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on the other hand, I've met a bunch of stylists and they're usually pretty badly dressed...
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I was thinking about that too

It is like some friends are really good at listening and giving good advice on relationships etc. but when they decide for their own, it becomes a real mess

Perhaps some people are just gifted in be advisers while others are really well in acting/closing? (I'm lost for words--I do not want to make the point that some can walk the walk while others can only talk the talk. Rather, some individuals naturally are good at 'A' while others are naturally good at 'B'. Some may even be great with both, 'C'. Sort of like the different ranks in Naruto with the elements.... lol)
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I like white shirts but I also like food. These things often seem to not work well together.
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It is like some friends are really good at listening and giving good advice on relationships etc. but when they decide for their own, it becomes a real mess

This is me
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my gats are ripped by my heel frown.gif
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
So every morning when I get in the office my co-worker is internet shopping
This morning she was looking at shoes from an mall brand (Steve Madden) and complained that the selection was so poor at the moment.
For some reason I felt inclined to share my bit of knowledge and introduced her to the likes of Jeffrey Campbell ... then it spawned into SSENSE, TheCorner, Yoox ...
She immediately picked up a MJ handbag and was really curious about the prices and how I knew about the store. She was quite ecstatic about finding out about these stores and forbid me to ever let her daughter know (like I even talk to her).
Then she started talking about fashion and this Gucci internship her daughter had connections to and asked if I was interested. She said I had a good eye and I can start off styling celebrities
What she does not realize is that there are millions of art/design students and bloggers in LA who want to do the exact same thing, and I just read up on a fashion forum where I'm actually the worst dressed
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I like to add that the showrooming affect is not as prolific as it seems. Everyone does it in the most basic money saving sense...but not to the extent that we may behave in terms of buying season after season of goods. There still lies a market that is untapped IMO, perhaps at the local level, that information can still be linked between the consumer and marketer/seller re: the anecdote with my co-worker
I really should utilize that $90 Adobe suite I picked up and start designing/creating a basic webpage ...
Pretty much what I've learned "in all my years" (lol) is that being the best is less important than being available.

When folks are looking for the services of other folks, yes they want quality work, but having quality that's within arms reach is even more important. Which is why so many people will gush about the power of networking.

Moral: seize the shit out of that opportunity without a whisper of guilt
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^Totally agree. Lots of people get those very coveted jobs through connections, not because they're necessarily the best. If you're interested jump on it right away.
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On the subject of GATs  - I picked up a pair of mmm's from Dover Street Market a little while ago.  The sales assistant went into a little speech about the origins of the GAT and claimed they were originally invented for the German army by the Nazis.  Now I'm no expert so I just nodded and smiled politely while thinking...

 

1) telling someone the shoes they are buying are Nazi shoes isn't doing a great job of selling them

2) I'm pretty sure the original were designed in the 1970s (as it says on the insole of mmm's)

 

I thought it was funny anyway

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Originally Posted by Lorcan7 View Post

On the subject of GATs  - I picked up a pair of mmm's from Dover Street Market a little while ago.  The sales assistant went into a little speech about the origins of the GAT and claimed they were originally invented for the German army by the Nazis.  Now I'm no expert so I just nodded and smiled politely while thinking...

1) telling someone the shoes they are buying are Nazi shoes isn't doing a great job of selling them
2) I'm pretty sure the original were designed in the 1970s (as it says on the insole of mmm's)

I thought it was funny anyway

It's similarly weird when IWC and Panerai dealers brag about their watches' WWII heritage. The watches are great on their own aesthetic merits, I don't see why they would want or need to emphasize the Nazi / Fascist history.
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Gotta give credit where credit is due, nazi's were some stylish motherfuckers, uniforms by hugo boss. I mean even if you tried to make the perfect villian uniform theres no way that you could do better than the SS uniform with the little skull badges.
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It's similarly weird when IWC and Panerai dealers brag about their watches' WWII heritage. The watches are great on their own aesthetic merits, I don't see why they would want or need to emphasize the Nazi / Fascist history.

their watches have a WWII 'heritage' in the sense that they had contract from allied and nazis governments and all made pilot's watches..

tbh if we're gonna dog companies for being complicit with mass murders IBM and bayer top the list..
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tbh if we're gonna dog companies for being complicit with mass murders IBM and bayer top the list..
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IBM responded in February 2001 that "It has been known for decades that the Nazis used Hollerith equipment and that IBM's German subsidiary during the 1930s -- Deutsche Hollerith Maschinen GmbH (Dehomag) -- supplied Hollerith equipment. As with hundreds of foreign-owned companies that did business in Germany at that time, Dehomag came under the control of Nazi authorities prior to and during World War II. It is also widely known that Thomas J. Watson, Sr., received and subsequently repudiated and returned a medal presented to him by the German government for his role in global economic relations. These well-known facts appear to be the primary underpinning for these recent allegations.”

Richard Bernstein, writing for The New York Times Book Review, states that Black's case in his book IBM and the Holocaust "is long and heavily documented, and yet he does not demonstrate that IBM bears some unique or decisive responsibility for the evil that was done."

Anyway I think it's silly to criticize what companies did decades ago unless they are family-run or proud /unapologetic regarding some reprehensible act.

IBM is one of the better companies operating today by most measures.

I'm also going to exit this conversation right now because I don't really care one way or another.
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yardsale posted up an interesting article on his tumblr related to the discussion toasty just started here. On a semi related note, I recently watched one of Lehrer's talks on creativity(writer of linked article). Good shit if you work in creative fields or in a start up environment.
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Will read. Doesn't invalidate Lehrer's point, but he's been REALLY bad about his journalistic ethics (well, from his employers' perspectives): http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/06/jonah-lehrer-plagiarism-new-yorker-examples-pile-up.html. The writing in Proust Was a Neuroscientist also kinda sucked.
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