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Even most finance and real estate jobs have shitty wages compared to tech.
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In case people are interested, Bill Cunningham just died.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/26/style/bill-cunningham-legendary-times-fashion-photographer-dies-at-87.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

NYTimes: Bill Cunningham, Legendary Times Fashion Photographer, Dies at 87
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Damn
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He's printed pictures of my friends but I've never made it. Closest I came was when I was escorting a friend down the stairs. Her picture was printed but I was cropped out (only my elbow was included). frown.gif
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

^ That doesn't seem like a comment about the fashion industry's wages being "shit" though. It seems more like a comment about the outlier that is the tech industry. Substitute the term "fashion industry" here for almost any industry and wages will look terrible when compared to Silicon Valley engineering jobs.

For creative or creative-related fields, fashion doesn't seem that far off. Neither does it seem that far off from the median income for people who live in New York City (or the surrounding areas). Which is probably where you'd live if you were working in the American fashion industry.

The salaries cited on that Fashionista survey seem to bounce around 50-75k on average, which is what most people make in other fields.

I don't know how rigorous the Fashionsta survey is, but $75K seems really high to me, as an average.  Maybe if you include the big corporate jobs (one designer I know, his wife designed for Walmart, and that was money.)  The jobs that I cited at 20, and then 30-40 GBP, are for currently open positions, in London, which is one of the most expensive places in the world in which to live.

 

Re. tech - yes, an outlier, I know, but that is the median across ALL roles, not just engineering or programming.

 

Just for another point of comparison, the median salary for biotech engineers, nationally, is $79K.  

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Even most finance and real estate jobs have shitty wages compared to tech.

Well, yes.  However, the median individual income of the US, across the board, is $32,140.  This is not high, but the average housing price of the USA is apparently $188,900 (so, under $200K), s opposed to  $788,529 in Brooklyn, and $452,304 in Queens.  This is a probably a reasonable proxy (though average rent is probably better) of the cost of living in NYC vs the rest of the country.  Take that into account, and the income for people in the fashion industry is considerably lower.

 

Incidentally, the median HHI income, of Asian's alone, in the US, is $90,752, about 11K more than Caucasian alone.  Probably because we are really good at math and stuff.  So, ha!

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Charming story by Bill Cunningham on the greatest fashion show he's ever seen. Versailles 1973, basically a showdown between French couture and American ready-to-wear



A clip about the show.


Edited by dieworkwear - 6/25/16 at 8:29pm
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Any recs for bath robes to lounge in?
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Well, yes.  However, the median individual income of the US, across the board, is $32,140.  This is not high, but the average housing price of the USA is apparently $188,900 (so, under $200K), s opposed to  $788,529 in Brooklyn, and $452,304 in Queens.  This is a probably a reasonable proxy (though average rent is probably better) of the cost of living in NYC vs the rest of the country.  Take that into account, and the income for people in the fashion industry is considerably lower.

Incidentally, the median HHI income, of Asian's alone, in the US, is $90,752, about 11K more than Caucasian alone.  Probably because we are really good at math and stuff.  So, ha!

Th median income is skewed as The median here includes pensioners, students, people on welfare etc., but the median income is aprox. $44,000. Homes in Copenhagen average $500 sq.ft. A project manager in real estate with 10+ years experience gets around $72,000 a year*, which isn't impressive.

*plus pension, paid vacation, company car etc.

We don't have any stats relating to income based on ethnicity, which I'm sure would only cause grief anyway.
Edited by Find Finn - 6/26/16 at 2:03am
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Any recs for bath robes to lounge in?

I was looking at this a few months ago.

http://www.hammacher.com/Product/74035?promo=search
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I can't seem to avoid destroying leather laces. I broke a pair on some junhashimoto boots the 4th or 5th time I laced them up, and I just had a pair snap after all of one wear of some Tomas Maier chukkas that I otherwise love. I can't tell if leather laces inherently kind of suck, if it's an area where brands save on costs by providing shit laces, or if it's me.

 

Anyone know where I can get some good ones that won't snap when I do things that people do to laces like, uh, pull on them?

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I just got a pair of White's, and so far, they seem way more (likely to be) durable than any other leather laces I've come across.
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Any recs for bath robes to lounge in?

Reigning Champ - http://shop.reigningchamp.com/products/fw15-reigning-champ-hooded-robe-black

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