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This week, new West Village menswear boutique Kesner comes under the Critical Shopper lens. Mike Albo finds it a little pricey and extravagant for the times: "Be careful walking into this place. You may think you have traveled through time and give yourself whiplash. The décor, the clothing, the atmosphere will have you convinced you have slipped backward five months to a more affluent era when Men’s Vogue was being published, Orlando Bloom was a style icon and finance guys were eager to spend dubiously earned bonuses on velveteen suits and stylized sunglasses to wear at exclusive coke 'n' cocktail parties on borrowed helipads." Sigh. [NYT]