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gennaro paone: former head tailor of rubinacci

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Too embarrassing to link, but it was brought up a number of times at the trunk show so fresh in my mind.

I really need to stop drinking during the day.

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I'm less grumpy than I have ever been. I spent an hour at the river today, then two and a half hours walking the coastline. It doesn't suck. Tomorrow I will do the same, but then the Miele man comes to rip me back to reality. I don't think there is another person within a quarter mile of me right now. I am now going to use my rather slow internet to become a man in some sweaters.
 
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I have given over a guest room to my Miele guy. It's a real time saver.

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We newcomers finally chased you out of the city, Matt?
 

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We newcomers finally chased you out of the city, Matt?

I still have a place in the city, I just only go there when absolutely required. I was in San Francisco for fifteen minutes yesterday, for example.
 

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We are still talking about tailors, right?  Not marriage?  In that case, I don't see any particular merit in one type of relationship over the other.  Some people prefer routine, some enjoy novelty.  Me, I'm a creature of habit.  I wear a variation on the same theme every day, and have done so for over a decade now.  And in every city I go to more than once, I have particular places where I always eat, although I am sure that there are plenty of other good spots.  But that's neither here nor there.  What works for me, may not work for someone else.  

Also,  the distinction you make between "experience" and "experiences" is specious, and you know that.  I get what you are trying to say, but I don't think that you are right in attributing the one to people who share your view of things, and the other to those who do not.

I don't think one type of relationship is better than the other, but they have their own particular merits. It isn't just routine versus novelty, but familiarity versus diversity. Some people may want a bunch of different things and value that. Somebody else might like to know that if they need something special quickly, they can count on a longer relationship making that more likely. Similarly, a longer relationship makes divergence from the norm more likely. See, for example, some of the distinctive stuff done for some of those fellows on noveporte by Neapolitan tailors who only give you what you want and refuse to make what the customer wants.

I disagree that the distinction I make is specious. It has become very popular to go to each Michelin *** restaurant once and take a lot of pictures. Those are what I am calling experiences, and they are often very nice, but they don't provide much more than a picture book of life. They don't provide much experience. I don't say this so as to imply I am on the other side, or foo is or whatever. It is just a comment on what I see happening to the current generation in so many different ways. Let's do expensive stuff and then document it in pictures. I am not immune, but I am comfortable with a degree of self loathing.
 

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I have given over a guest room to my Miele guy. It's a real time saver.
Has the vac given you trouble or are you talking appliances?

We are still talking about tailors, right?  Not marriage?  In that case, I don't see any particular merit in one type of relationship over the other.  Some people prefer routine, some enjoy novelty.  Me, I'm a creature of habit.  I wear a variation on the same theme every day, and have done so for over a decade now.  And in every city I go to more than once, I have particular places where I always eat, although I am sure that there are plenty of other good spots.  But that's neither here nor there.  What works for me, may not work for someone else.  

Also,  the distinction you make between "experience" and "experiences" is specious, and you know that.  I get what you are trying to say, but I don't think that you are right in attributing the one to people who share your view of things, and the other to those who do not.
Imo there is a difference between what one learns from a year-long trip around the world and living abroad for a year. As Matt said, not necessarily a difference in overall value, but certainly differences, particularly in the relationships formed, I'd imagine.

No idea if I've ever eaten at a Michelin-starred restaurant.
 
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