Hey All, for my sins work are sending me to Delhi for a month to sort out some #$%^ sandwiches over there.
Any intel from those here in the know about places to go, things to do, am doubtful any tailors will come front of mind from those of you who have ventured there. Something to make you all cringe, had my vaccinations yesterday, $1,400.....cripes, could hardly believe it. Dog bites me, Im covered!!! Just not covered for a bad curry.
Also, any of the BNE crew ventured into the new Zegna shop yet? Any thoughts ? Journeyman have you been in yet?
Good to hear that you've got all of your inoculations. Have you been to Delhi/India before? If not, it's quite a culture shock - the crowds, the dirt, the grinding poverty alongside great wealth, the beggars, the noise. It's a lot of fun, but it can also be exhausting. Be sure to get out and about a bit and do some sightseeing.
"The False Prophet" and I ventured into the new Zegna store a couple of weeks ago, along with another friend of ours. This is what I thought of it at the time:
Whilst some of the clothes on offer were lovely, they were (predictably) very expensive. A jacket in a deceptively light, summery fabric in a gunclub check pattern was priced at about $2500 and suits were even more.
The store had some nice Zegna "fatte a mano" shoes, including a pair of Belgian loafers in dark green pony hair (which should actually be called "cow hair", rather than "pony hair", as it's made from cowhide with the hair (is that the right term?) of the cow still attached). I didn't check the prices, as I'm sure that they were horrendously expensive.
There were some nice pocket squares (again, doubtless very expensive) and a few of Zegna's classic, printed silk ties but most of the ties that they had were pretty forgettable designs in woven, rather than printed, silk.