I recently gifted a Crane Brothers made to measure shirt to my (oh-so-lucky) boyfriend. Boyfriend is not so much the fashion-y type and wears whatever he is given, so some might say it was a little bit of a gift to me, more so than him. Infact, many people thought this. I even took a poll as to whether people thought it was a good gift for him or not, and I was outvoted.
In saying that, the results don’t matter. Anyone who knows me knows my polls only count when they go my way, as they only exist as a way to make me feel better for doing what I want in the first place (“Should I buy this? It’s kind of expensive so I shouldn’t right?”, “Just buy it”, “Okay, but only because you think it’s a good idea”), and I’m glad that this was the case this time (SCREW YOU BAD GIFT VOTERS!) as it turned out to be a GREAT Idea. I called Crane Brothers ahead of time to see how they could help me and they were so nice! Nice sounds pathetic, but the two employees I dealt with (Chris Vovan and Robert Niwa) are seriously the nicest employees I have ever met. Ever. They had a voucher to be made up for 1 x Made to Measure Shirt (sans price) and organised it so he could choose whatever he liked without telling him the varying costs – I could sort that out later. They were so helpful. I had such great service. Boyfriend also seemed happy. Granted there were too many choices for him (fabrics, cuffs, pocket or no pocket etc) but overall it was a really great idea. I recommend.
Anyhow, today I got a call to inform me that it is ready to be picked up! I am really excited! They are going to package it up and everything (such great service). It is going to be awesome. I will post photos when I Boyfriend gets it.
That whole backstory leads into a great post I saw this morning after receiving said call. All excited about the shirt, I decided I would check up on the Crane Brothers site to see what’s new and I came across this great post for staff wanted. It literally made me smile. It also made me kind of afraid.