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Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by Flanderian, May 29, 2016.
About that jacket I said I was having made . . .
The jacket you had made for yourself is very handsome indeed! The fit appears spot-on.
Oh yeah - nice chair. Ralph knows how to create a world one would like to live in. The, em, er, uh, small challenge for me is that no one in that world would want me living there, but it's still pretty to look at.
When I was a regular Ralph MTM customer, I was invited to a dinner out with several other clients for a marketing discussion "with our important clients." Polo was upfront about the purpose - we want to pick your brain and run ideas by you. While I usually say no to stuff like that, since my sales guy said it reflected well on him if his clients went - and since I was a bit curious - I did go.
They had a lot of topics to discuss that night, but one was a around the idea of "access to the world of Ralph Lauren" where "members" would be invited to special events (they'd have to pay) for things like dinner at the Polo mansion and "outings" to events like polo matches or (I kid you not) cricket matches. There was more - special "nights" for private shopping, early access to new clothes, etc.
Months later, I asked my sale guy about it and he said that idea was ultimately rejected as the feedback was mixed and it would have been expensive to create and execute. So, in a way, even Ralph Lauren acknowledged that its fantasy world is too expensive to create in the real world.
It's hard to post anything after Old Sarge's outstanding jacket. I not only want his jacket, I want his tailor.
Which brings to mind this from Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London -" note the last line:
He's the hairy-handed gent who ran amuck in Kent
Lately he's been overheard in Mayfair
You better stay away from him
He'll rip your lungs out, Jim
I'd like to meet his tailor
Back to our regularly scheduled programing and keeping with the Old-Sarge theme of the day:
Damn, I should have had a vest made, too. Oh well, maybe next fall.
Not my thing, but a little Sunday splash:
I do love side tabs, but much prefer them w/out belt loops.
I believe a vest like this would work with or without lapels. In Sarge’s situation, I’d be tempted to have one of each made, for lack of decisiveness.
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I went with this one today just for the vest for Old Sarge.
Perfect! Where did you buy the vest?