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post #16 of 35
One of my ties is apparently "rare" and was designed for Goldeneye.
post #17 of 35
Any of the pocket squares on sale? koji
post #18 of 35
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Any of the pocket squares on sale? koji
nope
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(von Rothbart @ June 06 2005,19:27) I need to move to Omaha, Wichita Falls, Des Moines, or Bismarck..... away from it all.  Just too much temptation here in Manhattan.
Come to Hong Kong with me.  You will live like a monk here.
Don't jerk with me. What about Lane Crawford, Seibu, Swank Shop... and the shopping temples like Landmark, Pacific Place, IFC, Harbor City...? Hong Kong is one the most, if not the most brand-obsessed cities. Tokyo is a formidable contender.
post #20 of 35
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Originally Posted by Thracozaag,June 06 2005,16:56
Any of the pocket squares on sale? koji
nope  
Damn.  I could've afforded that. How much were cashmere sweaters running?
post #21 of 35
<!--QuoteBegin--von Rothbart+June 06 2005,20:31 Come to Hong Kong with me.  You will live like a monk here.[/quote-->
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(von Rothbart @ June 06 2005,20:31 Come to Hong Kong with me.  You will live like a monk here.[/quote) Don't jerk with me.   What about Lane Crawford, Seibu, Swank Shop... and the shopping temples like Landmark, Pacific Place, IFC, Harbor City...? Hong Kong is one the most, if not the most brand-obsessed cities.  Tokyo is a formidable contender.
Tokyo is heaven.  Hong Kong, however, lags behind a rather long distance.   There are no Kiton, Attolini, or Borrelli of anything here (come on, at least a tie, please?).  There are a few pieces of Brioni in Ascot Chang (of models most of you won't care about), and even the Purple Label items at RL are scarce (there are not EG shoes in HK, because they "don't sell").  There are a few models of Lobb at Lane Crawford; and recently Weston and Berluti opened (that's where I hang out most of the time), and that's about it.  A few models of Santoni here and there of the mid- and lower line, Lattanzi or Vass --- forguddaboutit.  Even Berluti here doesn't stock the newer RTW models.  Testoni here imports all the ugly models for mainland Chinese tourists, and Gravati likewise.  Trust me, Jcusey, you've never seen uglier shoes than these Gravati, a maker you so love. For clothing it's even worse.  Zegna stocks 5 suits from the Couture line, Swank stocks about 5 Belvest suits (pretty much the same suit for the past year).  For knitwear, none from the top three: Avon Celli, Cucinelli nor Loro Piana (there are only few pieces at Swank Shop).  Turnbull & Asser is unheard of here, mention Oxxford and they'll think you're speaking Greek, looking for an Isaia? --- you might as well wait for snowfall in Hong Kong.  Only two guys in RL knows about Corneliani (because the Purple Label suits were made by C. last year), and Dunhill just cut their offering of Grenson/Poulsen Skone shoes down to about 2 styles (the rest are Italian-made shoes in PS labels, not the Grenson-made PS).   Alright, so you decide to go bespoke.  Aside from mildly satisfactory results from Ascot Chang and WW Chan (disregard all the careless mistakes they made), the rest are a joke.  The shoemaker at Kow Ho recommends plastic generic shoe trees for your shoes, and totally trash any norvegese shoes as "un-walkable" (they will still make it, at approx. US$400 a pair).  And the temptation... --- "Cashmere coat in 13 hours", "custom-made suits in 5 hours", .... umm, right.   No Savile Row tailors stop by Hong Kong, and both Lobb has stopped coming to HK (Lobb Paris came last year for the last time, just to do fitting for old clients and refuse any new orders).  Berluti has yet to arrange their (one and only) fitter for bespoke, and Zegna Couture sends an unfinished garment to Hong Kong to be finished by local alteration tailors (no wonder they drop the "napoli" in their label).   The only trustworthy shop is JM Weston, whose managing director (and his family) has since become a personal friend (hey, I hang out there every week, so go figure).  The manager-ess at Berluti is a fine lady, and I'm just about to ask her out for dinner (no, we're just going to talk about shoes).   My eyes are getting misty ...
post #22 of 35
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(zjpj83 @ June 06 2005,17:07)
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Originally Posted by Thracozaag,June 06 2005,16:56
Any of the pocket squares on sale? koji
nope  
Damn.  I could've afforded that. How much were cashmere sweaters running?
I believe in the $180 range, regardless of original price. That's about 50% off depending on the retail, of course. That's not shabby but not stunning either. Despite my snide comment, I went and it was quite good for shirts. Especially more casual shirts -- tattersall, "sport" shirts, etc. Most of the suits were odd sizes and there's not many sport coats, except a wide array of corduroy coats. Good selection of trousers. Ditto for trench coats. Many, many ties.
post #23 of 35
Stopped by the sale today at lunch. Lots of great shirts still available--make sure you go to the 3rd floor, as the pickings are slim on the 1st. If you love tattersall and are a 16.5, this is a don't miss sale--go right now.
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Stopped by the sale today at lunch. Lots of great shirts still available--make sure you go to the 3rd floor, as the pickings are slim on the 1st. If you love tattersall and are a 16.5, this is a don't miss sale--go right now.
unless you value having money in your bank, in which case I wouldn't risk it
post #25 of 35
Were money no object, there were easily 6-7 patterns that I would've picked up. Luckily, I was able to show some restraint for once. I have to say, though, while $100 is a pretty good sale price, the retail prices of their RTW shirts seem awfully high. The difference between a $350 Turnbull shirt and a $225 Hilditch & Key isn't readily apparent to me (although the patterns on many of the Turnbull shirts are wonderful, of course).
post #26 of 35
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How is the quality of their suits? Are there any sport coats in the sale? B
the english made suits are by Chester Barrie; the italian ones are by Belvest. Both types are on sale for $700. Sport coats are on sale for $500
post #27 of 35
Wow. $700 for a Chester Barrie is an outstanding deal. I'm glad they only had odd sizes (as reported by Zjp3); otherwise I'd have been a bit disappointed I missed yet another great NYC sale. If ties get cheap, someone should pick a bunch up and hawk 'em here.
post #28 of 35
I have been told that the LA store only has khaki suits. Did the NY store have any charcoal/navy suits. Also, do they have any navy sport coat/blazers?
post #29 of 35
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I have been told that the LA store only has khaki suits. Did the NY store have any charcoal/navy suits. Also, do they have any navy sport coat/blazers?
Yes - they had plain navy and charcoal suits. Quite a few pinstripes as well. Not sure about blazers, but definitely sportsjackets.
post #30 of 35
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i don't think the T&A suits are made by chester barrie; i asked about them when visiting the NYC store, I think it is "Cheshire" that makes them. i seem to remember pretty nice buttonholes on the suits, and good cloths.
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