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There's a post on PS that asked people to nominate the winners in the comments:


A quick browse seems to show that two or three people mentioned Private White VC as an "investment" in the comments following that post, although I may have missed a comment or two. Five or six comments mentioned Edward Green shoes as a good investment, so I do wonder why Private White got the nod when more people seemed to nominate Edward Green (although I may, of course, have missed some comments).

Shoes seemed popular in the investment category, with a few others mentioning Alden, Church's and other brands. A few other people nominated bespoke suits from places like A&S as a good investment, while others mentioned Loro Piana or other expensive knitwear.

It will be interesting to see the winner of the "value" category, as it seems like thirty or more people mentioned Uniqlo merino knitwear, and quite a few more mentioned Uniqlo socks.
 

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When you try so hard to be snarky but still fall flat on your face... Not you of course, Patrick.
Well, I definitely should have read all the text. I do, however, have the sense of being gamed and that’s enough to at least get a raised eyebrow from me.
 

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There's a post on PS that asked people to nominate the winners in the comments:


A quick browse seems to show that two or three people mentioned Private White VC as an "investment" in the comments following that post, although I may have missed a comment or two. Five or six comments mentioned Edward Green shoes as a good investment, so I do wonder why Private White got the nod when more people seemed to nominate Edward Green (although I may, of course, have missed some comments).

Shoes seemed popular in the investment category, with a few others mentioning Alden, Church's and other brands. A few other people nominated bespoke suits from places like A&S as a good investment, while others mentioned Loro Piana or other expensive knitwear.

It will be interesting to see the winner of the "value" category, as it seems like thirty or more people mentioned Uniqlo merino knitwear, and quite a few more mentioned Uniqlo socks.
I count more than two or three people for PWVC.

If you count this in an approval voting system, then PWVC wins by a vote of 7 to 6 (six being for Edward Green).

If you count this in a ranked voting system, then PWVC wins by a vote of 7 to 5.

To count the PWVC votes, you can do a search for "Private White VC" and then "bridge" to capture all the PWVC mentions (as some people only say bridge coat, instead of Private White VC).

To count the EG votes, you can do a search for "Edward Green," but then discount the guy who votes them for his value pick (not investment pick) and the guy who mentions them a few times while voting.
 
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There's a post on PS that asked people to nominate the winners in the comments:


A quick browse seems to show that two or three people mentioned Private White VC as an "investment" in the comments following that post, although I may have missed a comment or two. Five or six comments mentioned Edward Green shoes as a good investment, so I do wonder why Private White got the nod when more people seemed to nominate Edward Green (although I may, of course, have missed some comments).

Shoes seemed popular in the investment category, with a few others mentioning Alden, Church's and other brands. A few other people nominated bespoke suits from places like A&S as a good investment, while others mentioned Loro Piana or other expensive knitwear.

It will be interesting to see the winner of the "value" category, as it seems like thirty or more people mentioned Uniqlo merino knitwear, and quite a few more mentioned Uniqlo socks.

Uniqlo won the value category.
 

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While we are on the subject of PWVC, I’m considering getting their Mac in venture cotton this spring. Anybody experienced with this brand who would like to share their thoughts?
 

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I count more than two or three people for PWVC.

If you count this in an approval voting system, then PWVC wins by a vote of 7 to 6 (six being for Edward Green).

If you count this in a ranked voting system, then PWVC wins by a vote of 7 to 5.

To count the PWVC votes, you can do a search for "Private White VC" and then "bridge" to capture all the PWVC mentions (as some people only say bridge coat, instead of Private White VC).

To count the EG votes, you can do a search for "Edward Green," but then discount the guy who votes them for his value pick (not investment pick) and the guy who mentions them a few times while voting.
Still seems a bit off to me. Seven folks voting for PWVC I suspect mostly because of the coats that were advertised on PS is not exactly “Four out of five dentists agree” levels of credibility.

Anyway, businesses need any bump they can get so I don’t begrudge the ad for the most part. Just thought it was worthy of a :paranoia:. The coats he made in collaboration with PWVC looked excellent.

Didn’t NMWA win best customer service last year? Pretty cool and well-deserved.
 

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Five or six comments mentioned Edward Green shoes as a good investment, so I do wonder why Private White got the nod when more people seemed to nominate Edward Green (although I may, of course, have missed some comments).
Didn’t NMWA win best customer service last year? Pretty cool and well-deserved.
Are these the same Edward Green AND NMWA who pay for advertisements on Permanent Style?!?!?!??!?!? I don't know what to believe anymore!!!!!

Simon provides really good content and sells some really nice products. But it's also just a blog and just clothes, which we're neither required to read nor purchase.
 

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Are these the same Edward Green AND NMWA who pay for advertisements on Permanent Style?!?!?!??!?!? I don't know what to believe anymore!!!!!

Simon provides really good content and sells some really nice products. But it's also just a blog and just clothes, which we're neither required to read nor purchase.
That’s basically what I was saying. :paranoia:
 

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Still seems a bit off to me.
... except I don't have any sort of conspiracy. I don't think Simon is up to anything funny. He's been accused of promoting PWVC, an advertiser, instead of Edward Green, also an advertiser. It's all a bit absurd.

My excessive punctuation denotes sarcasm.
 

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Not wearing a tinfoil hat here. Was just pointing out my perception of a likely conflict of interest. Nothing shocking. I don’t begrudge them for trying to make a buck.
 

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