I recently sent the following message to J. Crew via email and Facebook urging them to offer a new Men's size, #TallSmall and give my wrists some much needed concealment. We'll see what happens.
Dear Mr. Drexler,
While I doubt the probability of this message reaching you directly, I have been advised to address it to your attention.I have an ongoing issue with the fit of the majority of J. Crew shirts and sweaters.
I am quite slender, however I am average height and require a longer Arm Length. In J. Crew terms I would be an XS Neck, a S Chest, but a M to L Arm Length. Tall sizes begin with Medium, which is way too big for my frame. I'd like to formally request a new size, Tall Small.
Since I love the styles, fabric and colors of J. Crew garments, I've been putting up with the issue of tops which will never fit properly. Unfortunately, I've come the end of that rope. I recently ordered a few of the slim fit sweaters, and while the fit in the body was almost ideal, there I was trying to justify having to push up the sleeves in order to camouflage the short Arm Length. If the same items were to come in a Tall Small, that would most likely solve the problem.
While I still admire the move to create the Slim Shop, unfortunately it's not enough to satisfy my particular situation with fit. I, and many other men with similar proportions would greatly appreciate the sizing option of a Tall Small. Just this evening, while returning the aforementioned sweaters, I recommended the idea of Tall Small to the cashier and the customer at the register to the left of me chimed in explaining he had the same exact problem.
Hopefully Tall Small will become a reality, but until then I will regrettably have to switch brands to accommodate my issue with fit.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
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Saturday, September 1, 2012
It's funny how social web technology has actually encouraged me to do the opposite of everything my Mom taught me:
- Be a leader, not a follower.
- Don't pay attention to trends, they come and go.
- Just because your friends are doing it, doesn't mean you have to.
- Spend wisely.
- Don't waste time dawdling around.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
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Sunday, January 15, 2012
I used to create folders to collect visual inspiration of all types. This includes design inspiration and fashion/style inspiration. I viewed them in icon view within Finder folders. This was great, except that:
1. After about a month the folders were too big to keep handy without lugging my hard drive around
2. Consequently, if I didn't have my hard drive, I didn't have access to the folders
3. I couldn't give myself any notes about why I thought the images were inspirational
4. Unless labeled obsessively, I often couldn't remember the source
5. How in the world could I share my entire archive with my other designer friends?
I now have the ability to always have my inspiration handy, regardless of file size. I have a link back to the source that's automatically applied when I add the image to my collection and I can share that collection with my friends and even invite them to add to it.
Hands down, the best feature of Pinterest is the ability to add a message/caption to the image. Those captions can be used to remind me what I thought was interesting or relevant about the image I found inspirational. From now on, I plan to use this app as my inspiration repository.
This is friggin' awesome. And it's only the beginning.