Originally Posted by m@T
are there any Chester Barrie's still kicking around? Know the company having a lot of problems, and not sure how they cut for the US market, but could be an option....
I walked into my local (Phoenix) Saks Off 5th the other day and a suit I had been watching that was in SOF for 799 marked down from 1495 had received a final markdown to $174! It was a Chester Barrie for Saks (Hield or somesuch was the brand that Saks used for the line) Hacking pockets/ticket pocket, etc. Beautiful fabric. Next to it was a sports jacket that did not have the Hield label but did have Saks Made in England and it had originally been marked down from 1795 to 599 and the final markdown was $74!!
I am not certain whether they were made by Chester Barrie or the surviving organization but they definitely are beautiful and well made garments in great fabrics.
So check out your SOF.
I returned to Saks the other day and the suit had its mate (in a 44L) sitting there also for $174.
My Saks salesman says that line has been gone for at least 5 years. So they have been sitting somewhere for a while. SB 3 button was the style.