Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by CaymanS, Feb 10, 2011.
I picked up a couple of RL shirts and the Drakes raw silk tie.
wtf, this is annoying. I wonder why UK founders were not invited to the sale. I had my eye on a few items
Just a wild guess, but maybe UK buyers are actually buying at retail whereas the US customers haven't been buying?
LOL, 20 GBP to ship one tie, untracked to Australia.
I think not, assholes.
Yeah, waiting for the next "free worldwide shipping" offer.......
If anyone is willing to proxy for me shoot me a pm please.
Thanks in advance
Spent an hour digging around their items. There really isn't all that much I really want, thank fully. I may pick up an APC t-shirt if anything.
If anyone is kind enough to proxy, please PM me.
I wanted to resurrect this thread.
I've been following Mr Porter for a while now. The initial selection of designers piqued my interest immediately. Many of my favorites--which I've been secretly indulging in for the past 3-4 years with the full knowledge that they are niche and unknown to fashionistas and nouveau riche alike--were on there.
Some of their outfit combinations and the looks they put together are superb. Some looks are classic. Many of the 60s mod looks are back in vogue now, thanks to eg. Mad Men. Some of the other looks are cutting edge eg. Mens shoes by Jimmy Choo.
I really like their advertising style too.
Some of the looks are a bit too out there for me, which is always why I am hesitant with these kinds of attempts. Do you really want to look like the Duke of Windsor (Edward VIII), if you are in your 30s? There is a thin line between that kind of stuff and costumery, this day in age...
Anyone else have any opinions or experiences with Mr Porter?
I'm pretty sure that I tweeted that Mr. Porter is full of clothes that I will (and do) buy, but that generally fail to excite me. I'm glad it's there, though, and maybe I'm just overly jaded.
I'm curious about what brands are niche and not well known, though. I think that the only 2 brands that I haven't heard of there were Cherchbi and Chucs. Everything else is pretty well established (From Edward Green to Margiela to Zimmerli) or a brand-de-jour (Kitsune, Sunspel, S.N.S. Herning)
It's a good shop with excellent brands, although I had an issue with shipping that took two phone calls and a few emails to a several different employees to sort out. International customers should note that duties and taxes are paid up front, which increases the cost of most items by 25-30% for Canadians (there are however no surprises on delivery). The packaging was pretty excessive - an order for 2 ties came with 3 boxes and 2 bags.
Trendy and overpriced. Perfect for trend-followers who do not have access to this
type of merchandise in their locales.
I went to their website. Most of their good staffs are out of my price range .But I must admit they have good staffs in the store. I love the RL croc skin penny loafers at $2k+.
Hahaha, well guilty as charged for the trendy part, in my case. But I would say they also have some of the classic brands.
In terms of not having access--I live in Canada, and sometimes I feel this place is a desert when it comes to fashion. Ship me off to New York anyday.
As someone who hates going shopping and has little time to do so, I appreciate a site like mr porter despite having access to good shops (which are, incidentally, almost always more expensive anyway).
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