Does anyone else lament the disappearance of traditional gentlemens' outfitters (or indeed traditional shops of any variety) where there was an emphasis on customer service, knowledge of products (both own and rival brands)? br> Walking around London, it feels like a lot of the shops are slowly disappearing and being replaced with identikit high street clones. Don't get me wrong, these are needed, but they have a defined place. What I'm seeing is that these shops are invading and replacing other types. Is it simply not economical to run such shops? Could we start a list of all these old fogey type shops please? You know the kind - been around forever, know their customers and their preferences, have glass and wood cabinets and people who work there full time.....otherwise I may have to start frequenting Barons.