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post #76 of 144
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Originally Posted by cwh812 View Post


Are Tom Brady and Brad Pitt secret TF salesmen? This whole acting and football player shtick is a ruse to buy more TF suits?

In all seriousness, if someone has that much money and they don't know how to dress isn't saying Tom Brady and Brad Pitt wear this sh!t enough to get someone into one of their suits?


Lots of celebrities have endorsement deals with clothing makers and even if not, have relationships with stylists that have long-standing arrangements with certain brands. I've no idea if Brady/Pitt fall into that category, but I wouldn't raise an eyebrow if they were. Not so secret salesmen (brand reinforcers), perhaps... ;)

post #77 of 144
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

Lots of celebrities have endorsement deals with clothing makers and even if not, have relationships with stylists that have long-standing arrangements with certain brands. I've no idea if Brady/Pitt fall into that category, but I wouldn't raise an eyebrow if they were. Not so secret salesmen (brand reinforcers), perhaps... wink.gif


Yup, when i was in there the other week one of the guys from the next season of the Bachellorette was in there, the show gave them 50k to buy their wardrobe. He was already a customer before hand so he just spent that at the store. Im not sure if brady/pitt have a deal with TF but i do know that alot of celebs shop their for their personal wardrobe. If i remember correctly Brioni never paid the james bond franchise they just provided the suits, and i think the switch to TF was per daniel craigs request
post #78 of 144

Don't celebrities hire stylists? And those stylists are actually the ones getting the wardrobes for the celebrities to wear? In any case, I'm sure designers give their employees perks or freebies as well.

post #79 of 144
Sorry, i mocked up a 99% off version just for fun bounce2.gif

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This must have been the SA discount on that day... eek.gif
post #80 of 144
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

Lots of celebrities have endorsement deals with clothing makers and even if not, have relationships with stylists that have long-standing arrangements with certain brands. I've no idea if Brady/Pitt fall into that category, but I wouldn't raise an eyebrow if they were. Not so secret salesmen (brand reinforcers), perhaps... wink.gif


They get it all for free. You wouldn't believe the amount of things which just show up at these people's agents where the people who have sent them are hoping it might get worn / used in the public view.
post #81 of 144

These personalities are already rich, on top of that they also get free clothes? Imagine wearing all those free suits everyday..

post #82 of 144
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Originally Posted by lroberts208 View Post

These personalities are already rich, on top of that they also get free clothes? Imagine wearing all those free suits everyday..


"'Cause God knows that I don't need the money/ You get your clothes for free when you rich, ain't it funny?"
post #83 of 144
Back on topic - Significant employee discounts, clothing allowance or whatever = a very nice wardrobe.

A couple of SA's that i have dealt with for quite a few years, must be making a chunk of change. Both wear Black and Purple Label, vacation in Europe once a year (both are serious Foodie's) have a couple of nice watches a piece (no doubt the Richemont affiliation) and I can only assume are pulling some serious coin.

As someone mentioned earlier, it is also about relationships and networking (think Beverly Hills, DC etc). These guys know how to hustle - and know who to push the MTM program to etc. While few and far between, there is a demo out there that are willing to drop $60 or $70K in an afternoon, on a few Suits and a Croc bag for the missus....

It never ceases to amaze me though - just how dumb some of these guys are. IMHO these guys should know the provenance of each product they sell. Who produced the Suit, who made the shoes etc. If I am in a restaurant dropping $100 on a Truffle Pasta, the waiter would typically know where they are from. I like shooting the Shit with my SA's on this stuff (even if I do only buy the last week of the Sale)...
post #84 of 144
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Originally Posted by jamesny View Post

Don't celebrities hire stylists? And those stylists are actually the ones getting the wardrobes for the celebrities to wear? In any case, I'm sure designers give their employees perks or freebies as well.

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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

Sorry, i mocked up a 99% off version just for fun bounce2.gif
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This must have been the SA discount on that day... eek.gif

lol how in the world did you do that? sorry im like computer illiterate
post #85 of 144
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Originally Posted by earthdragon View Post

As someone mentioned earlier, it is also about relationships and networking (think Beverly Hills, DC etc). These guys know how to hustle - and know who to push the MTM program to etc. While few and far between, there is a demo out there that are willing to drop $60 or $70K in an afternoon, on a few Suits and a Croc bag for the missus....

It never ceases to amaze me though - just how dumb some of these guys are. IMHO these guys should know the provenance of each product they sell. Who produced the Suit, who made the shoes etc. If I am in a restaurant dropping $100 on a Truffle Pasta, the waiter would typically know where they are from. I like shooting the Shit with my SA's on this stuff (even if I do only buy the last week of the Sale)...

While I agree they should at least know where things are from, you also must remember that the vast majority of people you mentioned above (the casual $50k+ big tymers) don't know or care about the production and processes we obsess over on SF. Most of the dudes that have the money to spend that much don't have the time, let alone the care, to learn about how and where items are made. This is where the SA really makes the difference. Convincing these people that something looks good, fits well, is cool, is necessary, etc is what being a SA is all about. This is the reason so many people, even those that consider themselves "fashionable" or "stylish," still have personal stylists.

As tragic as it might be I'd be willing to bet that the vast majority of those willing to spend that much are doing so not because of quality, tradition or style. Instead they are trying to one-up their friends or enabling themselves to brag about how nice something is because of how much it costs.
post #86 of 144
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Originally Posted by jeff13007 View Post

lol how in the world did you do that? sorry im like computer illiterate

PhotoShop and I are old friends. Sky's the limit with pixels biggrin.gif
post #87 of 144
I am physically ill. I retract my "I call bullshit" statement. Sorry dude.

But I want to fucking punch something for not getting clued into this before.

At least I know what corner I am loitering at the last week of February this year.
post #88 of 144
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

I am physically ill. I retract my "I call bullshit" statement. Sorry dude.
But I want to fucking punch something for not getting clued into this before.
At least I know what corner I am loitering at the last week of February this year.

No worries man, i wouldnt have believed me either lol. You wanna punch something? imagine how i feel, getting to go to this only 1 time! Last week i spent almost double that amount at TF on a single sweater!
post #89 of 144
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

I am physically ill. I retract my "I call bullshit" statement. Sorry dude.
But I want to fucking punch something for not getting clued into this before.
At least I know what corner I am loitering at the last week of February this year.

im there if you need a lookout satisfied.gif im gonna pull a jerry seinfeld and grab any old bag walking out of tf
post #90 of 144
I absolutely cannot believe the 90% discount. I wonder what kind of damage would that do to regular customers who pay full price. I would call it 'bullshit' as well but now I am trying to come to terms having seen the receipt.
Wouldn't you reckon that they are selling at a loss at that price? Just pissed that I paid full price for the bags now.... grrrrrrrrrrr.......
No wonder the spread of items over ebay. Jeez, I would be a kid in a candy store & would spend loads if I were there.
Too bad I'm at the wrong side of the globe.

That is the first I have seen with 'Made in China' TF suit. Even the milanese buttonhole is made in China? or 80% made in China?
Amazing stuff. Speechless. Tom Ford has spoken before about China, almost seemingly hinting that some (or most) of his items are made in China.
You never know these days, these secrets are heavily guarded... or so it seems.
Edited by Quarks - 10/25/11 at 5:00pm
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