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To be fair, it's a rare day when anyone around here can correct you on something. I also thought that "MG" in the label was an odd coincidence. Also, having looked at the new Italian-made GF stuff in the stores right now, it seems inferior in construction and finishing to the Southwick products. I was not impressed. Obviously, neither the Southwick or Lardini really hold a candle to Greenfield.
New Shoes1 - Yes, if you read that thread, and if you had read the linked discussion of the issue that took place on AAAC, you would have learned that the OP of the thread was incorrect. Greenfield stopped making OTR Golden Fleece tailored clothing for BB in 2009, and has only done GF MTM for them since. Starting in 2010, GF tailored clothing was made by Southwick. It is the Southwick product that was the subject of the recall in 2011.
Steve - That's the problem. Your photo is of a Southwick label and a Southwick-made suit from 2010, not a pre-2009 Martin Greenfield one. This is a Greenfield label - note the Summer 07 manufacture date. Greenfield OTR GF suits were British fabric, and very rarely had fabric labels sewed in (on occasion some did). New Shoes1 - you are incorrect. Greenfield OTR Golden Fleece suits were not recalled, it was the Southwick-made Golden Fleece suits that were recalled. ...
FWW, that suit is definitely Golden Fleece - it is one of the Southwick-made GF suits from 2010-2011 that were recalled and then dumped to Marshalls. The original GF label was removed and replaced with the generic one. I believe the Greenfield OTR GF suits were generally made with British fabrics, not LP and other Italian ones. Still, a decent value at the price he found it for. $1900 for fully-canvassed Southwick off the rack however? Ridiculous.
I'm sorry but in zazaza's defense: (a) this is the alden thread, not the B&S forum and (b) if you want to sell a pair of Aldens, it's kind of ridiculous to post about the exact price for a half-off deal you wrangled from a retailer, wear them, and then a month later post them for sale at a far higher price. Otherwise, yes, it is a reasonable price.
Sorry, but how does that solve the mystery? Both tags from two different Nordstrom private label coats have the same RN - and if you look up that RN, both are registered to Nordstrom.
That's not a Southwick tag. There's no way they are selling a full canvas construction, Southwick-made coat at $600 list. List price on a standard half-canvas Southwick coat would be about $600, however.
FWIW, I note that references to the restoration program have been removed from both the Alden and Alden SF sites.
What's that sleeve measurement again? NVM.
I think the problem is this: these boots are now out of stock everywhere, meaning that they have been cancelled or at least will not be restocked until another season i.e., next fall/winter. The remaining inventory that people purchased during the holidays were likely pairs returned by other customers or unsold in the first place due to small imperfections like unmatched coloring, etc. As long as you are OK with them for the price you paid, then you got a great deal. ...
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