French Tailoring Thread (e.g. Camps de Luca, Cifonelli, Smalto and etc.) - Page 48
Not sure where he has ever implied that he was an expert on French tailoring. By his own admission, he was visiting and ordering from many of these shops for the first time.
The point that eluded me was why anyone would use the Essence Magazine "concierge team or your lifestyle manager" to book an appointment with any one of the shops mentioned. Why not just call or email them yourself? How much hand-holding do these people need?
Crompton never presented himself as an expert on French tailoring specifically, but as a menswear expert who can write in English for a general interest publication, he is in the top rank. Plus he's already a customer in a few places. So who would be better?
But let this not derail the thread.
Maybe some people doesn't have time to deal with appointements.
Or maybe people don't want to deal with French speaking in English. ; )
Is-it a new revenue stream for magazine ?
Sorry, I might misunderstood your sentence.
I like to read Simon Crompton and I learned a lot on British tailoring via Permanent Style.
On French tailoring, I prefer to read Dirnelli or Paul Lux on Style Forum. ; )