Originally Posted by VRaivio
Jerome, Lino is Lino. Though you think him a clown, he has a unique style and consistency to it. I can't think of too many guys out there donning double-breasted odd jackets. All those group shots, lucky 7-ties and thumbs up-poses market the Lino style and I've a hunch his business is booming. Al Bazar is in actuality a cloning workshop that sends tiny Lino avatars all around the world. I don't like it, but it's part of this strange world that is menswear. We'd be one man poorer without that mischievous grin of his.
The fact that his business is booming has little to do with the fact that he is grotesque, (in
a very Italian sort of way) and therefore has earned the criticism of the SF cognescenti.
I would argue that George Zimmer, the founder and recent chairman of Mens Wearhouse,
presents a more acceptable classical style image personally, yet has successfully sold poorly
styled crappy clothing for decades giving him an estimated net worth of almost a Billion