Manolo says, few things make the Manolo as happy, or as proud, as when one of his bloggers is recognized for his or her substantial expertise. Such is the case with the very amusing and exceedingly knowledgeable Isidore Gallant, who has been quoted in the article in the Denver Post.
It’s OK, lads. We know most of you aren’t as giddy as the female fashionistas about the prospect of new aisles of clothing on racks and miles of shoes laid out on display stands. But you should pay attention.
The new place is Nordstrom, and its top-drawer reputation hinges on something that matters to fellas: service.
“Clothes shopping for men is seen as a chore,” says Izzy Gallant, the man behind manolomen.com, a popular blog devoted to men’s fashion.
Service, experts say, is what can make a guy’s shopping experience less burdensome.
Nordstrom’s attention to their customers, experts say, is more a matter of personal commitment, coupled with an in-depth knowledge of the clothing in the store, than a suite of extra services.
Gallant says it’s rare to run across employees who are not fluent in the details of their offerings.
“I’ve had some shocking experiences where I go into a big-name store and the people who work there have little understanding of men’s clothing,” Gallant says.
Frankly, the two quotes provided in the article, while useful, fail to fully exploit Izzy’s amazing wit and erudition.
Izzy knows as much about mens clothing, and has as much good taste, as anyone writing men’s fashion today. That this knowledge was not more fully exploited by the writer of this article is the shame.