Awesome John G Hardy duffel coat. I'd buy in a flash if it was in my size.
Varies. I've had two pairs of NOS Church's for Brooks. One pair similar to today's run-of-the-mill Church's Custom Grade (i.e. fine, on a par with C&J benchgrade IMO); the other pair, just absolutely fantastic.And yes, they will be pre-Prada. Not really a watershed, quality-wise.
Not about clothes, but this is my favourite Wodehouse quote:
“Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to speak French.”