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What style of brick and mortar?

mktitsworth

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Let's ignore the awesomeness of the internet for a moment, and harken back to days when people were (for the most part) required to purchase their goods at stores which maintained a physical presence. Many of these establishments still exist today. There seem to be a number of different styles of these, and people seem to have different preferences. So that's what I'm curious about: What sort of brick and mortar do you prefer for your clothier?

Personally, I have a local boutique that I stumbled upon while out searching for a suit for court that I seem to invariably end up at. I've developed a relationship with the owners and salesmen to the point that they know me when I come in. It's not huge, and the selection can be limited, but the thing that really keeps bringing me back is the service that I get, that they go out of their way to find things that I like, and most importantly (to me) that they will tell me when something does not look good on me. It also helps that they stock and make things that I like, even if some of them would (from searching and seeing previous reactions) be cause for derision and scolding around here. There are a couple of other boutiques around that I've bought from and had decent experiences with, but I definitely have a primary. I went wandering through a few department stores recently, and I just could not get into the experience at all. I'm sure that it didn't help I was wandering through Dillard's, but for me, the department store experience just isn't where it's out.

How about the rest of you folks?
 

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I hit both department stores and boutiques. The smaller boutiques are always friendlier and willing to give a discount.
 

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"for court", do you mean your arraignment?
 

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That's one of the other things I like is that I've yet to pay sticker price for anything.
 

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Originally Posted by NORE
"for court", do you mean your arraignment?


Big timers wear orange jumpsuits to their arraignments.
 

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Originally Posted by landshark
Big timers wear orange jumpsuits to their arraignments.


Unfortunately, while I've rubbed elbows with, I am not in the big timers club. This particular excursion was for having to deal with my ex wife.

Besides, the drape of the jumpsuits just doesn't flatter me well.
 

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Originally Posted by mktitsworth
Unfortunately, while I've rubbed elbows with, I am not in the big timers club. This particular excursion was for having to deal with my ex wife.
Besides, the drape of the jumpsuits just doesn't flatter me well.


Ouch. While I didn't have to wear orange, I did, and still do, have to write checks every month, so I feel your pain. However, everytime I sit down to write one of those checks, I think back to a commercial I saw for Mike's Hard Lemonade. In it, the bottle asks, "Why is divorce so expensive?" The answer? "Because it's worth it." I'm inclined to agree.
 

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Originally Posted by Tomboys
Ouch. While I didn't have to wear orange, I did, and still do, have to write checks every month, so I feel your pain. However, everytime I sit down to write one of those checks, I think back to a commercial I saw for Mike's Hard Lemonade. In it, the bottle asks, "Why is divorce so expensive?" The answer? "Because it's worth it." I'm inclined to agree.

 

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Originally Posted by Tomboys
Ouch. While I didn't have to wear orange, I did, and still do, have to write checks every month, so I feel your pain. However, everytime I sit down to write one of those checks, I think back to a commercial I saw for Mike's Hard Lemonade. In it, the bottle asks, "Why is divorce so expensive?" The answer? "Because it's worth it." I'm inclined to agree.

Luckily, I believe that, two years later, things are looking like that will not be the case for me.
 

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