Keykoo, in a world of $1500 Balmain high tops/$1200 Annchucks/$1000 Rafs, I agree $475 isn't bad. However, in the grand scheme of things, no one (not even us) needs $475 sneakers. But ya gotta have a hobby
VRaivio, I agree. Lanvins are my favorite baller sneaker. The quality of materials is amazing and they feel great on. However, I never pay retail - the prices are just crazy. I wait until the big sales at Mr Poter, SSENSE, Barneys, etc. My next pair will be the navy suede with patent cap toes. I have been trying to find them on sale for years with no luck, so I may have to bite the bullet and pay retail for them
I love the Guerlain 68. I don't have any at the moment, so you reminded me I need to buy some more.
My wife brought me some samples of Diptyque scents last weekend - Tam Dao and Volutes, I believe. Not sure if those are supposed to be women's scents, but I kind of dig them. They are a lot stronger than what I usually wear and last a long time.
I guess I'm the exception because I just wear my sneakers (even the "luxe" ones) and don't worry about it. I don't abuse them, but don't baby them either. When they wear out, I'll replace them with another pair or something new.
I was really surprised to see Palm Beach on their itinerary, to be honest. They mentioned in an e-mail that they come here regularly, but I gather not as frequently as NY or some other cities. I may have to have some of my fittings in NYC to avoid waiting a year or more for the suit.
Can't wait to get started!
I have an appointment with them at 9:30 on March 1st, so I will be sure to take some pictures and good notes to document the process. According to Matthew Cowley, it will be Nick and Tom (Nicholas De'Ath and Tom Bradbury) who I will see during the visit, not William Skinner. That's a shame because I'd love to meet Mr. Skinner.
So, in case anyone here is interested, I heard back from the kind folks at Dege & Skinner and here is some of the information I received:
"Our 2 piece Bespoke suits start at around £3400.00. For a Super 130s to Super 150s, the price will increase to around £3800.00 - £4000.00. These are Sterling export prices as you do not have to pay our VAT (20% tax)"
The above comes from Shop Manager Matthew A. Cowley. Now, to check the bank account and decide on fabric and...