Originally Posted by comrade
I was not impressed. My remarks above about their previous store were basically
confirmed. They seem to carry very little inventory and what they have in Zegna,
Cucinelli, Kiton, and a house brand is not very different than the San Francisco
Nieman Marcus and Saks. I call it "flashy Italian for the American market". Sam
insisted that he carried "soft shoulder" jackets. I tried on a few with shoulders
that seemed almost prosthetic. My visit was on the way to the Style Forum Meet-Up
where understated good taste prevailed. I need only mention Binge, Pocketsquareguy,
emptym, urbancomposition, sugarbutch, as well as others, who attended this time: A real
contrast in style with Malouf's offerings.
This is hilarious!
I was actually in the shop when you came in... I was the young-ish guy that was being helped by the young-ish SA there while you were bitching and complaining to Sam about how the Kiton SC he put on you was 'not soft shouldered' and if he had anything else, but I want to say you also tried on a Cucinelli decontstucted/un-lined blazer that I actually own, and complained about that being too stiff or something as well.
I thought you came off as a prick, fwiw. Than again, maybe you just were having a bad day. As I've mentioned in this thread, I've shopped with Sam at the old store for years, and towards the end with Omar, and now back with Sam at the new shop, and have always found Sam to be VERY knowledgable about clothing. Now mind you, his selection for a pure mens botique is good, but not up to par with the big chain stores (Neimans, Wilkes, Barneys) but pretty damn good product for a small local shop. To say the clothes are flashy is one of the funniest things I've ever heard, they are about as conservative as they get, imo. Especially given the Napolese brands he carries.
Anyways, Funny stuff to see something in person and then read about it a few days later, I can honestly say that this was a first.