- Feb 22, 2018
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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 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..............
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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