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post #46 of 57
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Can I get the bright white Chiclets teeth, the botox, and the hair hightlights on Savile Row too? Nothin' better than one-stop shopping'.
post #47 of 57
My problem is not so much the idea of AF on SR, but it's that AF's presence is very obnoxious in a very obvious way. They have odorants that release this fake beachy sunblock smell, the music is incredably loud, they have models standing outside. Those stores have been there long enough that Oscar Wilde wrote their address in his works and you can use those texts as reliable means of getting there, and even longer than that too. It'll turn SR into oxford circus, which is depressing.
post #48 of 57
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so what if it is?
Once again, if they can afford it and the bespoke tailors can't, why should the tailors get to keep the space?


Ahhh, I see. Let the market play itself out. Maybe, I can get a bespoke suit made then go across the street to get that LMFOA limited edition tour shirt from Hot Topic and match it with some dark denim jeans I'll buy from Wall Mart next door! Then, when I'm hungry, I'll just order a number 5 at the McDonald's right next the Huntsman. All my shopping needs in one stop. Lovely!

post #49 of 57
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Can I get the bright white Chiclets teeth, the botox, and the hair hightlights on Savile Row too? Nothin' better than one-stop shopping'.


When did Ron White become a A&F model?

 

post #50 of 57
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Ahhh, I see. Let the market play itself out. Maybe, I can get a bespoke suit made then go across the street to get that LMFOA limited edition tour shirt from Hot Topic and match it with some dark denim jeans I'll buy from Wall Mart next door! Then, when I'm hungry, I'll just order a number 5 at the McDonald's right next the Huntsman. All my shopping needs in one stop. Lovely!

to be honest, I couldn't give a shit what the address of my bespoke tailor happens to be. Would it be neat if it was on SR? Maybe...but at the end of the day, its the people who make SR what it is, and if they ultimately can no longer afford the rent, perhaps they can find a new street to congregate on...then maybe everyone will recognize billy bob avenue as having the finest bespoke suits in the world.

They can then name themselves BBB (billy bob bespoke)
post #51 of 57
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to be honest, I couldn't give a shit what the address of my bespoke tailor happens to be. Would it be neat if it was on SR? Maybe...but at the end of the day, its the people who make SR what it is, and if they ultimately can no longer afford the rent, perhaps they can find a new street to congregate on...then maybe everyone will recognize billy bob avenue as having the finest bespoke suits in the world.
They can then name themselves BBB (billy bob bespoke)


Maybe that way they will lower the cost for a 2 piece. LOL at BBB!

post #52 of 57
British streets aren't a capitalist free for all.

Local councils regularly block applications for nightclubs, titty bars, gunshops, p0rn stores, and chain supermarkets to protect local character, commerce and residents.

Mostly I object to this on free market grounds - but if our political culture allows such decisions then protecting the Acropolis or Giza pyramids of bespoke tailoring is just as if not more legitimate than depriving me of somewhere to drink till 2am or buy milk cheaply on a Sunday night.

The west side of the Row has already gone downhill fast - S Hart, R James (both of which I can tolerate), Boateng in the old A and S shop (which I can't), Wetherill's shut down. The only decent tailor left is Davies (nice guys). Someone needs to stop the rot.
post #53 of 57
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Ellen is starting to let herself go.
post #54 of 57
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

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Can I get the bright white Chiclets teeth, the botox, and the hair hightlights on Savile Row too? Nothin' better than one-stop shopping'.

Don't tell everyone about the Chiclets! It's supposed to be a secret


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British streets aren't a capitalist free for all.
Local councils regularly block applications for nightclubs, titty bars, gunshops, p0rn stores, and chain supermarkets to protect local character, commerce and residents.
Mostly I object to this on free market grounds - but if our political culture allows such decisions then protecting the Acropolis or Giza pyramids of bespoke tailoring is just as if not more legitimate than depriving me of somewhere to drink till 2am or buy milk cheaply on a Sunday night.
The west side of the Row has already gone downhill fast - S Hart, R James (both of which I can tolerate), Boateng in the old A and S shop (which I can't), Wetherill's shut down. The only decent tailor left is Davies (nice guys). Someone needs to stop the rot.


This ^^ is beautifully written. Even the phrase 'titty bars' appears more regal when placed in beautifully crafted context such as this.
post #55 of 57
Petiton?! Pssht!

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http://thechap.net/content/section_news/?p=1050
post #56 of 57
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Petiton?! Pssht!
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http://thechap.net/content/section_news/?p=1050

I immediately thought of Monty Python's "Upper Class Twit of the Year" when I saw that.

Some of the commenter's names. Lord Booty, Mr James Ashby-Spencer BSc. Plym, Wing Commander Bertie Swaggerman (ret.), Percy Stangely-Greene, A. V. Mausheim, OBE, vMSDE, Peregrine Fotherington.

It's just like something from Ripping Yarns...this is not serious is it?
post #57 of 57
Nah, they're just goofing. There's evidently a whole firestorm of hate toward these guys, who are just having a bit of a rip. Even the principal of A&S has said that the row guys actually welcome the store, as it will bring a lot of foot traffic in.
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