An Interview with B&Tailor

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 26, 2014.

  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    10,050
    Likes Received:
    21,138
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2012
    Location:
    Texas.
    The vast majority don't. As a Westerner in Korea, I was given lots of leeway.

    But cultural faux pas's still had an impact. Most of the times they were slight and on an unconscious level (impressions and such), but I can think of a few times where my blunders--often being direct or misunderstanding another's indirectness--had awkward or negative consequences
     


  2. jedwards

    jedwards Senior member

    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    192
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Generally my experience of Japan was they would say "it is difficult" or some such instead of "NO".

    Sometimes as a westerner you just wanna hear "No" though, then you can move on and find another option.

    Back on the tailoring thing though, I am shocked that they find Australia more profitable than a UK or US trip, but still.
     


  3. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

    Messages:
    3,379
    Likes Received:
    2,998
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2014
    Apologies for the off topic discussion but I experienced this first hand.
    Korea has hierarchy by age (don't know if there is a term for it) and it means if someone like my father in law (older) tells me to try something, it will be quite impolite for me to flat out say, "No."
    But he also understands that I am really an American minded Korean.

    I'll be looking forward to my 3 to 4 wk trip to Seoul next year and will lock down a suit from B&TAILOR
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2015


  4. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

    Messages:
    3,899
    Likes Received:
    4,746
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    They already have someone working as a fitter for them there, so they don't incur any travel costs.
     


  5. simian

    simian Active Member

    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    24
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2013
    My impression was that more than the costs, the time makes it prohibitive.

    They seemed fairly stretched in the 10 days I was there, and my sense was that they have all the business they can handle. Unless they expand in a meaningful way, it's difficult to see how they can visit UK/US on a regular basis.
     


  6. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

    Messages:
    3,899
    Likes Received:
    4,746
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    With cost I meant time as well. Time=money.
     


  7. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    4,453
    Likes Received:
    4,171
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    Location:
    On the Monaro, NSW.
    

    Australia is pretty close to them and they already have a fitter here permanently, so no special trips required. Would cut down on the logistics quite a bit I'd imagine.
     


  8. steveyoo1983

    steveyoo1983 Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    1,456
    Likes Received:
    487
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2012
    Location:
    San Diego, California USA
    Very excited to see these gents here on SF!
    There is a gentleman in New York currently working with B&T team to bring them in NYC soon!

    (and who knows, maybe San Diego California as well haha)
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2015


  9. diadem

    diadem Senior member

    Messages:
    1,098
    Likes Received:
    297
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    If they come to NYC, I'm definitely commissioning something.
     


  10. steveyoo1983

    steveyoo1983 Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    1,456
    Likes Received:
    487
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2012
    Location:
    San Diego, California USA
    I will be there myself as well! ;))
     


  11. CHRK33

    CHRK33 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,213
    Likes Received:
    174
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2010
    Location:
    DC
    

    If they visit San Diego, I am visiting my in-laws that weekend. In for sure
     


  12. Leaves

    Leaves Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    4,715
    Likes Received:
    2,892
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Location:
    Sweden
    

    Would it make sense to come to San Diego? I thought @steveyoo1983 was the only one wearing a suit in the whole city, everyone else is in flips flops and shorts? :D
     


  13. steveyoo1983

    steveyoo1983 Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    1,456
    Likes Received:
    487
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2012
    Location:
    San Diego, California USA
    LOL!! I don't even wear it as much anymore but we can always do bespoke shorts with 2 inch cuffs ;))
     


  14. the honor roll

    the honor roll Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    117
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2015
    Hello everyone,

    My name is Chris Tuazon, and I'm a teacher in Shenzhen. Last month, Messrs Park and Joe Ha visited Hong Kong for another trunk show, and were kind enough to sit down and sped time answering my questions. You can read it at the link here: "With My Own Two Hands." I hope you enjoy it. Thanks to Joe for translating or us during the conversation!
     


  15. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    10,050
    Likes Received:
    21,138
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2012
    Location:
    Texas.
    Great interview!
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by