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post #16 of 28
Thread Starter 
I recall DAKS had a brief designer resurrection not unlike Burberry or Aquascutum. Obviously, it was not very successful.
post #17 of 28
Rarely anything sold in Daks stores is still made in Britain or Italy. It has gone down in terms of quality significantly. They are now like a lower quality version of Aquascutum.
post #18 of 28
English Banana Republic?
post #19 of 28
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English Banana Republic?

More expensive than BR but not necessarily much better quality
post #20 of 28
I think comparing them to BR is a little unfair, a lower quality aquascutum is more on the mark I should think. I was in their Jermyn street store a month ago, a lot of the suits and so on seemed quite self consciously trendy, but they were once one of the great men's retailers in London, Simpson of Piccadilly was their flagship (the shop "are you being served" was based on) it's a giant Waterstones now though.
post #21 of 28
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They apparently had Giles Deacon do the women's:

http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/S2008RTW-DAKS/
post #22 of 28
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Dear all,

What is everybody's opinion on the British brand Daks? I remeber it is designed by Timothy Everest, and also has their own signature check pattern.

Overall what is the quality, style, and such? Thank you.

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Monsieur des Esseintes,

I see you like fin de siecle and "A Rebours" as well. As yo mentioned for Daks yes the instant, in a sense, renown of the check can be somewhat annoying. Do not take my username in the wrong heed; I simply like clothing with labels as opposed to attire incognito a la dept. store brands.

Saville Row I like, and especially Huntsman.

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Yes, Holland & Hollanf is very good for their shotguns, and I have seen their safari attire before. Tell me, havce you seen the clothing of Purdey, and Beretta? Yes they are not the most chic or elegant per se but still they are high quality.

For something most unique I would love to adopt the sartorial idiosyncrasies of Monsieur des Essientes as in the Parma violets, gold brocade waistcoats, et al.
Larval stage LabelKing blossomed into quite the butterfly.
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They apparently had Giles Deacon do the women's:

http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/S2008RTW-DAKS/

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post #24 of 28
I wore a vintage mid grey DAKS suit to meet my brother for lunch in the city today - didn't want to look like a banker. Its made in Great Britain (I assume this means made in Wales Scotland or N. Ireland as made in England is far more common...). It's really nice material with pick stitched lapels. I'm not sure about the construction not being an expert - there's definitely no canvassing in the quarters - there's some thick material in the chest but its not free floating.

Good to see part of the Labelking origin story.
post #25 of 28
I'm raising this thread from the dead because their window display has been catching my eye of late, and I really like the lapel shape on the suits & jackets/SCs (very high gorge, elegant spread, good width) on their website. The prices are also very reasonable: http://shoponline.daks.com/Menswear/Suits.aspx Does anyone know something about their quality these days, and where the stuff is made? In particular their suits and & their shoes. Thanks in advance x
post #26 of 28

anyone know where DAKS Simpson shoes are made?

 

MD

post #27 of 28
I have a pair of Daks wholecuts that are made by Grenson.
post #28 of 28

Was just reading this thread because I spotted a rather sumptuous Sports Jacket in my size in a Charity Shop today.  £12.99 in mint condition but thought I'd have a scout around the net before buying it just to see how they look in pictures on people :)

 

Looking on their website they sure look cool but then Paul Weller makes anything look cool. lol

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