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Can Smartphones Stop the Death of the Salesman? - WSJ
By Khadeeja Safdar | Photographs by Dominick Reuter for The Wall Street Journal
April 15, 2018 8:00 a.m
smartphones  retailers  mens'_clothing  suits  apparel  salespeople  bricks-and-mortar 
april 2018 by jerryking
Italian luxury group Zegna tailors its cloth to suit millennials
NOVEMBER 19, 2017 | FT | by Rachel Sanderson in Milan.

Casual wear has become the fastest-growing luxury segment as tech savvy consumers want a high-end iteration of the “hoodie and sneakers look” favoured by tech entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to China.....The response of Mr Zegna, who together with his sister Anna and cousin Paolo run Zegna, has been to “reinvent ourselves in the casualisation world”.
.....So-called casualisation of luxury is one of the biggest trends in the €250bn industry, according to consultant Bain. Luxury brands invested €500m on developing “rubber slides” (a type of flip-flop) last year alone and €3.5bn on sneakers in an effort to attract millennial and Generation Z consumers, estimated to make up nearly half of the luxury market by 2025.

Failure to spot the trend can prove costly. Patrizio Bertelli, co-chief executive of family firm Prada, last month blamed a failure to spot the trend for luxury sneakers behind a tumble in revenues in its first half.

The luxury industry invested €3.5bn on sneakers last year as they tap the trend for upmarket casualisation © Bloomberg
“If there is one product today that is impulse driven and creates emotions [among consumers] it is the sneaker,”
..Zegna’s strength is that it controls its entire supply chain. ....Zegna three years ago bought a 6,300 acre farm with 10,000 sheep in Australia. Last year, it bought 60 per cent of a textile factory in Italy. Mr Zegna likes to say that Zegna goes from “sheep to shop to screen”, the latter in a nod to the rise of online shopping for luxury. Of its 7,000 employees half work in the industry and half in distribution.
.......Zegna says having raw materials and manufacturing at its fingertips has surprisingly proven a boon. “In this day in which the suit, like the tie, is not so popular, people are going for personalisation,”
.....In the world of men’s luxury — like other disrupted industries — consumers either want things “very fast” luxury or “very slow”, he argues.

For those willing and able to pay upwards of €5,000 for a bespoke suit, “It will take at least three months for you to have your beautiful garment,” says Mr Zegna with an evident satisfaction.
luxury  Italian  mens'_clothing  suits  millennials  CEOs  trend_spotting  sneakers  family-owned_businesses  Zegna  digital_savvy 
november 2017 by jerryking
Visiting a Tailor in Hong Kong? Be Specific
OCT. 26, 2017 | The New York Times | By M.J. SMITH.

First, know what you want in the finished garment-- In detail.(e.g. if you want specific features — topstitching, a watch pocket in trousers or channels for shirt collar stays — you have to say so when you place the order). Another possibility: Bring a favorite garment to be copied. (And that’s what will be produced: an exact copy.).....Second, consider your travel schedule. Many tailors can, indeed, produce a suit overnight — or will measure you just before you dash to the airport train, then send the finished garment by express delivery. But having at least one fitting, and preferably two, will produce a much better result.........Fabric is a good indicator of price. A suit made from top-quality materials, which will pack with little wrinkling and keep its shape over time, is likely to cost from $1,500 to more than $3,000. Moderately priced fabrics will result in lower-priced garments. But, regardless of what someone on the internet says, a $300 suit that will fit perfectly, wear like a dream and last for decades is a fantasy.
Hong_Kong  suits  mens'_clothing  bespoke 
november 2017 by jerryking
Power Dressing: Craig Robins, Dacra -
August 15, 2014 6:11 pm
Power Dressing: Craig Robins, Dacra
By Jim Shi
mens'_clothing  stylish  suits  accessories 
september 2015 by jerryking
The N.B.A. Draft Needs a Men’s Wear Makeover - The New York Times
June 26, 2015 | NYT | Vanessa Friedman

Yet all this dress-up seems to me to distract from the purpose of the moment, and the real skill being celebrated (and signed). That belongs to the men in the costumes, and it is both subtle and elegant: an ability to understand space and geometry and manipulate a ball in ways that are as complex and exact as the seams in a perfectly made suit.

So shouldn’t they wear the clothes to match? The best suits are the ones that act as a background to the persona inside, and which frame the, well, frame to its ultimate advantage.
mens'_clothing  athletes_&_athletics  basketball  NBA  African-Americans  suits 
june 2015 by jerryking
Cribb: The fit of a custom made shirt is worth the price | Toronto Star
Rob Cribb Isle of Man Published on Thu Nov 11 2010

Made-to-measure, which is a bit cheaper and faster, applies your measurements to a standard pattern. With bespoke, Durrant creates a pattern from scratch based on your particulars.
“Made-to-measure is still custom and much better than off-the-rack,” he says, “but it’s not as precise as bespoke.”
mens'_clothing  bespoke  suits 
january 2015 by jerryking
A Toronto shop's tailor-made legacy, after 106 years
Jul. 04 2014 | The Globe and Mail | MARCUS GEE
The Globe and Mail
Published Friday,
legacies  bespoke  mens'_clothing  Marcus_Gee  suits 
july 2014 by jerryking
How can an average dude ever afford a bespoke suit? | The Grid TO
OCT 3, 2012
How can an average dude ever afford a bespoke suit?
Dapper gents across the city should know there’s a Hong Kong–based tailoring company that makes regular visits to Toronto.
affordability  bespoke  suits  Toronto  Hong_Kong 
may 2014 by jerryking
The Best Suit For Your Body Type
October 2, 2008 ||Kinowear |By Jay Song.
mens'_clothing  suits  howto 
april 2014 by jerryking
Secrets of the Banker's Suit -
January 5, 2013 | WSJ | By J.J. MARTIN.
Secrets of the Banker's Suit
Men in finance may not care for 'fashion,' but mastering the finer points of their own wardrobes is a game they love to play—and win
mens'_clothing  suits 
january 2013 by jerryking
Maxwell's Clothiers Ltd.

All cotton shirts do shrink over time, the level of shrinkage is the direct result of how the shirts are cleaned and maintained.
To prolong the life ofyour shirts, please read the following for the proper care of your shirts:
When using commercial cleaners, if possible, request your cleaner to avoid using a high temperature press for the collars and cuffs on the shirts.
Use of dryer can cause extreme shrinkage.
Avoid using bleach, we highly recommend mild washing powder or detergent for home laundry.
Please carefully note washing instructions inside the garment.
MAXWELL'S CLOTIHERS is not responsible for any shrinkage damage or discoloration of garments resulting from negligence or improper care and handling by commercial cleaners or home laundry.
Thank you for your purchase of Custom Tailored Clothing by Maxwell’s Clorhiers. We visit your city every few months and a brochure with complete details will be mailed to you prior to our visits. Should you have any inquiries, please email us at : maxwell@maxwellsclothí Thank you for your support and patronage.
Every care and attention has been put into the workmanship of your custom-tailored garment by Clothiers, exclusively for your wear. Material used in your garments have been carefully examined and tested. All garments are also throughly inspected prior to packaging and shipping.
Maxwe|I's Clothiers is not responsible for any shrinkage, damage. or discoloration of garments resulting from negligence or improper care and handling by commercial cleaners or home laundry.
Any discrepancies must be addressed ro:
MAXWELL'S CLOTHlERS. HONG KONG WITHIN 15 DAYS of receipt of garments by email, fax or letter. Complaints will not be entertained thereafter. No refunds on custom tailored clothing. Orders cancelled will be subject to a cancellation fee. For re-ordering, customers may place the orders online thru our website or by emailing us. For more information, kindly refer to our website indicated below.
mens'_clothing  bespoke  instructions  Hong_Kong  dry-cleaning_industry  cotton  suits 
december 2012 by jerryking
A Hard-Working Suit -
April 14, 2011 | WSJ By SARAH NASSAUER
mens'_clothing  suits 
april 2011 by jerryking
Places to Donate Old Suits -
April 8, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By TERI AGINS
mens'_clothing  charities  Teri_Agins  suits 
august 2010 by jerryking
Office fashion: seersucker suit
Jul. 02, 2010 | The Globe and Mail | Amy Verner
mens'_clothing  Amy_Verner  summertime  suits 
july 2010 by jerryking
How to Rock Seersucker -
APRIL 29, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | by ELVA RAMIREZ
mens'_clothing  howto  summertime  suits 
may 2010 by jerryking
Made-to-Measure Mens Suits
December 3, 2009 | WSJ. Magazine | by Max Vadukul (photographs) | Styling by David Farber
mens'_clothing  bespoke  suits 
december 2009 by jerryking
Slim suit season

Special to The Globe and Mail Published on Friday, May. 04, 2007
Gotstyle  mens'_clothing  retailers  suits 
november 2009 by jerryking
A tale of the tape
Jan 2008 | Report on Business Magazine pg. 18 | by Mark
Schatzker. Article compares Maxwell's Clothiers with a Toronto-based tailor, Walter Beauchamp.

When it comes to men's business suits, there's bespoke and bespoke. For over 25 years, Ken Maxwell has been travelling the world, taking men's measurements and sending the specs back to his workshop in Hong Kong. A month or two later, the hand-stitched results are shipped back to clients. How does Maxwell's Clothiers compare with a Toronto-based tailor such as Walter Beauchamp? We'll let you be the judge. --Mark Schatzker
mens'_clothing  suits  bespoke  retailers 
may 2009 by jerryking
A suit fit for 007 - and you
May 11, 2009 | Globe and Mail | AMY VERNER. Ode to the joys of owning a Brioni, preferably Made-to Measure, suit.

general advice about the minimum number of suits a corporate-type should have in his wardrobe (a question frequently asked by Suitable readers), and his answer is four. As for shirts, at least six.
Amy_Verner  mens'_clothing  bespoke  suits 
may 2009 by jerryking
The New Confidence by Harry Rosen
Harry Rosen Inc.'s celebrated ad campaign features four
distinguished Canadian business leaders - innovators in their
respective fields who share the belief that maintaining their own
personal brand in uncertain times is integral to projecting confidence
and ensuring success as leaders.
mens'_clothing  fashion  Harry_Rosen  retailers  personal_branding  economic_downturn  suits  uncertainty  self-confidence 
march 2009 by jerryking
Budget bespoke: Mail it in
March 1, 2008 article by Wency Leung about companies supplying made-to measure suits.

Companies such as Victoria-based Indochino Inc., which operates in Shanghai, Hong Kong's OM Custom Tailors and Thailand's allow North American clients to place orders through their websites. Most such companies specialize in men's suits and dress shirts, as women's fashions are more varied.

Buyers simply enter their measurements and pick out the style and fabric of the suit they wish to purchase, leaving the rest to the tailors overseas.

Some Asia-based companies also have travelling tailors who visit the United States and Canada to take clients' measurements before creating the garments back in Asia.
mens'_clothing  suits  bespoke  fashion  e-commerce 
january 2009 by jerryking

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