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Things Tomas Maier Thinks About

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In a profile in this week's New Yorker magazine, Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier says that anyone can have luxury products—as long as they're willing to stop spending money on other things. "Anyone," he said, could afford one $550 hand-painted cashmere scarf. "Just have less." Yes, the thought has occurred to us that if we quit eating altogether, we'd both be able to fit into a lot more luxury garments and afford them at the same time. Maier also reveals in the story that he dropped the "h" in his name (Thomas) when he was in his 30s because it "caused unsightly asymmetry." [RLA]