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post #31 of 105
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Thanks guys - trips to Huntsman and Lobb are now being scheduled. More to follow. HF, what's your hourly?
post #32 of 105
Going to put a vote in for a tour of EG over JL. Or even AS, C&J, G.J.Cleverley, or Foster and Son

AS and C&J might be interesting since they manufacture stuff to different quality standards, so it would be nice to see those differences in the same shop.

Incidentally, while I know shops aren't as interesting as factories - and mid-level shops especially aren't as interesting as a place that makes $1,000 shoes or $5,000 suits - I think it would be good to have someone visit a place and let us know if certain things might be worth buying. There are a number of UK shops that get overlooked on SF, but have been mentioned on LL. It would be good to get more coverage of those places.
post #33 of 105
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Derek,
Thanks for those thoughts - I've been working on AS. C&J would be a good one, which I may be able to get to. I like the idea of the shops too. I think that's best done just as a customer than doing a full interview and writeup. I will try to get to as many as I can.
post #34 of 105
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I was there in Feb, and they still had all the old-stock goodies. Is the Fox vault in London or Somerset?

Well that's good to hear.
post #35 of 105
Consider

Fox flannels
Lovat mill
Harrison's of Edinburgh
Smiths woolens and w bill
JJ Minnis and Huddersfield ltd
Budd shirts
James Smiths
John lobb St James st
Chester Jeffries
Drakes
post #36 of 105
Go for a shave in Geo. F Trumper if you have time (and the inclination of course)
post #37 of 105
Have a great trip and I look forward to your posts.
post #38 of 105
Have you given any consideration to the language barrier? At least on your Italian trip, you were already proficient in the local tongue.
post #39 of 105
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Ok ragazzi...leaving Italy tomorrow for London. Had a really nice meeting with the folks at caccioppoli in Naples. Report coming soon.

I'll be scooting up to Northampton tomorrow night, but back in London the 7th, leaving the 10th. You guys still in for a London meetup?
post #40 of 105
So what were the stops you decided on? lurker[1].gif
post #41 of 105
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Ok ragazzi...leaving Italy tomorrow for London. Had a really nice meeting with the folks at caccioppoli in Naples. Report coming soon.

I'll be scooting up to Northampton tomorrow night, but back in London the 7th, leaving the 10th. You guys still in for a London meetup?

 

Enjoy your trip matey!

post #42 of 105
Take a photo inside if the EG factory shop. Point your camera in the direction of uk 11.5
post #43 of 105
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......back in London the 7th, leaving the 10th. You guys still in for a London meetup?

If on one of these dates there is a meeting (drink, meal, coffee, whatever) I should be able to make it.
post #44 of 105
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Going off the top of my head, scheduled to meet with shoe snob Justin Fitzpatrick, C&J, G&G, Trickers, Loake, Steed, Huntsman, Lobb, Budd...probably forgetting some
post #45 of 105
David at Trickers is a riot. So much knowledge. Ask him how he thinks they tan shell cordovan. The answer might stink..
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