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This has been my mind constantly, so I figured I might as well throw it out here considering there are probably plenty of guys here with more experience on this matter than me. I have been accepted into a top 5 MBA program for this fall and am still on the fence on whether I should attend. Just a quick rundown of my background: - Late 20s, working in Tokyo for a foreign PE fund. - Currently salary is competitive with market for my position, but not top tier....
Just a quick note if you are going with Gordon, as I believe I am one of the few members of SF that actually had a suit made by him -- be VERY stubborn with what you want. I think I reviewed him a few years back and my conclusion was to stick with Chan. Really worthwhile bringing in a suit you already own that you like in terms of styling, fit, etc. I was trying to have him make me a poor man's Attolini, but even I have to admit it was an exercise in futility....
I have looked in this price range, in Tokyo, for years and all I found is: bite the bullet, burn some mileage, go to HK for a long weekend. The all inclusive cost-benefit ratio is still better than buying in Tokyo AND it gets you out of the Matrix for a few days. Chan, Ah man, Baroman, Gordon Yao, William Yu, et al. can all make a great, handmade, "true bespoke" suit. There is way too much terminology used with Japanese shops MTO, "pattern order",...
Quote: Originally Posted by Artisan Fan I'm not Tiger Woods or anything. Ha! Strange how that statement would have made no sense a month ago. Anyway, my take: JL - really pretty shoes especially in the shop, but are a bit 'hard' for me. Takes longer for me to get comfortable in my JLs than other brands. Lasts are hit and miss - I like the 8000. Finishing is excellent. Berluti - only tried on in store but my boss has a gaudy...
highly highly disappointing..!! the best thing were the pants, but fabrics were so boring!! fit was good though; perfect for skinny asian boys. shirts, coats, jackets, etc.. looked cheap, didn't fit well (i have long arms so sue me). hate to say it but it 'looks Uniqlo' in the end. only got the black dress belt which was originally sold out but I convinced the girl to dig up one from the inventory.. nice thing about being at the Ginza store I guess.
Quote: Originally Posted by Crakaveli i keep reading that it will be available online but i didn't think uniqlo had an online store. they do in Japan. i don't think this will be a limited-edition thing like H&M does with CdG, V&R, et. al. There will be lines on the first day, but it won't sell out. my take is that this will become Uniqlo's answer to "Banana Republic" level casual. they already have a super casual "Old Navy" level line in...
Quote: Originally Posted by rach2jlc Other assorted info: WATCH OUT FOR LICENSES! I forgot to mention before that some brands have licenses around the world and so, if you are buying sight unseen, you might get stuck with a sub-par bag from a big name: "Japan-only" licenses (made for Japanese market, lower prices, not as high quality, so be careful) 1. Burberry: Lots of licenses in Japan. The bags aren't BAD, by any means, but they tend to run...
I've had suits made from both Chan and Yao, and I also recently had a blazer made at the former with very good result - can post pics on request. I even tried out their Neapolitan shoulder which Yao said he would not do. That said, in terms of styling I think Chan is much more flexible than Yao, who was very reluctant to make a lot of the changes I requested and IMHO prefers an ‘older’ cut. Not really great for a guy in his 20s, but not a real issue as I plan to wear the...
don't use gel. use wax.
From my experience with Chan and Yao, it is best not to ask for something too far from their house cut. When I got my Yao suit I brought in as many pictures of Attolini suits as I could find, but the result was nowhere close. A decent suit nonetheless, though for various reasons I do not plan to use Yao again. I had no idea Chan does Neapolitan shoulders, though I am bit wary. My advice is to that if you are 100% dead set on a Kiton, then spend the extra $ and get...
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