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May have been an epic whiny-bitch melt down, but we will never know. He edited that shit pretty quickly.
I don’t pretend to understand the suit business in general, but the impression I got was that you’d place the order and pay- then he’d buy the fabric and send it to his aunt in Seoul to put it together. He’s not carrying any inventory costs or whatever the right business term is.Who is making his suits if there is no overhead?
Nope. They are still actively in business. A far better website. $550-$650. Full canvas. More limited fabric choices. You have to like the cut though.Trying to restart a dormant business, would be my guess.
You’re right. Ten years ago his skinhead style was closer to fashionable with the kids (skinny lapels, tight and shrunken all over, etc). It was a great deal for a full canvas MtM suit, if you knew what to ask for (tempering the house cut’s extremes) - which most of us did not.
I got married in a TaT VBC charcoal suit over ten years ago. I can pick a bunch of things I’d change about it now (having a little about clothes here since then), but I’m lucky the pics still look pretty good.
Other than that - its cool? - post a pic of your tattsAll tattoos are shite. I did not think Crompton would be interested in tattoos though.
That said, this is a wonderfully pretentious post about the ideas behind the design - throwing in London ironwork, the Arts and Crafts movement, Portuguese and Islamic alternatives.
The tattoo maestro has an Italian name in line with Crompton’s preference for most things Italian. I think I have passed the place in Exmouth Market it used to be close to a pie and mash shop(not Italian in this case). Exmouth Market, like many others, is now mostly filled with chancers selling ‘streetfood’ from all over the world. Caveat Emptor.
But Crompton took five years to get his done. Many customers just walk in and point at a design and it is soon complete.Tatgate: not a scandal, just a movement of limpwristed Euro twats with tattoos that look like garden gates.
I've spent the past couple hours reading this thread and am still only on page 30 or so. It's a good real time documentation of the decline of SF. I've felt like the place has sold out for a long, long time now but didn't realize how far back it went. Late to the party but... ugh.you're my new favorite member. welcome.
nice place, you might have heard of it:Where do people even go to discuss clothing like big boys these days? Reddit is even more idiotic than SF. SZ and SuperFuture are dead. AskAndy and Fedora Lounge are okay but very narrow in scope. Is that all there is?