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post #79606 of 103477
Optical illusion - the navy and the dots blend together to make the shorts look almost solid purple, when the view isn't a close-up. Solid purple shorts are iffy.
post #79607 of 103477
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I have been intrigued by a couple of his leg-covering offerings. How would you rate mobility?

I got a super baggy pair that's really cool but I'm kinda on the fence about. Fairly certain they're these, except I basically sized up and I'm not as tall as the model, so they look significantly larger on me. The fabric is really nice (cotton/linen). Mobility is excellent.



Sounds crazy, but this is my first significant clothing purchase since last June. Since then I've also bought a pair of nikes and two tshirts, but those purchases were all months apart and pretty inexpensive (I did pick up a pair of pants but didn't keep them so I'm not counting those). I've also sold a few things too so I actually have less clothing now than I did a year ago. I will be getting a few things in the fall though.
post #79608 of 103477
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Optical illusion - the navy and the dots blend together to make the shorts look almost solid purple, when the view isn't a close-up. Solid purple shorts are iffy.

No shit although I think they won't look purple in person and I wear purple regularly, so.....
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So any non snarky answers to how to convey passion for fashion in a cover letter for a retail related job? I want to go into buying or planning
post #79610 of 103477
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So any non snarky answers to how to convey passion for fashion in a cover letter for a retail related job? I want to go into buying or planning

Just got back from happy hour so fuck it here's a non snarky answer

For buying at least-- from my totally ignorant POV-- your "passion for fashion" is less imp't than your ability to jump into the heads of your customers and gauge demand for products for which you might not personally have a taste. Being active in an online fashion community should help in that respect, since it gives you exposure to many different perspectives on men's clothing. Actually, come to think of it, you should probably focus less on the "I looove fashion" angle and think more about the role the buyer should play given the current state of fashion now that the internet has fractured taste into splinters and online communities/blogs hold such an influence over buying habits. It's safe to say all luxury retailers are grappling with the question of how to play in the digital space, so having an opinion on that should help a bit. Peace
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So any non snarky answers to how to convey passion for fashion in a cover letter for a retail related job? I want to go into buying or planning

 

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waaaaay late to the party, but just read Leviathan Wakes in one sitting and damn, it was awesome

thanks for the tip synth

post #79613 of 103477
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

Just got back from happy hour so fuck it here's a non snarky answer

For buying at least-- from my totally ignorant POV-- your "passion for fashion" is less imp't than your ability to jump into the heads of your customers and gauge demand for products for which you might not personally have a taste. Being active in an online fashion community should help in that respect, since it gives you exposure to many different perspectives on men's clothing. Actually, come to think of it, you should probably focus less on the "I looove fashion" angle and think more about the role the buyer should play given the current state of fashion now that the internet has fractured taste into splinters and online communities/blogs hold such an influence over buying habits. It's safe to say all luxury retailers are grappling with the question of how to play in the digital space, so having an opinion on that should help a bit. Peace

Thanks for your non snarky non answer but the recruiters I've talked to said they like candidates with a passion for fashion. I don't know how to convey this without sounding like a douche. Hence the question. I don't even know how to talk fashion without sounding like a douche.

Your points are relevant especially because the position is for saks.com but still doesn't answer my question. But thank you for taking the time to sit down and type a non snarky issue
post #79614 of 103477
well i'd imagine having an informed opinion on what you'd do as a buyer would indirectly show your passion without forcing you to describe it explicitly
post #79615 of 103477
were the recruiters you talked to actually the ones from saks? i ask because in my experience recruiters are looking more for whether or not you have the skills and background to jump right into the job. telling you to convey a love of fashion doesn't sound that helpful to me. it sounds like a generic answer when someone asks "what should I put in my cover letter to [insert fashion industry job]?" of course you do have to convey that you love fashion, but it's more important to focus on your experience. a recruiter doesn't want to guess whether you can do the job; s/he wants proof that you can do it. and if the job ad mentioned specific skills, they're looking to make sure you have those. a buyer gig is as much about managing budgets as it is picking cool shit, so any sort of relevant experience could be useful to talk about.

if you want to convey a love of fashion, it's always good to have something concrete to mention, like a fashion blog. it sounds cliche, but then you can actually say you've been writing about the subject for X number of years. using examples like posting on an internet forum or looking at the blogs other people have created isn't going to get you very far. also, I wouldn't write an essay about the role of the buyer or the internet's effect on fashion (sorry BCD, just my opinion). the gist of your letter should be "i'm a bad ass with the skills and experience to be awesome at this job from the second I walk in the door."

edit: oh, and if after all you do want to go into your love of fashion, make it deeper than just shopping. what is it about fashion--not shopping, but the design itself--that you like. if you start talking about that sincerely you probably won't sound douchey anyway
Edited by pickpackpockpuck - 5/21/13 at 5:49pm
post #79616 of 103477
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The subtext was purple polka-dot shorts are not recommended because it probably won't look good on someone and that's why it won't become popular.

Interesting that someone wrote an article about polka dots in menswear. Generally it only works for shirts in neutral colors and/or underneath jackets and with the dots not very large. Of course it's not hard to do in ties and socks.

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post #79617 of 103477
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

Thanks for your non snarky non answer but the recruiters I've talked to said they like candidates with a passion for fashion. I don't know how to convey this without sounding like a douche. Hence the question. I don't even know how to talk fashion without sounding like a douche.

Your points are relevant especially because the position is for saks.com but still doesn't answer my question. But thank you for taking the time to sit down and type a non snarky issue
I'm pretty sure I got an interview for the thing you are looking at. Is it NY for the summer intern gig? Pretty sure I just sent in my base cover letter with minimal tweaks and got interview a week later I think. Declined interview though didnt seem like a good gig
post #79618 of 103477
Anyone know were can I get some suede loafers? Kind off like these:



http://www.ssense.com/men/product/tiger_of_sweden/navy_blue_suede_vincent_loafers/74109
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waaaaay late to the party, but just read Leviathan Wakes in one sitting and damn, it was awesome

thanks for the tip synth

 

It's what SF should be.

post #79620 of 103477
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waaaaay late to the party, but just read Leviathan Wakes in one sitting and damn, it was awesome
thanks for the tip synth

last part coming up this summer!
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