An Interview with B&Tailor

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  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's tight, especially for a first commission, but I think it's recently been done. Final fitting would probably be on your last day, then the jacket will be shipped to you.

    But yes. Call them to confirm
     


  2. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Some comment on B&Tailor instagram about coming to texas of all places. Don't remember which pic it was under.
     
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  4. venividivicibj

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  5. Mr. Six

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    Clags is in TX, but that's not him. I take those comments to mean, "We'd like to come to the US and will at some point in the future but don't have any immediate plans."
     


  6. jedwards

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    UK is the priority.
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not I. But damn do I wish it were true. Going through withdrawal.
     


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    In all seriousness, they did say they would be in UK this year... is that still the case?


    I need a Liverano styled piece without the £4k price tag.
     


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    Please bear in mind that in Asian culture it is generally considered impolite or unacceptable to answer a question with a strong negation. So, rather than a definitive 'no', it's common to reply with a non-committing yes-like answer that is vague and open to interpretation.
    I would not be surprised if bntailor's responses above fall in that category.
     


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    I think they were planning with Claghorn something fairly sold though if memory serves correctly.
     


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    I’m too lazy to look it up right now, but wasn’t it said in this very thread that they already have a very firm client base in Korea and additional business in HK and Australia? If that’s true they have no reason whatsoever to travel around the world to the US or the UK.
     


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    Yep, it's highly unlikely they'll ever come to the UK or US. I'm assuming they're already operating at capacity with Asian and Australian clients. The only way they'll visit other countries is if they raise prices significantly or expand their operations, so they can make more profit than serving Asian customers or have more employees available to make suits. However, if they raise prices, they'll be competing with the already established Italian traveling tailors.
     


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    We were, but I'm guessing when they realised the travel costs and time involved that it would make much more sense to expand into Asia than into the UK. Besides, we only had like 6 people willing to fully commit to getting a suit, which isn't all that much.
     


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    I did not know that. Is that specifically Korean or Asia in general? I have to say no to some requests, I guess Swedes can be interpreted as quite blunt and straight forward in this regard. Will an Asian client generally have an understanding for the cultural differences or will he think I'm being a dick? I've always believed in straight forward communication but not if it's interpreted as rude by someone from a different culture.
     


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    venividivicibj Senior member

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    What he says is also true from a Japanese perspective. Everything is about being polite,saving face, etc. That being said, they don't hold foreigners to the same standard.
     
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