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Life is too short. Go after your dreams!

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Life is too short. Go after your dreams!


My dreams...

 

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Life is too short. Go after your dreams!

This.
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I didn't have any massive funds to start it up. A friend and I just decided to go for it, funding it through our other enterprises/jobs. This means that I can't indulge in fancy cars (I don't really care for cars though), bespoke stuff, expensive shoes et c, but I wouldn't be happy if I didn't at least try.

It's a slow progress (mainly due to my business partner and I almost burning out, trying to do so many things at once), but we're getting there. We just got word the other week that we will be able to get another showroom at a really good location in Stockholm. Hopefully, we'll be able to do this full time later on.
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My dream...

271A3744543B3DA527CF84 

 

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I didn't have any massive funds to start it up. A friend and I just decided to go for it, funding it through our other enterprises/jobs. This means that I can't indulge in fancy cars (I don't really care for cars though), bespoke stuff, expensive shoes et c, but I wouldn't be happy if I didn't at least try.

It's a slow progress (mainly due to my business partner and I almost burning out, trying to do so many things at once), but we're getting there. We just got word the other week that we will be able to get another showroom at a really good location in Stockholm. Hopefully, we'll be able to do this full time later on.

RESPECT.

(Wish you best of luck)

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@EFV, I admire your efforts. Someone once told me that failing would be sad. But far more sad would be never trying. 

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I generally wear white shirts with blue patterns with my light blue jackets. Or often a white shirt. But it gets old and I feel restricted by it.
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You dream of yelling at your kids for not playing enough outdoor sports while wearing an ill fitting low contrast sweater/trouser combination? 

 

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My dream...

271A3744543B3DA527CF84 

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"Sigh."

No, my dream has been to become a teacher at an elementary school at a rural part of Korea where they are in dire need of English teachers. But I am currently a slave to money.

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"Sigh."

No, my dream has been to become a teacher at an elementary school at a rural part of Korea where they are in dire need of English teachers. But I am currently a slave to money.


lol How was I supposed to get that from that picture? 

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"Sigh."
No, my dream has been to become a teacher at an elementary school at a rural part of Korea where they are in dire need of English teachers. But I am currently a slave to money.

Yeah, it's quite hard once you've become accustomed to a certain standard of living. I used to dream of going back to school and get a higher degree in Business/Economics, maybe become a full time academic, but the economic aspect of it scared me off from even trying. As things are right now, I'm happy I didn't follow that path though.
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Just wanted to chime in here and ask from some advice regarding what you fine gentlemen would've done differently for your careers. Spoilers since it's not exactly clothing related. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
First some background:
I am currently and undergraduate at a top 25 business school. I will receive a bachelors of science in business administration in two years with two areas of empahsis in both information management and operations management.

I am currently considering a fifth year to earn a masters degree in business analytics before I enter the workforce. My true passion is menswear, and my ideal job would be to source the cloth for large production companies who make suits and other menswear but I think that not having some sort of training in the textile industry will make it hard to get a job. A friend recommended a program out in LA that offers a 9 month degree track in textile manufacturing and management. What would you do if you were me and why?

If this is the wrong place, I can move this post as well. Thank you for any and all input/advice.
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That's a tough question @aglose. I was always of the impression that getting an MBA is always worthwhile. It has served my wife well over the years and has probably facilitated faster promotions for her over her peers who have bachelors. I'm on an academic track, though, so someone else is probably better able to tell you about business. If it were me though, I'd try to make connections with someone already in the industry. Go to Pitti, talk to your local tailors, get your face out there, etc.

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That's a tough question @aglose
. I was always of the impression that getting an MBA is always worthwhile. It has served my wife well over the years and has probably facilitated faster promotions for her over her peers who have bachelors. I'm on an academic track, though, so someone else is probably better able to tell you about business. If it were me though, I'd try to make connections with someone already in the industry. Go to Pitti, talk to your local tailors, get your face out there, etc.
Thanks for the advice! I am considering the oil and gas industry as well, which if I went that route I would probably get an MBA on the companies dime depending on which company I went with. The struggle that I am really wrestling with is I have two excellent connections in the oil and gas industry and zero connections to the textile business.
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The good thing about connections is if you don't have any, you can always make some.

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I have two excellent connections in the oil and gas industry and zero connections to the textile business.

 

If you want to make connections in the textile industry, this is a must: http://www.milanounica.it/ENG/home.php

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