Here's my theory of how to do it right.
I just subscribed for the year, but I don't know if this is for me. The fact that you keep referencing those High Sport pants, at a cool $1000, tells me that either you don't know your audience, or maybe your audience shouldn't be me or anyone like me--a very fashionable dresser on a teacher's salary, who invests a lot in her wardrobe, but can (obviously) only afford so much, bc she doesn't have a trust fund or other generational wealth to supplement a frivolous closet. High Sport isn't even aspirational (or let's face it, particularly stylish); it's probably very cynically cashing in on the "quiet luxury" bs gravy train by charging an astronomical (or as you put it, "expensive") fee for what amounts to...wait for it...yoga pants. Cotton. yoga. pants. Even if I could afford such a thing, I'd be a fool and a social and ethical criminal to buy them. I'm stuck with you, I don't think Substack issues refunds, and I guess I'm curious to see what else you have in store, so I'll be reading for the next year at least. But do better. Please.
I have given this great thought over the course of my life. Simply put, REAL New Yorkers, of which I am one, do not “dress up” to chill & go out to dinner with friends. We don’t have to prove anything. We just are ourselves. We don’t need to wear something special. We just are. She sadly looks like a caricature of a celebrity, as do her friends. I admit i am not a fan at all, but she is not a New Yorker.
fave substack post of 2023
First, the brown blazer is IT. Stunning!! Second, Taylor is a Nashville girl, as am I, and I will say that it is deeply ingrained in us to dress up for dinner. Honestly as someone who is cooking 90% of meals at home I start fantasizing about my dinner outfit as soon as I make the reservation…
Spent a summer in Atlanta, and I’m here to tell you that everyone “dresses” for dinner. And not just celebratory restaurant dressing. Like dressing up to go to a steakhouse. As a New Yorker, who goes out to eat mainly in the Village, I was shocked and pleasantly surprised. 😲
the brown blazer is to die for!!