I was introduced to LS in 1994 when I was a second-year law student at NYU. Having been lured in the past by "discount designer" clothing sales and "designer warehouses" only to discover poor quality garments priced as they should have been, I was skeptical when I made my first trip to LS. LS, however, is the real deal. The same Hickey Freeman suits one finds at Nordstrom and other retailers are offered here for half the price and, sometimes, less. Hickey Freeman only makes two or three suit models, year in, year out. There is really no such thing as last year's leftovers in this upscale brand. And as if the selection of Hickey Freeman weren't enough, LS also accumulates thousands of yards of the finest suit fabrics and makes them available for the most reasonably priced custom suits in the country. The outside tailors who make the custom suits are the very same ones used by some of the most expensive men's shops in the City. What this means is that one can buy the exact same 100% custom suit from LS for around $1,000 that can be found elsewhere for $3,000-$4,500....same fabric, same tailor shop...exactly the same suit. So, whether you want an off-the-rack Hickey Freeman suit for half price or a custom suit for an even smaller fraction of its ususal price, LS is a must visit. The number of high powered executives and profesionals who know the LS secret is staggering. I visit LS a couple of times a year and almost never fail to see at least one senior partner from a top five Am Law 100 law firm being fitted for a suit. The smartest New York money shops at LS -- shouldn't you? The selection is terrific, the service is second to none and the prices can't be beaten. If LS were a public company, I'd be a stockholder.
Pros: First quality upscale name brand merchandise at fire sale prices.
Cons: No Saturday hours because the owners are Saturday sabbath observers.