A Tailor’s Weekend in Manhattan Part One

I spent the past weekend in Manhattan attending a convention of the Custom Tailors and Designers Association, and ran into a little foul weather, 28 inches of snow in Central Park. Lucky for me I brought one of the best friends any person could ask for- My orange Swims. I was able to get around almost everywhere, while others just ruined their shoes walking through the salt and slop. When I had to get out of a cab to walk a mile on the highway to get to Laguardia airport at the end of my trip, I was damn glad I had them, and that they were highly visible. I made the flight!

Best friends

Closed for Thanksgiving Weekend

For the first time, Top Shelf will be closed on the Friday/Saturday following Thanksgiving in order to allow all our staff to spend time with family. We know it’s not in keeping with most retail establishments and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers. We’ll be back Tuesday December 1st.

You’re invited! To a special one time movie screening of Men of the Cloth

A Film by Vicki Vasilopoulos

Monday Nov. 23, 7 PM at the Heights Theater

This coming March we celebrate 40 years of tailoring at Top Shelf. It’s been on our bucket list to share this film with our friends, clients, and the tailoring community in the Twin Cities since its premier in NYC last January. We think that many of you will appreciate this documentary about three master tailors from Italy. We’ll have the added pleasure of having  director Vicki Vasilopoulos introduce her movie, and follow with Q & A after the show.

  • Movie website: http://menoftheclothfilm.com/
  • The theater we chose is the beautifully restored 1926 Heights Theater in NE Minneapolis.
  • Excellent parking, light refreshments provided.  Maps and driving directions at:  http://www.heightstheater.com/
  • It’ll be a great opportunity to mingle with other supporters, practitioners and enthusiasts of the world of artisanal tailoring. Feel free to share the event. Admission is free.
  • RSVP  how many will be attending to http://event.pingg.com/MenOfTheCloth or to John@topshelfinc.com
  • Doors open 6:30 PM /Introduction and movie 7 PM
  • Movie length: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Q & A to follow with Vicki Vasilopoulos