Careful enhancements of common possessions can turn them into something wonderfully distinct -- for proof, look no further than Patrick Bateman's business cards, and silicone. For the sartorial version, hit just-opened Sew.
A son-and-pop operation, Sew's a bespoke clothier whose roots stretch back to pre-war Berlin, where the family happily prospered until yellow arm stars became the rage. From their NoLita boutique, they'll custom tailor the staple gear you wear every day: button-downs (barrel or single-cuffed w/ mother-of-pearl buttons), suits/jackets (handsewn buttonholes and collars), and, more unusually, jeans, which they produce in sets of three -- because one is the loneliest number to ever have its crotch disintegrate. As for fabric selection, unlike other tailors with their binders of dainty swatches, Sew lets you finger full bolts of textiles, including vintage 60s/'70s argyle, plaid, and houndstooth (for Caddyslacks?).