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Originally Posted by shoreman1782 View Post

Putting my foot down: shut the fuck up about Paris Hilton.

We can go back to talking about Toj. nest.gif
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Bought this Stephan Schneider "item" for my wife on super discount, we're arguing over whether it's a coat or a dress.. any thoughts? Really lightweight wool

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Coat, but it looks fine as either.
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

You have to think of Urban Outfitters like Zara.  It's trendy clothes that are available better, but for much more, somewhere else.  I'm generally not a fan, but honestly, if I want something fast, and tracking down the original means weeks or months of work, and it's not a piece I want that much, I'll go there.  

I remember that they had a copy of the Lanvin cadet hat I have, and now they have versions of the Ts(S) engineer caps, not that an engineer cap is anything new.   

They also carry a few legitimate brands every season; I just picked up a couple of pairs of Big John jeans for dirt cheap.

I also shamefully but thoroughly enjoy some of their more derivative offerings, like the Feathers Apparel extended-hem u-neck tees.
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post


You can't knock the hustle.

This is probably the most apt comment in the whole discussion. I have no doubt that she has and continue to work hard signing off on final designs, grueling travel schedule to make personal appearances on behalf of her product line.

That said, however, I'm confident that all of the "real" work that goes into making her brand a continued success is something she is probably not familiar with at all. These are the things that, as a self-employed person, I'm sure you would agree are critical to your success: deciding which products to carry/endorse, overseeing the actual design of said products, sourcing manufacturers for said products, negotiating pricing and marketing deals with retailers, etc..

What's probably most remarkable about her and her success is that she a) found the right people to surround herself with and b) didn't let success go to her head and subsequently has kept those people around and didn't try to "drive the bus herself" (a.k.a Keith Hernandez syndrome).
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I'm not sure that thumb comments are worth having to click twice just to give rep.

Though it's better than having to press tab six times to get to the "submit" button. :')

Put the bong down and quit being so lazy!
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Weird, posted in the Geller thread last night, but the post is gone. Deleted? Not durable? Where's my ACID, Styleforum????
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You posted it in the eBay/someone should kop thread.
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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

You posted it in the eBay/someone should kop thread.

Thanks, I'm an idiot.
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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post

They also carry a few legitimate brands every season; I just picked up a couple of pairs of Big John jeans for dirt cheap.

I also shamefully but thoroughly enjoy some of their more derivative offerings, like the Feathers Apparel extended-hem u-neck tees.

It's a wierd store.  I think that they are doing a pretty good job of reaching their market, and in recognizing the differences between the B&M and online shopper.  Would buy stock.  Come to think of it, maybe will buy stock.  It seems to fluctuate a bit, so maybe I'll wait for a low point.

 

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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post

"You can't know the hustle"
This is probably the most apt comment in the whole discussion. I have no doubt that she has and continue to work hard signing off on final designs, grueling travel schedule to make personal appearances on behalf of her product line.

That said, however, I'm confident that all of the "real" work that goes into making her brand a continued success is something she is probably not familiar with at all. These are the things that, as a self-employed person, I'm sure you would agree are critical to your success: deciding which products to carry/endorse, overseeing the actual design of said products, sourcing manufacturers for said products, negotiating pricing and marketing deals with retailers, etc..

What's probably most remarkable about her and her success is that she a) found the right people to surround herself with and b) didn't let success go to her head and subsequently has kept those people around and didn't try to "drive the bus herself" (a.k.a Keith Hernandez syndrome).  

Decision making is probably the easiest thing in the world to do, mechanically.  You can make a decision while in the gym, taking a shower, eating lunch - as long as you are conscious, you are probably good.  Good decision making, on the other hand, is tough, and seems to be a mix between intelligence (or guile, if you don't like the word "intelligence"), good nerves, and good luck.  Even if you have run of good luck, and Paris Hilton definitely had that, you need the other two to sustain it past 15 minutes.

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Weird, posted in the Geller thread last night, but the post is gone. Deleted? Not durable? Where's my ACID, Styleforum????

?  I can't tell if you are on drugs or if this is serious and something I need to look into (It's happened to me before as well.  Literally something vanishing in the ether)

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Re. ToJ, people act as though a calss action lawsuit is a plausible thing.  Gimme a break.

 

And there is precedence for something like ToJ happening.  In this very country.  Astor and Black was one of the biggest MTM suit businesses in this country once, and it failed, mostly due to losses because of poor infrastructure.  A ton of customer attrition and returns because the "fitters" were not trained or assessed properly.  It went bankrupt, and a ton of former customers were left with nothing.  Then a former employee bought the company for under $500K, including all the assets.  I just looked on their website, and it's unclear to me why I would choose it over Indochino or Mytailor or any number of now more established online MTM tailors, but they are trying to make a go of it.

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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

?  I can't tell if you are on drugs or if this is serious and something I need to look into (It's happened to me before as well.  Literally something vanishing in the ether)

Sorry for the confusion: @OccultaVexillum pointed out that I'd posted in the wrong thread.

As for ACID, this is what I meant: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACID
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Sup Sipang smile.gif
Boiled wool in snowsmock thread!
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let's talk about popeye's instead. popeye's for lunch makes your life better. true story.
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So where can I get some shorts in black "slubby" linen? Insanly warm today, summer is coming...
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Re. ToJ, people act as though a calss action lawsuit is a plausible thing.  Gimme a break.

And there is precedence for something like ToJ happening.  In this very country.  Astor and Black was one of the biggest MTM suit businesses in this country once, and it failed, mostly due to losses because of poor infrastructure.  A ton of customer attrition and returns because the "fitters" were not trained or assessed properly.  It went bankrupt, and a ton of former customers were left with nothing.  Then a former employee bought the company for under $500K, including all the assets.  I just looked on their website, and it's unclear to me why I would choose it over Indochino or Mytailor or any number of now more established online MTM tailors, but they are trying to make a go of it.

Paris Hilton is also starting her new empire of online MTM tailoring.
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