My store adventure.

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  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Recently I went to a large and high-end department store that is known for stocking fine menswear and related items.

    The sales people were rather ignorant to my requests when I desired some scarves; they showed me some garish Burberry Nova check things, and such. I said I wanted scarves, and they still insisted on the Burberry, and then pushed some other logoed dross; those were mufflers.

    After that bit, I pointed to a pile of scarves, and announced that was what I wanted. Oh, they intoned, ties. Scarves.

    I felt like committing a John Morgan.
     


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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    so what kind of scarve were you looking for anyway?
     


  3. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    so what kind of scarve were you looking for anyway?
    Something that Admiral Byrd might have worn.
     


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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    sorry - i am culturally dense would that be in silk or cashmere?? so do you have a picture?
     


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    sorry - i am culturally dense would that be in silk or cashmere?? so do you have a picture?
    Perhaps something Joseph Rock would have worn:

    [​IMG]
     


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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i love the pic! but i am assuming that it is a neck scarve?? i have been gettng cheap pashminas for the ladies market in HK - they are great and not to thick too can change them every year as they dont take a great washing!
     


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    Did you actually do this? -_-
     


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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    yep coz for HK $25 and delicate cold wash my wife will bung anything in the damm washing mashine - but it was ok![​IMG] it lived to die another day!
     


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    Did you actually do this? -_-
    It was a very natural action.
     


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    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    You should have gone directly to the Loro Piana section and skipped the unhelpful hired help.
     


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    You should have gone directly to the Loro Piana section and skipped the unhelpful hired help.
    There is a Loro Piana shop where it used to be an Hermes.
     


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    Perhaps something Joseph Rock would have worn:

    [​IMG]

    Is he burying the Burberry dreck?
     


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    According to the pictures posted, you mean a tie.

    In that case, why would you feel the need to be a difficult customer and push an antiquated term on a salesperson? Of course they're going to show you a Burberry nova check or cashmere tartan when you ask for a scarf. Not everyone has the time to sit around, learn trite little synonyms and pretend they live in a bygone era. People who live in the 21st century call those silly ol' things scarves.

    Sounds like you were just being a cavalier asshole.
     


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    According to the pictures posted, you mean a tie.

    In that case, why would you feel the need to be a difficult customer and push an antiquated term on a salesperson? Of course they're going to show you a Burberry nova check or cashmere tartan when you ask for a scarf. Not everyone has the time to sit around, learn trite little synonyms and pretend they live in a bygone era. People who live in the 21st century call those silly ol' things scarves.

    Sounds like you were just being a cavalier asshole.


    Agreed.

    [The New Yorker
    March 2, 1946


    A patron of Brooks Brothers got his statement this month and found that he was billed for two scarves. He called the store and protested that he hadn't bought any scarves. The store said he had, tossing in the word "four-in-hands" by way of explanation. "Oh, ties!" said the customer. "Ties", said Brooks brothers, "are bow ties." What if he came in and bought what he would consider a couple of scarves - what would Brooks Brothers call them? "What you refer to as scarves", the voice said, "are mufflers."]
     


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    I also agree with Connemara.
     


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