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post #1531 of 2027
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Originally Posted by Benjaminba View Post

Does anyone here have a store nearby that still carries this jacket (in small)? I want it - very badly smile.gif
 Been looking for a jacket like this, but haven't found anything locally! I'm from Denmark (EU) so I would need somebody to proxy it. I'll pay for the trouble of course. Master-Classter posted three weeks back that he got it (and at an extreme discount), but I would like the jacket even if it's not possible to get it at such a price.

 
Hope somebody can help! Would make me so happy biggrin.gif

Same if anyone has this jacket in an XS, pm me
post #1532 of 2027

I have been having a lot of luck with my cardigan purchases from CM.  Within the past couple of 30-40% sales I've purchased both a linen blouson and a linen shawl collar from them; after the first, I purchased an AMI linen cardigan from Porter sales just for comparison, to see if I was missing out of some designer "oomph".  When that came in, functionally, I couldn't detect a difference in quality, the criterion of which to me were breathability, drape, and construction -- CM brands their material on the tag Italian "blah", where "blah" = cotton or linen, and I believe 'em.   I believe they are using a Meermin-like business model; gather the starting materials from quality sources/mills, then stitch them or sew them in the typical low-cost Asian country (Sri Lanka for shirts, China I think for these.)  They don't have a problem that you also get with non-designer equivalents that are constructed huge, with old-men-fuddy-duddy fits.  CM is pretty explicitly targeting their wares for a younger demographic, with tons of slim fits (they may have even gone too far in their newest Chino fit for me.)

 

Anyway, I'd encourage anyone on the edge to give their cardigan wares a try.

post #1533 of 2027
I have 3 ribbed shawl collar cardigans (2 wool, 1 cashmere) from a few seasons ago, still look perfect and 2 of them get good rotation.

I recall the wool ones sold out super fast, before any sale, and the cashmere one was only available in flagship stores and it was never included in any of the sales (never discounted so never applied for the 30% or 40% off sales merch sales), and retail wasnt cheap on any of them but I managed to get the 20% student discount and have no regrets, solid cardigans in deed, if anything I should've just bought one of each as my 2 favs get most of my attention....
post #1534 of 2027
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Originally Posted by canstyleace View Post

I have 3 ribbed shawl collar cardigans (2 wool, 1 cashmere) from a few seasons ago, still look perfect and 2 of them get good rotation.

I recall the wool ones sold out super fast, before any sale, and the cashmere one was only available in flagship stores and it was never included in any of the sales (never discounted so never applied for the 30% or 40% off sales merch sales), and retail wasnt cheap on any of them but I managed to get the 20% student discount and have no regrets, solid cardigans in deed, if anything I should've just bought one of each as my 2 favs get most of my attention....

Are any that they have right now the same? I'm curious as to which ones you're talking about.
post #1535 of 2027
No,,, to be honest I havent seen that style of cardigan in there before or after ,,,, I'd been looking for a nice one for a while, was contemplating getting a mmm ribbed shawl collar one which was pretty much the same style as these but obviously way more expensive and not available locally, then I saw that these came out at cm.

They're thick chunky ribbed shawl collar cardigans with kind of a really tight/boiled heathered knit, 5 button front, 2 front pockets, cashmere one is thicker and chunkier than wool ones, heavier too, all pretty stretchy but dont snag due to the ribbing and fabric feels solid, doesnt pull at all like most other knits, iirc retail was like 175 for wool and 300 for cashmere.

I asked a manager about them as soon as I saw them, he told me he'd never seen any like that in store before and that he already had one for himself 'cuz inside word was that they were a seasonal item with a limited run and above par quality, said the cashmere one was only available in certain flagship stores, I recall only eaton had it in all TO and he said they werent getting any restock on it.

This was back a few years when eaton was the flagship and yorkdale was kinda just starting their remodel and bloor west was a ghost town with the mens stuff upstairs.

Anyway, best cardigans I'd had period, initially I just bought the cashmere one but liked it sooo much I had to scour cm's across TO to get the other too wool ones, I even got one in a color that I rarely wear just 'cuz I couldnt pass it up.

I've bought quite a few items from cm for several years now and these are probably the best I've ever gotten there in terms of quality/style/fit/function.
Edited by canstyleace - 7/24/13 at 9:50am
post #1536 of 2027
wtf, a duplicate of a double post???
post #1537 of 2027

Hi all. First post here.

As a slim guy, finding casual shirts that fit well OTR isn't easy. Looking at their website, CM offers a "modern slim fit" in addition to their slim fit. Searching threads I can't seem to find anyone commenting on these modern shirts, so I was hoping to get some info here.

PRL casual shirts in slim fit small fits me pretty well (could have been trimmer), so if anyone here could compare I would really appreciate it.

I'm 182cm and weigh about 68kg.

post #1538 of 2027
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Originally Posted by canstyleace View Post

No,,, to be honest I havent seen that style of cardigan in there before or after ,,,, I'd been looking for a nice one for a while, was contemplating getting a mmm ribbed shawl collar one which was pretty much the same style as these but obviously way more expensive and not available locally, then I saw that these came out at cm.

They're thick chunky ribbed shawl collar cardigans with kind of a really tight/boiled heathered knit, 5 button front, 2 front pockets, cashmere one is thicker and chunkier than wool ones, heavier too, all pretty stretchy but dont snag due to the ribbing and fabric feels solid, doesnt pull at all like most other knits, iirc retail was like 175 for wool and 300 for cashmere.

I asked a manager about them as soon as I saw them, he told me he'd never seen any like that in store before and that he already had one for himself 'cuz inside word was that they were a seasonal item with a limited run and above par quality, said the cashmere one was only available in certain flagship stores, I recall only eaton had it in all TO and he said they werent getting any restock on it.

This was back a few years when eaton was the flagship and yorkdale was kinda just starting their remodel and bloor west was a ghost town with the mens stuff upstairs.

Anyway, best cardigans I'd had period, initially I just bought the cashmere one but liked it sooo much I had to scour cm's across TO to get the other too wool ones, I even got one in a color that I rarely wear just 'cuz I couldnt pass it up.

I've bought quite a few items from cm for several years now and these are probably the best I've ever gotten there in terms of quality/style/fit/function.

Interesting, thanks for the response.
post #1539 of 2027

Does the thread's title still apply? It seems like a lot of you guys have been falling for Club Monoco (lol). They have been active at revamping their marketing strategies lately as in more advertising, using bloggers etc. I personally really like their clothes. They fit pretty well first and foremost. The designs are classic while the pricing is reasonable. Oh I agree with somebody above, the cardigans are quite good. 

post #1540 of 2027
I'm definitely excited to check cm out next season their new marketing plan is spot on to target the #menswear crowd which is exactly where they need to begin IMHO
post #1541 of 2027

Was just in the newly opened  store at south coast today and it was alright. When I caught sight of the store I remembered a cardigan from cm I'd seen on a guy somewhere on the internet and I was like "yeah" so I went in and scoped everything out. I was also super hungry and a little depressed so for now I think of it as a cheaper hipper jcrew. I wouldn't buy anything there except a t-shirt or a cardigan, so if they only sold variations on t-shirts and cardigans I'd be stoked

post #1542 of 2027
anyone know where i can find the Neppy Twill Trouser in 28? i have a pair that i need to sell now cuz the tailor hemmed them frown.gif. i asked him to slim the leg throughout to the leg opening but he also hemmed it and its too short for my liking

28x30 available for cheap if anyone wants
post #1543 of 2027
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Originally Posted by Golf54 View Post

to target the #menswear crowd which is exactly where they need to begin IMHO

They're kind of in that space already. I'd prefer that they didn't go more in that direction.
post #1544 of 2027
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Originally Posted by Agrajag View Post

Hi all. First post here.

As a slim guy, finding casual shirts that fit well OTR isn't easy. Looking at their website, CM offers a "modern slim fit" in addition to their slim fit. Searching threads I can't seem to find anyone commenting on these modern shirts, so I was hoping to get some info here.

PRL casual shirts in slim fit small fits me pretty well (could have been trimmer), so if anyone here could compare I would really appreciate it.

I'm 182cm and weigh about 68kg.

 

I think by "modern slim fit" mostly they are referring to a "modern collar", a smaller and streamlined collar that doesn't look overwhelming versus the face when you do the fully-buttoned look.  Also, the armholes are higher and fit is marginally slimmer.  The shirts are already pretty slim as it is.

post #1545 of 2027

Maybe it's just an exception, but the CM store where I live is pathetic. Looks like a Banana Republic outlet and makes me wonder where all the cool #menswear CM stores are.

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