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post #51421 of 117670
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Originally Posted by thatguymj View Post

Sorry, that polo looks horrible and is not flattering with your body type. i.e it accentuates your gut, love handles, and moobs.
I once worked a store that carried Smedley and its basically stuff for old men who think expensive = looks good. It's cut horribly and not very stylish, imo. The knits are excellent quality wise, but don't look good worn.

What store was this that carried Smedley? The fabric (sea island cotton in my case) is the softest shit I have ever felt...softer than any cashmere...plus the shirt weighs like a feather!

Were these old men once 60s mod types who wore Smedley then when it was the in-thing, and are old men now? Curious, coz I am 30 but still obsessed with this company. Like you said, their quality is top-notch. They pride themselves in that everything from the raw cotton (or wool) spinning, knitting and finishing all happens in England. They ran at a massive loss in 2002, 2003, and 2004. In 2004, they brought in consultants, who told them to outsource or perish. They refused. They cited that outsourcing would only make their clothes 8% cheaper. They changed management. I think they were hit again by the 2008-9 disaster. Not sure if you know much about finance, but in 1985, they were the first company in the world to use a futures contract...and they used it in the way it was meant to be used, to avert risk. They basically had a futures with a cooperative of New Zealand merino wool farmers, and fixed on a price for the following season. They have done this ever since. This way at least, they are not totally at the mercy of the market. Futures have since gone to hell and abused left right and center and partially responsible for disasters in the recent crisis (RyanAir, etc.). Their story is like a one-family struggle to keep traditions and quality alive in the face of monsters like JCrew and GAP.
Edited by miran - 10/3/11 at 7:21pm
post #51422 of 117670
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Originally Posted by Master Milano View Post

too much jizz on mirror


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post #51423 of 117670
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Originally Posted by Roygbivuxg View Post

closeups plz icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif how do u like them comfort/quality-wise? mr hare is one of those brands that's really grown on me in the past couple months

http://i.imgur.com/4B92hh.jpg

every pair of mr hare i've handled has had pretty damn solid (ie very good) construction. these particular ones are a little more delicate as per the nature of the leather used...creeper sole is pretty tough, though. just gotta be careful when dancing in fishskin shoes in dingy joints...people step on yo feet
post #51424 of 117670

Simple

 

Jcrew V-neck
Tanner Heritage Saddle Tan Belt
Momo x NF 2
CDB Taupe

post #51425 of 117670
That polo looks bad on you.
I have nothing against the brand, but now I start to dislike it.

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post #51426 of 117670

Simple

 

Jcrew V-neck
Tanner Heritage Saddle Tan Belt
Momo x NF 2
CDB Taupe

post #51427 of 117670
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Originally Posted by andrewgreg View Post

That polo looks bad on you.
I have nothing against the brand, but now I start to dislike it.
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I think you have taste and style and I think you want to buy a John Smedley garment. You should! You will wear something with a 100% clean conscience...the same shit worn by Swiss bankers and English aristos...and nothing is better than that! and no, i don't mean clean conscience like woven out of hemp by Hippies at the Wall Street protest...i mean clean conscience by Styleforum standards.
post #51428 of 117670
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Originally Posted by miran View Post

I think you have taste and style and I think you want to buy a John Smedley garment. You should! You will wear something with a 100% clean conscience...and nothing is better than that!

I was thinking for a while now that you worked for them (probably in accounting or something) but these last 2 posts have just about confirmed that for me hahaha
post #51429 of 117670
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Originally Posted by miran View Post

I think you have taste and style and I think you want to buy a John Smedley garment. You should! You will wear something with a 100% clean conscience...the same shit worn by Swiss bankers and English aristos...and nothing is better than that! and no, i don't mean clean conscience like woven out of hemp by Hippies at the Wall Street protest...i mean clean conscience by Styleforum standards.

Are you a virgin?
post #51430 of 117670
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Originally Posted by tween_spirit View Post

I was thinking for a while now that you worked for them (probably in accounting or something) but these last 2 posts have just about confirmed that for me hahaha

No, I haven't worked for them, I dont' live in England. I am just promoting something I believe in.
Smedley only hires English workers also, not illegals for cheaper like in the other manual industries in England (construction, cleaning, etc).
post #51431 of 117670
fuck it.

Stop.

and Fuck
post #51432 of 117670
agreg post a fit with that crazy ann d hairy joint you got
post #51433 of 117670
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Originally Posted by christos View Post

beautiful weather is gone
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chinos be too slim, you can tell cuz when you roll up the hem it will pull. what are they anyway?
post #51434 of 117670
Think those are semi pin rolled??
post #51435 of 117670
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Originally Posted by andrewgreg View Post

fuck it.
Stop.
and Fuck

I can't stop it! Only YOU have the power to stop it! It's the beating of your guilty heart...Thump thump! thump thump!

Your polo by Ralph Lauren. Made in sweatshops in Vietnam. By 10-year-old little girls who should be in school. Instead they have blisters on their bleeding thumbs. They can't even see their families. 120 hour weeks. Paid 8 cents a day. They spin and sew cotton grown in Niger, where the farmer was paid 2.6 cents per kilogram. But then the price dropped on the world market because the recession came. And the farmer was kicked off his land which was used to grow vegetables for export to Europe so the landlord can get a profit.
How can a polo have good fabric if it's spun by an unskilled 10 year old girl? How can the fabric feel soft if it's handled by blistered and overworked fingers? Who cares if the fit is perfect and it's only $30 (sale down from $109)?

Thump thump.....Thump thump....
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