Ragas Report: Shop Talk: Stich


Eric Fisher could be the boy next door — were it not for his $250 Terra Plana slip-ons and his black polo with the collar turned up. Fisher opened Stitch, a walk-in closet of a men’s clothing boutique in Old City, in October, only six months after graduating from the Art Institute. Today, his shop is a much-needed shot in the arm for a city starved for non-stodgy but still classic men’s fashion. “I wanted to bring in lines that people are familiar with but didn’t have access to around here,” says Fisher, 24. Spring styles include military pieces from Sonia Rykiel’s Homme line, Theory’s basic khakis, ­limited-edition jeans by Cecil & Reed, and Same’s lightweight spring blazers. (“The blazer is the new spring jacket,” Fisher says.) Add free alterations and delivery, extended weekend evening hours, a flat-screen plasma TV tuned into sports and a fridge full of Michelob Ultra, and presto: You’ve got the ultimate men’s shop. Call it metrosexual, if you must. But definitely call it welcome.

Stitch, 229 Chestnut Street; 215-923-3910