- Apr 10, 2011
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Yea, I mean, my comment was mostly tongue in cheek. But there was a time on here when curt, slightly unfriendly fitters/ tailors were considered to be better than those who were eager to cater to every whim. I originally linked some threads, but didn't want to dig up old dirt, so I edited my comment. But there are some hilarious threads on here where customers have gotten into famous fights with tailors/ fitters.Well, that same notion applies to bartenders, as well. Yet, if you’re a dick and don’t care to find out what suits my palette, I don’t care about your drink and won’t pay for it.
In their vanity book, Anderson & Sheppard brags about their once unfriendly service. I think Graydon Carter wrote something in his opening to the effect of: "I would ask my fitter what he thought of some idea, and the fitter would curtly reply, 'well that's an idea,' and the matter would be dropped."
I've only been on the receiving end of some unfriendly service twice, and it's unpleasant. I agree I wouldn't go back to someone, or even give them my business, if I didn't like the service. Although lots of examples of people going to tailors with unrealistic expectations.