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Before the term "bespoke stylist" becomes a thing, can I just say how much I dislike it? It's taking two words I already kind of dislike, and then making them form like Voltron into a super dislikable thing. I can imagine someone using it as their job title at a company named Savile Row, Bespoke 4 U, or Bespoke Bespoke Bespoke & Sons Co.
David, I'm curious: I've noticed that you can have five guys go to the same tailoring house, order the same thing, and each will come out looking completely different. The idea of a "house style" often feels loose and rough, and doesn't always accurately describe what something will look like on someone.How much of this is due to:Silhouettes will look different on different people.The whole of a suit is often more than just the sum of its parts (ie, when we describe...
I agree with everything here. Just to clarify, cause maybe I'm not clear on what I meant by "tailors working as stylists," I'm referring to this passage here (this a response given by Luca to one of Unbel's questions:It gives the impression that a tailor works with you to give you something unique and personal. I'm not really sure that happens.It might well be because I'm a confrontation-avoiding, obsequious Asian, but I find that you give tailors a general guideline of...
@unbelragazzo recently interviewed Luca Rubinacci for StyleForum, and in the interview, Luca commented on how Rubinacci helps clients achieve a distinct and personal style. I commented that I think this is mostly a marketing pitch, and that no good bespoke tailoring house really works like this. It's kind of like how perfumers say that a scent changes on your skin. Kind of true (to a degree), but this is mostly a way to make the average person feel special and uniquely...
Just to push the convo forward a bit, I'm going to say I disagree. Only because Luca presents Rubinacci as a place that will help you achieve your unique, personal style. I don't think this's really true.A ton of luxury industries try to sell people on the idea of infinite customization and personalization, and that such customization will help people revel their "true" and better selves. You see this in fragrances, for example, where perfumers say that scents change...
"There is the price you pay. The price you told her you paid. And the price you pay when she finds out the price you paid." - Joe Soucheray
ASW once had a blog post about a guy who would buy bespoke shirts ten at a time, but then mess them up and stuff them in laundry bags before taking them home. Just so he could pretend to his wife that they were old.Kind of makes me think -- if the woman ever looks at old pictures of her house, she must wonder how all those closets got so full when her husband never buys new clothes.
I hope the movie is 54 hours long.
"This thing? Oh, it's from eBay. You wouldn't believe how low the prices are on there. Crazy, really."
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