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Perhaps still coming off the excitement from a blow-out East Hampton holiday weekend, the Critical Shopper pays a seasonally appropriate visit to Peter Elliot Men on on Madison. The shop is known as a favorite amongst investment bankers and Jon Caramanica does notes the "well-moisturized" lone male shoppers who are "wealthy decision makers, high up enough on the totem pole of life to spend a lazy, humid weekday afternoon thinking hard about what they were going to wear that weekend." They peruse through items like sherbet-hued polos ($65 to $75), animal, star or plaid print ties ($145 to $155), "superfluous" denim and water-friendly loafers by Swims ($175), which the Critical Shopper deems an "ingenious update on the Crocs model" (holy oxymoron). All in all, he walked away with a new lavender sweater and a $200 build-your-own-shirt, but sans monogram. [NYT]