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I have to agree on this, I might do business with them, were I to live in Minneapolis area, but won't do e-commerce as they don't make it very easy. Guys like Ealdwine in Raleigh (couple of SF dudes) came out of the box with a good e-commerce website at their inception last fall, so they get my business. I have done business with Andover shop, J.Press, and Stockton before, so may again, but I'm kind of landlocked in the middle of nowhere, 2.5 hrs to downtown Chicago, 2 hrs to downtown Indianapolis, 3 hrs to downtown St. Louis, and no decent menswear shop around here, so most of my stuff is done via internet now. I do have a MTM guy near Minneapolis, but he and I met in person a few years ago and he got my measurements, which thankfully haven't changed (benefit of getting older) so I have trousers/ shirts and if I need them suits, made by him. Sometimes I wish I lived in a major metropolitan area, to make access to decent menswear easier, but then I look out my back window and see the creek and lake and trees and..............
Twill is owned by Scott Dayton - of Dayton's dept store fame. They were quite a big deal for decades through the late 80s selling out to Marshall Fields and finally Macys. Scott is no stranger to the retail business so I suspect the lack of online presence is a calculated choice here. Twill's brick and mortar store is also located in a fairly affluent location a couple doors down from one of MN's AE stores coincidentally.

I replied to @St Hubbins as I was unaware Twill even did special makeups after walking past the storefront (and looking online). The few Alden's in the front window are the usual casual offerings.

Agree 100% on Ealdwine's approach, I am a repeat customer and highly recommend them. Really nice option for those of us that aren't in a metro area. Any AE guys looking to branch out should definitely reach out to Matt or Jim at Ealdwine.

Are you willing to share who your MTM guy is in MN?


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Twill is owned by Scott Dayton - of Dayton's dept store fame. They were quite a big deal for decades through the late 80s selling out to Marshall Fields and finally Macys. Scott is no stranger to the retail business so I suspect the lack of online presence is a calculated choice here. Twill's brick and mortar store is also located in a fairly affluent location a couple doors down from one of MN's AE stores coincidentally.

I replied to @St Hubbins as I was unaware Twill even did special makeups after walking past the storefront (and looking online). The few Alden's in the front window are the usual casual offerings.

Agree 100% on Ealdwine's approach, I am a repeat customer and highly recommend them. Really nice option for those of us that aren't in a metro area. Any AE guys looking to branch out should definitely reach out to Matt or Jim at Ealdwine.

Are you willing to share who your MTM guy is in MN?


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Very nice. How do these fit compared to AE? I've been mulling over their Pembroke in shell but I want to be 100% sure on the fit. As @ProfilaBinding said, you can order directly from a store to save money as well.
 

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Chili Varno today ('cause rain)

It's kind of a Leeds with cheaper leather and rubber sole.

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Yes they are Grant Stone, he posted them on GS thread as well.
They are very nice. Good thing GS doesn't offer 3E widths! lol. There is always TS2020.1 though, so...
 

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Twill is owned by Scott Dayton - of Dayton's dept store fame. They were quite a big deal for decades through the late 80s selling out to Marshall Fields and finally Macys. Scott is no stranger to the retail business so I suspect the lack of online presence is a calculated choice here. Twill's brick and mortar store is also located in a fairly affluent location a couple doors down from one of MN's AE stores coincidentally.

I replied to @St Hubbins as I was unaware Twill even did special makeups after walking past the storefront (and looking online). The few Alden's in the front window are the usual casual offerings.

Agree 100% on Ealdwine's approach, I am a repeat customer and highly recommend them. Really nice option for those of us that aren't in a metro area. Any AE guys looking to branch out should definitely reach out to Matt or Jim at Ealdwine.

Are you willing to share who your MTM guy is in MN?


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MTM guy is named, and this IS his name: Kingford Bavender
website is here: https://www.bavender.com
 

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Was about to step out of an elevator this morning when some young woman started marching in. There were several of us in the elevator and I politely told her, "you should wait for people to exit before entering." Is it just me, or is there a serious lack of public etiquette / public manners these days?

Anyway, it's a beautiful day out here with rare clean air. Walton for today.

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Was about to step out of an elevator this morning when some young woman started marching in. There were several of us in the elevator and I politely told her, "you should wait for people to exit before entering." Is it just me, or is there a serious lack of public etiquette / public manners these days?

Anyway, it's a beautiful day out here with rare clean air. Walton for today.
Old man sensibilities and old man shoes....

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Was about to step out of an elevator this morning when some young woman started marching in. There were several of us in the elevator and I politely told her, "you should wait for people to exit before entering." Is it just me, or is there a serious lack of public etiquette / public manners these days?

Anyway, it's a beautiful day out here with rare clean air. Walton for today.

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Obviously she was not that hot. If she was, you would have punched the button for her floor and got her there safely. Says Mrs. Shoenut.
 

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HM’s got Mall duty. My wife knows I hate going to another country just to hit a mall. 4 scoops of Gelato was only $2.49. Yet some grape juice mixed with water is $1.25. Go figure.
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