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post #46 of 79
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Britain's most famous shirtmaker is Turnbull & Asser, the Jermyn Street house that outfits both Jay-Z and the British royal family. . . Hobbs has little time for purists who gripe that his products, unlike Charvet's, do not provide handmade belt loops or hand-cut buttonholes. "I ask you, what's the point of those sort of things when pretty well all our customers take their shirts to a $2 Chinese laundry?" Hobbs says.
post #47 of 79
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Originally Posted by poorsod
Britain's most famous shirtmaker is Turnbull & Asser, the Jermyn Street house that outfits both Jay-Z and the British royal family. . . Hobbs has little time for purists who gripe that his products, unlike Charvet's, do not provide handmade belt loops or hand-cut buttonholes. "I ask you, what's the point of those sort of things when pretty well all our customers take their shirts to a $2 Chinese laundry?" Hobbs says.
post #48 of 79
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Britain’s most famous shirtmaker is Turnbull & Asser, the Jermyn Street house that outfits both Jay-Z and the British royal family. . . Hobbs has little time for purists who gripe that his products, unlike Charvet’s, do not provide handmade belt loops or hand-cut buttonholes. “I ask you, what’s the point of those sort of things when pretty well all our customers take their shirts to a $2 Chinese laundry?” Hobbs says.

I use a $2 per shirt laundry and my guy hand (Who is Chinese from Hong Kong and an awesome guy) washes and irons them inside out. Ive never had a single shirt split anywhere or a button crack no matter what the brand from T&A to Paris Custom Shirts. So I have no idea what monsieur Hobbs is talking about. Also, what kind of argument is that, we charge the same but give less than the other shirtmakers because itll just get ruined anyway?

With that logic you should date an ugly girl cause shell just get ugly eventually anyway, so get a head start.
post #49 of 79
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Britain's most famous shirtmaker is Turnbull & Asser, the Jermyn Street house that outfits both Jay-Z and the British royal family. . . Hobbs has little time for purists who gripe that his products, unlike Charvet's, do not provide handmade belt loops or hand-cut buttonholes. "I ask you, what's the point of those sort of things when pretty well all our customers take their shirts to a $2 Chinese laundry?" Hobbs says.

This is also weird because Charvet buttonholes are machine-sewn (albeit very slowly and carefully).
post #50 of 79
What shirts have belt loops?
post #51 of 79
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Originally Posted by Film_Noir_Buff
I use a $2 per shirt laundry and my guy hand (Who is Chinese from Hong Kong and an awesome guy) washes and irons them inside out. Ive never had a single shirt split anywhere or a button crack no matter what the brand from T&A to Paris Custom Shirts. So I have no idea what monsieur Hobbs is talking about. Also, what kind of argument is that, we charge the same but give less than the other shirtmakers because itll just get ruined anyway?

With that logic you should date an ugly girl cause shell just get ugly eventually anyway, so get a head start.

Where is your guy located?
post #52 of 79
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Originally Posted by darkoak
Where is your guy located?


B Gee Laundry & Cleaners
4 Grayrock Rd, Scarsdale, NY
(914) 472-4183
post #53 of 79
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Originally Posted by Film_Noir_Buff
B Gee Laundry & Cleaners
4 Grayrock Rd, Scarsdale, NY
(914) 472-4183

Darn. Was hoping he's in Manhattan. Do you know of a Cleaner in Manhattan who will do same hand wash/iron job for $2?

Thanks anyway.
post #54 of 79
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Originally Posted by darkoak
Do you know of a Cleaner in Manhattan who will do same hand wash/iron job for $2?

post #55 of 79
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Originally Posted by Tomasso

Well, I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask
post #56 of 79
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Originally Posted by RJman
What shirts have belt loops?

You mean all of yours don't?

T&A's response is classic T&A bravado, and I agree rather poor PR.

Jay-Z's a client huh? Certainly a sartorial icon.

Reminds me of the old saying about Ferraris and Maseratis (way back in the day) . . . "Maseratis are for industrialists and gentlemen, and Ferraris are for moviestars and prostitutes".
post #57 of 79
Actually, T&A's response is quite similar to that of H&K's when asked about handsewing -- they've "moved on". The cheap laundries get a mention when they get asked about their higher-end cottons.

Charvet will handsew buttons on its bespoke, although I honestly can't tell if my buttonholes are handsewn too.
post #58 of 79
It is unfortunate that not everyone who makes or sells clothes has any taste or talent for speaking or writing about them.

For all I know Mr. Hobbs meant or said something different than appeared in the article. Maybe the author tried to spice things up with a jab at Chinese laundries, who knows?

But its lamentable tha shop owners and merchants often feel the need to say something from a tight range of over used words like traditional.

I understand the Zulu have thousands of words relating to cattle because it was a primary interest to their culture. Would that that were the case with clothes in ours. Recently writing about clothes, I find myself hemmed in by a limited lexicon. If you add to that the fact that this guy has to be careful with the press and still say something you might understand his predicament.
post #59 of 79
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Originally Posted by Film_Noir_Buff
It is unfortunate that not everyone who sells or wears clothes has any taste or talent for speaking or writing about them.

I understand the Zulu have thousands of words relating to cattle because it was a primary interest to their culture.
Similarly I hear on your site, there are thousands of words relating to Manton?

Just kidding. Couldn't resist.
post #60 of 79
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Originally Posted by RJman
Similarly I hear on your site, there are thousands of words relating to Manton?

Just kidding. Couldn't resist.

Ha ha


Looking forward to seeing your review there.
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