November 20, 2009  ·  style

Peace Out, Sy

We all love Syms, and we've all been there at one time or another—either on a general treasure hunt among the piles of Calvin Klein and Ben Sherman detritus or a Bash-time search for a dirt-cheap coat. But if you've dealt with the prehistoric "educators" manning the men's department, it will come as no surprise that when The Times reported the death of founder Sy Syms this week, the photo showed our man in an ill-fitting and generally terrible suit with nipple-high, mile-wide peak lapels that could shelter entire villages. At least we know he got a good deal on it. Here's to you, Sy.

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