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Former Scout co-owner Greg Armas—now the proprietor of NYC boutique Assembly—chatted with New York magazine's blog about his transition to the Big Apple. Apparently, his LA departure was spurred by fatigue from LA's "jeans and t-shirt kind of culture," and because "in New York, people are more conscious of fabrics and the work that goes into garments." He also speculated on why one trend, in particular, is vital on both coasts—a trusty pair of sunglasses: "Sunglasses seem important for women in New York; maybe it has something to do with the six-to-one girl-to-guy ratio. I just feel like girls are prowled on so hard here that sunglasses can provide a kind of deterrence." We think that one might apply in LA as well. [The Cut]