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On this Holiday episode, Reg and Tiff talk about online shopping (Tiff really does it, Reg not so much), how Fashion Geek #2 got the nickname “Last Minute Tiff”, and Reg reveals working with his biggest client ever (can you guess who it is?). Have a holly, jolly listen.

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Reginald Ferguson [00:00:01]: The fashion geeks are hosted and powered by Blueberry. Tiff [00:00:04]: That's Blueberry, b l u b r r y. Reginald Ferguson [00:00:07]: Thinking of launching a podcast? Want your episodes to be deployed smoothly? Go to blueberry.com, type in the word fashion, and get a deal on us. Tiff [00:00:15]: Just put in the word fashion. Reginald Ferguson [00:00:17]: Blueberry, Always hostfly. Hello. I'm Red. Tiff [00:00:23]: And I'm Tiff. And we're the fashion geeks. Reginald Ferguson [00:00:25]: Trying to make New York. Tiff [00:00:26]: And the world. Reginald Ferguson [00:00:27]: Well, New York is the world. Tiff [00:00:28]: A little flyer, 1 outfit Reginald Ferguson [00:00:30]: And podcast. Tiff [00:00:31]: At a time. Reginald Ferguson [00:00:36]: Ho ho Tiff [00:00:38]: ho. Ho ho ho. Reginald Ferguson [00:00:39]: Okay. That was weird. Tiff [00:00:42]: I was being missus Claus. Reginald Ferguson [00:00:43]: Oh, Oh, oh my gosh. No. I was just being festive. Tiff [00:00:46]: Oh, okay. Jingle bells. Jingle bells. Jingle bells. Jingle all the way. Reginald Ferguson [00:00:52]: We have, co coordinated chestnuts roasting on a open fire right now. Tiff [00:00:56]: Oh, yeah. It's holiday season. Reginald Ferguson [00:01:00]: It absolutely is. I am Reg Ferguson, fashion geek number 1 to my side, ride or die after getting gifts, hopefully, for us. Tiff [00:01:10]: Fashion geek number 2, Tiffany Minotell Schreiber right here coming at you coming at you in this snowy cold weather today. Reginald Ferguson [00:01:17]: Yeah. Did you come in the sleigh? Tiff [00:01:22]: Almost. It has a a rail and a couple wheels, but It was a smooth ride, kinda like a sleigh. I would imagine. No problems. No issues. Reginald Ferguson [00:01:31]: Wow. On Q train, on I n d. Tiff [00:01:35]: On n. On r. On w and l. Reginald Ferguson [00:01:39]: Oh my god. Yipes. Well, it is that season, guys. Tiff [00:01:43]: It is. And the close of another year of Fashion Geekdom. Reginald Ferguson [00:01:48]: Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Tiff [00:01:49]: Fashion Geekdom. Reginald Ferguson [00:01:50]: Abs absolutely. I hope you guys have gotten the appropriate gifts for your loved ones, for your friends. Tiff [00:01:57]: No. Reginald Ferguson [00:01:58]: Oh, well, sorry, Tiff. Tiff [00:01:59]: But I'm working on it. I'm working on it. Last minute Tiff. Best of my family always called me. Last minute Tiff. Reginald Ferguson [00:02:05]: Really? Tiff [00:02:06]: I have made some really inspired purchases last minute. Reginald Ferguson [00:02:10]: We need to do a podcast episode about this because I feel like It's like some NFL thing right now. Like, the best of Tiff [00:02:17]: That's exactly what Yep. Yep. You see me going through them all Sliding in. Running to the register, purchasing, moving on. I am a woman on a mission. Reginald Ferguson [00:02:32]: Wow. Yeah. I can't I can't live that way. No? I think, essentially, your life, inspired the movie Jingle All the Way. Tiff [00:02:39]: Oh, I have to see that. Reginald Ferguson [00:02:40]: You never saw that? Uh-uh. Back in the day Tiff [00:02:42]: Who was who's the accent? Reginald Ferguson [00:02:44]: Sinbad and Arnold. Oh. I believe. Tiff [00:02:48]: Is is it I'm messing that up. Reginald Ferguson [00:02:50]: I got it right now. Producer is, a good Tiff [00:02:52]: holiday movie for everyone too? Reginald Ferguson [00:02:54]: I think it's funny. Tiff [00:02:55]: Oh, yeah? Yeah. Jingle All the Way. Yeah. I'm gonna check that out. Reginald Ferguson [00:02:58]: The the the whole premise is they had to get this certain doll, the superhero doll. I can't remember the name. Oh. So, I think that's what it is. I could be wrong. I realized I'm also potentially jumbling it with this other movie with Phil Hartman. So but, again, my Our producer said I got it right, so I'm a keep moving. Tiff [00:03:15]: Okay. So here we are, Reg. Reginald Ferguson [00:03:18]: Yes. Tiff [00:03:19]: Once again Reginald Ferguson [00:03:20]: Yes. Tiff [00:03:20]: On our podcast Reginald Ferguson [00:03:21]: Yes. Tiff [00:03:22]: Talking about Your fashion consulting business about helping the everyday man Reginald Ferguson [00:03:28]: Yes. Tiff [00:03:28]: Up his game in his wardrobe. Absolutely. Reginald Ferguson [00:03:29]: And, Absolutely. Tiff [00:03:30]: And, and shopping for himself and and and Reginald Ferguson [00:03:33]: And shopping in in coordination with me. If you're getting a a promotion, guys, Oh. You need my help. Tiff [00:03:39]: Oh, yes. Or they could, get your help, and that could lead to a promotion. Maybe the way you dress. Dress the way that you want. That's right. That that is so true. That is so true. Be who you wanna be. Tiff [00:03:56]: Reach for who you wanna reach to be. Okay. Reginald Ferguson [00:04:00]: I'm sorry. Tiff. So Tiffy always like to know what's going on, so I'm I'm gonna get right to it. Tiff [00:04:07]: Okay. Reginald Ferguson [00:04:07]: I wanna give a big shout out to Harris Bloom. Harris Bloom is a good friend of mine, but more importantly, he is a big time wedding officiant. Tiff [00:04:17]: Oh. Reginald Ferguson [00:04:18]: Yes. Oh, great. Time. Tiff [00:04:19]: Harris Bloom. Tell me? Reginald Ferguson [00:04:21]: Yes. Tiff [00:04:22]: You're getting married? Reginald Ferguson [00:04:22]: No. I'm doing a collabo with Harris Bloom Wedding. What? Yeah. Yeah. For real. Tiff [00:04:27]: That's awesome. Reginald Ferguson [00:04:28]: Yeah. Yeah. I'm really looking forward to it. Thank you. Tiff [00:04:30]: So so explain what the collaboration entails. Reginald Ferguson [00:04:34]: Well, essentially, As I think the listeners are aware, officiants are really a thing now. It's been going strong at least for 5 years. I know another individual, Kim Kirkley. She was the 1st person I ever heard use that title. So Harris has been doing this, and he is strong in that game. And I know he admires my steez. Using that word intentionally to my branding coach Mary Tan who Did not understand that word and gave me Tiff [00:05:02]: part time. I didn't either. You had to explain it to me Yeah. A ways back. Reginald Ferguson [00:05:06]: Gotta think about that per the website. But, anyway, So, yeah, he's been doing this for a while, and I've really been quite honestly really trying to get him to do this collab for probably half a year. Wow. And he, relented. Tiff [00:05:23]: Persistence pays. Reginald Ferguson [00:05:24]: Persistence beats resistance. Tiff [00:05:26]: Oh, that's I like that. Very nice. Reginald Ferguson [00:05:29]: So yeah. So we're we're we're looking forward to doing it. It's the cold season now, so I don't really know how that's gonna work. But I think Once next year rolls around and we enter the spring, it's gonna it's gonna go like gangbusters. Tiff [00:05:42]: So you're gonna collaborate with him, meaning that Reginald Ferguson [00:05:45]: Essentially, he has clients. Tiff [00:05:46]: Who's he's gonna send to you Yes. For upping their wardrobe game for the big day. Reginald Ferguson [00:05:52]: The groomsman. Tiff [00:05:53]: For the big day. Reginald Ferguson [00:05:54]: Yes. That's a, that's a shingle within New York Fashion Geek. Tiff [00:05:57]: Or Groomswoman. Reginald Ferguson [00:05:59]: Yes. But particularly since we're a men's fashion consultancy, I find that the woman has everything. She has a hair person. She has a nails person. She has a wedding planner. Tiff [00:06:11]: So true. Reginald Ferguson [00:06:11]: Right. But the guy has nothing. Tiff [00:06:13]: Right. Reginald Ferguson [00:06:13]: Hence, the groomsman. Tiff [00:06:15]: I was the groomsman, cult I pulled everything together for the groomsman and for my husband too. I did it all. It would have been nice if he had had the pampering that I had. Reginald Ferguson [00:06:26]: Hence, the groomsman. Tiff [00:06:28]: Hence, the groomsman. Reginald Ferguson [00:06:30]: Gotta play on words. New York fashion geek, The Groom's Man. Tiff [00:06:33]: So very proud of you. I know you started working on this some time ago. You you had the idea, and you and you took it, and you ran with it. Reginald Ferguson [00:06:41]: Yeah. Tiff [00:06:42]: Good for you. Reginald Ferguson [00:06:43]: Thanks, Harry. Yay. Looking forward to looking forward to working with you. Tiff [00:06:46]: What a way that's that's a step up there. Growth. A growth coming into the new year 2020. You got some good things going. Reginald Ferguson [00:06:55]: Thank you. Thank you very much. And, Really, I can't do it without the listeners, so really appreciate you listening, learning. Tiff [00:07:02]: Thanks for hanging in there. For those and for those who've just joined us, welcome. Reginald Ferguson [00:07:06]: Yep. Tiff [00:07:07]: And I'm assuming people are still shopping. How do you shop, Reg? You shop you shop hand I'm clear on that. Do you, you you shop online? You you go in to stores? You do both? What do you what do you like? Reginald Ferguson [00:07:22]: Do you mean it's specifically for me or for others? Tiff [00:07:25]: No. For you when you do your shopping. Well, I guess No. No. Okay. Let's talk about Reginald Ferguson [00:07:30]: you. Oh, Okay. Tiff [00:07:33]: I know I have gotten lazy. Like, I literally I I to avoid the crowds Reginald Ferguson [00:07:39]: You're the scroll lady. Tiff [00:07:41]: On the scroll? Oh, okay. Reginald Ferguson [00:07:43]: Ladies, basic generalization time. See ladies' desktop, laptop. Tiff [00:07:48]: Yeah. I got shopping away. And I got 8 tabs open, and I got I got shopping the 8 shopping bags full of stuff, but I I haven't pulled the trigger on to buy it and, because sometimes I wanna go in the store, and I wanna check it out and feel it. And I have to admit, I am one of those that I go in the store, I look at it, and I see, oh, I can get a better price online. And I leave, and I go online Find and buy it. Reginald Ferguson [00:08:13]: Oh. Yeah. You know, there's a there's a term, for that. Tiff [00:08:16]: Yes. It's not very nice term. What is it? What is it? Reginald Ferguson [00:08:19]: I can't remember. I figured you knew it. So Tiff [00:08:21]: I read it, but I can't. And I was like, oh my god. That's me. That's, you know Reginald Ferguson [00:08:25]: Doing the old scanner These scanorama. Tiff [00:08:27]: These sales and taking pictures. Reginald Ferguson [00:08:29]: Jersey. I don't Tiff [00:08:29]: like that. Take a picture. And then I leave, and I go because free delivery. It gets it gets sent to my my house. I don't have to lug it around while I shop for other Thanks. It's becoming very comfortable, but it's not so good for the, for the businesses so much. Reginald Ferguson [00:08:46]: Well, now I'll, answer your questions that you answered for yourself. So how I shop? I go to the store. Percentage wise, I don't know. 99% of the time? I I have a I have a fashion coach. Big shout out to, Vincenzo Gatto. And he said something Tiff [00:09:08]: new name right there. Reginald Ferguson [00:09:10]: Old School Old School Old School New York. Big shout out. Really nice guy and a very learned man. So I'm happy I'm happy to to gain any information from him, any knowledge, any pearls. But the point is this, for men, men really, when they purchase, is for a replacement. Tiff [00:09:29]: So Okay. Reginald Ferguson [00:09:31]: So my point is, if I'm shopping, I still like the store experience, particularly for what I'm getting. If it's suiting, whether it's or particularly if it's off the rack. Right? I'm fortunate I have a body type I could do off the rack. Tiff [00:09:46]: Right. Right. Right. Reginald Ferguson [00:09:47]: So if I'm doing that, there is no way I would order a suit online. Tiff [00:09:55]: Really? Reginald Ferguson [00:09:56]: The fit. Tiff [00:09:57]: What about the made to measures? You know? You you you you send Reginald Ferguson [00:10:00]: in whole measurement? Tiff [00:10:01]: Yeah. You send in your measurements. They make it, and then they send it to you. Reginald Ferguson [00:10:06]: I would be a total nervous wreck about that. Tiff [00:10:09]: Yeah. Reginald Ferguson [00:10:09]: I really would. I would we live in New York City, ladies and gentlemen. So For the rest of America who listens, I think it's extremely different. And I don't want that to be perceived as, snobbery, particularly since I'm a native. But I'll give you a great example, and I'm not I'm not putting you on blast. But Caustic Man, he turned me on once. We were we were DMing on the Insta, and big shout out to this consignment brand called LuxeShop. Tiff [00:10:41]: I've heard of that. Reginald Ferguson [00:10:42]: Yes. Tiff [00:10:42]: Yes. Reginald Ferguson [00:10:43]: They have a big eBay presence. I think guys like he, They they don't have the ability to go outside their house, get on public transportation, much less a car, and find the type of gear that they want. Tiff [00:10:59]: Right. Right. Reginald Ferguson [00:11:00]: We're we're in enviable place and position. Tiff [00:11:03]: I mean, you can go anywhere within a 6, 7 block Radius and find a mensucha. Reginald Ferguson [00:11:08]: I can make something in hand. Tiff [00:11:10]: Spoke shop, a a discount shop, big big time retail. We have you're right. We are Embarrassment of riches. The sweet spot of shopping. Yeah. Reginald Ferguson [00:11:19]: Embarrassment of riches. Tiff [00:11:20]: So you would think I would get out there and, you know? No. I Especially because I'm a fabric person. I I I like to touch things, and and sometimes I do do that. Absolutely. But I understand how you, with the suiting that's what about with the basics, like the underwear and the socks and the T shirts? Drawers. Drawers. Can you spell that? Yeah. Reginald Ferguson [00:11:45]: It's not, fashion word of the day, but I can't. So I wanna I wanna I wanna go to the store and get my underwear. Tiff [00:11:55]: Alright. Reginald Ferguson [00:11:56]: I really do. The the exception for me is I'm on J. Crews' email list, and sometimes I'll receive an email. And then I do like you guys do, and I'll scroll on my device. And if I see something, I That really is a, a clothier that I'm down to doing that with. But other than that, this branding coach, Mary Tan, big shout out. I had mentioned a part of my business, and she said, having a client take a photo of an outfit and you going yay or nay. She's like, that's not enough because if they don't put it on and they're showing it to you Tiff [00:12:33]: Oh. Reginald Ferguson [00:12:34]: She was, like, looking at it Yeah. Putting it on, 2 different things. Tiff [00:12:38]: Yes. It is. Yeah. Yes. It is. Reginald Ferguson [00:12:40]: Giving me pearls. Tiff [00:12:41]: So you gotta be in the store to put it on. Reginald Ferguson [00:12:44]: Yeah. I just But then you can't I understand the value. I understand the utility, but let's keep it real on the online. The returns is killing the business. Tiff [00:12:54]: Yeah. I was about ready to mention that, and I've done that too. I've ordered, like, Twenty pairs of shoes. Reginald Ferguson [00:12:59]: See, I would never do that. Tiff [00:13:00]: Tried them on and then sent back, like, 5 or 6 pairs. Reginald Ferguson [00:13:04]: I don't care if they give a self enclosed Tiff [00:13:06]: sticker and everything? It's terrible. Reginald Ferguson [00:13:08]: That's a waste of time. Tiff [00:13:09]: It's Reginald Ferguson [00:13:09]: terrible. Way. I'm trying to put stuff back in a box, in a bag, send it back. Tiff [00:13:13]: But if I don't have time to go into the store and try on all these different kind of shoes Definitely just whack. Yeah. And I do it on something like Zappos. There's no Zappos store. They get they get all kinds of shoes and brands. They have a big ass warehouse, so they could put all these shoes up for sale. And I don't know if the size 8 in that brand fits me or in that brand, So I buy them all, and then I return what they're better I don't like. Reginald Ferguson [00:13:36]: Yuck. Tiff [00:13:37]: And I find that very convenient. But, yes Oh, Reginald Ferguson [00:13:39]: I find that very wasteful. Tiff [00:13:41]: It is Costing the retailers, and the news just came out about how FedEx is losing so much money because of returns. Reginald Ferguson [00:13:48]: Yeah. Tiff [00:13:48]: And It was just a washout. Possible that FedEx Can can go under? There's no way that something like that Reginald Ferguson [00:13:54]: can happen. Sorry for FedEx, though, because their tax bill was, like, Less than 0? Tiff [00:14:01]: Interesting. I guess we could throw Amazon out there too for that too. Right? Reginald Ferguson [00:14:06]: Oh, absolutely. Yeah. That's why I had a problem with that whole coming to New York. Not in the way I think that other New Yorkers did, but Pay your taxes. Tiff [00:14:16]: Right? Reginald Ferguson [00:14:16]: I'm I'm sorry. Tiff [00:14:17]: I mean, I gotta pay mine. Reginald Ferguson [00:14:18]: Stacking mad chips. Tiff [00:14:19]: Right? Reginald Ferguson [00:14:20]: Pay I I understand You have a team of accountants and financial people. I get all that, but doggone it, man. Pay your taxes. Tiff [00:14:30]: Pay your fair share Pay you. Taxes. Reginald Ferguson [00:14:33]: Yeah. You sounded like a that's like the subway. Pay your fair share. Crossing that turnstile BSOS. Tiff [00:14:42]: Yeah. Reginald Ferguson [00:14:43]: Better up that dough. Tiff [00:14:45]: Right? Reginald Ferguson [00:14:46]: Yeah. Tiff [00:14:47]: So, Talking about your business and the essence of your business. Clients coming to you for, you know, a wardrobe help. Reginald Ferguson [00:14:56]: Yes. Tiff [00:14:57]: And and And shopping with them. You have to go and be in store with them to shop with them. This is not something you can do online. I mean, have you done that? You've Worked with a client and gone online? Reginald Ferguson [00:15:10]: No. I I it's not that I'm against that. Tiff [00:15:12]: Right. But I don't see how that can work. Reginald Ferguson [00:15:14]: No. It can work. It's just about what what is the look. You know? I I was very specific about myself about suiting. So but if it's casual. Tiff [00:15:25]: And you you do help with people up in their casual game. Reginald Ferguson [00:15:28]: Sure. Sure. I would more likely get a sport jacket, and I've actually done that through LuxeSwap. I got a a dope vintage red Oh, yeah. Brooks Brothers Tiff [00:15:41]: You sent that Reginald Ferguson [00:15:42]: to me. Tiff [00:15:43]: Now is the time to wear that. Reginald Ferguson [00:15:45]: Well, it's it's fresco, so it's the so that's spring summer. Tiff [00:15:49]: Oh. Yeah. But it does have a holiday look. Reginald Ferguson [00:15:52]: I'm I'm sure. Tiff [00:15:52]: It's really nice. Reginald Ferguson [00:15:53]: Yeah. Tiff [00:15:54]: So do you have any clients? Right? Anybody contact you, in this before the end of the year, Needing a change for the holidays? Reginald Ferguson [00:16:03]: Keep it real. Can you keep a secret? Tiff [00:16:06]: Well, yeah. I I mean, Serge, can you keep a secret? Reginald Ferguson [00:16:10]: He's a producer, so he he should. Tiff [00:16:12]: All secrets are kept with us. Oh, make sure the fans can keep a secret. Reginald Ferguson [00:16:19]: I, I've been working with a, a mister k. Tiff [00:16:23]: Mr. K? Reginald Ferguson [00:16:24]: Yeah. Tiff [00:16:24]: You're not going to divulge his name. Reginald Ferguson [00:16:26]: Well, I could. But, Tiff [00:16:28]: But it's a secret. Reginald Ferguson [00:16:29]: Well, Let's say he goes by Chris sometimes. Tiff [00:16:34]: Okay. Mister k Chris? Reginald Ferguson [00:16:36]: Yep. Tiff [00:16:36]: So this mister Hey, Chris. Came to you. You're working with him now? Or Reginald Ferguson [00:16:40]: I I I had been trying to work with him since last year. Tiff [00:16:43]: Okay. Reginald Ferguson [00:16:45]: And, we're we're making something happen. Tiff [00:16:48]: Alright. Super. What are we doing? What are we doing? What is mister what did he want? Well What does he want, I guess? Reginald Ferguson [00:16:54]: He has a very difficult gig. He travels around the world. Tiff [00:16:59]: Oh. Reginald Ferguson [00:17:00]: Yeah. So but he he's been in this business so long. Just kinda felt like, hey. Why don't we try to shake things up a little bit and Tiff [00:17:11]: Okay. Reginald Ferguson [00:17:12]: Improve your look. Tiff [00:17:13]: And what was his look? Was it really dated? Was it Reginald Ferguson [00:17:17]: No. It's classic. It's classic. Classic. Tiff [00:17:20]: Would you say he did need your help? Or Reginald Ferguson [00:17:22]: Well, I was I was flattered that, you know, that he was willing. Tiff [00:17:26]: Ah. Reginald Ferguson [00:17:27]: So He likes to his outfit is very seasonal. Tiff [00:17:32]: Oh, so he's a world traveler. Reginald Ferguson [00:17:34]: Yes. Tiff [00:17:34]: Mister k, seasonal outfit. Reginald Ferguson [00:17:37]: Yes. Tiff [00:17:37]: Okay. Alright. Reginald Ferguson [00:17:40]: Main colorway is red. It's got a little white going on and, and and black. Tiff [00:17:48]: Red red, white, and black. Are we talking plaid here? Reginald Ferguson [00:17:53]: No. We're talking like some gray. About all with white trim and black boots. Tiff [00:18:01]: What? Wait. Mister k, Chris, are we are we talking about we're not talking about you are not talking about Santa Claus. Are you? Reginald Ferguson [00:18:11]: No. No. No. Oh, I slipped. Yeah. Tiff [00:18:17]: What? Reginald Ferguson [00:18:18]: Santa. Tiff [00:18:19]: Oh, okay. Wait. Reginald Ferguson [00:18:20]: The big red one. Tiff [00:18:21]: Santa came to you Yes. And said, I need your help. Reginald Ferguson [00:18:26]: I wanna be fly. Tiff [00:18:27]: Santa wants it well, he he does fly, and Reginald Ferguson [00:18:29]: he wants Yes. Tiff [00:18:30]: And he wants to be fly. Reginald Ferguson [00:18:31]: To be fly. Tiff [00:18:32]: Oh, Reg. This is Reginald Ferguson [00:18:34]: This is big. Tiff [00:18:35]: Okay. I'll bite. I'll bite. Reginald Ferguson [00:18:37]: Yep. I, you know. So Trying to trying to get on that good list. Tiff [00:18:42]: Okay. So Santa Santa contacted you. Alright. Alright. Right. How did Santa contact you? Reginald Ferguson [00:18:50]: Well, Santa does whatever he wants. So Tiff [00:18:54]: Right. But, Reginald Ferguson [00:18:56]: Well, he, Tiff [00:18:57]: he Did he visit you in a dream? Reginald Ferguson [00:18:59]: No. No. No. Tiff [00:19:00]: Did he slide into your DMs? Did he call you? Did he email Yeah. I mean, come on. Reginald Ferguson [00:19:05]: Santa has his ways. Okay. So he, you know, contacted me, and, I was really flattered. I think I think when you have Santa as a client, it's kind of a all or nothing deal. So Tiff [00:19:22]: So tell me about his wardrobe. What do we got? Well What did what did you got? What do you have to work with? Reginald Ferguson [00:19:27]: Well, you know, he's a Rather large guy. But my grandpa was a big dude too, and he'd been like Santa. Tiff [00:19:32]: Alright. So So we gotta work with Portly here. Reginald Ferguson [00:19:35]: Hey. Hey. Hey. I didn't say Portly. I just said he was a big guy. Tiff [00:19:38]: A bowl full of jelly. Is that what we're talking about? Woah. Woah. Woah. You Reginald Ferguson [00:19:42]: you're getting cold. There's no way that this is gonna work Tiff [00:19:45]: for you. You well, you're trying to tell me you're working with Santa. So, you know, I gotta throw all that out there. Okay. Reginald Ferguson [00:19:50]: Now he's a broad Jodie Gentlemen. Tiff [00:19:52]: Oh, okay. Reginald Ferguson [00:19:53]: You know, there's a lot of heft there with those bags. Tiff [00:19:55]: Oh, I guess he's big. Reginald Ferguson [00:19:56]: Spreading cheer. Alright. He's solid. So you Tiff [00:19:59]: work with those broad shoulders to Reginald Ferguson [00:20:00]: Absolutely. Tiff [00:20:01]: To help minimize the bowl full of jelly. Reginald Ferguson [00:20:03]: I didn't I don't know this jelly that you're talking about, and that's that's kind of like his whole new thing. Santa's trying to Tiff [00:20:11]: Up his game. Reginald Ferguson [00:20:12]: Well, you know, trying to get the pounds down. Tiff [00:20:14]: Oh, is he? He's working out now. Reginald Ferguson [00:20:16]: Christmas in Harlem. Oh. So so we wanna we wanna just give him an alternative look. Tiff [00:20:23]: Alright. So what'd you come up with? Reginald Ferguson [00:20:24]: Well, I figured with Santa, we've got 2 different types of looks. Alright. He could be suited. Tiff [00:20:30]: K. Reginald Ferguson [00:20:31]: Or he could be, like, work casual. Tiff [00:20:34]: Oh, okay. Reginald Ferguson [00:20:35]: Yeah. I mean, because think of it. That's like a long that's a long classic, you know, depending where Santa is in the world and history. Uh-huh. Tiff [00:20:42]: It's kind of like a a long top. Right. Right. Reginald Ferguson [00:20:46]: You know, Tiff [00:20:46]: with Like a tunic, it looks like. Yes. Tunic. Yes. Exactly. The photos are a picture. Not photos. Illustrations. Reginald Ferguson [00:20:52]: Yes. The drawings. Yes. Tiff [00:20:53]: Because there's never been a photo. Reginald Ferguson [00:20:55]: No. Not that we know of. Tiff [00:20:56]: Unless unless you have 1. Reginald Ferguson [00:20:58]: No. I don't. Tiff [00:20:59]: No? So He didn't take a picture? No. If you did that contacted you and Reginald Ferguson [00:21:02]: done that on Snap, and I don't even have a Snap. Tiff [00:21:04]: So Oh, Oh, Santa Unsnap. Reginald Ferguson [00:21:08]: So really important that he should be layered. Tiff [00:21:11]: Oh, because it's cold out there. Reginald Ferguson [00:21:12]: Exactly. So I really felt just getting a red starting you know, it's about layers. Starting with a red Nike top. Oh. Oh. The football top. Tiff [00:21:21]: Okay. Reginald Ferguson [00:21:22]: Exactly. So now you could be slick at that swoop right there at the neck vest. Tiff [00:21:27]: Alright. Reginald Ferguson [00:21:28]: Worker vest. Tiff [00:21:29]: Worker vest. Reginald Ferguson [00:21:30]: Yeah. Yeah. Mean? Well well, like like pockets and Well, like my late grandfather insulated vest. Oh, like My late grandfather used to have one of those. Tiff [00:21:38]: Carhart, but, Reginald Ferguson [00:21:41]: essentially, like, a insulated quilted vest. Tiff [00:21:43]: Gotcha. Okay. I mean, Reginald Ferguson [00:21:45]: we've talked about that before. Let me guess. Libertarian Right. Yeah? Tiff [00:21:49]: Okay. Reginald Ferguson [00:21:50]: Yeah. Absolutely. So and then I figured, You know, why don't we do a shawl neck Oh. Sweater. Tiff [00:21:59]: Oh, okay. A sweater. Reginald Ferguson [00:22:00]: Yeah. Shawl neck sweater. Tiff [00:22:02]: We're talking workshop gear here, aren't we? Reginald Ferguson [00:22:04]: Well, This is a hard gig. You're doing you on you on roofs, and, you know, it's not just houses. It's projects and stuff is Wow. Tiff [00:22:12]: You know? And you're not always doing chimneys? No. Exactly. Reginald Ferguson [00:22:14]: So Did he tell Tiff [00:22:15]: you how he how he gets down the chimney? I didn't Reginald Ferguson [00:22:18]: ask him. With Tiff [00:22:18]: that bowl full of jelly? Reginald Ferguson [00:22:19]: Ask That jelly thing is really gonna get you nowhere. You may get perpetual cold. So so did that. Tiff [00:22:28]: What about crutches? Oh, gloves. Reginald Ferguson [00:22:30]: Yeah. Gloves. Oh, I mean, we could talk about pants. Just get me back on the on the gloves. Okay. So pants, I felt that we should have essentially a a worker pant, but slick. Tiff [00:22:42]: So we're not going with a nested suit here? Reginald Ferguson [00:22:45]: No. No. No. Oh, okay. We're doing we're doing, I guess, separates. So I think I thought it was nice to have a pair of wool cargo pants, red Tiff [00:22:54]: Santa and Red wool wool cargo. Reginald Ferguson [00:22:57]: But a 95.5. Tiff [00:22:59]: Okay. I don't Reginald Ferguson [00:22:59]: know what you mean. Give 95 World with 5%, you know, elastic. A little give Tiff [00:23:04]: Oh, okay. Reginald Ferguson [00:23:05]: He's big dude. So it It's moving around. Tiff [00:23:07]: He needs to be comfortable in his Absolutely. Sleigh. Reginald Ferguson [00:23:10]: And the cargo pants, I thought, were really important. Tiff [00:23:12]: Yeah. Because he needs those loops and pockets to put away whatever he's gotta put. Reginald Ferguson [00:23:15]: Stuff. Yeah. Just for Stuff, you know, tools maybe. So Tiff [00:23:19]: because Santa likes pockets as much as Reg likes pockets. Reginald Ferguson [00:23:22]: I don't have any cargo pants. Well, I do have a pair of camo pants with a cargo pocket. Tiff [00:23:27]: Alright. So okay. Let's talk about the the gloves, Santa's gloves. Reginald Ferguson [00:23:31]: Oh, sure. Sure. Sure. Sure. So gloves, Big shout out to Burton. I felt like what we should do here is that he needs 2 layers, so to speak. So Burton has a wonderful ski glove. I can't remember the actual, you know, line. Reginald Ferguson [00:23:47]: But the key to it to make it 2 layers is They have a wonderful glove liner. Tiff [00:23:53]: Yeah. Reginald Ferguson [00:23:53]: And the glove liner, you know, has the cool material on the index finger. Yes. Tiff [00:23:58]: So you Reginald Ferguson [00:23:58]: can pull out the glove, and you can swipe. Tiff [00:24:00]: Oh, Oh, he's got a cell phone. Absolutely. Well, I guess that's how I contacted you. Come on now. Reginald Ferguson [00:24:05]: Santa's got GPS. Tiff [00:24:08]: I does he? I I think he is GPS. Reginald Ferguson [00:24:11]: No offense to Rudolph and Blitzer. Tiff [00:24:13]: Oh, okay. Yeah. We don't wanna offend that. Reginald Ferguson [00:24:15]: But, again, it's 21st century. Tiff [00:24:16]: Oh, yeah. Yeah. Reginald Ferguson [00:24:17]: He's down. Tiff [00:24:18]: Okay. Reginald Ferguson [00:24:19]: So, yeah, get that layered. Tiff [00:24:20]: And what about the boots? You know, we gotta talk about and he had a belt too. Right? Reginald Ferguson [00:24:24]: Yes. Tiff [00:24:25]: Did he work did you work out a new belt? Or Just Reginald Ferguson [00:24:27]: Really, a standard old school loop at the loop center center loop, center loop, buckle belt Tiff [00:24:32]: Alright. Reginald Ferguson [00:24:33]: Brass. Tiff [00:24:34]: Brass. Reginald Ferguson [00:24:34]: Strong. Yeah. Strong. No question. Boots. Well, he knows I'm from New York, and I just had to keep it real. I don't know if you're aware, but, particularly on Insta, Tim, meaning Timberland, has come back with their big old black boot. I think it's the 30 incher. Tiff [00:24:54]: Oh, I know which one you're talking about. Reginald Ferguson [00:24:55]: I'm a New Yorker. Tiff [00:24:57]: That's perfect. Reginald Ferguson [00:24:58]: Santa's rocking Timbs. Tiff [00:24:59]: I would totally I you know what? I probably would have made the right the same, suggestion as well. Reginald Ferguson [00:25:04]: I try. Tiff [00:25:05]: I mean, come on. They're warm. Reginald Ferguson [00:25:07]: And to and to and to top it off, no pun intended, I wanted him to have the thermal band. Tiff [00:25:15]: Thermal Reginald Ferguson [00:25:15]: Yeah. You know, like, when you go skiing. Like, I have 1 in my in my parka right now. So like the Wigwam. You know, it's it's a big band. It's usually wool. Tiff [00:25:23]: And it just goes over your ears? Covers your ears. Yes. Goes around your hair. Reginald Ferguson [00:25:27]: Did that, and then still with the classic hat. Tiff [00:25:29]: Oh, you're gonna keep his hat. Reginald Ferguson [00:25:30]: Not messing with the hat. Tiff [00:25:31]: Why not? Why not put him in a news cap or No. Something fun like that? Reginald Ferguson [00:25:36]: With the Tiff [00:25:36]: Shaw sweater? The Jaw College Snyder. Reginald Ferguson [00:25:38]: I'm all about I'm all about history, keeping it classic. Tiff [00:25:41]: And was Santa pleased with the work that she did? Reginald Ferguson [00:25:43]: Well, the jury's still out. Tiff [00:25:45]: Okay. Are we gonna are we gonna did he let you take a picture? I mean, are we gonna see this collaboration? Reginald Ferguson [00:25:52]: My cookies and milk are still out too. Tiff [00:25:54]: Your what? Nothing. Okay. I have another question. Reginald Ferguson [00:25:59]: Yes. Tiff [00:25:59]: Did he get my Christmas wish list? Reginald Ferguson [00:26:01]: We did not have a conversation about this trip, so You better Tiff [00:26:05]: better get a ride in the sleigh? Reginald Ferguson [00:26:07]: No. What? Be strictly business. Tiff [00:26:09]: Yeah. Okay. Alright. Well, You know, you're top of your game, dude. Getting Santa to call you in to give him a little, update in his clothing gear. Reginald Ferguson [00:26:20]: Just just about options. Really flattered. He's, he's my biggest client so far. Tiff [00:26:24]: Well, in more ways than one. Reginald Ferguson [00:26:28]: Big shout out to Tiff [00:26:29]: Congratulations, Rich. Reginald Ferguson [00:26:30]: Thank you. Tiff [00:26:31]: Two great things happening before the end of the year. Reginald Ferguson [00:26:33]: I hope to get the elves next year. Tiff [00:26:35]: Oh, wow. That'd be that would be major because That Reginald Ferguson [00:26:37]: would be Tiff [00:26:37]: I hear there's a lot of them, and they need help. Reginald Ferguson [00:26:40]: Yeah. Yeah. That was a clever joke. I hope people heard Oh, Tiff [00:26:42]: I I talked right over it. I'm sorry. Reginald Ferguson [00:26:44]: It's okay. Tiff [00:26:44]: I have a way of doing Reginald Ferguson [00:26:45]: it. Getting cold. Tiff [00:26:48]: I'm gonna cry now. Alright, Reg. Reginald Ferguson [00:26:51]: Yes. Fashion word of the day. Fashion word of the day of the day. Tiff [00:27:06]: The fashion word of the day, Reg Yes. Is peace. Reginald Ferguson [00:27:11]: Oh, wow. Well, that's the normal non warring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world. Tiff [00:27:18]: Very nice. Reginald Ferguson [00:27:19]: I try. Tiff [00:27:20]: Very well. Reginald Ferguson [00:27:22]: The fashion geeks wish all our listeners peace. Tiff [00:27:27]: And a very wonderful warm holiday season. Reginald Ferguson [00:27:32]: We'll see you next year. Tiff [00:27:33]: Yep. We'll be in the same place. Where is that, Reg? Where is that? On Instagram? Reginald Ferguson [00:27:39]: Brooklyn. Tiff [00:27:40]: Oh, and Alright. In the, in the universe of the Internet, we're gonna be on Instagram at New York fashion geek. Reginald Ferguson [00:27:49]: Yes. Tiff [00:27:50]: And also, if you have any questions for Santa, you can always email us at podcast@nyfashiongeek.com, And, well, you know, we've got a direct line to Santa now. We can send it on up to him. Make sure you get it in soon. Reginald Ferguson [00:28:04]: I'm not flexing like that. Let's just Tiff [00:28:06]: Oh, you know? Yeah. Reginald Ferguson [00:28:07]: Yeah. Stand down. Tiff [00:28:08]: Okay. Okay. Reginald Ferguson [00:28:10]: Well, that's a wrap. Tiff [00:28:13]: Oh, that's funny. Very well done. Reginald Ferguson [00:28:15]: I tried. Thank you so much for listening. We hope you had fun and are down for another one. Tiff [00:28:19]: Thank you for listening. And if you're new to our podcast, welcome. Welcome to our holiday, special. Reginald Ferguson [00:28:26]: Yeah. Please tell your friends about us. Special shout out goes to our producer, Serge. Tiff [00:28:30]: Yeah, Serge. Thank you. Happy holidays. Reginald Ferguson [00:28:34]: Boy, that was really that was, like, sexy tip. What are you trying to do? It's not that type of show. So, We're gonna see you next year. Tiff [00:28:42]: Yep. Reginald Ferguson [00:28:43]: God willing in the Creek Don't Rise. Tiff [00:28:45]: Alright now. Reginald Ferguson [00:28:46]: I'm Reg. Tiff [00:28:47]: And I'm Tiff. Reginald Ferguson [00:28:49]: See you next year. Tiff [00:28:50]: And happy holidays to you and yours. Reginald Ferguson [00:28:53]: And remember, Tiff [00:28:54]: always be fly.

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