anonymous

    November 13, 2005 at 9:08 am

    I went in to the Borrelli store once and I looked at shirts. The salesman who helped me looked like this gentleman, but I cnanot be sure. In any event, I asked an extremely straightforward question, the chest size of shirts in my size, which required the salesman to open a shirt and measure it. He acted so vexed and impatient with me, I went away with a VERY poor impression. So either this fellow, stylish though he is, had a bad day, he has a bad employeee, or his employee had a bad day, because at Borrelli’s prices I expect better service.

  2. Joe Benardello

    November 16, 2005 at 6:26 pm

    This is what I love and hate about blogging commentary. Perfectly anonymous comments about something that may or may not have happened.

    David has dressed me for years. I trust him completely and would follow him anywhere. I don’t have the budget that many of his clients do so he always looks out for me come sale time.

    My wife, colleagues, and friends all think I am quite the dandy, little do they know that David does all the heavy lifting and I simply put on the pants.

    Go to David if you want to dress like a man who is well dressed no matter the occassion. You will not look like a fashion clone, you will not look like someone hoping to impress his secretary, you will look like someone who cares about how he looks, but not defined by what he is wearing.

    Go see David if you want to dress like a man.

  3. The Sartorialist

    November 16, 2005 at 8:55 pm

    Thanks Joe

  4. Anonymous

    October 2, 2006 at 8:58 am

    I’ve known David for years and while he does have a “reserved” way about him which has not infrequently been mistaken for being supercilious, I can attest that his heart is in the right place.

  5. Eric

    December 8, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    nice rich colors

  6. dcinDC

    August 10, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    RE: “…comments about something that may or may not have happened.” What would someone gain by lying here? What an odd comment. I certainly hope anonymous didn’t spend any money there then. Heaven knows there are enough expensive shirts to be had in NY without putting up with attitude to get one! As long as we’re generalizing, I would say I can easily this guy giving attitude. Tho, is attitude better than no service at all?

    After being on my knees digging through a box for a shirt my size at the flagship Macy’s here in DC, I gave up and decided to go to Nordstrom where I could get some service. Walked away with everything I wanted and more – Nordstrom – $1,600 – Macy’s – $000.o0.

  7. dcinDC

    August 10, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Mr. Bernardello:
    You say, “Go see David if you want to dress like a man.” And I would guess that is what anonymous tried to do, and wasn’t treated very well. As long as a store doesn’t need any new customers, they can afford not to cultivate any. Unless Borrelli’s client base is vampire, they are going to be surprised in a few years when no one’s coming in to shop anymore.

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