Velvets made in Florence, Italy, in the 15th Century. When Florence, Italy, was a world center of commerce, wealth and fashion it produced the first velvets. These soft, rich materials were a favorite gift of kings and the pride of noble youths. In all ages, rare fabrics have been royal gifts and today no gift is more pleasing to men than the fine textures to be found in our big stock of suits, overcoats, smoking jackets, bath robes, shirts, ties, and other items of men's wear. For men's gifts, patronize the men's store. Ask us for Xmas suggestions.