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post #16 of 66
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Nope, they surely don't. I like a lot of the more casual offerings, but even the small sizes are far too large on me.

This is a surprise; I haven't bought anything from them in some time, but their 36S (Samuelsohn made) used to fit me quite well (I have a 28 waist). It was true to size, very slim, with nice waist supression and a short jacket. I guess their target customer has gotten older and pudgier.
post #17 of 66
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Originally Posted by summej2 View Post
This is a surprise; I haven't bought anything from them in some time, but their 36S (Samuelsohn made) used to fit me quite well (I have a 28 waist). It was true to size, very slim, with nice waist supression and a short jacket. I guess their target customer has gotten older and pudgier.

Well, to be fair, I'm far from average and 36S doesn't fit me anywhere. It's not PS's fault that I don't fit into their stuff.
post #18 of 66
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... (3) I've always gotten the cold-shoulder in the Chicago store.

Strange. For tailored clothing in NY you are literally put in the hands of a salesman the instant you get off the stairs.
post #19 of 66
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Strange. For tailored clothing in NY you are literally put in the hands of a salesman the instant you get off the stairs.

I've never bothered to visit the NYC location. Even when I ask for help at the Chicago store, they act indifferent to my presence. Once, a salesperson literally ripped a pair of socks out of my hands as I was about to go up to the second floor.
post #20 of 66
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
I've never bothered to visit the NYC location. Even when I ask for help at the Chicago store, they act indifferent to my presence. Once, a salesperson literally ripped a pair of socks out of my hands as I was about to go up to the second floor.

I'm sorry to hear that. I suspect Chicago is just run differently. Last year my gf told me that she was gift shopping for me getting socks (she has braces and looks 19--go me!--, like a standard tourist strolling through with a backpack) during the Christmas season and a new salesperson who was trying to juggle her with an older gentleman looking at much more expensive sweaters. An older salesperson chewed out the new salesperson for not handling his customers appropriately and helped her.
post #21 of 66
I have enjoyed the PS NY and Chicago store since a friend introduced me to them in the 80's. During more conservative times (i.e. everyone wearing black) they were one of the only sources for colorful socks, sweaters and pocket squares. They have always had great shoes. I certainly understand the other posters comments about a certain "look", but IMO mixing PS clothing with the rest of your wardrobe is a great way to go.
post #22 of 66
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
I've never bothered to visit the NYC location. Even when I ask for help at the Chicago store, they act indifferent to my presence. Once, a salesperson literally ripped a pair of socks out of my hands as I was about to go up to the second floor.

Wow.

That alone would seal the deal for me, I'd never step foot in the store again until that guy was gone.
post #23 of 66
Anyone know who makes their socks? I love them but they are extremely expensive.
post #24 of 66
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
I have to say that I have never been much of a fan of Paul Stuart. It has always struck me as a store that sells a style that is too precious and perfect without encouraging much individual style.

There are a lot of labels, taken as a whole (i.e. not individual pieces) about which you could say that though.
post #25 of 66
Do Mullholland Brothers make their leather goods? they look exactly the same... and have the same names....
post #26 of 66
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Originally Posted by ahk10 View Post
Do Mullholland Brothers make their leather goods? they look exactly the same... and have the same names....

Tusting makes their luggage. The Paul Stuart "Endurance Cloth Angler's Bag" from their current collection is the Tusting Clipper bag.

http://www.tusting.co.uk/
post #27 of 66
I like PS for the quality of make overall, and for the use of color and pattern, color esp. Taste level is high, IMO.

I wouldn't wear it head to toe because I can't afford it and because I got tired of the silhouette, but now with Phineas Cole they have some new ones that are more fun.

But their way of coordinating color and pattern inspires many, not just me.
post #28 of 66
Paul Stuart does have a selection of Mullholland Brothers in their luggage collection in the NYC, as well as Tusting, and at least one other private label brand.
post #29 of 66
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
I have three complaints against Paul Stuart: (1) nothing fits me, (2) the prices are high, and (3) I've always gotten the cold-shoulder in the Chicago store.

But, I like the style. Great colors.

I have exactly the opposite complaint about the NY store. It's probably less browsing friendly than Vacca.


I like the style a lot. The window displays are probably my favorite.

I really can't think of a store that doesn't advertise some sort of pre-packaged aesthetic and that doesn't really bother me.

I could never wear the full Paul Stuart - not this side of retirement anyway - but it is a nice store.
post #30 of 66
Have also gotten the cold shoulder at both Chicago and New York. I felt it was salesperson dependent as I have also had great service.
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