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Either way, it'll work out. Your friend will be very happy, or it will work for your purposes. The sad truth is that after playing around and exposing them all to wear, the Linjer is working better than a whole horde of my (fancy designer at ridiculous prices) items. Pshaw. Luckily I still have some old Tom Ford Gucci and Jil Sander stuff from the 1990's that you can shoot with a large-calibre weapon and keep in tact. These save me from feeling I wasted my money all...
Very cool; it's always nice to find other buyers who agree. I also have received some products I ordered and have been very pleased with the attention to detail, quality, pricing, and functionality. In a few years after their coverage in Forbes and Vogue, it will be nice for us to have a chance to "name drop" among friends that we knew the Linjer folk way back when. Let's hope they remember us during their lucrative IPO. j/k
Terrible weather, long week... so rather than something rare and fancy, I want something reliable and comforting. Thus, alas, it's Bell's Two Hearted and "Layla and Assorted Love Songs."
The incense is exactly what wins it for me; it gives it a lovely warm, dark tone that is so very rare in an aldehyde. In terms of showing the versatility/range of the aldehyde note, I'd list No22 and (the old) YSL RG as the best examples beyond the 'powdery grandma" note so often associated with it.
It really is. This, along with Jicky/Shalimar/Mitsouko, was one big reason for me to stop trying so many new niche scents and plunge deep into the history of great parfumerie.I'm long out of good BdI, but I'll match you as best I can tonight with some old-school No22. Along with L'interdit, the best aldehydes ever done.
That makes sense. Given the high costs of manufacturing within Italy, it would be virtually impossible to manufacture a leather bag there at that price, doubly so if custom. I'll report back on the process if everything works out.In the meantime, it might be worth it to post your ideas, feedback, and brand advice over on their affiliate thread. It seems like they are quite receptive to the feedback in terms of marketing copy, adjustments to the site, and additional...
Exactly. While we often talk here about how overpriced many brands are... we shouldn't therefore imply that a good bag is really cheap to make. It's not... and while "smart" brands have figured out places to trim costs while keeping quality/design high... there will always be compromises unless you bite the bullet and buy ONLY at the very top tier... and at retail.The future is getting brighter, though; as professional dress and using nice accessories become more...
An affordable custom option would be great if the quality/service/turnaround time/etc are there; I'm placing a small order and will report back here on the process. So, stay tuned.HOWEVER, be sure to read carefully; I don't think they claim to be made in Italy.
Yeah, Hermes these days is mostly only good to look at for inspiration/ideas for styling. For the sake of info, though, the bag is called the 24/24 GM in "sikkim" leather (a soft lambskin). They made it in a number of colors and three sizes, all of which are really lovely (my personal favorite was a mushroom/puddy color)Another good internet resource for inspiration/styling is Tooklookbook, a site that compiles seasonal lookbooks and catalogues from...
Of course all opinions and ideas are fine! I was just mentioning my (admitted!) prejudices for bag types and brands. I think it is good to give MORE ideas than fewer; then the affiliates like Linjer can weed through them and pick what works best based on all the evidence. So, of course feel free to post pics and ideas for the bags you like/have owned.
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