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Crombie vs. Cordings

post #1 of 13
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I've been wanting a nice covert coat.

I like the cut of these three from Cordings and Crombie. I've definitely heard good things about the quality of Cordings. Can anyone give me more details?

Leaning towards the Cordings at the moment.

http://www.cordings.co.uk/menswear/covert-coats/the-navy-covert-coat.html
http://www.crombie.co.uk/coats/mens/navy-fly-fronted-overcoat-classic-fit-2368.html
http://www.crombie.co.uk/coats/mens/navy-covert-coat-classic-fit.html
post #2 of 13

I own a Cordings covert coat and the quality is excellent! I would definitely recommend it especially as it also provides the best value for your money. Crombie product are beautifully made and good quality but severely overpriced in my opinion (almost a 1000 pounds for an RTW coat....please be serious)

post #3 of 13
For my money Crombie is over priced; At £1k you could get an overcoat bespoke from Graham Browne or MTM for many Savile Row tailors. Cordings have some very good reviews, but I haven't handled their goods personally. Crombie have some nice pieces but in almost every instance of my walking into a shop it seems to be staffed by gormless idiots. Not an issue if you're shopping online.
post #4 of 13
I bought a couple of Crombie covert overcoats about 6 or 7 years ago, and they have held up incredibly well and are still going strong. Classically styled, well built winter overcoats that I can rely on winter after winter. That said, at that time they were a fair bit cheaper (around GBP550) and I agree with the above posters who have said that GBP1,000 is probably overpriced (althought they do have sales at the usual times during the year). I also agree that their stores (in London anyway) consistently seem to be staffed by absolute morons, which has put me off being a more frequent customer.

Also, whilst my overcoats feel very well made, I am not sure if the quality of Crombie's products has deteriorated since then.
post #5 of 13
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Thanks for the tips all

Does Crombie do online sales? Did I just miss it? $1200 is a lot for an overcoat
post #6 of 13
Avoid Crombie - horrible fused stuff.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

Avoid Crombie - horrible fused stuff.

Not even good fusing like Boglioli? Good tip.

Is Cordings canvased?
post #8 of 13
If one buys a coat from Crombie, then why not wait until the sale? I bought two pairs of Crombie needlecord trousers on sale - a mistake, and there's no tag showing where they were made - I doubt GB. (I like my covert coat from N&L.)
post #9 of 13
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N&L.

Wats dat?
post #10 of 13
New & Lingwood.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

New & Lingwood.

Ah.

What about Harvie & Hudson?

http://www.harvieandhudson.com/product/649/Clothing/Coats___Raincoats
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Ah.
What about Harvie & Hudson?
http://www.harvieandhudson.com/product/649/Clothing/Coats___Raincoats

I have one shirt from Harvie & Hudson. Unfortunately, the collar like those of Coles' shows signs of abrasion - probably due to false treatment in (over)washing, and if I wear such shirts with damaged collars I am subject to ridicule or not quite sincere compassion. But I checked the link you placed above and registered so that I receive their announcements. It seems to me one superficial detail of difference between coats is if the pockets are slanted or not. But to really differentiate one needs criteria or experience of which I do not have the means, thus I prefer to play safe and order from a firm I trust more than less.
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

New & Lingwood.

Thanks - I don't have internet access so often and apologise for being cryptic.
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