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post #16 of 49
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oh forgot one of my favorites - Jack Spade
Owned by Kate Spade (sister of David "No" Spade) and her husband, Andy. Grayson
I have no idea why, but I knew that fact... Jon.
post #17 of 49
Stubbs & Wooten, purveyors of the family crest-emblazoned velvet slipper. Spilled ketchup on mine Grayson
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(lisapop @ Mar. 31 2005,16:21) Quote oh forgot one of my favorites - Jack Spade
Owned by Kate Spade (sister of David "No" Spade) and her husband, Andy. Grayson
I have no idea why, but I knew that fact... Jon.[/quote] I knew that fact too. I can't imagine ever buying something from an Andy who was so ashamed of his real name that he came up with "Jack Spade."
post #19 of 49
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 I went in about a week later and told the proprietor that one of his salespeople was a first class bitch and.
AND ?????
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(LA Guy @ Mar. 31 2005,15:59) I went in about a week later and told the proprietor that one of his salespeople was a first class bitch and.
AND ?????
I think thats the end of it: "and." Jon.
post #21 of 49
The Belgian Shoe store on the East Side has a clubby atmosphere. I also agree with the observation that Stubbs and Wootton has a club-like feel. I find myself equally drawn to and repulsed by their fussy and extravagant embroidered velvet shoes. In California, where I am, these would create quite a sensation.
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From the sublime to the ridiculous---Peter Elliot. High quality merchandise from among the best resources around the world, however Elliot is crude and rude (In other words, a typical NYer) and way too aggressive a salesperson, to be completely blunt, making the shopping experience most unpleasant when he is there. I was there one Sunday, and he was actually standing on a wooden platform during a sale shouting out the discounted prices of ties, shirts, and sweaters, with customers clamoring to grab the merchandise. Nice. Very classy. The quiet elegance of a speeding locomotive. When he is not at the store, his underlings emulate him quite proficiently, making you feel as though they are doing you a huge favor by allowing you to be on the premises. The attitude is so thick, you can cut it with a knife.
Must say that I have not had anything near the same experience with Peter Elliot's stores. I have found most of the sales folk to be accommodating, friendly, and useful. Have gotten good advise on pattern matches and have have not found the salesmanship to be attitudinal nor crass. I have been there both during sales and during non-sale periods and have been to their newer sales outlet as well as the flagship.
post #23 of 49
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oh forgot one of my favorites - Jack Spade
Owned by Kate Spade (sister of David "No" Spade) and her husband, Andy. Grayson
Which I believe is owned by Neiman Marcus. One of the many smaller independent labels NM doesn't advertise they own so's not to ruin the supposed mystique.
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(newyorker @ Mar. 31 2005,13:50) Domenico Vacca (shirt patterns were very attractive)
Domenico Vacca is sartorial dreamland. Shirts are made by Finamore. Suits / jackets / trousers are made by Cesare Attolini. Simply heaven. Jon.
What does a Finamore shirt set you back in the states?
post #25 of 49
At Vacca, three hundred and up - easily
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oh forgot one of my favorites - Jack Spade
Owned by Kate Spade (sister of David "No" Spade) and her husband, Andy. Grayson
Wait......I thought Andy was David's brother
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That is hard to believe. And to think that Peter Elliot caters to the WASP elites of the Upper East Side?
Ha.  During the clothing "carnival", with Elliot as carnival barker, the people around me were named Irving, Murray, Sylvia, and Estelle---Best that I could tell, Sylvia was married to Irving, and Estelle to Murray.  Or, maybe it was the other way around.  Hard to tell amidst the cacophony. Grayson
and what's wrong with people named murray,sylvia,et.al.? besides, many of the wasp elites are still wearing the same clothes from college or that their fathers handed down;so probably don't shop at peter elliott and other similar stores
post #28 of 49
I get kinda of a "clubby" feel in JPress, but its a good clubby. More like "We are all in the Trad cult together" than "You are not good enough to be here."
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At Vacca, three hundred and up - easily
That's not that bad. It's about the same price level as Europe then. I asked because i've noticed some definite differences in prices between Europe and the US before. From what I understood Brioni and Borrelli are more expensive in the US than in Europe.
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(dorian @ April 01 2005,02:02) At Vacca, three hundred and up - easily
That's not that bad. It's about the same price level as Europe then. I asked because i've noticed some definite differences in prices between Europe and the US before. From what I understood Brioni and Borrelli are more expensive in the US than in Europe.
What is the avg. cost for a Satoria Attolini suit in EU? Jon.
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