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I still take the GO in but during off-peak hours and the train is pretty much empty. I always get my own cluster of 4 seats to myself. I am usually in the office 2-3 times a week. Sometimes more, sometimes less. Still wearing a suit or SC when I go in.
 

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One hypothesis says that these people used to take GO or TTC but now drive, so offices are underpopulated, public transit is still empty but highways are jammed
LOL.....if offices are underpopulated (which they most certainly are), wouldn't it stand to reason that these people on the highways, if they are people that used to take GO or TTC to go to offices, are not going to offices on the highway now?

The OP is totally correct -- the 401 and the DVP at packed at 8:30am to above 2019 levels. The 401 westbound is packed at record highs, IMHO. My guess is "work from home" is really "get on the highway and drive somewhere"....where is the mystery..
 

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It doesn’t take much to add enough cars to DVP southbound to jam it. I know that a few of my coworkers now drive because they can justify the expense if it’s once a week plus they want to avoid public transit. But your explanation may be better. Oh wait, you didn’t have one.
 

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I just spent 2300 CAD to to MTM shooting jacket and trousers in Harry Rosen through Samuel Sohn with this fabric, any Canadian members here? please share some of your opinion. Thank you.

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Hi,
Can I ask if this was at the Bloor/Bellair store?

Would you mind sharing which associate helped you with fitting/measuring for Samuelsohn? I am looking to do the same, but all I get is warnings: "Be careful who measures you, some of them don't know how to measure"....I find this hard to believe, to be frank.
 

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Hi,
Can I ask if this was at the Bloor/Bellair store?

Would you mind sharing which associate helped you with fitting/measuring for Samuelsohn? I am looking to do the same, but all I get is warnings: "Be careful who measures you, some of them don't know how to measure"....I find this hard to believe, to be frank.
It is irrelevant who measures you as they should all be capable of measuring you properly if they are hired by HR to do so. HR should stand by their product and fit once the suit is made. Ignore all the noise if you want to get a suit made at Harry Rosen then go for it.
 

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Hi,
Can I ask if this was at the Bloor/Bellair store?

Would you mind sharing which associate helped you with fitting/measuring for Samuelsohn? I am looking to do the same, but all I get is warnings: "Be careful who measures you, some of them don't know how to measure"....I find this hard to believe, to be frank.
For Bloor, I recommend Stephanie. She will give you honest appraisals on fit.

Be very careful choosing a sales associate.

In terms of experience, I also recommend Bobby, and George (George actually used to work for Cifonelli, and also has a good eye for fit/MTM).
 

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It is irrelevant who measures you as they should all be capable of measuring you properly if they are hired by HR to do so. HR should stand by their product and fit once the suit is made. Ignore all the noise if you want to get a suit made at Harry Rosen then go for it.
That’s terrible advice. Not all SAs are equal.

To elaborate, I’ve dealt with SAs who just wanted to make a sale, and were willing to let me walk out with an ill-fitting garment. By choosing to be selective, you minimize the chances of ending up with a garment you’re unhappy with.
 

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That’s terrible advice. Not all SAs are equal.

To elaborate, I’ve dealt with SAs who just wanted to make a sale, and were willing to let me walk out with an ill-fitting garment. By choosing to be selective, you minimize the chances of ending up with a garment you’re unhappy with.
+1

I've had both Harry Rosen and Holt Renfrew SAs tell me that all shoe brands only have one width. That's not only incorrect but it was an attempt at gas lighting. When I further asked about construction method on a brand I was unfamiliar with (Zegna) I was told "highest quality construction" and then it was suggested perhaps I wasn't in the right store. They were right.

I went to see Ivor Woolridge who fitted me for my wide feet in Goodyear welted shoes.
 

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That’s terrible advice. Not all SAs are equal.

To elaborate, I’ve dealt with SAs who just wanted to make a sale, and were willing to let me walk out with an ill-fitting garment. By choosing to be selective, you minimize the chances of ending up with a garment you’re unhappy with.
It is a terrible advise? How so ? If one walks in a store why do they have to look for someone who knows what they are doing? Why are all not able to do the same job? Are all Harry Rosen staff not trained the same way or by the sounds of it it is a hit or miss? Or you are trying for someone in particular to get their commission here ?
 

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Why would you rely on a retail associate when it’s your clothes on your own self? I’m amazed at how many on this forum who come across as experts in all things clothing but have nothing but trepidation when it comes to pulling the trigger. Like WTF?

If you know how you like your clothes to fit then aim for that and settle for nothing less…..why rely on someone’s opinion?? TELL them what you want instead of asking their opinion. You hired them, not the other way around. Any problems with such a straight forward process means you are also culpable and part of the problem.

Enjoy!
 

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I've had both Harry Rosen and Holt Renfrew SAs tell me that all shoe brands only have one width. That's not only incorrect but it was an attempt at gas lighting. When I further asked about construction method on a brand I was unfamiliar with (Zegna) I was told "highest quality construction" and then it was suggested perhaps I wasn't in the right store. They were right.

I went to see Ivor Woolridge who fitted me for my wide feet in Goodyear welted shoes.
By the sounds of it the commission based employees at HR are not educated/ trained enough to sell shoes. In that case one should stay clear from that store.
 

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By the sounds of it the commission based employees at HR are not educated/ trained enough to sell shoes. In that case one should stay clear from that store.
Not exactly true - they are trained to do what 98% of their customers expect. Just because a few people read forums and walk around looking to split hairs about shoe construction doesn’t mean Holts is in the wrong business. If one really has a chip on their shoulder about educated shoe sales reps then they need to lower their expectations or only shop at the one place in town some strangers on the internet told them about :)
 

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