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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


Ive been there. They were total dicks to me. I bought a cashmere Hermes shawl from them to flip - they had it at $250. I was coming back from Nantucket and stopped in and looked super scruffy. They gave me such shit about it and reiterated that it was TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS. I paid them and told them I planned to sell it for $750, and thanks on the way out (I did).

 

That would have been a good moment to subtly-not-subtly reach into your pocket and place the key fob to your Ferrari on the counter.  

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Ive been there. They were total dicks to me. I bought a cashmere Hermes shawl from them to flip - they had it at $250. I was coming back from Nantucket and stopped in and looked super scruffy. They gave me such shit about it and reiterated that it was TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS. I paid them and told them I planned to sell it for $750, and thanks on the way out (I did).

 

A store called Labels Resale in Atlanta gave me the business the last time I was there...so as to not derail for anyone who read it on another thread:

  

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I used to shop there occasionally, and consigned stuff there with frequency.  At the time, I hadn't been there in a few weeks and went back, and was met by the steely gaze of some new stork-woman who asked me to remove my ball cap and glasses.  Told her I was wearing the cap because it started raining and my hair was a mess, and I was wearing the lightly-tinted glasses because they were prescription, but she said I had to take them off anyway before I could come in.  Which I did, thinking it was some odd new policy that they had to get a good look at you before you went in or something.  Put the cap and glasses back on, and the shrew said I had to keep them off while I shopped there.  This - mind you - while they still had dozens of my items on consignment.  I asked her if I was supposed to shop while holding my cap, and not being able to see much without my glasses, and she said "yes."  Turned and left, let them keep the consignment stuff (they don't send out checks - you have to go back and see if they have a check for you, and assume they are on the up-and-up re: if they sold it and for how much), and never went back.  I know other local guys have not had a problem there, so maybe it was an aberration...  But it stuck in my craw. 
post #14313 of 14679
Nice!
post #14314 of 14679
Seems everywhere has their bad experiences with menswear shops. In kc everyone is pretty friendly for the most part. There is one store though where the owner just acts like he's the greatest high end shop on the planet. I walked in with my brother once and I was wearing something ok at the time and he just looked at me and said hmmm 3 buttons nobody makes those anymore that must be very old and then didn't say another word to us and we were the only ones in the store. So next time we were gonna be in that area I wore a recent label 2 button trofeo pinstripe suit and my bro a Brioni cash jacket (bought from spoo) and we went into the store and when he saw us we just asked if he carried anything like Brioni? He said that's a really expensive brand I don't carry it bc not many can afford it. My bro said yeah your right this is Brioni cash it's a shame you don't carry high end clothes here and we walked out ha. So spoo thanks for making it possible to go back in ha. Now that I think about it his snooty attitude did get us to come back ha!
post #14315 of 14679
Had a negative experience at TF Madison a few years back. Walked in with my cousin and we were both dressed casually. The SA gave me the raised-eyebrow look and seemed annoyed that I was there. I ended up buying a tie and a pair of shoes (on sale) which made him friendlier.

A couple of weeks later I went back and started going through the MTM books with another SA. The original SA saw that I was looking at MTM, and he came up to me with the biggest smile and offered me coffee/water, blah blah...

Moral of the story: don't judge people by how they dress.
post #14316 of 14679
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Had a negative experience at TF Madison a few years back. Walked in with my cousin and we were both dressed casually. The SA gave me the raised-eyebrow look and seemed annoyed that I was there. I ended up buying a tie and a pair of shoes (on sale) which made him friendlier.

A couple of weeks later I went back and started going through the MTM books with another SA. The original SA saw that I was looking at MTM, and he came up to me with the biggest smile and offered me coffee/water, blah blah...

Moral of the story: don't judge people by how they dress.

Sad fact of life, I'm afraid. I've never once been carded when buying liquor at my local market after work (in suit, tie, etc), yet I've never NOT been carded when doing the same if I'm dressed in schlubby weekend/workout clothes.

 

You're definitely right that it shouldn't happen, but it isn't likely to change.

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Unfortunately, we live in a judgmental society............

At times, I've wondered how my life would have been if my skin were a different color.........
post #14318 of 14679
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Originally Posted by Yorker View Post

Went into INA in NYC today, locals might know it. They had a redic fur lined rlpl overcoat up in front.

I asked if I could try it on, the guy said "do you have 4,800 to buy it?"

I said not really,

He said I couldn't try it on.

Having reached my shaming quota for the day, I left.

Wished I were in luxe swap.

 

The story here is that INA had something worth trying on.

post #14319 of 14679
Thread Starter 
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The story here is that INA had something worth trying on.

hahahaha
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Thread Starter 
who's ready to party?

post #14321 of 14679
Thread Starter 




SWAG

13 OCT 16

1. Polo Ralph Lauren Patchwork Indian Bleeding Madras Jacket

2. NWT Maison Martin Margiela Pigskin Suede Trucker Jacket

3. NWT Brunello Cucinelli Linen Peak Lapel Sport Coat

4. Kata Made in Italy Wood Inset Black Aviator Sunglasses

5. NWT Amiri Blasted Distressed Motorcycle Jacket

6. Yeezy Glow 750′s

7. Givenchy Minotaur Backpack

8. Vintage Surrey 100% Vicuna Overcoat

9. NWOB Brooks Brothers Black Fleece / Crockett Jones Shell Cordovan / Suede Saddle Shoes

10. Cifonelli Paris 100% Cashmere Plaid Great Coat

(is this some kind of week or what!)



NOW LIVE
post #14322 of 14679
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

Had a negative experience at TF Madison a few years back. Walked in with my cousin and we were both dressed casually. The SA gave me the raised-eyebrow look and seemed annoyed that I was there. I ended up buying a tie and a pair of shoes (on sale) which made him friendlier.

A couple of weeks later I went back and started going through the MTM books with another SA. The original SA saw that I was looking at MTM, and he came up to me with the biggest smile and offered me coffee/water, blah blah...

Moral of the story: don't judge people by how they dress.

 

post #14323 of 14679

Damn!

 

Those Brooks/CJ saddles!!!

 

I'm saving for an AE shell trunk show (that may not happen) so I'm on eBay lockdown.

 

Still, I'll probably end up putting in a losing bid.

post #14324 of 14679
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Originally Posted by ace13x View Post

Damn!

Those Brooks/CJ saddles!!!

I'm saving for an AE shell trunk show (that may not happen) so I'm on eBay lockdown.

Still, I'll probably end up putting in a losing bid.

Shoot for the stars!
post #14325 of 14679
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Shoot for the stars!


I'll probably put in about 1/2 tanks worth of gas for your 'rari over the prevailing bid in the losing effort.  Maybe a 1/4 tank (NY gas price wise).

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