Update: I was so anxious to get yesterday’s post out that I forgot there were a couple items I wanted to add to this week’s SIDTW. The Framebridge and Dries shorts are new to this version.
It’s been a while since my last post, but don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere anytime soon. I had surgery last week, and due to all the work I missed and healing I had to do, I had to put off most of the things I enjoy until I felt up to the task. Unfortunately, this blog was one of those things, but I hope to get posts out more frequently from now on.
Farfetch Customer Loyalty Program
Less than 6 months ago, Farfetch, one of the greatest platforms for buying luxury clothing, went public. After an explosive first month, the share price has fallen off a little, but the company has recently introduced a customer loyalty program in light of its popularity with rewards increasing the more you spend. It looks as though the rewards reset annually. Maybe this is a sign of more good things to come from the IPO.
The Elder Statesman Cashmere Cardigan
While I was on Farfetch, I decided to take a look at what the finest purveyor of cashmere everything has been up to and this amazing cardigan/coat/robe caught my eye. It’s quite a departure from the usual tie-dye stylings they’ve been creating lately. One day I vow to own something from the brand, even if it’s something small (cashmere socks anyone?).
Match Striker Dish
I’m always a sucker for handsome, minimalist design when decorating the home, and this matchstick holder fits the bill. It displays so much character on its own that you don’t even need to put anything in it, matches or otherwise. It’s currently sold out, but keep an eye out for restocks.
One could forget, given the recent weather, that spring and summer are just around the corner, but right now is the perfect time to stock up on stylish offerings before they begin to sell out. Take these sandals from Suicoke for example. The label has grown in popularity lately due to numerous collabs, and it’s easy to see why considering its Vibram soles and sporty velcro straps. They’re going to sell like hotcakes when the mercury rises.
Socks had a major renaissance in menswear well over a decade ago, and ever since, many designers have been experimenting with them in their collections. Look no further than genius Scott Sternberg’s latest brand to design understated but stylish creations. Some of them are reversible, some are almost entirely cashmere, while others are made of 100% (or close to it) recycled cotton.
Saturdays Short Sleeved Shirt
Every year like clockwork there’s a new pack of floral print, camp collar, short sleeve shirts to obsess over. I’m particularly inspired by how Saturdays has coordinated this shirt with coral-colored pieces in some of their fits for the season.
Framebridge Customer Service
I’ve discussed before how important customer service is in the digital marketplace. A month or two ago, I decided to try out Framebridge since I keep hearing their ads in my podcasts. The frame looked great when it arrived. Fast forward to a week ago, I look up at the frame and notice splotches all over the white mat. (That is not normal.) Dubious that the company would make repairs so long after the purchase date, I was surprised when they asked us to send it back to them. This is how companies should work.