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My understanding is that marketing is the dominant factor in creating value in items where beauty, not function, is the primary purpose. The greatest example, I think, is the contemporary art market. I am absolutely amazed at the prices that Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons command for their "art". If that is not amazing marketing, I don't know what is. Furthermore, I have heard is that the reason to show your art collection in museums is to increase its value.Back to the...
@TweedyProfI have a summer DB, similar to your pic, made from linen.It is made in this style but with a barchetta breast pocket.
http://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/16/realestate/streetscapes-saks-the-giant-leap-from-sixth-avenue-to-fifth-avenue.html
Why do you think the tailcoat was made in the '30s? Do you see the date on the label? According to the Saks 5th Ave history, the company started out as Saks and Company at 34th and Broadway (just as the label says) but merged with Gimble in 1924 to become Saks 5th Ave. Do you know if the still used the Saks&Co label after 1924?
IME, the depth of color that makes the tweed so great is generally absent in wool summer weight cloth. For summer weight odd jacketing, I think it is best to go for linen, mohair or silk. I think solids made from these fabrics are sufficient and let the material speak for itself. I have 2 patterned wool summer jackets that don't get much use.
I am unconvinced that where something is sold defines the character of the brand. For example, J. Press is Japanese owned with the majority of their sales in Japan but yet the brand is quintessentially American. The J. Press NYC store has closed. If the other stores close, will the brand become Japanese even if the aesthetics remain the same? That just doesn't make sense to me.I think it is far harder to define the nationality of a brand like John Lobb. It's owned by LVMH,...
I thought Eidos is owned by Isaia and has existed before Antonio was hired. You can even find pre-Antonio Eidos on EBay. Has ownership of Eidos changed?
If any of you are in Galway, you should checkout the handmade Aran sweaters at O'Maille (apparently pronounced Omalia ). There is a vast tactile difference between the handmade Arans sweaters and the machine made ones. The handmade sweaters feel much denser, tighter knit and demonstrate a more pronounced raised pattern than their machine made counterparts. It is a heavy coarse sweater. Nonetheless it is beautiful and well priced at just below 200 euro. Furthermore,...
@TweedyProf overall gestalt: Formosa (requires sleeve adjustment) > Suit Supply > Eidos.
I put in 1 liter every 5000 miles or so. IIRC, according to the tech sheet, my engine can consume 1 liter of oil every 1000 miles and still be within spec.
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