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The Best Around | Cuffs Clothing

Jan 3rd, 2010 | Categories: Cleveland, Men's Stores, Shopping | by Michael Williams


A few weeks ago I wrote a little something for GQ about one of my favorite stores on earth, Cuffs Clothing in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. The store has a stocklist to end all stocklists and carries everything from Barbour to Charvet, Southwick to Oxxford; basically everything a gent could ever need. Seeing as GQ couldn’t use all of my images, I thought I would share them with you here. But you can read more about the Cuffs over at GQ.

Comments: 11

11 Comments to “The Best Around | Cuffs Clothing”

  1. Steve gross
    on Jan 3rd, 2010
    @ 11:06 PM

    I’ve been to that store. It’s a nice building and the selection is excellent. However $300 for a dress shirt is a bit much.

  2. Nate W.
    on Jan 4th, 2010
    @ 5:02 AM

    Great post. This place was a fixture of my youth, as I grew up just down the street from Cuffs. If you’re a guy who cares about his appearance and lives anywhere near Cleveland, you have to make this a regular spot for yourself. Forget Beachwood Mall and Legacy Village, this is where a real man shops! Like the post said, Cuffs carries a plethora of labels and the staff will gladly (and knowledgeably) help you find what you’re looking for. Although, I no longer live in Chagrin, I make it a point to stop by whenever I’m home, if for nothing else but to soak in the atmosphere. It’s great to see a place like this get the press and credit it deserves. Bravo.

  3. stephanie
    on Jan 4th, 2010
    @ 9:11 AM

    This makes me miss Ohio. I love Chagrin Falls.

  4. K.A.A.
    on Jan 4th, 2010
    @ 11:26 AM

    During my college years in the early to mid 80′s, I work at a store very much like this called W.A. King in Santa Barbara

    Sadly, these old school haberdasheries have been swallowed up by the big box stores, insane rents and global mega brands

    We had a lot of fun and the business was filled with a vast array of folks from interesting to completely whacked. I doubt that that old whole road rep thing even exists anymore

    Perhaps the worst thing about the decline / disappearance of these stores is corresponding decline in the quality of the products that are produced.

    If I was loaded and had the time perhaps I would blaze my own trail

  5. JLoop
    on Jan 4th, 2010
    @ 4:25 PM

    I used to try to sell to these guys back when I was in the apparel business in the early ’90s. Great store.

  6. kyx
    on Jan 4th, 2010
    @ 8:22 PM

    that shop looks amazing.

    Michael, If you ever make it to Portland I must take you to this shop called Avalon.

  7. Greg
    on Jan 4th, 2010
    @ 9:23 PM

    Having moved to Cleveland from California two years ago, I definately appreciate all that you post about the city. I will have to check it out.

  8. nivaldo de lima
    on Jan 4th, 2010
    @ 11:18 PM

    You have a great blog!

  9. Chris
    on Jan 5th, 2010
    @ 11:21 AM

    Great photos!

    I actually based my old shop in Hilton Head on aesthetics borrowed from Cuff’s & Ralph Lauren.

  10. Double K
    on Jan 7th, 2010
    @ 11:23 AM

    Cuffs is the kind of place “where everybody knows your name.” Even if you are just browsing, you always feel like you are getting the utmost in attentiveness and service. The place is just great, it’s timeless, really. Forgo buying ten pieces at a dept. store and buy one piece at Cuffs, you will be thankful you did as you’ll have it for 15 plus years. I have a custom suit from there that I’ll probably wear to the grave. Also, the store has an amazing wine collection.

  11. Sean Kelly
    on Jan 13th, 2010
    @ 4:43 PM

    This almost makes me want to visit the East Side….

    Seriously, Chagrin Falls is a beautiful town.