After almost 50 years of dressing men to look their most stylish, Bruce Goldman has decided it’s time to hang up his tuxedo and close L’Uomo Vogue Clothiers, 4145 W. Maple Road in Bloomfield Township. “This pandemic really made the decision for me,” Goldman said, who originally opened the store in 1979 specializing in men’s European fine fashions, from formal wear to casual as well as accessories, on Northwestern Highway for 24 years before moving to Bloomfield Township, right next to the Maple Theater. He was later joined by his son and co-owner Michael Goldman, who he said is semi-retired from the business, working on other ventures. He noted in his decades of scouting designers and bringing them to metro Detroit, he often was the first to discover new designers. “I was the one to bring the Armanis to this town, then Neiman’s put them in,” he said. L’Uomo Vogue plans to be open through the summer, until the end of August, “and they can get some good buys,” Goldman said. He’s been very touched by all of his customers, past and present, who have reached out with accolades since the announcement of his retirement. And he said, “The world could change by September – there are a couple people looking at taking it over under new management.” As for Bruce, “It’s time for someone else to take over. But come by. Ask for Bob, Bruce or Doug. We’re here to assist you.”
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