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This week, writer Mike Albo pens the Times Critical Shopper column on Steven Alan Annex in Tribeca. He likes the place, mostly because it's not intimidating, and ends up taking home a plaid shirt, cargo pants and a top for his three-year-old nephew. But, there are a few missteps: "Some...offerings are strained. A shiny Moncler quilted down jacket ($750) was frighteningly clubby and would make me look like a mean-faced cokehead from Milan if I wore it out of the store. The trendy Repetto dance shoe, here for $220, and a Generic Man sneaker in a pistachio-color punched leather for $159 would be all the footwear you need for a busy schedule juggling work as a cast member of 'A Chorus Line' and part-time clown." [NYT]