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Hardly any if at all. It's the 60+ self-employed crowd that keeps them going, not even those working for large corporations or in the public sector. Same goes for trunk shows, all senior doctors/lawyers/entrepreneurs in one form or another.
While certainly the case in general, I know quite a few mid 30's and up clients I see at the trunk shows and shops. I fall into the self employed/ entrepreneur category, but only 40+ at the moment and I've been a customer since around 30.
 

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Izda Foosta no longa a customer of da bespock...?
Last I read he was cheerfully admitting that that the whole journey into bespoke was just a silly, expensive hobby of conceit, and he has now joined the ranks embracing the ‘Midtown uniform’. I still don’t know if that foreign chap who called him an “oval headed dwarf” ever delivered his ten pairs of trousers at a grand each or if they’re still lost in transit.
 

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Last I read he was cheerfully admitting that that the whole journey into bespoke was just a silly, expensive hobby of conceit, and he has now joined the ranks embracing the ‘Midtown uniform’. I still don’t know if that foreign chap who called him an “oval headed dwarf” ever delivered his ten pairs of trousers at a grand each or if they’re still lost in transit.
Chuckle...

Well, sometimes lessons have to be learned the hard (& expensive) way I suppose.
 

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Last I read he was cheerfully admitting that that the whole journey into bespoke was just a silly, expensive hobby of conceit, and he has now joined the ranks embracing the ‘Midtown uniform’. I still don’t know if that foreign chap who called him an “oval headed dwarf” ever delivered his ten pairs of trousers at a grand each or if they’re still lost in transit.
Why haven't you been updating the What's New with the Foo thread for us
 

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Last I read he was cheerfully admitting that that the whole journey into bespoke was just a silly, expensive hobby of conceit, and he has now joined the ranks embracing the ‘Midtown uniform’.
at least, he obviously survives the GT3. well, a hobby, which buys you a lot of bespoke and of course he had the car bespoken for around 50k on top of the 200k price tag.

I love this kind of confessions. well done, the foo.
 

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at least, he obviously survives the GT3. well, a hobby, which buys you a lot of bespoke and of course he had the car bespoken for around 50k on top of the 200k price tag.

I love this kind of confessions. well done, the foo.
It's great that he's being honest and has moved on up. Self-reflection, it's a good thing, but don't live there on the psychiatrists chaise lounge.

Onwards and upwards, never get trapped in the past!
 

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This is quite old but...

Why I hate this guy so much? Even more than Crompers.

Probably because he embraces all the igent trends like 2 years late and seems to suffer doing so?

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It's great that he's being honest and has moved on up. Self-reflection, it's a good thing, but don't live there on the psychiatrists chaise lounge.

Onwards and upwards, never get trapped in the past!
well, honest and foo don't bode well for me. while he isn't dishonest in the sense of the word, he is a lousy opportunist, who moves like a flag in the wind. he also pretends to be an expert in "all" aspects of life, particular luxury life. I would give manton some credit for foo's behaviour in this regard.

of course, you can do worse, as a lot of his bespoke orders happened in combination with nice holiday trips, so no harm, no foul.

is the chaise longue a reference to his exposure on his interior design ideas?
 

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It's dated extremely badly as you say. But you watch some other stuff from the same period Magnum and The Fall Guy, they're actually quite watchable.
So on a lark I went and watched the pilot of Miami Vice, and I have to say its probably the one of the least dated vintage shows I've ever come across, which is amazing given the costuming. The title sequence alone probably has more artistic value than any TV show airing currently.

I saw an episode of Magnum last week and honestly it might as well have been from the paleolithic era it was so dated.
 

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So on a lark I went and watched the pilot of Miami Vice, and I have to say its probably the one of the least dated vintage shows I've ever come across, which is amazing given the costuming. The title sequence alone probably has more artistic value than any TV show airing currently.

I saw an episode of Magnum last week and honestly it might as well have been from the paleolithic era it was so dated.
Check out Tom Selleck shilling for reverse mortgages on daytime telly ads to hook in all the gullible fossils. From the days playing the handsome and happy go lucky Magnum he hasn’t aged well and looks, speaks and acts like he too came from the Palaeolithic era!
 

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No way, many people haven't got the memo, they still think expensive labels = prestige. Besides, even if they did get the memo and graduated to custom, would they have the nouse to be able to make it work, probably not in many cases.

Check out the background. A photoshopped private jet.
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He's being called out in the comment section once again. He loves talking about sustainability and the environment while boasting about travelling the world over fucking clothes and inspiration for tattoos. Hats from Chicago, shirts from Naples, shoes from Tokyo. But it's sustainable because it lasts longer. He might question the business of travelling tailors and commend people to use what's local to them but that would probably be bad for business.

Britan's best and brightest. Oxford PPE, my ass. He's a fucking hypocrite and it really starts to show.
 

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He's a fucking hypocrite and it really starts to show.
He is starting to run out of things to promote.
So hopefully his website will die a slow death in the near future. Who in his right mind wants to dress like a homeless person and spend thousands of $ on it?
He might question the business of travelling tailors and commend people to use what's local to them
That model is actually far more sustainable and ecofriendly than customers from, say, the US travelling to the UK or Italy.
Especially compared to some twats travelling from Africa or the Middle East to have pictures taken at Pitti.
 

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He is starting to run out of things to promote.
So hopefully his website will die a slow death in the near future. Who in his right mind wants to dress like a homeless person and spend thousands of $ on it?


That model is actually far more sustainable and ecofriendly than customers from, say, the US travelling to the UK or Italy.
Especially compared to some twats travelling from Africa or the Middle East to have pictures taken at Pitti.
This might sound true but flying suits and personnel back and forth for measuring and fitting simply isn't sustainable and eco friendly in any way, no matter how you look at it. There might be less pollution but it's still exactly that and that doesn't take the pollution into account that happens during the production and transport of the raw materials. So you're either eco friendly or not, there's little in-between.

I obviously don't want to stop tailors from doing business elsewhere but this shows what a hotbed environmentalism and climate change activism in combination with something obsolete like bespoke clothing is. This is way above Crompton's usual paygrade and he should keep his mouth shut on this. You'd think that someone with such a profound education would have more sense than to instrumentalize it for virtue signalling and self-congratulation.
 

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This might sound true but flying suits and personnel back and forth for measuring and fitting simply isn't sustainable and eco friendly in any way, no matter how you look at it.
Compared to RTW clothing, bespoke is a lot more eco-friendly and not obsolete at all. If only to preserve the age old techniques.
Australian/ NZ wool gets shipped to Italy or the UK and is turned into cloths and bespoke garments.
Cotton, for example, gets shipped around the world to the poorest and cheapest labour countries to get processed, only to be turned into throw away clothing items in one of those countries and getting shipped around the world again.
 
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