Taste of Charlotte
I first met Bruce at Taste of Charlotte when I was picking out my dad’s Father’s Day present. I was impressed with their huge spread of different sized Bloody Mary bottles, pickled vegetables, and spicy jams. I tasted almost everything. I even got something for myself: the Raspberry Champagne jam. It was a great surprise when my dad opened his gift bag and said, "We buy this stuff buy the gallon!". #winning
Bruce Julian Clothier: Making Charlotte Men Look Sharp Since 1948
A local favorite known by many as Milton’s back in the day, the shop was opened by Bruce's father as a custom suit shop in 1948. It has been sought after by the corporate work force ever since. Charlotte is considered the banking capital of the South, so it only makes sense that this Clothier has been successful for over 50 years! It is now known as Bruce Julian Clothier. That's his father on the logo!
The bar has always been a part of the space but now it's a full service bar....except you can only order Bloody Mary's! You'll have a hard time saying no, so just admit defeat now and let him make you a drink.
Bruce has his own sleek style. From the moment you step in the store you can tell he means business when it comes to men's fashion. Take it from me, he is an absolute pleasure to be around. If only they sold women's suits! New business idea maybe?
Seen at 450 Locations from Miami to Canada
Top Charlotte Sellers: Reid’s Fine Foods, Riverview Raw Bar at Lake Wylie, Harris Teeter, Bed Bath & Beyond, Publix
Top National Sellers: Famous NYC Restaurant Balthazar runs through about 20 gallons a week, seen all across NJ and in the Boston Harbor Hotel. At the hotel, he's teamed up with mini bottles of Tito’s Vodka. I'd be OK seeing that in my minibar!
Recipe Gift Bags
Not only does Bruce make the Bloody Mary mix, the perfectly matched seasoning and pickled vegetables, he also cures meats. They sell Shrimp & Grits, Bloody Mary Meatballs, Gazpacho, Muffin & Quick Bread Mix. Each bag is hand selected with a recipe card and a few select ingredients to make a unforgettable meal. Check out this picnic basket!
Hand Picked/Custom Design
Tailored suits, dress shirts and slacks are their specialty. Bruce hand picks the designers and shoots for the moon when it comes to custom fits. Over the years they've helped bring the slim fitted suit style to Charlotte. Widely popular in Europe and NYC. If you have more of an athletic fit, not to worry. Bruce is your guy! Price ranges from $198-$995. The bowties, cufflinks and socks are all on point. Basically everything but the shoes!
You Can Be Casual Too
With brands like Calvin Klein, Lacoste, English Laundry, Robert Graham and so many more, you’re bound to find something for any occasion. Everyone needs a go-to casual style look for that #brunchlife right?!
What makes this retail space warm and friendly are Bruce’s toys and artwork. Some are from customers but most are his own personal collection. There’s quite a story behind each and every one. You could spend hours in there just in awe of Bruce and his passion for a happy lifestyle. The space is made complete with a record player. Vinyl playing over the speakers all day every day. Etta James was lighting up the room during my visit.