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Let me remind everyone that iroh is under my protection.

can someone tell me what does this mean?
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can someone tell me what does this mean?

When you see only one set of footprints, it was then that he carried you.
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It's two words, but how about oompa loompa?

I resemble that remark
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I am still betting on it, it's still a fairly small faction.

And I doubt what will be the percentage of clothes bought online. I personally bought majority of everything I use online, and that includes electronics, computers, gadgets, furniture, cookwares, toilet plumber, etc. However, when it comes to clothes, I always feel more comfortable to be able to actually see and try on the garments in store. It's just so much harder to know what you are getting from internet comparing to other stuff, and not everyone in the real world is as knowledgeable as SFers.

Maybe. But:
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The report says that much of the growth in U.S. e-commerce sales comes from online retailers improving their web sites and services. “This is particularly true of categories such as apparel and jewelry, which have integrated rich selling tools such as zoom, color swatching, and configurators, as well as office supply stores, which have broader payment options (e.g., small business purchase orders online) and subscription plans for their buyers,” Mulpuru writes.

It also happens to be one of the sectors in which most Americans do not have much physical access. And improvements to technology, compounded with free or cheap shipping and returns, and low prices, makes for a compelling marketplace. And the margins for retailers is pretty low already. Many could not take a 10% drop in sales. I'd say that a winning strategy for many retailers would be to decrease the size of the brick and mortar store, so that overhead is lower, but make it a more attractive, "flagship" space, and then invest in a strong online presence. Fulfillment centers are expensive, but there are low cost ways to start, and there are ways to decrease the operating budgets for the online presence. You save on commissions and salaries, you open yourself up to a bigger market, and thus are less vulnerable to local and regional economic downturns, and, the strong online presence makes your brick and mortar store a destination store. Done right, both the online and B&M branches can be on the up and up.

I think that the difficult thing is to get someone who can initiate these changes who both understands the changing needs of the marketplace, and respects the core values of the companies that made those companies leaders in the first place, and there are notable failures.
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When you see only one set of footprints, it was then that he carried you.
You see footprints?
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Some people love to wear only brand clothes. They make them feel better, more important. Some people are willing to pay more just to flaunt their brand clothes. But maybe it's a typical Italian attitude :)

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James Bond wears Brioni. Or he did...
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Yeah, Most of Bond's suits are from Brioni.

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can someone tell me what does this mean?
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When you see only one set of footprints, it was then that he carried you.
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You see footprints?

i still dun git it.
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I think any man would aspire to get a Brioni given the chance.

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This thread has become rather surreal, even by modern SF standards.
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His impish ways have my leave to rove this forvm.
While that remains the case, no man may spear him or otherwise draw blood.
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This thread has become rather surreal, even by modern SF standards.

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James Bond wears Brioni. Or he did...
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Yeah, Most of Bond's suits are from Brioni.

Ok, he wore Church's too. Why so many people care what a wardrobe stylist decides upon is beyond me.
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Ok, he wore Church's too. Why so many people care what a wardrobe stylist decides upon is beyond me.

Why so surprising? A lot of guys could do with a good personal stylist, or at least, someone who looks at them critically, and say "Try something else." People ask for that type of advice here all of the time. The House of Rubinacci essentially started that way. When you go into a good retailer, you are essentially relying on the buyer's tastes.

I'm sure that Brioni pays a pretty penny for product placement though.
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Has anybody mentioned that James Bond is not a real person?
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Plus he's not nearly as well dressed as John Steed.
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