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post #76 of 86
"It's a time machine, and unless they like or respect you, you risk being jettisoned from the capsule.

Since you survived, you passed throught the first gate."

It must be because I'm old. The linen Etro jeans I was wearing couldn't
have helped. But then I'm a charming (and modest) fellow.
post #77 of 86
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But then I'm a charming (and modest) fellow.

Me, too.

- B
post #78 of 86
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"It's a time machine, and unless they like or respect you, you risk being jettisoned from the capsule. Since you survived, you passed throught the first gate." It must be because I'm old. The linen Etro jeans I was wearing couldn't have helped. But then I'm a charming (and modest) fellow.
it's been several years, but the staff in their andover location was always friendly. of course, i would only go in to buy specific items (school ties, bow ties for choir) so i never really pushed the sales people too hard. but still, i think their proximity to curious high school students got them used to answering a lot of dumb questions. at least compared to kap's, which would give us the evil eye whenever we walked in. this thread has been great. i've got enough restaurant recommendations for the next two month's worth of eating out.
post #79 of 86
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this thread has been great. i've got enough restaurant recommendations for the next two month's worth of eating out.
This thread was great for me, too. I left Boston this morning and had a great time over the last few days, despite the weather.
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This thread was great for me, too. I left Boston this morning and had a great time over the last few days, despite the weather.

It's sunny and gorgeous right now.

Just thought you should know.

- B
post #81 of 86
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It's sunny and gorgeous right now.

Just thought you should know.

- B
And such is my luck. It was pouring when I left this morning and gloomy the whole time I was there.
post #82 of 86
Buy anything?
post #83 of 86
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It's sunny and gorgeous right now.

Just thought you should know.

- B

mid 70's with sun.. turned out to be a great day.

I agree with the other poster regarding the Andover location store. I went by there a couple of months ago and they were very friendly and answered all my dumb questions.
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Buy anything?
I visited lots of stores but left empty-handed except for an RL argyle cotton/cashmere sweater vest and an RL madras bd shirt from Lord & Taylor on deep discount. I was surprised that nothing in Louis Boston, RL, BB, Saks and other stores appealed to me enough to make a purchase. It was nice to visit the shops nonetheless.
post #85 of 86
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I visited lots of stores but left empty-handed except for an RL argyle cotton/cashmere sweater vest and an RL madras bd shirt from Lord & Taylor on deep discount. I was surprised that nothing in Louis Boston, RL, BB, Saks and other stores appealed to me enough to make a purchase. It was nice to visit the shops nonetheless.

i've been making the rounds of the various "high-end" stores in boston and there's definitely a mentalityof "who will blink first" in regards to summer sales. unfortunately for most of these stores, saks is fairly levered and desperate to keep monthly same-store-sales up, so they're just ripping price points down w/ basically 30% off everything. mind boggling. saks in copley wasn't exactly crowded, but in comparison neiman and barney's were a ghost town. i saw a theory blazer i liked at barney's, found the exact same one at SFA for about 40% cheaper ...

meanwhile, is it just boston or does hugo boss look desperate? their retail locations in copley/natick are just massively discounted and their merchandise dominates the sales racks at most of the dept. stores. looks like their private equity owners got ambitious and haven't right-sized inventory yet. i understand their stuff isn't up to snuff for the purists here, but their quality and fit are fairly good when marked down by 75%.
post #86 of 86
Probably not the best place to write this especially since I hate when people advert themselves but I'm a bespoke tailor originally from Boston and trained in Rome Italy... I'll be in Boston during the first week of November for a few clients of mine and thought maybe some of you guys could be interested. You can find the link to my website on my profile or send me a private message. Cheers.
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