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You know, I have visited Leffot twice. I live in Boston. Both times, I came away feeling like they could have cared less if I came into their store. My son had the same experience both times he visited also. I don't know why, but the store help just seems uninterested in helping. I have bought some shoes from them online and my emails to them have been abrupt and dismissive. Even an email I sent to them about my experience at their store was ignored. So, I don't have...
I just returned from Paris and visited the Corthay store with my wife  We had a great time and got a tour of the bespoke facilities.  I have been wanting a pair of the Aubergine Arca for years but was told by the folks at Leffot in NYC that I could never fit the shoe.  I wear an 11.5E American, an 11F or G in British shoes.  I tried on several sizes and they were able to get a pair of the Arca in a size 13 in their largest last to work with a bit of leather stretching....
I tried to have a good experience with J. HIlburn but alas, I cannot recommend them. I bought a suit but it came back fitting badly around the shoulders and chest. The rep said it could be fixed, she took more measurements and when it came back, it was just horrible. The repairs were obvious and poorly made. Stitching was ugly and the shoulder seems were uneven and it still didn't fit I had two shirts made and they were similarly poor fitting and just average quality...
Just thought I would add a note about my first visit to Morris & Sons in Chicago. www.morrisandsons.com. I don't live in Chicago but am coming back regularly for family business. I took a ride over to their store and was amazed. First of all, the store is on the third floor of a non-descript building in a location that does not scream fancy mens clothing. They do have parking so that was convenient. After getting buzzed in, you take the elevator to the third floor...
I found some older posts about this company, but wondered if anyone has any recent experience. I am curious about where folks see these shoes in relationship to Allen Edmunds and Alden in the US or Edward Green, Crocket & Jones or Gaziano & Girling. I am thinking of buying their double monk and just wondered what some knowledgeable shoe guys on this forum think of their quality. Any feedback would be helpful.
I am sorry to say the suit did not work.  When the suit arrived the first time, the jacket was way too tight around the chest and in the arms.  I had given the rep several jackets that I had made so that she could have the measurement of something that did fit me.  When the suit arrived after the remake, it was still tight, but more importantly, the repairs were horrible.  The arms looked like they had giant pads and the stitching was amateurish. The front of the suit, the...
I own two 12 ply cashmere sweaters: one, is from www.customshirt1.com, the company owned by Alexander Kabazz referenced earlier in this post, the other is an older Dunmore St. George that I bought on eBay. My Scot and Charters from Kabazz is my favorite piece of clothing by far. It is the softest thing you can imagine and fits like a glove. I bought one originally as a gift for my wife and just fell in love with it. I wear it every day in the winter on our back...
I met with a local rep a few weeks ago to look into an outerwear vest. I didn't get the vest but ended up ordering a cashmere sweater, a shirt and a suit. The shirt and sweater came today and so far, I am impressed. The sweater, for $200 was is super soft and they claim baby cashmere. I don't know if it is, but it is all I could ask for at the price and is every bit the quality of far more expensive sweaters. I own a few Loro Piana and it may not be that quality, but at...
are these still around
The color of the leather is much richer than the pictures and I was thrilled when they arrived.  The soles are fine, a bit worn, but they will last a long time and can be re-soled if need be.  I am a happy camper with this purchase but can't disclose the price because the sale was made outside of eBay.  I did very well and the seller made a safe sale.  Everybody goes home happy.
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