Duncan Quinn: The NoLita Strangler.
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Ad for Duncan Quinn, seller of handmade ready-to-wear and bespoke men's suits: "Savile Row meets Rock 'n Roll." His flagship store is in "louche" NoLita NYC, A second West Hollywood location opened in 2006. Trolling through his Website (that's not him in the ad, btw), his styles are quite preciously dandy. But I'm not feeling the "Rock 'n Roll" Duncan, other than the inclusion of young bearded and tattooed gents on your landing page Flash gallery. But that's what ads are for! And what's more Rock 'n Roll than strangling a blindfolded babe with a foppish tie? Edgy. Jimmy Choo beat you to the snuff vibe though, dude. Anyway, this unimaginative combo of dandy and randy is predictably popular in high-end men's fashion ads. It's simply the best way to attract the mookish misogynistic male with lots of disposable income demographic. Duncan, btw, is a qualified barrister and New York Attorney-at-Law. Which explains this advert: if there's one thing lawyers don't know how to do, it's advertise. We've seen it again and again and again and again. Duncan baby, you want some high-minded, thoughtful creative ads, you just write me, sweetheart. (scanned from the July/August City magazine) update: go to a PollsBoutique poll to vote for this ad as misogynistic.