Australian Members - Part II - if you read the first post, you'll get what this is all about. - Page 79
Interesting story from The Guardian on Sir Montague Burton (born Meshe Osinky in Latvia in the late 19th century), who at one time owned the largest maker of bespoke and made-to-order clothing in the world. Pretty much every man in Britain owned a Burton suit at one time or another.
They originally advised I would have to wait 8 days for them to be made and that they would ship out directly to me. I've emailed them probably a dozen times now with only 2 replies both times were copied responses I'm assuming which said the shipment would be sent by end of week.
Save your dollars.
See this bloke - with his Ambrosi trousers - 2 years wait for wrong fit - + ToJ jacket - not yet visible - he gets all the girls...see him waiting for his ToJ jacket.....
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True. I know my 'size'. Sometimes glasses don't suit my face whether they fit me or not.
His wife bought him a green Hermes breast wallet - he's not doing too badly.
Hopefully that's a joke and no-one would actually, ever, in real life, send their shoes from one city to another so as to have flush toe-taps fitted.
As I mentioned just a few posts back:
I think if someone has spent X hundreds of dollars on their EG's or CJ's, AND they really wanted the look of flush toe taps, they WOULD spend 100 bucks and ship their shoes interstate. It's quite reasonable to get the desired aesthetic, and I don't get what the joke is. The words "cheap and durable" do not factor into the equation, and looking better while achieving desired function is arguably better performance.
Also, can't help but feel that the author of that guardian article on Burton's owner has some element of antisemitism in his writing... Can't quite put my finger on it...
Edited by iSurg - 4/17/16 at 5:01pm