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Leavitt & Peirce, & more Harvard Square

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Leavitt & Peirce, the oldest store in Cambridge, looks like just that… the oldest store in Cambridge, lol. From the displays to the knick knacks to the games, tobacco, and shaving products this is truly a man's shop.

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See Eyewear

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See is one of those shops that just catches your eye when passing it, so much so that you just have to walk in… that's exactly what happened with us. Not only was the store great– classic, stylish, and slightly minimalistic (to put more focus on the frames), but the store probably has the best curated collection of eyewear photos that I have ever seen (see a few below). Oh, and did I mention that the customer service was awfully fantastic? Well, it was and and we didn't even buy anything.

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Katie, the store's manager (her customer service was SUPERB ) briefly schooled us on the eyewear industry and how "designer" frames at a Lenscrafters or Pearl Vision or any other eyeglass retailer aren't created by the designer, but are actually designed by the retailer. Then a label is just slapped on them along with an huge increase in price. But See Eyewear, not only design and make their own frames, they get materials and inspiration from all around the world– not to mention the prices aren't that bad either.  So if you're on the market for new glasses definitely check them out.

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This is probably my favorite photo from the store.

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The Andover Shop

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Stepping into The Andover Shop is truly like stepping into Urban Gentleman heaven.The patterns, the prints, the textures, the custom made styles they offer truly demonstrate what we're all about. Imagine a traditional, masculine shop, cozily cramped full of tweeds, light weight cashmeres, lambswool, corduroy in almost ever weight and color, mounds of paperboy caps, a seemingly never ending supply of knit ties, silk rep ties, bow-ties, and pocket squares… *sigh* I really could go on, lol. While most of their fabrics are flown in from the UK  (Scotland and Ireland), the bespoke suits and garments are made right upstairs– you can literally hear the sewing machines pleasantly thumping away as you shop. Going in the store really is one for the books… yes, many men's stores offer a traditional, masculine ambiance with matching decor, but it usually feels very contrived.  I didn't feel like The Andover Shop was trying to sell a "lifestyle", they moreso seemed to be interested in providing their customers with essential clothing for day to day life.

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I loved the variety of 'traditional' prints they offer. Usually stores stick with a few traditional prints with mixes of contemporary, or even if a store is strictly traditional there's a limit to the different types pf prints you can find. The Andover Shop has a nice variety of stripes, ginghams, plaids, etc.

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Concepts Boston

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Concepts is for all the Boston-based sneakerheads, skaters, and snowboarders. The shop started in Harvard Square's well known Tannery, but opened its own shop back in '08. The store's design is pretty sweet and falls inline with the sleek, modern look of similar sneaker boutiques. And their collection of kicks is equally as satisfying offering a hosts of special editions and collaboration sneakers from Converse, Nike, Adidas and others.

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The Urban Gent Cambridge Tour: Harvard Square

Sometimes a person can live or go to college in a city for years and not really know it. Yeah they can tell you how to get to this street or that, but they probably can't tell you the best Italian restaurant, organic grocery store, or men's shop. So a little while ago, we headed back to campus to "re-tour" Cambridge, Ma. We've created a small list of our T.U.G certified favorite spots in Harvard Square. Then we went across the bridge and snapped, just a couple, pics of friends.

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In the next few post we'll feature photos from the T.U.G certified spots. And from there you can go visit  those stores and tell them that The Urban Gentleman sent you ;-) .

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T.U.G Cambridge Tour of Harvard Square…

The Andover Shop

Concepts Boston

See Eyewear

In-between Classes, HBS

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