By Bryan Marquard
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Boston Globe) — What you sense about what you wear can be more important than what others see, Charlie Davidson believed.
“The lining is the most important thing,” the longtime Andover Shop proprietor told John Spooner when the investment adviser celebrated publishing his first book by ordering his first custom-made suit.
“But nobody will see the lining,” Spooner countered.
“Ahhh, that’s the point,” Davidson replied. “No one has to see the lining. But you’ll know it’s there. Style, not fashion. Remember that.”
Davidson, who was 93 when he died December 2 in his Cambridge home, was more than just a Harvard Square institution, quietly holding court while selling menswear in his legendary Holyoke Street store.