The sewing blog Gertie’s New Blog For Better Sewing visited B. Black & Sons, a tailoring supply shop in downtown Los Angeles. It’s one of the very few menswear-oriented fabric shops in the United States, and has an amazing selection of buttons and fittings. It’s really a cool place, celebrating its 90th year in LA.

I was just there, in fact, to buy some trouser waist buckles for my tailor - he didn’t have any on hand for waist adjusters, but I bought a bag for a couple dollars at B. Black & Sons.

(Side note: last time I was at the store, there was actual three-card monty going on outside! What is this, a movie from the sixties about the twenties?)

(Thanks, Abby!)