Boateng in the Independent

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  1. trogdor

    trogdor Senior member

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  2. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    thanks for that link. it was a good read.

    I'm probably in the minority on this board that really likes what OB is doing. I have 2 of his RTW suits and if I were to choose anyone on Savile Row to go bespoke, he would be my first choice.

    He insinuates, and it's probably true, that the established houses don't give him much respect on the Row (I know I read Thomas Mahon dismiss Boateng in not so many words) which is too bad because I think Boateng (and the other "new saville rowers") can coexist with the established houses, alstwhile bringing attention and potentially more customers to the entire Row. When I first really discovered what Saville Row was back in the mid 90s, it was thru Ozwald Boateng.
     


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    whoopee Senior member

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    Is he really a cutter?

    He's helping make it cool to wear a suit, which is a good thing, though his clothing isn't to my taste.
     


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    Fascinating read, thanks. Well, if at least the Row benefits, that is good. I am hoping that when I manage to get affluent enough I can have a suit or two made somewhere there [​IMG]
     


  5. Luc-Emmanuel

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    Like most designers, he seems to have a pretty big ego.

    I really enjoyed this part:
    "He didn't warn any of us about the show," says one testily. "It was a Friday afternoon and we had three customers who couldn't actually get through the door. When they eventually made it in, they were saying they didn't think this was such a good thing for the street, to say the least."
    snotty rich pigs...

    !luc
     


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    Yeah, damn him for bringing a huge number of prospective clients to the Row [​IMG]
     


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    Yeah, damn him for bringing a huge number of prospective clients to the Row [​IMG]
    Alas, not the same clientele they are used to! [​IMG]

    !luc
     


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