Seize sur Vingt means 16 out of 20, a near-perfect mark in the French grading system, but we think owners James and Gwendolyn Jurney are being a bit modest. Their clean, beautifully cut men's and women's Egyptian cotton button-downs have found a burgeoning market among young and old in their Nolita and Miami locations. (Think Thomas Pink, but cooler.) Pristine yet warm and welcoming, the minimalist space consists of a few rolling racks of perfectly pressed ready-to-wear shirts, pants and suits in various colors with the back third of the store devoted to the shop's first-rate made-to-measure business.
The Jurneys have expanded their business to include suits, sweaters, boxer shorts and leather goods. But don't pass up the shirts: Ready-made ones cost about $140-$220; custom shirts range from $160 to $290.