Skip Brooks visits Bobby From Boston, the world’s best men’s vintage store.
I’ve written several times before about my favorite store in the United States, Bobby From Boston. It’s a gorgeous vintage store that is one of the only vintage shops in the world that really understands and respects men’s clothing. Lea Winkler (a high schooler, by the way!) shot this interview with Bobby, the owner, and it’s got lots of gorgeous shots of the store, which I’ve always wanted to feature on PTO. Boston didn’t make our #PTOCities bracket, so maybe it’s a topic for season three.
Our pal Giuseppe is hosting his second Top Shelf Flea event in the Boston area on Sunday, October 24th. It promises a cash bar, tons of vintage for men and women, and a distinctly classy crowd. We heard great things about the last one, and we’ll do pretty much anything to support our favorite store in the world, Bobby From Boston. So, New Englanders: go!
Look, if you live in Boston, and you don’t at least stop by the Top Shelf Flea tomorrow, you’re a fool and possibly also a turkey. Strike a blow for affordable elegance. The kind that doesn’t involve buying crap for $24 at H&M or Target.
Store Review: Bobby From Boston
Look, if you live within driving distance of Boston, and you have any interest in men’s clothes at all, visit Bobby From Boston. I’ve heard Bobby will even let you visit his warehouse in Lynn if you ask nicely. By far the best men’s vintage I’ve ever seen. Not even close. And reasonably priced, too.
What you’ll find:
- A women’s section the size of most vintage stores’ men’s section and a men’s section bigger than most vintage stores’ women’s section.
- Piles of rep ties.
- Boxes of pocket squares.
- Dozens of pairs of great shoes - even in big sizes.
- Racks of beautiful tweeds.
- Ivy league sack blazers up to your ears.
- No polyester, no Halloween costumes.
and if they don’t have it, ask, because maybe he’s got it in the warehouse.
Get your ass over there.