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post #3421 of 4449
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Anyone know if Simon's carries MMM GATs in white? Their online inventory makes me think not all items are listed.

FYI they have the plaster GATs and tan high paint splatters on sale. Hoping to snag a pair of plain white or white splatter.


No only at the Montreal and Quebec City location. Spoke with an SA and he explained that because Harry Rosen caries MM, Simons is not allowed. They can bring items in though
post #3422 of 4449
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No only at the Montreal and Quebec City location. Spoke with an SA and he explained that because Harry Rosen caries MM, Simons is not allowed. They can bring items in though

Interesting. I'll give them a call. Thanks!
post #3423 of 4449
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@stanchri Nothing in Canada unfortunately. I went to Japan and checked out their flagship store. Wonderful stuff and reasonably priced. However, the sizing is pretty tricky for North Americans. I couldn't find anything in a Euro 52 that really fit, in most cases they came up pretty short. Not a knock on the brand at all, just the reality (as is the case with most clothing in Japan!). They have a reasonably priced MTM program, but I wasn't going to be around long enough to indulge.

 

While it has achieved somewhat legendary status around here these forums, I can see why LF stopped carrying it. It doesn't have the cache to really bring in swaths of the general public,while the sizing greatly limits who could wear it in the domestic market. I'm pretty thin by western standards and I still had issues slipping into the jackets (arms and chest in particular).  

 

That being said hitting up the Maester tailor in Osaka will be on the list the next time around!


@stanchri @akoustas @CanadaCal @tricky 

I can unequivoca
lly say that Leatherfoot no longer carries Ring Jacket at the moment. However, when browsing recently, I did find someone in Canada that does! Unfortunately not in the GTA!

They're called Mr. Derk and based out of Edmonton. Unfortunately, I have no personal experience with them. 

Suits starts at: $2100
SC at: $1650

Link here: http://shop.mrderk.com/collections/ring-jacket

post #3424 of 4449
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Originally Posted by John-Galt View Post

Anyone interested in S.N.S Herning sweaters at 65% off? 

Let me know what you have...
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Let me know what you have...


Pm'd

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@stanchri
 @akoustas
 @CanadaCal
 @tricky 


I can unequivocally say that Leatherfoot no longer carries Ring Jacket at the moment. However, when browsing recently, I did find someone in Canada that does! Unfortunately not in the GTA!


They're called Mr. Derk and based out of Edmonton. Unfortunately, I have no personal experience with them. 


Suits starts at: $2100

SC at: $1650


Link here: http://shop.mrderk.com/collections/ring-jacket

Thanks for the heads up. Is that really what Ring is going for?
post #3427 of 4449
Over here and through guys like the armoury, khakis or Carmel yes. Overseas, no. I wonder how pricing is from the Ring Jacket store in Tokyo? Anyone comment?
post #3428 of 4449
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Over here and through guys like the armoury, khakis or Carmel yes. Overseas, no. I wonder how pricing is from the Ring Jacket store in Tokyo? Anyone comment?

I'll be in Japan in late September and plan to check out RJ in person so will provide an update on pricing. In the meanwhile here's the source I found that has RJ for significantly less and my contact in Japan says it's a legit Rakuten shop.

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/asshop2010/?siteID=je6NUbpObpQ-XFgBrFszu4BscfgGD6eFCg
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I have to wonder what kind of sizes they have at the Tokyo RJ stores. I've stopped looking for things like shoes (size 10.5) and trousers (32/34) when I go to Japan, because it's next to impossible to find anything that fits me (I'm 6'2" and average male height in Japan is under 5'8"). Also, the Japanese male physique is proportionally different than my Nordic physique. I'm assuming the stuff that The Armoury sells is made specifically for them, to fit non-Asian physiques as well. MTM would be the way to go, if you have time.

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I'll be in Japan in late September and plan to check out RJ in person so will provide an update on pricing. In the meanwhile here's the source I found that has RJ for significantly less and my contact in Japan says it's a legit Rakuten shop.

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/asshop2010/?siteID=je6NUbpObpQ-XFgBrFszu4BscfgGD6eFCg

Oh my days, this is amazing! I have a friend who works at Rakuten who's visiting Canda in the latter part of summer! :O Will check in with her on the legitimacy of these and will be sure to update!

Thanks so much for the lead!

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Oh my days, this is amazing! I have a friend who works at Rakuten who's visiting Canda in the latter part of summer! :O Will check in with her on the legitimacy of these and will be sure to update!

Thanks so much for the lead!

 

Please keep us updated. My understanding of Rakuten is that unlike eBay where anyone can list, every vendor on Rakuten is screened before being allowed to open shop but confirmation never hurts. 

post #3432 of 4449

@Spex 

@ADub

 

The stores in Tokyo are indeed cheaper (depending on the Yen). Sports coats go for about $1400 or so (tax in). 

 

You will not find anything if you are 6'0 or above. The jackets are quite short and there are no longs stocked, even at the flagship store. 

 

I'm pretty slender but athletic and the arms were pretty tight on most jackets.

 

I was really looking forward to bringing a piece home (they have some fantastic fabrics and it's not often that I'm swayed by an OTR item right away) but the SA at the flagship store told me there was little I could do apart from MTM or bespoke. I actually checked out Isetan first but came up empty there as well. 

 

The Osaka store is actually their main MTM and Bespoke shop, if you're really into it you could try there (but of course will be limited for fittings). 

post #3433 of 4449

Unfortunately for us taller guys, that's how it is in Japan. I visited numerous locations of Maker's Shirt (aka Kamakura Shirts), until I found out that only the shop in Haneda Airport carries their "NY Fit" shirts (the only ones that work for me). Luckily I was flying out of Haneda that time...but unluckily the shirt selection there was dismal, and I bought nothing (maybe 6 shirts in my size, none that I liked). 

post #3434 of 4449
As a short, Asian male, it felt good to find most items fitting me for a change when I was there.

I imagine that sale season is starting soon, or has already started. It's a great time to start buying Japanese brands for a lot less.
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I'm hoping to go to London in the fall. If so want to visit the C&J factory store. Have Torontonians/Canadians here visited the factory shop before?
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