Sartorial Stories In The News

“The cost didn’t faze me a bit,” said Aaron Preman, 48, who owns a roofing company in San Diego, and hired Kenger at around $3,500.
“He taught me a lot in a short amount of time,” Preman said. He discovered that wintery colors suit his olive complexion and that he really likes Theory suits and
Zegna
’s $990 triple-stitch sneakers—he now owns several pairs. The cost of everything—the guidance, the clothes—has been worth it to Preman.
 
here's another one from the WSJ:


Starting at $675, they’re something to invest in, wait several impatient months to receive, and wear weekly, if not daily.

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Sadly you can still get this nonsense::

The figure of the dandy has a long legacy in Britain. Peacockish and dapper, he is a recurring figure through history, from flamboyant Beau Brummel to dashing Lord Byron – and he is seldom without headgear.

Even the most cursory reading about Brummel will emphasise that his contributions to men's clothing were the opposite of flamboyant.
 
Sadly you can still get this nonsense::

The figure of the dandy has a long legacy in Britain. Peacockish and dapper, he is a recurring figure through history, from flamboyant Beau Brummel to dashing Lord Byron – and he is seldom without headgear.

Even the most cursory reading about Brummel will emphasise that his contributions to men's clothing were the opposite of flamboyant.
The word Dandy will always be misunderstood. I can remember being taught about it in school.
 

it’s just human nature, innit? People want shit that looks like expensive shit but don’t want to pay shit for it so someone comes up with a better mousetrap to sell shit to those shitwanters.

But the desire for shit is also making lives and the planet shit and no one wants this shit.

She forgot to mention all the ultra/fast fashion going in donation bins is getting sent to Africa and other places that don’t want this shit because it stifles local clothing startups and sellers. Even people in the shit don’t want this shit.

Is J Crew shittier today than when they started opening factory stores? I dunno.

Burberry has been hit and miss for years.

Apparently Turkey is a world leader in good and bad selvedge production.
 
it’s just human nature, innit? People want shit that looks like expensive shit but don’t want to pay shit for it so someone comes up with a better mousetrap to sell shit to those shitwanters.

But the desire for shit is also making lives and the planet shit and no one wants this shit.

She forgot to mention all the ultra/fast fashion going in donation bins is getting sent to Africa and other places that don’t want this shit because it stifles local clothing startups and sellers. Even people in the shit don’t want this shit.

Is J Crew shittier today than when they started opening factory stores? I dunno.

Burberry has been hit and miss for years.

Apparently Turkey is a world leader in good and bad selvedge production.
Yeah - The unwanted stuff gets sold by the bale - unsorted for quality except for vague type -e.g. T-shirts. Prior to shipping or after it arrives In Africa and South America - it gets bid on by traders who sort it into saleable or not. The unsuitable stuff mostly goes to land fill. Some countries in South America and Africa have banned the importation and selling of used clothing.
 
I'm always a bit unclear about Uniqlo in fast fashion low quality. Not sure it's all that fast and my experience over a lot of years is that Uniqlo stuff is pretty decent quality and lasts.

I haven't heard much about Saipan lately - it did crop up when Asange made a court stopover - it used to be used for manufacturing and a few shipping places so that clothes could be stamped "Made in USA" - is that still going on?
 
I'm always a bit unclear about Uniqlo in fast fashion low quality. Not sure it's all that fast and my experience over a lot of years is that Uniqlo stuff is pretty decent quality and lasts.

I haven't heard much about Saipan lately - it did crop up when Asange made a court stopover - it used to be used for manufacturing and a few shipping places so that clothes could be stamped "Made in USA" - is that still going on?
Copilot tells me::

Sent by Copilot:​

Saipan, the largest island in the Northern Mariana Islands, has a notable history in manufacturing, particularly in the garment industry. Here are some key points:
  1. Garment Industry:
  2. Decline of the Garment Industry:
  3. Current Manufacturing:
Saipan’s manufacturing history is a fascinating example of how global trade policies and local regulations can shape an industry’s rise and fall. If you have any specific questions or need more details, feel free to ask! 😊
 

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