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Quote: Originally Posted by Manton I would be surprised of Charvet were anywhere close to Kabbaz prices these days. Last I heard, Kabbaz was charging $1,200, 10 shirt minimum, plus a substantial consultation fee. Charvet is around $600 IIRC. AK's prices were going up at least $100 a year throughout the 2000s and sometimes more. By now they could be $1,500 for all I know. Charvet bespoke starts at about €600 (£507) and from AK's...
Tom Wolfe is a customer, maybe worth looking for some pictures. I am not here to question the quality of the shirt; however, the price is an issue, something I cannot justify. Due to location never considered AK shirts, for his prices I could get 4 shirts from my shirtmarker but did consider Charvet, which are in a similar price bracket (note: due to current currency exchange comapred to Pound Sterling, Charvet is priced less than AK). For the difference in the shirt,...
Quote: Originally Posted by eMacPaul The appropriate punishment is to turn him into a pair of bespoke shoes. although, I do agree
We should all get Alex extra-short ties for xmas.
Quote: Originally Posted by pred02 I have a pair of Bruno Magli (not so fancy) shoes that need a basic leather resole. I know a bunch of dry cleaning places around my house do it (and charge ~£35 for it) however I am wondering if there are any that are recommended in my area - N1 / Essex Road near Angel. I would prefer not to have to cross London as I am away on business M-F. Thanks! The City Cobbler on 215 City Road, near The Eagle pub -...
Timpson sell shoe-trees from £5.50 and they have lots of stores in London; however, the quality will not be the best. I have seen better shoe-trees at the Timpson that are not availabe online.
Quote: Originally Posted by voxsartoria There were some figures for SR about three years ago, and a bit over half the business was for Americans (or, more accurately, delivered to America.) I don't know if the trend is up or down, but my impression is it is swinging further to our side of the Atlantic. It was about 70%; however, it was flawed because it was not American business but as you mentioned, delivered to America (this includes...
I have an EA suit - it is true to size, I wear size 40 jacket and the EA jacket is 50 (which is UK size 40). If you want a fashion forward suit in an ok cloth, then worth considering. Compared to my other suits - worst construction, worst cloth and most fragile; however, it does get compliments. Avoid using Yoox for garments like suits, trousers and shoes (unless you already know your size for the specific item). The details are not always correct and their guidance...
I would ask for half double soles, although do not know if that is an option with C&J.
At full retail, get a bespoke shirt made in similar cloth, for a similar price; however, if at 50% off and it fits, purchase it.
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