Should you ever hear a lady inquire, "Whatever happened to all the gentlemen?" simply respond by tilting the brim of your cap toward the Hamm Building in downtown St. Paul. Therein lies Heimie's Haberdashery, the stately and otherworldly homage to a time when the sheen of a man's shoes actually meant something. It's no coincidence that proprietor Anthony Andler was a film and cinematography major, as his shop feels like a film set. To see a party of groomsmen prepping for the day ahead is to witness a scene both ancient and timeless. Andler is also a fourth-generation tailor; the store's name refers to his grandfather, who operated as a longtime St. Paul tailor and clothier not far from this space. The modern-day Heimie's refreshes its stylings seasonally and specializes in custom "made-to-order" and "made-to-measure" tailorings. A wide range of shirts, shoes, ties, hats, and accessories (i.e., wallets, luggage, fountain pens, cuff links) is available to complement your new suit. After a purchase or perusal, treat yourself to a shine, shave, and cigar in the adjoining barbershop. Outside the barber's tall windows and beyond the stereo's low crooning, the world of 2011 walks by, producing a pause in time during which you'll wonder if you should have been born sooner.

Location Details

400 St. Peter St.
St. Paul MN 55102
651-224-2354

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