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Random fashion thoughts - Page 5620post #84286 of 1090539/23/13 at 8:26ampost #84287 of 1090539/23/13 at 8:41amSQuote:Originally Posted by 100 yrs
rft: if i can ever find a pair derbies that are on a last that feature a normal width forefoot but a narrower heel area i will buy 5 pairs
more shoes: can anyone recommend a good cobbler in seattle? i've used emerald city shoe repair for small stuff, but i need a re-sole on a pair of boots and i don't know if they're up for it
Swansons is good, but slow.post #84288 of 1090539/23/13 at 8:45amQuote:
Don't know about best, but Ervell has some. Haven't seen them in person, but if you're basically looking for a pair of "nice" sweats, they might work. http://www.patrikervell.com/product/detail/pass/1179post #84289 of 1090539/23/13 at 9:05ampost #84290 of 1090539/23/13 at 9:08amQuote:
Right, it's on/off is just plugging it in and unplugging it from the wall. what do you mean by "can't set it down anywhere" and "have to wait for it to cool off"? Mine stands upright and has never damaged any of my bathroom counter tops while heating up/being set down after use.
I just fill it up, plug it in, wait a minute for it to start boiling (with it sitting on the counter top,) use it, unplug it, quickly undo its cap (cap will be hot), pour out the leftover water from the main part of the unit, and leave it out to dry with the cap off and inverted.
I have a pair of rabbit fur-lined boots that have lost a great deal of their rabbit fur in high wear areas after about 2 years. Shoe interior =/= jacket though so who knows.Quote:
oh, a fellow member of the narrow heel club, lemme know if you ever find a solution (I haven't yet)Quote:Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck
Don't know about best, but Ervell has some. Haven't seen them in person, but if you're basically looking for a pair of "nice" sweats, they might work. http://www.patrikervell.com/product/detail/pass/1179
Have you looked into the Run/Hide sweats?
http://run-hide.com/shop/french-terry-sweat-pant.htmlpost #84291 of 1090539/23/13 at 9:32amThanks for the recs.
I didn't want to put strict criteria on it b/c I'm interested in things beyond what I could/would actually wear myself, but for me,
-They'd pretty much need some sort of fly to avoid obvious penis
-Prefer elastic or otherwise adjustable cuff
-They need to be proportioned so a L/34-ish waist isn't wild long. I actually had a pair of Tim Coppens that were real cool but to get to a waist that would fit me the length was cut for 6'2" guys and I'm 5'10" and wear a 30 or 31 inseam.post #84292 of 1090539/23/13 at 10:15ampost #84293 of 1090539/23/13 at 10:29ampost #84294 of 1090539/23/13 at 11:04am
Unfortunately it looks like their sale just ended but Isaora has some pretty cool knit sweats (with flies): http://www.isaora.com/#/collections/fw2012/products/stretch-knit-sweat-pant
Came in navy too but I guess that's sold out.post #84295 of 1090539/23/13 at 11:45amx-post from Portland Shopping thread (in part because I know Indochino has advertised on SF in the past)
Spoilered for your ease of avoidance. (Click to show)Quote:Originally Posted by oboy_oboy
Thought I’d share a shopping experience I had yesterday. I was downtown in the pre-Noon window, which on Sunday means that there’s not a lot open yet. Checked out Case Study coffee which was great (because Portland for sure needs more coffee shops….) and walked by the Indochino “traveling tailor” pop-up. I knew it was in town and had thought about checking it out, but I don’t have a lot of free time these days and it wasn’t a real priority, but there it was. So I went in.
Really well laid out, w/ free coffee (from Case Study next door! I could have saved my $3) and a nice, easy to browse set up of their fabrics and options. There were two sales associates in the space, and each one was engaged with a customer. Other than that, I was the only one there. I probably walked around looking at the fabrics and offerings for a 5 minutes or more before either of them addressed me. When they did, it was a nod and smile. That’s it. Not one word about if I had questions about their program (all MTO), that they’d be with me in a minute, etc. Nothing.
I’d guess I’m firmly in the target demo, and was well dressed, etc. When I saw the prices, I was suddenly thinking, “Hmm. Well, in 30 minutes or so, I could be buying a nice MTO SC and that would be great.” But after being more or less ignored, and not really wanting to push for service, I just left. I couldn’t help but think how much more excited I’d be to spend nearly twice as much on an Epaulet jacket due to the nature of the business and the level of service they provide.
The interesting thing is, I knew exactly who they were and how the model worked. The biggest barrier to entry for me was handling the fabrics and being able to interact with someone. So once I was in the door, I was impressed with the fabrics—at least certainly for the prices. A MTO sport coat for $299 (cottons, slightly more for wool) is a pretty nice deal, and since I’m not a big suit and SC guy, they aren’t items I really pick up multiples of.
I left knowing I’ll probably never buy from them, and affirmed in my desire to support smaller shops (locally when possible), especially ones who really show care for their customer. There are certainly plenty of them in Portland.
Random side note: Nordstrom downtown carries Rag & Bone suiting, and it looks great.post #84296 of 1090539/23/13 at 11:59amQuote:Originally Posted by oboy_oboy
x-post from Portland Shopping thread (in part because I know Indochino has advertised on SF in the past)
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unless I misunderstood something, you said both of the CSAs were helping other customers when you got there
did you expect them to ditch the people they were helping or were you just irritated that you had to wait?post #84297 of 1090539/23/13 at 12:13pmQuote:
I wasn't so much irritated that i had to wait--I expect the people getting service to receive their attention--I was just really surprised that neither of them so much as acknowledged me for what, in the retail world, is a really long time. And when they did, there was literally zero effort to make me feel 1) welcome 2) that I would get some attention soon. If the goal is to make whomever is getting measured and helped feel like they are the center of attention great. But what about who's next in line? How are they supposed to know what awaits them, when no one's even telling them the deal?
For a "store" that has no messaging in the actual space about who they are, how they work, etc. it was just very odd. My goal wasn't to rant about how offended I was (probably came off that way) but rather to point out the apparent lack of alignment b/w offering a customer-focused shopping experience (sort of the point of MTO, I think) and having someone stand around wondering if anyone is going to answer questions, etc.post #84298 of 1090539/23/13 at 12:18pmpost #84299 of 1090539/23/13 at 12:20pmpost #84300 of 1090539/23/13 at 12:25pm
It must be my European side but what you describe sounds like the ideal shopping experience to me since I much much prefer being left alone in stores and asking for help if need be. But I can see how you'd be left disappointed.
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