I have visited Arnys on just about every trip to Paris for 30 years. The combination of colors and fabrics on their Forestier jackets and vest was always inspiring. Unfortunately, the boxy cut really didn't suit my build or the combinations so OTT that I wouldn't get much wear from them so I never purchased one. But just looking at them and trying them on was enjoyment enough. I have owned some of their sport coats and neckwear. I no longer have my all-time favorite Arnys tie. It was a deep green with 2.5" wide rep stripes in the perfect shades of spring blue, tan and purple.
Wilkes Bashford in San Francisco carried a lot of versions of their Forestier jackets for many years. And, each year at the warehouse sale most of them would be on major markdown. They were just too different for US or Bay Area tastes anyway.
Arnys will be missed because it had such a distinct look and personality. But, if you don't sell enough, you can't avoid the reality of retail can you?