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post #61 of 90
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post
I heard a rumor that the PS store in Chicago is actually closing rather than moving. Anybody else hear something similar and/or have evidence to back it up?

I was also told that they are opening up a second location in the loop, but on further questioning they do not have a lease or even a location for either of the two proposed shops. Further it was mentioned that the tailors are no longer working at the store and all of their equipment has been removed. They are giving out coupons for a place on Oak Street for all alterations. Make of that what you will, but it gave me the same closing sale impression that Despos got.
post #62 of 90
AS for knit ties, I think the knit ties like those found on the Kilgour website would be appropriate no matter what the season.

http://www.kilgour.eu/onlinestore/ties/

They are a bit too pricey for me though.
post #63 of 90
I love the navy pointed end with dots.
post #64 of 90
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
I love the navy pointed end with dots.

That is the one I was specifically thinking about, but I would wear any of the pointed ones on the website. The square end is not to my taste, which keeps me from buying knits in general.
post #65 of 90
Not to hijack the threat, but are there any grenadines left at the Chicago store?
What kind of prices?
post #66 of 90
Don't know if there are any left, but I got a few at ~50/each.
post #67 of 90
I got couple of knit ties at BB,they were on sale for $12,originally at retail $53.Woven in Italy,quality is good,anybody got a hold of those?What do you think?
post #68 of 90
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Are knit ties really back anywhere other than SF? I'm kind of boggled at what a craze this has become.

I'm a bit boggled by this as well. Just a year or two ago, it didn't seem that many people on the forum were enthusiastic about knits.

I've obviously been wearing them for a while (hence the name: knit-tie-guy) but I get just as many weird looks or comments as I did a few years ago, and hardly ever see anyone else wearing them in the "real world." Someone asked me yesterday if I cut off the end of the tie.
post #69 of 90
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Originally Posted by knittieguy View Post
I'm a bit boggled by this as well. Just a year or two ago, it didn't seem that many people on the forum were enthusiastic about knits.

I've obviously been wearing them for a while (hence the name: knit-tie-guy) but I get just as many weird looks or comments as I did a few years ago, and hardly ever see anyone else wearing them in the "real world." Someone asked me yesterday if I cut off the end of the tie.

I got a "That tie is straight out of the '80s" not long ago. I didn't even know knits were big in the '80s. Maybe he just meant the width.

I haven't seen anyone else around here wearing them.
post #70 of 90
Yeah it's interesting how tastes on SF change / successful WAYWRN stuff leads to appropriation of styles. See the general love of fat cuffs, Manton's conversion to the TV fold, print ties becoming more tolerated, etc.
post #71 of 90
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post
I heard a rumor that the PS store in Chicago is actually closing rather than moving. Anybody else hear something similar and/or have evidence to back it up? If so, it's really too bad as it's one of the best places in Chicago to shop.

"Nature Boy":

I originally heard that the Paul Stuart store in the Hancock tower was giving up its lease and moving to smaller quarters in the Loop, with Best Buy moving into the Hancock space. The rumor was that Stuart's was going to occupy ground level and basement space at 208 South LaSalle Street, where custom tailor Richard Bennett is located. This building is directly accross the street from the Rookery Building, where there's a Brooks Brothers store.

However, I spoke to my jeweler at 208 South LaSalle a couple of weeks ago, and he said that there was no such deal. The building is being transformed into a hotel and the jewelry store is the only surviving retailer. He also said that Paul Stuart had apparently looked at other locations (e.g. 600 North Michigan Avenue on the "Magificent Mile") but nothing came of it.

Thus, it looks as if Paul Stuart is truly leaving Chicago when its lease runs out at the end of June.
post #72 of 90
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
I got a "That tie is straight out of the '80s" not long ago. I didn't even know knits were big in the '80s. Maybe he just meant the width.

I haven't seen anyone else around here wearing them.

In San Fran, Doc? I do see them occasionally here in Chicago, but I get the '80s reference. I think that Michael Gross' character in "Family Ties" (i.e. the father of Michael J. Fox's character "Alex P. Keaton") wore them on the show. I suppose that the knit tie was supposed to convey the character's hippie-like informality.
post #73 of 90
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
I love the navy pointed end with dots.

For God's sake, Doc, haven't you bought that one yet?

If not, I will just to spite you.

- B
post #74 of 90
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
For God's sake, Doc, haven't you bought that one yet?

If not, I will just to spite you.

And send it to me?
post #75 of 90
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
And send it to me?

Be careful what you ask Voxsartoria for. You might get it. I asked him for something and he gave it to me. I liked it so much I bought ten more.
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