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Addison on Madison
Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, closed
Nearby Subway Stops
F at 57th St.; N, Q, R at Fifth Ave.-59th St.
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Lease issues forced Addison off Madison and into a small high-rise office space that you wouldn't know was there unless you were searching for it. Location troubles aside (there are plans of moving back to Madison Avenue), this menswear maker still manufactures classic conservatism in the form of shirts and tiesóboth off-the-rack and custom-made in their own factoryójust as they have for decades. New York businessmen who don't want to spend designer pricesóand who don’t need the styled look of a Paul Smith or even Thomas Pinkócome for the reasonably-priced, made-in-the-USA Egyptian cotton shirts and Italian silk ties in traditional solids, stripes, and checks. Convention and shelf life take priority over modern fashion, and accordingly, those too busy to browse can request fabric swatches by mail and then visit to have one of the astute salesmen fit their perfectly-matched shirts, ties, and vests.