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Ben Freedman Furnishings

Recommended by

Doug Jaeger Creative Director

on June 14th 2007

  • Info

  • Address

  • 137 Orchard Street
    between Delancey & Rivington Streets
  • New York
  • NY
  • 10002
  • Lower East Side
  • Contact

  • 212 674 0854
  • Opening Hours

  • Mon-Sun 9am-6pm
  • Directions

  • F to Delancey St or
    J M Z to Essex St
  • Map

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Doug Jaeger Says

Ben Freedman Gent's Furnishings is one of those really crazy places on Orchard Street in the so-called bargain district. I guess it used to be a garment district and Ben Freedman is one of those leftovers. They have a lot of men's suits there. Once I was looking for a bunch of ironic polyester men suits. When I walked in Ben's it was like walking into a completely different time period—the prices, clothes, colors, and the service are from a different time period. I was just really excited about the actual suits they had and the fact that the jackets were $50. They were real brands, but it was as if they had taken samples or defective suits and had them available. The prices were insane. I bought four complete suits including vest and ties that fit really well and they recommend a great tailor across the street who was fast and really good. I don't know if it's the kind of suit that a stock broker or a day trader would wear, but definitely if you're on the creative side it's a great place to go. The prices and the variety were unbelievable. Cool patterned ties for $5.87. It's really fun if you ever feel like you have an extra $100 extra and you want to have an outfit that you could just totally destroy.

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