If a single entity can take credit for the men of New Orleans being pretty well-put-together chaps — possessing an air of elegance and flair for detail — it is Rubensteins, the hometown go-to for everything from seersucker to Converse and an internationally recognized arbiter of style.

Since 1924, it’s been a time-honored rite of passage for grade school boys to enter Rubensteins’ doors, Dad at their side, to get sized up for their first navy blazer. Then, years later, for those grown-up “little men” to return to the Canal Street

store with their own tyke for that local indoctrination that could one day lead the youngsters to become true men of distinction.