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post #33136 of 54742
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

At least you lower the price when the dollar is up...

Or do you wear that "cost" as well?

What UP thinks guys like me and Romp live like....

I don't, bugger that I'm a greedy bastard and only started my small micro brand menswear company to get rich and rip off style forum members. And I am rich, trust me.

The reality......

I work full time 40 hrs per week, plus put about 30 hours in to my little business of which almost all profit goes back in to rather than in my pocket. I get around 5-6 hours of broken sleep a night in-between working on the business and getting up to take care of a 4 month old. Yes, I am a baller......

Seriously, I can't speak for Rob but it's fairly safe to say that most of us (and the Panta's, Vanda's etc of the world) are in it for the passion, not the profit.
post #33137 of 54742
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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post

Dang. Tried on my new G&G double monks last night (they had arrived via UPS). At 9.5UK, they are just a tad small. Very tight across the vamp - I can't do up the front buckle - and slightly cramped in the toe box.

Good old shoe sizing. I take a 9UK in Loake Bedales, 9 to 9.5 in Santoni, 44EU in various low-end brands. "It just don't add up."

So, back they go, uncreased, unscuffed and in mint condition. Dean is holding onto a replacement pair for me at size 10.

Aaaargh!!!



ps - at least I know my size in G&Gs now...
Double monks are quite hard to get sizing right compared to lace ups or even loafers. My only pair of UK10 shoes are my DMs. If I was to buy another pair I think I'd fly to Melb and see the blokes from the eponymous store rather than throw the loaded dice of online size guessing.
post #33138 of 54742
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

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What UP thinks guys like me and Romp live like....

I don't, bugger that I'm a greedy bastard and only started my small micro brand menswear company to get rich and rip off style forum members. And I am rich, trust me.

The reality......

I work full time 40 hrs per week, plus put about 30 hours in to my little business of which almost all profit goes back in to rather than in my pocket. I get around 5-6 hours of broken sleep a night in-between working on the business and getting up to take care of a 4 month old. Yes, I am a baller......

Seriously, I can't speak for Rob but it's fairly safe to say that most of us (and the Panta's, Vanda's etc of the world) are in it for the passion, not the profit.
Personally, I think you guys must have the patience of Job, considering the customers you deal with!
post #33139 of 54742
I think it's polarizing. I can't say I like the tracks as much.
post #33140 of 54742
For the hirsute amongst us is there anyone who uses Wild Man Beard Wash and if so where do you get it from. Had a look online but the sites google supplied charged as much as the product to ship it.

Anyone buying it locally if so where from?
post #33141 of 54742
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post


What UP thinks guys like me and Romp live like....

I don't, bugger that I'm a greedy bastard and only started my small micro brand menswear company to get rich and rip off style forum members. And I am rich, trust me.

The reality......

I work full time 40 hrs per week, plus put about 30 hours in to my little business of which almost all profit goes back in to rather than in my pocket. I get around 5-6 hours of broken sleep a night in-between working on the business and getting up to take care of a 4 month old. Yes, I am a baller......

Seriously, I can't speak for Rob but it's fairly safe to say that most of us (and the Panta's, Vanda's etc of the world) are in it for the passion, not the profit.

well said jase, totally agree

 

I just quit my finance job to pursue O&J and SuitShop full time. Will I get paid anywhere near the same? No. Will I be doing what I enjoy rather than hating my job everyday? Yes. 

 

Im actually really grateful that we have such a community on here to tdiscuss clothes, style, foot mould :) etc as it has definitely contributed to my passion and reason for pursuing menswear.

post #33142 of 54742
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post


I just quit my finance job to pursue O&J and SuitShop full time. Will I get paid anywhere near the same? No. Will I be doing what I enjoy rather than hating my job everyday?

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Good on you. I have a lot of respect for people who take risks and pursue things they're passionate about.
post #33143 of 54742
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

What UP thinks guys like me and Romp live like....

I don't, bugger that I'm a greedy bastard and only started my small micro brand menswear company to get rich and rip off style forum members. And I am rich, trust me.

The reality......

I work full time 40 hrs per week, plus put about 30 hours in to my little business of which almost all profit goes back in to rather than in my pocket. I get around 5-6 hours of broken sleep a night in-between working on the business and getting up to take care of a 4 month old. Yes, I am a baller......

Seriously, I can't speak for Rob but it's fairly safe to say that most of us (and the Panta's, Vanda's etc of the world) are in it for the passion, not the profit.

Henry Carter (is that even your real name) - i think your prices are pretty fair! And you're right, if you want to get rich there are better ways than menswear, however the entrepreneurial spirit is one of the ways!
post #33144 of 54742
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

What UP thinks guys like me and Romp live like....

I don't, bugger that I'm a greedy bastard and only started my small micro brand menswear company to get rich and rip off style forum members. And I am rich, trust me.

The reality......

I work full time 40 hrs per week, plus put about 30 hours in to my little business of which almost all profit goes back in to rather than in my pocket. I get around 5-6 hours of broken sleep a night in-between working on the business and getting up to take care of a 4 month old. Yes, I am a baller......

Seriously, I can't speak for Rob but it's fairly safe to say that most of us (and the Panta's, Vanda's etc of the world) are in it for the passion, not the profit.

Henry Carter (is that even your real name) - i think your prices are pretty fair! And you're right, if you want to get rich there are better ways than menswear, however the entrepreneurial spirit is one of the ways!
post #33145 of 54742
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

well said jase, totally agree

I just quit my finance job to pursue O&J and SuitShop full time. Will I get paid anywhere near the same? No. Will I be doing what I enjoy rather than hating my job everyday? Yes. 

Im actually really grateful that we have such a community on here to tdiscuss clothes, style, foot mould smile.gif etc as it has definitely contributed to my passion and reason for pursuing menswear.

Interesting that you quit finance and pursued something you really love. Good on you. What area of finance did you work in and what did you not enjoy about it? I happen to work in finance and I particularly enjoy my job but also realise that I won't get rich doing this (part of the reason why people do finance in the first place!)
post #33146 of 54742
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post


I just quit my finance job to pursue O&J and SuitShop full time. Will I get paid anywhere near the same? No. Will I be doing what I enjoy rather than hating my job everyday? Yes. 

Rob, kudos to you for taking a big chance and pursuing what you really want to do, particularly as you've got a family to think of, too.

All the best with the venture!
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And here I am struggling to find finance-related employment and you guys can afford to quit your jobs.... :D

post #33148 of 54742
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

well said jase, totally agree

I just quit my finance job to pursue O&J and SuitShop full time. Will I get paid anywhere near the same? No. Will I be doing what I enjoy rather than hating my job everyday? Yes. 

Im actually really grateful that we have such a community on here to tdiscuss clothes, style, foot mould smile.gif etc as it has definitely contributed to my passion and reason for pursuing menswear.
Mate good for you! Well done. I think once you start working for yourself it is harder and harder to work for someone else. I'm also in the early stages of planning my own promotional marketing (my current industry) company which will have a crossover in to the cycling industry, that I hope to have up and running around March next year, it will be a full time gig. Just the thought that not having a boss and running your own show full time is not far away, is what makes it easier to get up and leave your family every morning to go to work for the man.
post #33149 of 54742
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

Henry Carter (is that even your real name) - i think your prices are pretty fair! And you're right, if you want to get rich there are better ways than menswear, however the entrepreneurial spirit is one of the ways!
Thanks, and you are right there are better ways than menswear but my ultimate goal in life isn't to be rich in any case, I'd just like to be comfortable, be able to provide as all dads/husbands like to, do what I love as a career/business and be able to work less and less and fish more and more when I get older!

P.S no my name is Jason, Henry Carter was my grandfather's name.
post #33150 of 54742
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post


Mate good for you! Well done. I think once you start working for yourself it is harder and harder to work for someone else. I'm also in the early stages of planning my own promotional marketing (my current industry) company which will have a crossover in to the cycling industry, that I hope to have up and running around March next year, it will be a full time gig. Just the thought that not having a boss and running your own show full time is not far away, is what makes it easier to get up and leave your family every morning to go to work for the man.

 

Mate, it is a virtual one way ticket.  Although most entrepreneurs plan B involves reverting to employment if the venture flops, generally, they wont ever go back, because the new ventures usually open up new opportunities.

 

Romp, that was a gutsy move.  Congratulations for taking the decision to pursue your dreams, and may you live long and prosper!!

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