Jan-Feb and Jul-Aug: Mon-Thu, 10am-7pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, closed; Mar-Jun and Sep-Dec: Mon-Thu, 10am-7pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm
6 at 77th St.
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When Charleston, South Carolina native Eliot Rabin arrived in New York decades ago, his sharp eye and Southern gentleman-sartorial design skills were quickly put to use by fashion houses like Oscar de la Renta, Pucci, and Givenchy. In 1977, Rabin struck out on his own and opened Peter Elliot, a men's boutique whose timelessly elegant collections rise high above the whims and vagaries of fashion fads. Fashion-savvy investment bankers and unconventional white-shoe litigators favor store staples like cotton-cashmere sweaters and navy blazers—raised to high art in Peter Elliot's Blue—aided by a sales team that can be counted on for tactful candor when something doesn't quite fit. Aside from his own designs, Rabin also carries Kiton, a high-end line from Italy, and Lodenfrey sporting attire beloved by European gentry and their imitators for eons. Select concierges, trusted doormen, and favored clients have access to a 24-hour hotline service that will arrange to size and tailor a garment at a moment's notice. Tally ho!
Expect brightly colored ties by Kiton and playful cuff-link designs, as well as more classic options. A black alligator belt and a pair of blue-onyx-and-14-karat-gold egg-shaped cuff links are keepers.