I recently read a short but great article on Askmen.com; it was an interview with designer Simon Spurr. It is encouraging and simply nice to know that someone like Simon Spurr is on the same wave length as you are. I pretty much agreed with everything he said. To make it short and sweet, the interview was pretty much about the upcoming Spring 2011 line and a little background to how he's risen in the fashion world. There was one thing that caught my attention right away that relates to something I heard from someone close to me.
Spurr discussed the difficulties of getting his products out there to the costumer. It was difficult because he had to compete with internationally known brands like Dior. A man, majority of the time, would choose a Dior suit over a Simon Spurr. Which makes a lot of sense. Nothing complicated about that. The answer to all that is simply trying out the suit itself and feeling the quality that could rival any other label or brand. It's selling the product at an honest price. "But the answer has been in the product itself. Once men try the SIMON SPURR product, they can instantly identify the quality. But by being consistent in the quality of the product and by taking smaller business margins and offering the product to the consumer for an extremely honest price, I have built strong brand loyalty." - Simon Spurr (Askmen.com interview Simon Spurr interview)
This reminded me of something a person told me when he was getting his shirts and pants tailored. It's funny but at the same time, somewhat worrisome? He was explaining to me how a woman was taking his measurements and apparently she was the shop owner's wife. He told me how it was a bit uncomfortable at first knowing a woman was taking his measurements (having the fact her husband was in the same area). The shop owner was busy doing whatever but glancing over to see the facial expressions of the man being measured. I thought to myself, I wouldn't care who was taking my measurements - inseams or no inseams - as long as they were doing it properly in a professional manner. When he was explaining to me, he felt uncomfortable even then (laughs). I wanted to laugh but I tried not to and concentrated on something else. After reading all that, don't you want to ask yourself, "So...he wants his measurements taken by a man rather than a woman so he feels more comfortable?"
I don't understand what was going through his head but I would start questioning my sexuality after that (laughs). I'm sure he's not confused over his sexuality, most likely it has to do with the certain culture. Most men get uncomfortable when another man is taking his measurements, especially at the inseams portion. Regardless, it's an interesting and somewhat hilarious short message to all men. It's OK to get your clothes tailored by both men and women. Be a gentleman, get fitted like one as well.
~ Ladies First ~ & - Gentleman Tip of the Day -
Here's a perfect tip for all of you: Get a life. I'm just kidding, I love you all! This post, unfortunately, will not provide you with any specific tips or advice. It's only for this post because I've added a new page on this site that I'm sure most of you will take a gander when you can. This page will provide you a single product (one for men and one more women) every week that I have chosen for all of you to consider and purchase. These items are pretty much something I would get myself or for a friend of mine worthy of being purchased by me. It's important to remember that it is not mandatory to purchase the exact item mentioned in the post. My aim is to simply show you a particular item so you can follow the current trends in the fashion world. It is not necessary that you purchase the exact same item but try to find similar designs or make of each item. Remember, there are plenty of labels with the similar type of product. That's how it works and that's how you stay stylish. Just look up at the explore bar and click on The Weekly. Enjoy.