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Stephen D. Cannerelli / The Post StandardDAVID BINNS, owner of Aurora Shoe Co., stands in the middle of the production room at the factory along state Route 90 south of the village of Aurora in Cayuga County. market.

Aurora, NY A decade ago, if you wanted a pair of Aurora Shoe Co. shoes, you went to the pole barn factory on Route 90 south of this Cayuga County village.

The quirky business model worked well for the owners and employees. The shoes based on styles dating back to the Middle Ages became popular here and overseas. Actors Jodie Foster and Liam Neeson owned Aurora shoes.

“Over time, the demand for the overseas business continued to grow,” said David Binns, the shoe company’s new owner.

The company continued to make a profit even as it started dropping domestic accounts to satisfy the overseas demand, he said. “It came to a point where the overseas wholesale business was 100 percent of what they were making here,” Binns said.

For the past three years, all of the factory’s shoes went overseas. So if you wanted a pair of the shoes well, you had to go to Japan.

Binns, 26, grew up nearby in King Ferry. Dann, one of its founders. retailers.

Binns is a mechanical engineer with a degree from Clarkson University in Potsdam. After college, he worked at a Georgia Pacific plant in Plattsburgh,
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managing 75 people.

The privately owned shoe factory is an about face from Georgia Pacific, where he sometimes was on call around the clock, said Binns, who lives with his wife, Andrea, in King Ferry. The couple are expecting a baby in July.

Stephen D. Cannerelli / The Post StandardPhyllis Cooper, of Aurora, works for the Aurora Shoe Co. on State Route 90 south of Aurora. One of her jobs is beveling the front and back of a shoe.

Aurora Shoe employs eight people who have a combined experience of 85 years in shoemaking. Together, they make 50 pairs of shoes a day from raw materials that come from the United States supple leather from Chicago and sturdy soles from Massachusetts. The machines they use are 50 or more years old.

“It still is a relatively laid back atmosphere. We have three cats and two dogs that are here on a regular basis,” Binns said.

He’s just learning the shoemaking business. “I think there is some room for technology improvements. The work here is really handwork and that’s important. The high quality product we put out requires a human touch,” he said.

One of the first technologies introduced when he took over was the computer that sits on an old wooden desk in one corner of the insulated pole barn factory. He also added a fax machine. Prior to that, Aurora Shoe was a paper only business, Binns said.

“I want to double sales over the next two years. Some of that will be through hiring more people and some of it will be through streamlining processes and improving efficiency,” he said.

But the relaxed company culture will remain, Binns said.

The company will grow as it re enters the domestic market, he said.

“The demand is still here. It’s just a matter of making enough shoes to reach the markets here,” Binns said. “It was a relatively easy to deal with one customer. That’s part of why it became the way it was.”
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(Not even based off the same GPU at that)I wonder what the chances of someone successfully filing a false advertising suit for this would be? Especially in the EU where they seem much stricter about that stuff than the US is, I’d have to think they’d have a decent shot. (Not even based off the same GPU at that)I wonder what the chances of someone successfully filing a false advertising suit for this would be? Especially in the EU where they seem much stricter about that stuff than the US is, I’d have to think they’d have a decent shot. All this 6990M means is that it’s top tier for mobile GPU’s of the current generation, this is the consequence of trying to make the numbers more buyer friendly. Good Idea, Good Usage, but relies heavily on customer knowledge and understanding on what they’re buying, but that could be said for almost anything.

Agreed, in part most savy customers understand completely that the equivalent name/name M in a laptop is underpowered/underclocked.

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This phenomenon is quite unusual really. Nothing like selling the same old GPU (with minor improvements) for 2+ years.

Don’t forget the GTX285m!

I think this kind of discussion is pointless. Of course, AMD and nVidia are guilty of misleading uninformed buyers. But the point is moot since I doubt anybody would base their PC purchasing decisions on comparisons between Desktop and Notebook cards. If they need mobility, they’d be deciding between the available mobile choices. If they don’t need mobility then the desktop cards would be their concern. In any case, a notebook solution is always more expensive that its desktop counterpart, so if anything, the companies are doing themselves a disfavour by naming them the same way.

I don’t understand why people defend this. It is a lie, one to deceive the uninitiated, call it as it is. Yes we understand the difference or we probably wouldn’t be reading this article so we are not the ones being being deceived out right but in a way we are still the victims. We are victims in that the graphics industry has found a way to NOT innovate, to NOT develop truly new high performance mobile video because they have been allowed to get away with just renaming the last two generations parts.

warezmeI don’t understand why people defend this. It is a lie, one to deceive the uninitiated,
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call it as it is. Yes we understand the difference or we probably wouldn’t be reading this article so we are not the ones being being deceived out right but in a way we are still the victims. We are victims in that the graphics industry has found a way to NOT innovate, to NOT develop truly new high performance mobile video because they have been allowed to get away with just renaming the last two generations parts.

People aren’t defending AMD/Nvidia as much as looking for reasons for why they did something that overall seemed to be bad marketing decisions. none of this should come as a surprise to anyone whom reads the last page of “Best Graphics Cards for the Money” where it has clearly been said for several months at the least that the top mobile GPUs are in the same performance tier as the Radeon 6870 and GTX 560.

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This was the first of four Alfa Romeos designed by coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring to compete in the 1938 Mille Miglia. Driven by Carlo Pintacuda and Paride Mambelli (who won in 1937), this car finished 2nd in 1938, behind a similar Alfa driven by Clemente Biondetti with mecahnic Aldo Stefani. Biondetti would win three straight Mille Miglias after WWII.

This was the first of four Alfa Romeos designed by coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring to compete in the 1938 Mille Miglia. Driven by Carlo Pintacuda and Paride Mambelli (who won in 1937), this car finished 2nd in 1938, behind a similar Alfa driven by Clemente Biondetti with mecahnic Aldo Stefani. Biondetti would win three straight Mille Miglias after WWII.

You’re an internationally known fashion designer and you have one of the best classic sports car collections in the world, worth hundreds of millions of dollars. You’re thinking of putting on a show where would you go?

It’s a short list, but since fashion is a key factor, how about Paris? Better yet, how about the Louvre? This summer, that’s what Ralph Lauren is doing. He sent 17 of his classic sports cars to an equally elegant setting. “The Art of the Automobile: Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection” is on display through Aug.

With a Bugatti Atlantic coupe to greet visitors at the entrance, attendees climb a massive marble staircase to three rooms where the other cars are displayed below vintage films of them racing when they were new.

Visitors can also hear the sound of each car being driven at Lime Rock racetrack in Connecticut. “Like chamber music,” said Rapetti.

The rare sports cars range from Alfa Romeo to Porsche and they date from 1929 96.

Ralph Lauren’s cars were restored by 25 craftsmen at Paul Russell Co. in Essex, Mass. Longtime sales manager Alex Finigan brings a unique perspective to the collection, as he’s driven almost all of Lauren’s cars and the iconic Count Trossi Mercedes Benz has been parked outside his showroom office for 10 years.

Finigan estimates the value of the 17 cars in the Ralph Lauren exhibit at “around $200 million, though the Bugatti Atlantic is the wild card. If it ever comes up for sale, it could bring $30 million $50 million,” he said.

Here’s a rundown on the magnificent cars and observations from Finigan in italics. Bentley never wanted to build. He always said “there’s no replacement for displacement” and had the 6 cylinder Speed Six ready to go in 1928. But Sir Henry “Tim” Birkin, one of the Bentley Boys racers, convinced the company to build 55 supercharged 4 liter cars. They were never successful on the track, but today blowers can bring from $1.5 million to $4.5 million at auction. This is Birkin’s own car, which ran at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1930, ’32 and ’33.

“It’s staggering. Like looking at a freight train. It’s hard to imagine driving it flat out,” Finigan said. “Birkin’s son and grandson were at the opening. The family hasn’t owned the car for years but they loved seeing the car that grandfather raced.”

1930 Mercedes Benz SSK ‘Count Trossi’

After a stormy start, when this SSK was sent to Japan in 1928 and unsold sent back, it was bought by racecar driver Count Carlo Trossi. As legend has it,
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Trossi sketched this body on a cocktail napkin, and English coachbuilder Willy White built it. With a thundering, 7 liter supercharged 6 cylinder engine and outside pipes, it defines a generation.

“This car’s got this roar, this exhaust note that’s second to none. It must have seemed like a spaceship in Milan in 1930, where there were still donkey carts. One seat, no luggage, one purpose.”

1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza

One of the top must have pre war Alfa Romeo racers, this 2.3 liter, supercharged 8 cylinder dominated European tracks in the early 1930s. Fenders and headlights were added for road races. This factory entered racer was driven by Jean Pierre Wimille at Pau Grand Prix and Monaco in 1933 and by Giovanni Battaglia in the Targa Florio in 1934.

“This is a fantastic car with just the right amount of patina. In its time, there was nothing faster or more advanced it was the equivalent of a McLaren F1.”

1933 Bugatti Type 59 Grand Prix

Touted as the most beautiful race car of its time, only eight Type 59s were built. This car raced in the Belgian and Spanish Grand Prix in 1933, at Monaco and Monthlery in 1934, and was driven by Achille Varzi, Tazio Nuvolari and Robert Benoist.

“Although it has great history, the Type 59 came along when technology ramped up 10 years in one year. Their fuels were so volatile they had to be mixed at the track in the car. At the end of the races, the drivers were lifted out of the car because of the fumes.”

1938 Bugatti Type 57S(C) Atlantic coupe

This is the ultimate in 1930s French Art Deco automobile design, derived from the 1935 Aerolithe show car. It’s the last of only four Atlantics built.

“If this car ever comes up for sale I believe it will be the most expensive ever. It’s stunning from any angle. The riveted spine was a wild thing to do. The original Aerolithe body was magnesium, which could not be welded and had to be folded or riveted. It was such a popular styling cue that when the other cars were built of aluminum, they kept the spine.”

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia

This was the first of four Alfa Romeos designed by coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring to compete in the 1938 Mille Miglia. Driven by Carlo Pintacuda with mechanic Paride Mambelli (who won in 1937), this car finished 2nd in 1938, behind a similar Alfa driven by Clemente Biondetti with mechanic Aldo Stefani. Biondetti would win three straight Mille Miglias after WWII.

“Without a doubt the best pre war sports car; nothing to top it and you could drive 120 mph all day. Every part of this car is a work of art and you could admire engine components, or even brake backing plates in your office all day long. If money were no object, any car enthusiast would have to have one of these.”
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Squash, as the old saying goes, is a colonial game.

The secret to success is letting the other guy do all the work.

Dry stabs at the sport British imperial roots aside, the type of talent that will be on display at the Royal Glenora Club for the Lexus of Edmonton Canadian Invitational Feb. 7 10 is no joke.

The likes of Mexico Artuor Salazar, world ranked 44; Columbia Miguel Angel Rodriguez, ranked 23rd; Mexico Cesar Salazar, ranked 21st; and last but not least, Egypt Mohamed Abouelghar, ranked ninth, will be competing for their share of the $32,000 prize purse.

They will be taking on four other rising stars on the professional circuit making their way up the world rankings, in a crossover round robin with each match being held on the same court over the four days.

guys are just, like, some of the best athletes in the world, said Royal Glenora head squash professional Pete Goodings, adding the pros will be playing alongside an amateur field participating in the 2018 Alberta Open Feb. 9 10, which is being co hosted by the Edmonton Squash Club. going to be a bit of a South American party. familiar with squash, you say? Not a problem.

Invented at a prestigious London boarding school in 1830 well, let skip today’s lesson and get straight to the butternuts and bolts of squash, shall we?

had a squash court on the Titanic, so it got a rich history. It played in over 198 countries in the world. Unfortunately, it not in the Olympics yet, but it in the Commonwealth Games, said Goodings, who hails from England and served in the Royal Air Force before venturing into what become a 25 year coaching career. some clubs are closing in some parts of the world, some people think the sport is dying. It only really not thriving then people don support the sport and get behind it. They think the Olympics is the Holy Grail of sport. Years ago, it used to be but not so much now.

you factor in they talking about considering about putting (video) gaming into the Olympics, just as a sportsman,
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as a physical athlete, that really scares me because of the message it sends out.

has been voted by Forbes Magazine on many occasions as the healthiest sport in the world. So when you factor that in, I understand that the Olympics needs to be more wide ranging and inclusive, but we been trying for longer than 20 years to get into the Olympics. There been a real focus on trying to push hard to get into the Olympics and there no real rhyme or reason for it. with the Internet, full glass courts at all the big events and multiple camera angles, anyone can get their squash fix without having to wait for television programming to bring it to them.

But the key, Goodings said, is introducing squash to people at an early age.

September, I started a school program aimed at Grades 4, 5 and 6 field trips to the club, said Goodings, who runs skills and drills to familiarize youngsters with the equipment and courts. seen about 800 1,000 kids already. Wednesday and Thursday, those field trippers have been invited back to see the elite level of the sport in action for free. Otherwise, general admission at the door is $100 for adults, $25 for children, and you don have to be a Glenora member to attend. Saturday.

had a good history of hosting the event. Since 2008, it been here, Goodings said, adding this year event is not pro sanctioned by the Professional Squash Association. 32 pro players would come in and play, this time it eight players playing for a bit of a bigger prize purse, so each player going to get more money across the board than they would have in the bigger event with more players. happens, please don bring up the scene from the 1984 film, Splash, with John Candy and Tom Hanks. Yeah, that would be that other net less racket sport that tends to get confused with squash by the uninitiated.

different than racquetball because racquetball is a much bouncier ball, there less skill involved although the American racquetballers would be arguing against that, Goodings said. I stand toe to toe with anyone over that. A racquetball court is longer and narrower. There are no lines, like out line or down line, so it a very different skill set altogether.

a lot more court craft involved in this. And in racquetball, there are no lets,
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you just get the ball there and you smash it pretty much as hard as you can.

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A West Cumbrian man is following in his father’s footsteps to offer motorists the best service possible.

Martyn Nevinson opened Hi Q in Egremont last month, around a year and a half after his father Peter sold off the original Workington Hi Q premises to a national chain.

Martyn, 28, says: “The name still resonates across Cumbria. I worked with my dad for long enough to know that a lot of trust from customers comes from that name and our family name. Family businesses are important for that reason.”

Although Peter, 50, isn’t involved in the day to day running of the new Hi Q, on Chapel Street, he does offer Martyn advice and Peter is his son’s landlord.

“We still haven’t discussed the rent quite yet,” Peter laughs. “Seriously, I’m proud that he wants to continue the Hi Q brand. I had seven Hi Qs across the county at one point and I think Martyn would like to expand his Hi Q business in the future.”

Martyn says: “I’m just concentrating on my Egremont business at the moment I’m only a few weeks’ in!

“Although yes, I may want to eventually expand. I have always wanted to follow in his footsteps, but they are some pretty big shoes to fill!”

Peter, who has 36 years in the industry and now focuses on buying property, says: “I hope people remember the great service they had at Hi Q and the personal service we gave them. Martyn will continue that tradition.

“People like to deal with people they know and a family business gives them that confidence that we are local and we can give them a really good service.”
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Daniel M. Marks and Katherine L. Marks to Alison Greene Barton, trustee, Alison Greene Barton Family Trust and Brooks Caddell Barton Trust, 134 Tracy Circle, $250,000.

Sarah L. Mullins to Geoffrey Kravitz and Amy Kravitz, 25 Bellview Circle, $425,000.

Frances D. Streeter, Frances Dunham Streeter and Catherine H. Lodge, attorney in fact, to Shannon C. Roberts, 34 Pine Hollow and 208 Pine St., $363,000.

Ali Wicks Lim and Jeannette Wicks Lim to Eoin B. O’Carroll and Kelley L. O’Carroll, 865 Belchertown Road, $359,000.

Michael Torre Nelson and Michelle Matteo to Jonathan F. Hultin Cohen, 259 East Pleasant St., $245,000.

Bruce Forbes, Frederick Ainslie Forbes, estate, Nina M. Forbes and Frederick Forbes Jr., estte, to National Property Services LLC, 896 Somers Road, $60,000.

Donald A. Grindle and Cynthia M. Grindle to Liam R. Jones and Anna T. Jones, 290 Parker St., $427,000.

Joann R. Hough to Richard Dzierwinski and James F. Hough, 42 Vadnais St., $140,000.

Joann S. Dalessio and Roger M. Dalessio to John C. Stuckenbruck and Pamela E. Stuckenbruck, 31 South Meadow Road, $350,000.

John R. Ferrindino and Elizabeth S. Ferrindino to Robert A. Gibowicz and Teresa Gibowicz, 30 South Bend Lane, $300,000.

Michael F. Leahy and Faith M. Leahy to Theresa M. Roy, 16 Elizabeth St., $169,900.

Nina Marie Forbes to National Property Services LLC, Somers Road, $125,000.

Paul Colantoni and Linda A. Colantoni to Jonathan E. Robichaud and Marilyn Robichaud, 7 Peachtree Road, $430,000.

Sylvia M. Caron to Jessica L. Federici, 173 Hampden Road, $245,000.

U S Bank, trustee, to Dominic Kirchner, trustee, and Caymus Realty Trust, trustee of, 17 Hazelhurst Ave., $94,500.

Sebastian J. Ruggeri, estate, “aka” Sebastian John Ruggeri, estate, and Christine R. Lincoln, administrator, to 425 Federal LLC, 425 Federal St., $133,500.

Adam P. Goglin and Matthew W. Goglin to Susan DeMattos and Constance Trowbridge, 20 Keegan Lane, $145,000.

Marilyn J. Nanartonis, by CitiMortgage Inc. to Federal National Mortgage Association, 43 Walnut St., $89,500.

Kyong Adking and Lee F. Hebert, by Deutshe Bank National Trust Co., trustee, by attorney, Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC, attorney, to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., trustee, 30 Cedar Glen Circle, $145,000

Sherri A. Hickey to Chucky J. St. Hilaire and Olivia R. Hickey, 397 Davis St., $190,000.

Tracy A. Caisse to Jennifer Smith, 145 Montague City Road, $150,000.

Linda J. McKemmie to Joseph C. Kendall and Rebecca M. Twaites, 72A Laurel St., $188,900.

Valley Community Land Trust Inc. to Don S. Wright and Melissa Rohde, 23 Pond St., $70,000.

Douglas P. Ferguson Jr., representative, Donna Marie Ferguson, estate, and Donna M. Ferguson, estate, to Me Leanne Concepcion, 381 S Elm St., $107,000.
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Polo Ralph Lauren will open a Manhattan store on Friday that’s likely to attract rich tourists. The store, built to resemble a mansion, will be the brand’s largest women’s store and will also feature home collections and new lines of lingerie and fine jewelry.

The building and the products scream glamour, but despite the $159,000 diamond necklaces, retail analysts said rich tourists and New Yorkers were not the store’s only intended audience. In a classic effort of brand building, the store is also meant to excite more ordinary shoppers who sustain the company’s profitable polo and khaki business, the analysts said.

“They build these big stores, and when they open them, their critics may say, ‘Polo doesn’t make any money on their stores they’re not profitable,'” said Michael Binetti, an analyst at UBS. “But when you go to the Macy’s or the Lord Taylor in the area, and you can touch that brand at attainable price points in those stores, that’s where the real juice is.”

“I know that as I started to build my own stores, the business got better,” he said. “It helped Neiman’s and it helped Saks, and it helped identify what we are all about.”

He was sitting on a white couch on the second floor, with sun slanting in through huge windows and a spa version of the Guns N’ Roses song “Patience” playing overhead. With mannequins posed like bored socialites (one, apparently overcome with ennui, was draped over a coffee table), the store felt a lot like a Parisian hotel.

When two uniformed waiters materialized with cups of coffee on a silver tray, Mr. Lauren smiled. “Are you sensing this is a stage set?” he asked. “This is not about ‘Look how glitzy we are.'”

Polo built the store to resemble a classic New York mansion. Since 1986, it has had a store in the former Rhinelander Mansion across the street at 72nd and Madison, but it added this one to give the women’s and home lines much more room. The company has also said recently that urban and tourist stores are doing better than regional and local ones, and this store is meant to be a draw for tourists.

Indeed, across the street at the men’s store, there was hardly an American accent to be found among the shoppers, and many carried New York City guidebooks.

“They’ve been there a long time, and it’s somewhat of a destination,
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” said Laura Pomerantz, principal at PBS Real Estate. “There is certainly traffic there as a result,” she said, “and it’s a well heeled tourist.”

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Down a limestone staircase with wrought iron railings to the third floor, there are more casual lines not found in department stores. To the side is the RLX sportswear, like a neon pink jacket for $298, and in the main rooms, feathered sparkly pants, leather coats and cashmere sweaters. There are also hoodies for dogs.

The second floor houses the Purple Label line, which offers expensive versions of runway clothes, and the first floor is handbags, shoes and jewelry. The store has several firsts, including a lingerie line, fine jewelry and made to order suits for women. It is also introducing its version of fast fashion, where customers use an iPad to choose a clothing item and a monogram color and style, and a pair of seamstresses in the basement produce the order within minutes.

What is missing are the lower end products that are sold wholesale to stores like Dillard’s and Macy’s: the piles of chinos, sweatshirts and socks emblazoned with the Polo horse.

In its fiscal year 2010, ended in April, wholesale and retail sales contributed around the same amount to the company’s revenue, $2.5 billion for wholesale, and $2.3 billion for retail. But wholesale contributed more than double the operating income, at $585 million, versus $254 million for retail. While revenue fell 1 percent in fiscal 2010, in the most recent quarter, it was up 13 percent from the same period a year earlier, and sales at stores open more than a year, an important indicator of retail health, rose 7 percent.

“You make your statement when you’re advertising and when you’re opening stores,” Mr. Lauren said. “When they shop your stuff in the department store, they see your things and they know it’s Lauren.”
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Nevada has once again been ranked worst in the nation in a highly regarded report card for state education systems.

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It’s the second consecutive year that Nevada ranked 51st out of 50 states and the District of Columbiain Education Week’s annual Quality Counts report, which grades states on school finances, K 12 achievement and a student’s chance for success.

Map: Quality Counts reports for each state

Chart: State top to bottom rankings

Last year was the first time Nevada had been ranked in the lowest spot.

But Nevada education officials say the ratings are based on outdated data, most of which is from 2015.

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Education Week, a Washington based nonprofit, is a national publication covering education. It haspublishedQuality Counts rankings for more than 20 years.

The report card gave Nevada a 65 percent, or “D” grade, the same as the state’s 2017 ranking. The nation as a whole earned a74.5 percent”C” average in 2018.

Massachusetts,
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New Jersey and Vermont held the top three spots in 2017 and 2018.

Nevada ranked consistently low across all threecategories ranking 50th in the chance for success category, 47th in the school finance category and 37th in K 12 achievement.

Nevada education officials were quick to point out that the 2018 Quality Counts rankings rely heavily on old data.

“I understand our performance must improve,” State Superintendent of Instruction Steve Canavero told reporterson a Tuesday evening conference call. “But I don’t believe this shows where we are; it shows where we’ve been.”

Education Week uses nationally available data in its rankings. Those figures usually lag by several years.

Much of the data used in this year’s rankings, including all the finance and testing data, is from 2015.

This means the 2018 rankings don’t reflect the heavy monetary investments into education that happened during the 2015 and 2017 legislative sessions, which pumped nearly $500 million in additional funds into education spending over the past two bienniums.

Much of that funding is earmarked for specific state mandated programs, like the Read By Grade 3 program and Victory Schools, which get additional funding to help students in poverty.

Canavero said those investments and new programswill likely begin to show in next year’s Quality Counts rankings. He predicted Nevada will see a bump in the 2019 rankings,
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Brooks Brothers will reline a pair of dress trousers starting at $50; a suit jacket or sport coat begins at $200. Ties can be fixed for $10 and up. They will consider any denim from their collection for repair. Movements are 100 percent covered and will be repaired or replaced at no charge. A new lining is in the $100 range.

When Zach Moore opened the box, he almost didn recognize his shoes.

Bought at Larrimor his shoes had been sent to be recrafted at the Allen Edmonds factory in Wisconsin.

“I love these shoes, and I wear them three or four times a week for work in all kinds of weather,” says Moore, a Franklin Park resident who works in investments. “I am hard on my shoes. . Salt from the sidewalks and the streets had discolored the leather and the heel, and the soles were worn. When I took them out of the box, they looked brand new, and when I put them on, they fit like a glove.”

Retaining the value of an item of clothing can often be done with a bit of assistance. Companies such as Allen Edmonds, True Religion jeans and Tommy Bahama, as well as men stores such as Brooks Brothers, Larrimor and Joseph Orlando, Downtown, and Lapels A Fine Mens Clothier in Greensburg, can repair rips in a suit coat, fix a crack in a shoe or replace buttons.

“Men can have longevity with clothing and accessories,” says Kevin Miscik, owner of Lapels. “Take a suit, for instance. The jacket and pants can be taken in or out depending on if he loses or gains weight. Bruce Boyer of “True Style” (Basic Books, $26.99), a book about the history and principles of classic menswear set to be released Sept. 8.

Boyer of Bethlehem is a renowned expert on menswear and men fashion, and he has helped to curate several fashion exhibits at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Investing in quality fashion will be less expensive in the long run, he says.

“Consider the longevity of an item and take care of it,” Boyer says. “Keep your shoes polished and get your shoes repaired. I have some shoes that easily are 30 years old. Get your clothing cleaned and repaired by a quality tailor.”

Boyer says today men care about their clothes, and, thanks to the Internet, they are more informed on fashion, quality, cost and how and where to get something fixed.

Spending more on a suit is worth it, says Matthew Marden, fashion director for Details, a men luxury magazine. But whether a guy opts for something new versus putting money into something he already owns depends on the person and on cost.

“In most cases, more expensive translates to better fabrics and construction and tailoring resulting in a garment that will last longer,” Marden says. “If you not willing to spend money on the suit, invest your money in tailoring, which will make a huge difference.”

Marden applauds brands that offer a repair, replace or refurbish program. It the ultimate in customer service.

For retail stores, manufacturers and designers, customer service is critical.

“It about keeping customers for life,” Boyer says. “And many of these stores take care of their customers, who continue to come back.”

That is so important, says Tom Michael, co owner of Larrimor Downtown, with Lisa Slesinger. He says they strive to help customers keep clothing and accessories looking sharp such as taking care of the Allen Edmonds shoes for Moore.

“For Allen Edmonds, it a tradition that they can be worn for years,” says Larrimor Greg Gratton. “They don go out of style, and when they re craft them, they look almost new.”

But repairs don always come cheap.

If a guy has a treasure and he wants to find a way to repair, restore or preserve it, there is a cost associated with that, says Arthur Wayne, vice president of global public relations for Brooks Brothers.

“Something minor we will fix, like a button that falls off, no questions asked,” Wayne says. “But to reline a jacket or restore leather on a briefcase, that is different. The customer has to be realistic in his expectations. He might want to reline a jacket, but repairing a dress shirt that is frayed at the neck is probably not realistic.

“We evaluate each piece and give advice to the customer as to what might be needed. Some things are more easily done than others. . If you can get more years out of it, then we want you to be able to do that.”

Joseph Orlando Jr., president of Joseph Orlando, Downtown, suggests using his in store tailor for most items requiring repair.

“Each situation is different, so we invite customers to bring us the item and let us take a look at it and let them know what we think about it,” Orlando says. “We strive to stand behind the products we sell.”
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