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Yeah, I speculated 250, because on the (admittedly rudimentary) EG web site I lost track around 150 or so, and that was pretty much just North America, a few countries in Europe, and Japan. But there are a lot more, and if Tools for Working Wood (where I bought all the supplies to renovate 2 apartments in New York a decade ago is selling EG, then you can buy it just about anywhere...
I'd say Nordstrom caters to a less fashion-conscious, more conservative customer, but i wouldn't say they sell clothes of lesser quality than Bloomingdales. They carry Ervell, AMI, Yohji, Junya and a few other interesting, directional brands. They might tend toward buying items with broader appeal, though.
As has been pointed out, Bloomingdale's has carried EG in their SoHo store since 2011, I believe. Not sure how well it's doing, though. Nordie's isn't terrible, they have great customer service -- I used to buy all my "work" clothes there years ago when I lived in California. Their house brand suits and separates are good quality for money, tbh, and they have great sales on stuff like ties and dress shirts.Over the years they've tried to attract a hipper crowd, so having...
Re shorts/socks: I feel like unless you're going for some kind of conceptual look, shorts with anything other than ankle socks just break up your body in an unflattering way, especially if (like most of us) you have pale hairy legs. In any event, shorts are a tricky piece to pull off in a fashion context. Casual hot day -- no problem. But in other situations -- generally no.
Well, if mine ever arrives, you bet I"m gonna tell people that it's nicer than SLP. I'll also tell them it's made from genuine whale's vagina in the Bottega Veneta factory by Tomas Meier's personal tailor. That would explain the wait, at least.
Right. But Eastman makes repro flight jackets that will make you look like a Nazi aviator, if you like, for $1,000 and up; and Aero is also in the same price range, more if you go even the slightest bit custom. Plus they're not "fashion" jackets unless that's your aesthetic.I'm not defending ToJ -- hell I may never get my jacket -- but I don't think anyone could reasonably think they were getting Tom Ford or YSL/SLP quality at 25% of the price. The appeal was in the...
re the Golden Bear coat. I do indeed have a whisky CM in the queue from ToJ, but I will say that I have owned a Golden Bear jacket (in lamb, however) and was not happy with the leather quality -- dye faded oddly and the leather tore easily. YMMV of course, but that experience put me off GB.
So...not sure if this is a "small" question... After 25 years working in an industry (media) where I could pretty much dress how I liked, I'm seriously considering going corporate this fall. I'd be working for a multinational -- at their French regional HQ (I l live in Paris now), but with world travel in business settings -- so I would be pretty CBD, no flair allowed, and I need some suiting that is acceptable around the world. The French style (high and tight) isn't...
Depends on your goals. When I was in full gym mode, for about 10 years, my goals were to get lean and stronger without gaining mass. Lots of reps and body-weight excercises like pull-ups. Plus I had shoulder issues so maxing was out of the question.Now I swim, cycle and stretch. I'm not positive that standard weights are a good thing in the long term -- especially if like me your form probably wasn't perfect.I weigh about 15 pounds more than I did in HS, thank god, and...
I guess this is good news. But hope you and the Luxire guys are prepared to handle an endless string of MTM/MTO questions about sizing... Seriously, if I were doing what you're about to do, I'd have stock sizes with custom sleeve and body lengths available for a fee, and focus on leather/hardware quality instead. If buyers want full MTM, I'd slap on a serious upcharge. One of the problems with ToJ is that buyers thought they were getting the Savile Row bespoke treatment...
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