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In case anyone in Houston is interested in meeting with the Oxxford reps, they will be at M. Penner this weekend.   FRIDAY 4PM - 6:30PM SATURDAY 10AM - 6PM Oxxford representative Steve Yardley and Creative Director Jack Simpson will be on hand to introduce Oxxford at M. PENNER and to assist with your fabric selection and fittings.  Special Trunk Show prices available this weekend only.  Delivery in 6 - 8 weeks.
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I have it on good authority that Jack Simpson won't be around until 4:30 PM on Friday. This represents something of an earthquake for M. Penner. Norton Ditto and Harold's in the Heights were the places in Houston to get Oxxford, while M. Penner was more of an Italian place. But Kiton has largely priced themselves out of the market, and Oxxford came out with a model that Murray Penner could like (Oxxford Crest). It should be very interesting.
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I was able to make it in this morning. Mr. Simpson was wearing a three-button, single-breasted, peak-lapel Oxxford Crest suit made from a ivory wool-and-cashmere fabric with gray chalk stripes. Believe it or not, it looked wonderful. Mr. Yardley, who was wearing a royal blue one-button, peak-lapel Oxxford Crest jacket with a white windowpane overplaid, was also very natty. Oxxford's range of fabrics is extremely impressive. Even the A-range (relative) cheapies are very nice, and the Escorial fabrics that they've brought in are simply stunning. The only downside is that they do a poor job of organizing the swatches into books. There's very little rhyme or reason to what swatches are grouped together. Even if you know about what you want, you still have to go through a whole lot of swatches before you find the right one. The Oxxford Crest model is very interesting. To me, it's reminiscent of the style of jackets worn by the likes of Cary Grant in '30s films: strong-shouldered, but with a suppressed waist and shaped skirt. For those who want Neapolitan tailoring, this isn't it, but it is an attractive silhouette. The quality of construction, like it is with everything that Oxxford does, is impeccable. I was very tempted, but I ended up ordering only a pair of trousers (flat front, chocolate brown cavalry twill). Maybe I'll try a sportcoat in the spring.
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John: Was Jack wearing his trademark vest?
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Was Jack wearing his trademark vest?
As I recall, he was wearing a pearl gray vest with lapels.
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