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Gus

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This all gives more legitimacy to Crompton’s ludicrous blog than it deserves...

I find it interesting the people who are bothered by Crompton's success. I mean if you don't agree with him, then just don't read his blog. He like any good reviewer, has a point-of-view. I like that his blog helps to create awareness of makers/artisans and tailors that I would not of otherwise discovered on my own. The dialog about fit, fabrics and style is also quite helpful.
 

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I like Simon's site and think the online world would be worse without it. It's nice to have someone champion craft-based clothing.
 
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I find it interesting the people who are bothered by Crompton's success. I mean if you don't agree with him, then just don't read his blog. He like any good reviewer, has a point-of-view. I like that his blog helps to create awareness of makers/artisans and tailors that I would not of otherwise discovered on my own. The dialog about fit, fabrics and style is also quite helpful.
I agree with this. I'm a grown-up (my wife insists) and I can make up my own mind about stuff I read, online and off, and form my own opinion and response. I've learned a lot from Simon's blog.

I like Simon's site and think the online world would be worst without it. It's nice to have someone champion craft-based clothing.
Agree here, too. Simon's taste and mine are quite divergent and some of his opinions strike me as silly or at least rather narrow and specific to his context. Which is fine, I suppose. It's still not ludicrous.

Derek's award-winning blog, however, I consume completely uncritically. And I'll repeat what I wrote earlier: it's the quality of the writing that sets Die Workwear! apart.
 

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I find it interesting the people who are bothered by Crompton's success. I mean if you don't agree with him, then just don't read his blog. He like any good reviewer, has a point-of-view. I like that his blog helps to create awareness of makers/artisans and tailors that I would not of otherwise discovered on my own. The dialog about fit, fabrics and style is also quite helpful.
I don’t read it anymore - I find the humourless tone and pomposity too much.

Actually it was quite a good site when it first started and SC was a bit less full of himself, making an initial exploration into the world of bespoke. But now this whole ‘leader in craft and luxury’ shtick is beyond parody.
 

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I just thought that photo of him had the perfect proportions for a coat-and-tie look. From the cut of the suit to the amount of shirt cuff and pocket square showing to the scale of the patterns. Was like the Golden Ratio.

Incidentally, I talked to a fashion journalist once who went to school with one of Richardson's sons. Apparently Elliott Richardson was a bit of a clotheshorse.
Add my kudos as well.
It didn't hurt that Avedon took the photo.
 

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