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Hey Mr. K - This Saturday is my doctoral graduation for which I intend to be suited so stand by for incoming pics after the weekend!
Edited by Thin White Duke - 5/9/16 at 10:27am
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I do suits so will probably post something once I get back from the Atlas mountains - you wouldn't want to see (or smell) what I am wearing now!

My own Look Goes on challenge - What Are You Mountaineering in Today





Patagonia/Mountain Hardwear/Nike!

Even has some graffiti!

Yeah I hear ya in the suit department. Might try when I get home. I'm working in Tornillo, Texas for the next eleven days and aside from my Rohan travel blazer and shirt, Weejuns and dark jeans(saving for travel), it's QOR Kit pants and tee, Battenwear short sleeve sweat, and Adidas.
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Has anyone seen the Made in England Fred Perry polos in their shops at the moment ?.
I tried one on Saturday and the fit was nice so I bought it,£70 though,which imo is over the top but the made in China ones are £55.
I bought the navy with light blue piping,I remember buying the same colour in 1974 and it was £4 !.

I have ordered a Wolsey knitted cotton polo online as the shop in Bristol doesn't stock them,I will give my verdict on that when it arrives.


Aside from the select items, most of the MiE stuff can be found at the FP Laurel Leaf shop. The MiE polos are sold there, as well as some nice Italian knits.
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Has anyone seen the Made in England Fred Perry polos in their shops at the moment ?.

I tried one on Saturday and the fit was nice so I bought it,£70 though,which imo is over the top but the made in China ones are £55.

I bought the navy with light blue piping,I remember buying the same colour in 1974 and it was £4 !.

 

I have ordered a Wolsey knitted cotton polo online as the shop in Bristol doesn't stock them,I will give my verdict on that when it arrives.

Yes, the MIE ones are still the best. I've got a plain black with Champagne logo, very nice, exactly the same of one of the first ones i had late 70s (to be accurate, i think the very first i had was a plain red with 3 buttons and a white laurel). Just seven (to ten) times more expensive today...

I can compare with the Chinese ones, as i bought (at about the same time 2 or 3 years ago) a plain black with red logo MIChina, it fades really faster and the cut is not as good.

 

i've got one FP/Nigel Cabourn in maroon from last year collection. MIPortugal, very nice, with mother of pearl buttons. Not too oversized (compared to the first one they did in collaboration with Nigel Cabourn the year before.)

 

 

 

I'm a big FP polo enlightened amateur, that's one piece of clobber i never stopped wearing since the late 70s. At the time they were very difficult to find in France, so i used to buy them when i was in England (like my DMs for example). They were much cheaper than the Lacoste polos, i don't think it's the case today. I've still got one FP from the early eighties, and believe it or not, it's still going strong ! (TBH i don't wear it very often to preserve it)

I always preferred the ones without piping, but that's personal preference. I had a few though. The last i had was a MIJapan one, very good quality. (I think best quality after the MIE)

I've got some nice plain 3 buttons MIPortugal they did a few years ago, but the collar is smaller.

Like Cerneabbas, i don't like much logos. The Laurel is the only one i can stand. Old habits die hard... 

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Steed MIE DMs. The best Docs i ever had. Very smart (well if you like DMs) with their narrower last and thinner sole (and no yellow stitching). They are expensive indeed (i was lucky to find mine at 50% off). 

Speaking of 'in the time' prices -  a subject that has been touched on both threads recently - i red that the DM boots, when they were first on sale (so that's 1960 i guess) costed 2 quids...

The Quilon ones (Quilon leather is used on the 'vintage collection' DMs, and is said to be the same leather used on the first DMs) are now sold out almost everywhere, and very difficult to find. So, it's the last chance...

 

They still got some at Stuarts London (15% off. Only oxblood in Quilon i think, but they've got the black in so called 'smooth' leather, very nice too). 

https://www.stuartslondon.com/dr-martens-made-in-england-m91

 

They've got a few left at 6pm, at an incredible price (around 60% off), but only in oxblood and in big sizes, and TBH i don't know if this website is serious.

http://www.6pm.com/dr-martens-steed-black-quilon?PID=7119908&AID=10538037&utm_source=Skimlinks&splash=none&utm_medium=affiliate

 

Otherwise, some on Ebay left… A M-to-S poster found them at a very good price.

 

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Edit : They are true to size, they even size a little big. If you are for example a 'small' 10, you should size down. I'm a 'big' 10 (sometimes 10,5) so the Steed UK10 are perfect for me.

 

Cheers


Edited by Clouseau - 5/10/16 at 1:31am
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6pm.com is owned by Amazon.
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Back to Fred Perry polos. I thought you might appreciate my collection, built up over many years. The older one (MIE from the 80s), a blue one with blue Laurel, is at the left of the middle row, the most recent one (a maroon FP/Nigel Cabourn) is at the right of the bottom row.

 

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Hey Mr. K - This Saturday is my doctoral graduation for which I intend to be suited so stand by for incoming pics after the weekend!

Obviously I'm not the only bleedin' egghead around here! biggrin.gif
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Back to Fred Perry polos. I thought you might appreciate my collection, built up over many years. The older one (MIE from the 80s), a blue one with blue Laurel, is at the left of the middle row, the most recent one (a maroon FP/Nigel Cabourn) is at the right of the bottom row.


That's some collection Sir. My own wardrobe is bereft of FPs.
In fact it's Fredbare...groan
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That's some collection Sir. My own wardrobe is bereft of FPs.
In fact it's Fredbare...groan

Well mate, i know you are more of a Smedley boy !
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post
 

Back to Fred Perry polos. I thought you might appreciate my collection, built up over many years. The older one (MIE from the 80s), a blue one with blue Laurel, is at the left of the middle row, the most recent one (a maroon FP/Nigel Cabourn) is at the right of the bottom row.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Very impressive!  I was going to suggest 'Show us your Fred Perrys' for the next 'event' but you have just killed that - as the CM guys would say!

 

@Clouseau - do you think that the MiE are still superior today?  I haven't worn my new FP x Nigel Cabourn yet but it feels the nicest to date.


Edited by Mr Knightley - 5/11/16 at 11:03am
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Very impressive!  I was going to suggest 'Show us your Fred Perrys' for the next 'event' but you have just killed that - as the CM guys would say!

 

@Clouseau - do you think that the MiE are still superior today?  I haven't worn my new FP x Nigel Cabourn yet but it feels the nicest to date.

 

 

 

I can say my favorite at the moment is my Black/Champagne MIE (bottom left of the picture). Both cut and material are lovely, it's very long, and i think it will last. It really reminds me of the quality of the firsts MIE i had late seventies/early eighties. So yes, i think the MIE are still superior today. The cloth is not as thick as the Portugese or Japanese ones, but more supple and elegant.

 

I would place the FP/Nigel Cabourn in second. Very good material (as with most MIPortugal FP, they last too), and the cut is different but interesting as is the bigger collar.

 

I would put the Japanese ones ex æquo at the second place, good material that last, but they are short and quite slim.

 

I never owned an Italian FP polo (quite rare i think, i saw some in Roma a few years ago but they were not plain and a bit flashy (very Italian) - so not my style, but i do regret i didn't buy one for trying), but i've got Italian FP knitwear of great quality.

 

You won't be surprised if at the very end i'll place the Chinese ones. They are baggy, they fade quickly, and they don't last. They are doing a slim fit version for a year or two, the cut is better but the quality stays the same: poor.. 

 

As a side note, i mentioned on a previous post the very first Fred Perry polo i had, a red 3b with a white 'retro' laurel. Well, i'm almost sure it was made in... Belgium !

 


Edited by Clouseau - 5/11/16 at 12:07pm
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Very impressive!  I was going to suggest 'Show us your Fred Perrys' for the next 'event' but you have just killed that - as the CM guys would say!

 

@Clouseau - do you think that the MiE are still superior today?  I haven't worn my new FP x Nigel Cabourn yet but it feels the nicest to date.

 

 

 

I can say my favorite at the moment is my Black/Champagne MIE (bottom left of the picture). Both cut and material are lovely, it's very long, and i think it will last. It really reminds me of the quality of the firsts MIE i had late seventies/early eighties. So yes, i think the MIE are still superior today. The cloth is not as thick as the Portugese or Japanese ones, but more supple and elegant.

 

I would place the FP/Nigel Cabourn in second. Very good material (as with most MIPortugal FP, they last too), and the cut is different but interesting as is the bigger collar.

 

I would put the Japanese ones ex æquo at the second place, good material that last, but they are short and quite slim.

 

I never owned an Italian FP polo (quite rare i think, i saw some in Roma a few years ago but they were not plain and a bit flashy (very Italian) - so not my style, but i do regret i didn't buy one for trying), but i've got Italian FP knitwear of great quality.

 

You won't be surprised if at the very end i'll place the Chinese ones. They are baggy, they fade quickly, and they don't last. They are doing a slim fit version for a year or two, the cut is better but the quality stays the same: poor..

 

As a side note, i mentioned on a previous post the very first Fred Perry polo i had, a red 3b with a white 'retro' laurel. Well, i'm almost sure it was made in... Belgium !

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Interesting stuff Clouseau.

 

I think the Made in Italy ones are quite rare.  As I say, in Italy last year they were selling MiE versions in la Rinascente.

 

My Italian-made one is like a Smedley in fabric and cut (made to wear outside trousers) so cannot really be compared to other more conventional pique cotton jobs.

 

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A close-up of my older FP

 

As you can see, it had some wear. But as it's around 35 years old, it's not that bad...

It's a Medium, but with today sizing it would be more like a L or an XL slim fit...

MIE of course.

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Interesting collection of FP Clouseau.

The Nigel Cabourn ones,I have seen them on offer online,the fit looks quite generous do you go down a size ?.

I have bought 5 FP polos in the last 2 years and the quality is variable even amongst the 4 made in China ones,I also got caught out with the slim fit last year (I didn't realise there were slim fit and regular) according to the assistant in the FP shop this year they have gone back to one fit.

Also on the slim fit that I bought the collar seems slightly smaller,colour fading is also a problem in the darker coloured ones.

My conclusion with FP is that you have to look at each item separately,some will be ok others not,same as so many other brands these days.

I have seen online an FP made in England Harrington that looked very nice in the pictures,would be interested to see one not that I need a Harrington at the moment.

 

The Wolsey knitted cotton polo arrived,not the colour that I ordered !,anyway it looks ok the collar is more like a Smedley than a FP and the sleeves are a more traditional length than a lot of polos now,I have decided to keep it although my GF has said that it will be interesting to see how it looks when its been washed a few times.

Again the polo is made in China although the advertising had stressed Wolseys British heritage..

 

So I am still looking for a plain blue ( not navy ) plain short sleeve polo shirt with 3 buttons,something that could be worn with jeans or trousers,and theres not a lot of choice at the moment.

 

The other item that I am looking about for is a Cable or Arran cardigan in blue or navy for the autumn/winter,I don't want a shawl neck or visible logo,again not a lot of choice,there is one in the Woolovers catalogue,their knitwear is variable in size and quality too...any ideas ?.

 

My quest for a plain short sleeve BD goes on as well,plenty of checks ( RL do some nice ones) or long sleeve ( Gant have nice pink and yellow shirts with a same coloured logo hardly visible ), I hark back to the early 70s short sleeve Ben Shermans in pastel colours but can find nothing about like that now.

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