Great stuff - thank you for taking the time to scan.Did a couple more scans, but for some reason, they didn't come out as well.
But as intended, they still illustrate my central assertion regarding the original Paul Stuart.
As a retiree, I rarely find myself dressing up to a level of formality such as once was common for business or more formal social events. But if one sometimes enjoys wearing a tie, it need not always be a more formal manner. More sporting options exist as are shown in the page I posted earlier.
Paul Stuart still does ad layouts involving lots of color and pattern, but I'm afraid I find many of them crude imitations of the kaleidoscopic virtuosity with which they once employed the classic lexicon.
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Scan doesn't show it as well as the printed page does, but I still think it's brilliant harmonizing of pattern and color. Should you wear it? Probably not. Would I? Maybe 20 years ago before entering senility. But brilliant non-the-less. Walking an aesthetic tight-rope wire!
And when it was time for more sober attire, Paul Stuart did that equally well, and just as elegantly. To some degree I find the present Stuart less adroit, sometimes, crude.
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You are very welcome!Great stuff - thank you for taking the time to scan.
As we've chatted about before, I think the current PS has more conservative / traditional clothes in the store than you'd be led to believe from the ads, catalog and window displays, all of which show its boldest colors and fashions.
For whatever reason - my guess, PS is trying to drive younger customers to the store and, assume, the regulars know they have the classics, but who knows - the advertising, et al. is not representative of the full line of merchandise.
A couple brands have told me that their goal was to look like Bonobos. Brands wants to emulate success or popularity, not model themselves after inspirational brands.You are very welcome!
And I have no doubt you are correct concerning the store offering better options. But it's a pity if caviar decides it wants to look like tuna salad.
And as a marketeer, it makes me ask the question, if I want to try to look just like Suitsupply, why would the market I'm trying to exploit not just shop there instead?
Ready to wear Paul Stuart starts at a pretty reasonable price point.Isn't Paul Stuart made by Samuelsohn now? Why not take advantage of their MTM program which is usually cheaper than a RTW PS?
Makes sense, but aside from fabrics, we are comparing Samuelsohn MTM with Paul Stuwart RTW, I assume Sammy should give a better fit?Ready to wear Paul Stuart starts at a pretty reasonable price point.
Also, as MattS mentioned, the cut and overall style will be different.
I know some here have experience with MTM Samuelsohn, but I’m willing to bet that with the premium fabrics that Paul Stuart offers, the price will be pretty much inline.