The men's Haberdashery is largely a thing of America's past. Since the invention of the shopping mall, small independent men's clothiers, once a staple of small and middle sized towns and cities have died a slow death. You can see why I was surprised to find that St. Paul Minnesota has a bustling men's shop to rival the very finest emporiums for men's finery on Madison Avenue in New York. Heimie's Haberdashery at 400 St. Peter Street in St. Paul, Minnesota is an oasis for the gentlemen seeking fine suitings, Harris tweed sports jackets, and traditional shoes in both dressy and casual styles, an incredible array of neck ties and one of the tastiest collections of pocket squares I have seen outside of New York or London. A small collection of discreet and tasteful men's jewelry, fine hosiery, suspenders and sports wear round out the carefully chosen Heimie's merchandise. Hatters have gone the way of Haberdasheries so Heimie's stocks an extensive selection of fedoras, triblys, panamas and pork-pies for the man who wants to complete his look. Heimie's also boasts an old world style barbershop and a fine selection of premium cigars. White jacketed barbers with waxed mustaches will give you a hot straight razor shave for a pittance. The salesmen are knowledgeable about their line and know the difference between style and fashion. The proprietors are friendly and welcoming and one feels more like they are in a posh private men's club than dealing with a retailer. I've never visited St. Paul before but now I have a good reason to do so; Heimie's Haberdashery.