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Recent acquisitions from Alfred Dunhill

post #1 of 24
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Gentlemen, I seldom have any pictures worth posting because I do not own bespoke this and bespoke that, but I recently acquired some Alfred Dunhill items that I'm quite fond of (at very steep discount), and so I thought I'd share them and perhaps even drum up some support for this venerable British clothier. Please don't misjudge my intentions. I am just another big boy who to likes show off his toys a bit like the rest of you     Alfred Dunhill Ties, 100% silk, Handmade in Italy Alfred Dunhill Mother of Pearl Cufflinks (appologies for poor picture quality, MOP is in the center, and is surrounded by the words ALFRED DUNHILL) Alfred Dunhill Sidecar Collection Bi-Fold Wallet Alfred Dunhill Belt I am particularly fond of the belt, and would very much appreciate advice on selecting a matching shoe. I think they would look very stunning with a pair of navy pants. That's all gents. It's very nice being part of this community.
post #2 of 24
I like the blue tie, wallet and belt. Nicely done...particularly with the steep discount part
post #3 of 24
Like the ties and love the belt. I'd try it with medium gray trousers, in addition to navy.
post #4 of 24
Hm, let me beat ernest to the punch in asking where you were able to obtain such a wonderful discount/// Very nice stuff, all of it. I have my quibbles about toggle-backed links but I'm weird.
post #5 of 24
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 I'd try it with medium gray trousers, in addition to navy.
Thanks for the tip. I think it would work with medium gray and maybe even light pinstripe gray pants.
post #6 of 24
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I thought I'd share them and perhaps even drum up some support for this venerable British clothier.
http://www.richemont.com/brands/allb...?brand=dunhill In that it's part of the Swiss giant Richemont, not sure how venerably British it is any more.
post #7 of 24
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In that it's part of the Swiss giant Richemont, not sure how venerably British it is any more.
You are quite right. I do worry about how Alfred Dunhill will evolve in the future (what a thing to worry about.) However, they have been under Richemont for quite some time and I've still been quite pleased with their products and design direction, until last season. What makes me worried is that they have hired Richard James (is that right?) and their latest collection is a bit eurotrashy.
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What makes me worried is that they have hired Richard James (is that right?) and their latest collection is a bit eurotrashy.
LOL (waiting for the RJMan explosion) I still regret not buying a wonderful midnight blue with small stars tie by Dunhill at TJMaxx one time. *sigh* One that got away. Nice ties and belt. I have some reservations about the links because of a) the (already mentioned) toggle backs, b) the overt logo. I'm sure they'll be fine in real life.
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Nice ties and belt. I have some reservations about the links because of a) the (already mentioned) toggle backs, b) the overt logo. I'm sure they'll be fine in real life.
Thank you. I had some concerns as well but bought them anyway because (1) I figured that Alfred Dunhill wasn't an overexposed brand like Prada, Gucci, etc, (2) the cufflinks seemed quite versatile. I paid $50 for them; full retail is $185.
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(tgfny @ April 18 2005,20:26) In that it's part of the Swiss giant Richemont, not sure how venerably British it is any more.
You are quite right. I do worry about how Alfred Dunhill will evolve in the future (what a thing to worry about.) However, they have been under Richemont for quite some time and I've still been quite pleased with their products and design direction, until last season. What makes me worried is that they have hired Richard James (is that right?) and their latest collection is a bit eurotrashy.
I do think them trying to get back to their motoring roots is a good idea. For a while they haven't seemed to have a true identity outside of tobacco, a real focus of being.
post #11 of 24
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Agreed, I think they should focus on their "aristocratic" pretensions. Dunhill had done a superb job of combining quality+elegance+style+timelessness. They had been classy and upscale but not boring. I shall feel rather sad if they become something very different from what they had been.
post #12 of 24
I thought this was a steal at $60. Hoping Richemont wasn't selling counterfeits at its outlet.
post #13 of 24
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I thought this was a steal at $60.
It is. I paid $5 more for mine, and it wasn't exotic leather. Glad to see there are people who like Dunhill. There aren't many brands with similar products around, I don't think.
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(tgfny @ April 18 2005,21:37) I thought this was a steal at $60.
It is. I paid $5 more for mine, and it wasn't exotic leather. Glad to see there are people who like Dunhill. There aren't many brands with similar products around, I don't think.
Excepting their lighters, I've found little there that was unique. Have sent several friends there for off-the-peg blue blazers.
post #15 of 24
I love the color of that belt. Nice choice. dan
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