For Pete’s Sake: Upper East Side Boutique Defiantly Reopens

On Sunday the New York Post reported that Peter Elliot, an Upper East Side menswear shop (referred to erroneously as a “tailor,” and then repeated by other media), has reopened despite orders from the governor. During my years in the city I enjoyed very much browsing the shop, which has trad appeal especially in the accessories department. Last night the owner, Eliot Rabin, appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight to discuss his decision:

Meanwhile, according to the 10-day forecast here in Newport, yesterday may have finally been the last day of winter weather, which means it’s time to put away the tweed.

By the way, matching your face mask to your pocket square is considered a faux pas. — CC

21 Comments on "For Pete’s Sake: Upper East Side Boutique Defiantly Reopens"

  1. As long as he has Clorox, it’s all good!

  2. Heck of a shop & one a helluva guy!

  3. Good for Mr. Rabin! People may choose to patronize his shop or not.

  4. I certainly hope he isn’t compelling his remaining staff to show up.

  5. James Dalessandro | April 29, 2020 at 11:11 am |

    Does anyone anymore do something for the good of the whole. Its me me me and wrap yourself around country, God and the American Flag. If he believes that, why was he not open during the peak of the virus? Oh, brave now that the lock down lessens the chance. Yes, people in this great country have a right to choose. And there are many, many good patriotic Americans who choose to follow the instructions for the good of the whole. They fly the flag and believe in God and country. Why do people like this guy think his kind are the only ones who do?

  6. MacMcConnell | April 29, 2020 at 2:07 pm |

    Great pick, can’t beat the Temps or Tops.

    It’s confusing for many citizens when our politicians and bureaucrats don’t live by the edicts they lay on us.

  7. MacMcConnell | April 29, 2020 at 2:17 pm |

    Does anyone really know what the rules are?

  8. MacMcConnell,

    Thanks for sharing that. She’s funny, and pretty much nails it.

    Cheers, BC

  9. James

    You seem angry and your description of Mr. Rabin’s comments are about as accurate as the China apologists at the WHO. I recall they told us NOT to wear masks a few weeks ago and their models are consistently wrong. I suspect your sources for news are poorly chosen.


  10. Roger Sack | April 29, 2020 at 4:13 pm |

    The last time was in the shop some years ago it reminded me of an
    overpriced Vineyard Vines. I understand it the past that it carried a good
    selection of tailored clothing from better makes.

  11. sacksuit

    You seem angry and your description of James’s comments are about as accurate as the Trump apologists’ on facebook. Your typical comments are amongst the angriest on this site. I suspect your sources for news are poorly chosen.

    Stay safe!

  12. Boozy

    I have been considering cancelling my New York Times daily briefings. They are awfully silly, but I think it is important to know the enemy so I’ll probably keep it.

    Would have responded sooner but playing with the kids and dogs. I’ll accept your well wishes in the spirit that I hope you offered them.

    Good evening and God bless,


  13. MacMcConnell | April 29, 2020 at 11:07 pm |

    That was funny or sad, what a collection of liars, morons and mentally ill from the garbage academy, garbage Hollywood and garbage media. These are the same folks that brought you the Russian collusion and an attempted coup. Trump gives a national IQ test daily and these folks fail.

    Ask yourself would the NE shutdown if Kansas was hit as hard by the Chinese Bat Soup Flu and the numbers were reversed? I think we know the answer.

    The truth is very dense populated urban cities that heavily depend on mass transit are death traps during these times. A state that preaches social distancing and it’s citizens heavily rely on mass transit probably shouldn’t cut the number of subway trains running to save $. A state probably shouldn’t send elderly recovering from the Chinese Bat Soup Flu back to their assisted living homes. Of course there is the DNR order.

    But we in fly over country still pray and worry about our countrymen and women in the NE.

  14. Greg Springer | April 30, 2020 at 1:05 am |

    This joker (Eliot Rabin) is not only incoherent, but totally lacking in common sense.
    Stay home, stay safe, folks.

  15. James, Boozy et al.

    Just curious. Do you think Mr. Rabin should be silenced?


  16. sacksuit

    That’s a stretch. What would make you believe I would want Mr. Rabin silenced. Speak away! I do think he is taking a risk opening shop in a viral hot spot especially at his advanced age. His choice.

    Back to your original post, did you think James should be silenced. You had a stronger reaction than I did.

    All the best.

  17. Boozy

    I don’t wish to silence anybody especially when they are in the process of making a fool of themself.

    What is your reaction to Facebook and Twitter de-platforming and censoring people who disagree with the government dictates regarding the virus that the Chinese gave us?

    Wrinkled green Lacoste shirt, wrinkled flood level 80’s cuffed Duck Head khakis, tank watch on Goldfinger strap, lap top. No client meetings today.


  18. Matthew Freestone | May 2, 2020 at 12:48 pm |


    Why wear a wrinkled shirt and wrinkled khakis?
    Iron them, look in the mirror, and I’m sure you’ll find your morale boosted.

  19. sacksuit | May 3, 2020 at 7:13 am |


    I only had my laptop in case my office called. The wife and I were planting vegetables in our garden beds, I was tuning up the yard equipment and cleaning the shed and garage. Chopped wood for the fire pit too as we had friends over last night for burgers and adult beverages. Our despicable governor would not have approved. My wrinkled clothes from the 80’s always boost my morale because I an still fit enough to wear them though slightly less wasboard.

    Drinking coffee on the veranda with the dogs. Another beautiful today in VB.


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