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post #271 of 400
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Glad to hear it!

The two darker jackets pictured are the Blue Dorian Windowpane and Navy Linwood Basketweave sport coats. The Blue Dorian is a fully-lined wool-linen blend with a welt breast pocket and two flap pockets. The Navy Linwood is a half-lined wool-linen blend with patch pockets. While I don't have further photos of these jackets, they will be online later this afternoon.

Already out of my size and I was on your website as soon as I received the email. This is the second time this has happened. I'm so aggravated right now!!
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Already out of my size and I was on your website as soon as I received the email. This is the second time this has happened. I'm so aggravated right now!!

 

I'm sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience. Like our Short Run Collection, we work with small factories and mills, limiting the amount of fabric we can access. You'll be pleased to know we're releasing another blazer next week, as well as ordering more blazers later this season.

Ledbury is a luxury menswear brand founded on the core values of great fit and superb quality. 

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post #273 of 400
First the Grey and Blue Sutton Jacket and now the Linwood. Wish I had the $400 in my account to spend on a jacket somewhere else. I already have enough Ledbury shirts to last a while. Its nice that you work with small factories but it limits your inventory.
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First the Grey and Blue Sutton Jacket and now the Linwood. Wish I had the $400 in my account to spend on a jacket somewhere else. I already have enough Ledbury shirts to last a while. Its nice that you work with small factories but it limits your inventory.

 

I understand. Please know that our small factories are key to the quality we offer. Keeping up with demand is a current challenge for our brand and hearing your concerns is quite helpful in overcoming it.

 

As showcased last week, our Beige Harrison Houndstooth Linen Sport Coat will be available soon. I'll try my best to keep you and other Styleforum members updated on this and other product releases. 

 

 

Ledbury is a luxury menswear brand founded on the core values of great fit and superb quality. 

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Our latest, spring-inspired Short Run Collection is online now. Notable additions include our Blue + Yellow Starks, made of a sunshine-friendly cotton poplin, and the Carver Gingham, a lightweight linen-cotton blend button down.

 

Have a first look here:

 

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The Navy + Green Royal Starks, $155

 

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The Blue + Yellow Starks Gingham, $135

 

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The Conner Plaid, $145

 

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The Carver Gingham, $155

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post #276 of 400
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Already out of my size and I was on your website as soon as I received the email. This is the second time this has happened. I'm so aggravated right now!!
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

First the Grey and Blue Sutton Jacket and now the Linwood. Wish I had the $400 in my account to spend on a jacket somewhere else. I already have enough Ledbury shirts to last a while. Its nice that you work with small factories but it limits your inventory.

Ouch. Talk about egg on the face for Ledbury. shog[1].gif

I keep trying to find a reason to like Ledbury, but instead, I only experience the contrary. And that's saying a lot, as I've had my eye on this brand since before they were a StyleForum affiliate. From an ill-designed and off-putting "what fit am I?" website feature, to poor reviews in this thread, to ridiculously terrible fit pics in their ads, to their inexplicable decision to offer ties in only a skinny 3 inch width, to my painfully retarded and unsuccessful experience trying to redeem a $25 new-customer-referral offer from a fellow SF member, Ledbury has been disappointing to say the least. Also ridiculous that they charge an extra $10 on top of their already expensive prices to shorten shirt sleeves, and they don't even offer the option to shorten them a 1/2 inch, lol. To make matters even worse, my favorite "#menswear" blog, PutThisOn, has seemingly given-in to the dark side and decided to let Ledbury sponsor them. frown.gif *Sigh*. Rather disappointed in Jesse, Derek, and the guys for that. Ledbury is a nice brand in theory, but for me, it's a write-off. Seems like most of SF agrees, due to this thread's failure to take-off in almost a year of existence...
Edited by Flyswatter - 4/18/13 at 11:45am
post #277 of 400

I have two shirts from Ledbury, and I like them a lot because of the fit and fabric, but there are a couple of reasons why I don't have more (besides logistics, having to order shirts to a friend in the US to avoid international shipping and customs; though obviously there is nothing Ledbury can do about that :)):

- very few button-down collar options; most of Ledbury shirts are meant to be worn without tie, and I strongly prefer button-down collar to wear without tie

- too many "fancy" multicolored patterns, and not enough "basic" patterns - bengal stripes in one color (blue, purple, navy, pink), ginghams (the gingham above is a rare single-color gingham in the offer)

 

I suppose it is hard to please everyone with a single RTW collection though.


Edited by sinfjotli - 4/18/13 at 6:03am
post #278 of 400
I'm about at the end of my rope with these guys, which is too bad since I've been a champion for Ledbury since they first began. I currently have 13-15 Ledbury shirts and they fit me great and are easy to iron. Unfortunately, Ledbury continues to roll out gingham and plaid, their collar options are limited and their excuse for limited inventory is getting old. I don't mind the $10 charge to shorten the sleeves since they offer free shipping. Your correct about the sizing tool, I wear a Brooks Brothers slim and based on Ledbury's measurements, there's no way I would be able to fit into one of their slims.
Edited by Cuttingboard - 4/18/13 at 5:45am
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I'm about at the end of my rope with these guys, which is too bad since I've been a champion for Ledbury since they first began. I currently have 13-15 Ledbury shirts and they fit me great and are easy to iron. Unfortunately, Ledbury continues to roll out gingham and plaid, their collar options are limited and their excuse for limited inventory is getting old. I don't mind the $10 charge to shorten the sleeves since they offer free shipping. Your correct about the sizing tool, I wear a Brooks Brothers slim and based on Ledbury's measurements, there's no way I would be able to fit into one of their slims.

I live in Richmond and want to support local entrepreneurs, especially menswear based, but I can't bring myself to like Ledburdy. Cuttingboard, like you and others have said, the styles are all plaid or gingham, they have few button down collars and everything is too slim. A few weeks ago I wrote about visiting their store and trying on their new line of pants. I was very impressed with the fit, but was immediately disappointed once the salesperson said they're going to make them slimmer. That takes them from slim to skinny. And therein lies my main problem with Ledbury; everything is too damn slimmed down. I really wish they would fight the urge to slim things down as much as they do. Also, I loved the sport coats they had in store, but everything was too short and the button holes were functional.

But Ledbury won't change and why should they? They've made a business calculation that skinny sells and apparently it's paying off. There is no way they are going to pay attention to those of us on SF. Our tastes are a lot more specific and nit-picky than the general public's.
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I agree with you guys on all the "fancy" check fabrics Ledbury uses. In most cases, they are just too loud and flashy for my tastes, and often just plain ugly. And spread collars definitely DO NOT belong on these shirts. I prefer a spread collar when I'm wearing a jacket and tie, but I'd never wear a tie with any of those multi-colored checked shirts. They need a button-down collar.

But anyway, guess Ledbury found a niche, but that niche isn't for me. Time to move along!
post #281 of 400
I seem to be jut the opposite. I prefer the spread and cutaway collars on all the shirts; dislike button downs altogether, but would like to see more of the shirts with double cuffs. I also wouldn't mind seeing more basic patterns. I like their classic fit myself, and really like their fabrics.
post #282 of 400
I couldn't agree more. I was a Ledbury evangelist for quite some time, but don't see myself buying another Ledbury product in the near future. Instead of focusing on shirts (which I thought to the be the key pillar of their brand) they launched too many product lines, way too quickly. And as said by many before, ugly fabrics, limited availability on their few decent shirts, and those dumb darts...
post #283 of 400
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I seem to be jut the opposite. I prefer the spread and cutaway collars on all the shirts; dislike button downs altogether, but would like to see more of the shirts with double cuffs. I also wouldn't mind seeing more basic patterns. I like their classic fit myself, and really like their fabrics.

I'm don't mind the spread collar but wish the offered more options in the Anglo American collar. I have an oval face so the Anglo collar looks best on me when I wear a tie. While I don't normally buy or like button down collars, I do have a couple that i like to wear under sweaters and find their button down collar very good because they do not have a large roll.

Like you, I do enjoy their classic fit shirts even though I wear a BB slim fit and the fabrics are nice and do not wrinkle easily and are easy to iron.
post #284 of 400

Bad news: My most recent order came back with 9.5" cuffs instead of the typical 8.5" cuffs I have received on every other shirt. As a matter of fact, I ordered 2 shirts in the last order, one was 8.5 and the other 9.5. So I contacted Ledbury...

 

My email: I'm rather disappointed to find that the Banker Stripe shirt has a 9.5" cuff. Every other shirt I have purchased is around 8.5". I buy Ledbury because you offer a consistent product. What happened here?

 

Ledbury's response: Thank you for contacting Ledbury!

We have received feedback from our customers with requests to increase our cuff sizes to accommodate wrist watches, so our head of production had the cuff size increased.

I'm sorry if this is an inconvenience. I would suggest taking the shirt to a tailor and they will be able to sew the button on at your desired location.

Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.

Best.

 

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What a shame. They change their process without so much of a peep, and now I am expected to deal with the hassle and expense of additional tailoring? Ledbury, there went your competitive advantage. I won't even address the obvious lack of customer service.

 

post #285 of 400
Why couldn't they offer this with sleeve shortening? I'm hoping the dress shirts are still 8.5"...I have more than enough room for my watch under the 8.5" cuff.
Edited by Cuttingboard - 4/23/13 at 1:10pm
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