Gentlemen, I have read about Cordings in Roetzel's "Gentleman" book; author praises them. Alan Flusser in his "Style and the Man" book also mentions them, and says that "Cordings... is the genuine article" (I believe this is compliment). There is Cording's web site with several beautiful pictures (www.cordings.co.uk), but, unfortunately, with very little information regarding company and their merchandise. I have ordered several pairs of Cordings trousers; they look competent. Unfortunately, I am not knowledgeable enough to distinguish between simply competent and marvellous. Or between marvellous and horrible. As I know, many of you have wealth of knowledge of all things related to style and clothing. Could you, please, share your knowledge about Cordings (company and its merchandise) with me and other members interested in this issues? Particularly, I am interested in these: 1.) Are Cordings made their merchandise in England? Are they use subcontractors or produce everything in their own workrooms? 2.) How about quality of their workmanship and fabrics they use? 3.) How their merchandise compares to those of other British RTW companies of similar scale (I mean Hackett, Austin Reed, DAKS, Barbour)? For example, Barbour's needlecord trousers cost 49 pounds; Cordings sells theirs for 89 pounds. Is Cordings trousers significantly better than Barbour ones to justify higher price? 4.) If someone of you have purchased something from Cordings, how do you rate their merchandise? Are you satisfied or disappointed? Thank you, gentlemen, for your time and attention. Please excuse me for my terrible English (I live in Russia, and English is not native language for me). P.S.: I have crossposted this message to "AskAnyAboutClothes" forum. Sorry if you have read this already.
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12/29/03 at 6:37am