Sunday, November 27, 2005

The Sartorialist Visits Julians In Chapel Hill, NC

I stopped by Julians in Chapel Hill, North Carolina while traveling for Thanksgiving. Great old store with a very long and celebrated history.

I was a little underwhelmed by the selection, maybe I was expecting too much. I guess I was looking for Preppy or Trad to out do Ralph but Ralph’s Rugby store opened across the street and has more energy, color and variety. It is frustrating when a relative newcomer like Ralph (Julian’s has been open 65 years) can out Prep an original.

Of course the sales staff were true Southern Gentlemen.


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  1. Anonymous

    November 28, 2005 at 12:23 pm

    ive been through there too, i think its a good place for the local men to be their very southern best (see also ben silver in charleston sc)considering the options they have as alternatives (belk? dillards? yuck!). but overall, the personality of the clothes doesnt really expose the character of the well-bred, educated southern gentleman as well as it could. also kudos to any small local mens shop thats been in business for 60+ years!

  2. B Sims

    November 28, 2005 at 5:32 pm

    Didn’t I read someplace that the founder/proprietor of Julians is the father of designer Alexander Julian?

  3. The Sartorialist

    November 28, 2005 at 6:22 pm

    Yes, that is quite right.

  4. Anonymous

    November 28, 2005 at 8:19 pm

    Does the store feature alot of A. Julian’s clothes?

  5. The Sartorialist

    November 28, 2005 at 9:13 pm

    Surprisingly I did not see too much A. Julian clothing just some furnishings

  6. Anonymous

    November 28, 2005 at 9:25 pm

    Please take a writing class.

  7. The Sartorialist

    November 28, 2005 at 9:55 pm

    that is wy I take pictures

  8. Anonymous

    November 28, 2005 at 10:08 pm

    And your pictures are wonderful. Sorry for the snide remark.

  9. Anonymous

    November 29, 2005 at 4:53 pm

    When passing thru Fredericksburg Va, stop by Carltons Men’s Store on Rt 3 east about 1/2 mile off of I-95. Mr Travis Walker is an educated southern gentleman, out of VMI I believe.

  10. Anonymous

    July 31, 2006 at 1:17 pm

    I live in NY but attended The University of NC at Chapel Hill…..was so glad to see the write up on Julian’s!

  11. Anonymous

    December 21, 2009 at 2:47 am

    Well Rugby is closed now, and Julian's is still there!

  12. ken hill

    March 14, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Definate Southern swagger!

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