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Jon Caramanica paid a visit to H.W. Carter & Sons in Williamsburg for this week's Critical Shopper. And critical it was: Caramanica thinks the massive store would be better fit in Woodbury Commons than morphing Williamsburg. He does note that the shop stocks plenty of hard to find brands and that the breadth of the selection is notable, which somehow still sounds like a bad thing: "Until this store, it would have been nigh impossible to find all of these things under one roof. But now that men's wear enthusiasm has been mainstreamed and streamlined, it was only inevitable that the movement would birth a category killer." [NYT]