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post #421 of 474

Another example of how the patterns matched on the sleeves and on the body of Brooks Brothers 3/2 sack coats in the sixties and seventies and yet another post today referencing the 50th Anniversary of "Star Trek".


For those keeping score at home, I am Richard Gilmore, although people thought I was Doctor Who, Indiana Jones, or (worst of all), Bill Nye The Science Guy.  The underlying problem might have been Edward Herrmann was much heavier when he played Richard Gilmore.

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Navy blazer, blue stripe OCBD,silk tie.
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That looks like the staple 80s blazer made by 700 different manufacturers. Still have a few in my closet.

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That looks like the staple 80s blazer made by 700 different manufacturers. Still have a few in my closet.

It isn't nearly that old, but it is a pretty standard cut. Probably is quite standard for a good quality off-the-rack blazer.
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Anyone ever heard of Crittenden clothing? Some of my extended family from Lexington, KY we're down the road in Midway and found an amazing men's wear store. They asked me for advice but I had never heard of it. There are a few threads here on SF. According to their website the owner is the former CEO of Oxxford.

Anyway, looked interesting and I will check it out next time I'm down there.

http://crittendenclothes.com/
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All my time in KY and I've never heard of them. I'm intrigued.

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Bought a pair of Crittenden seersucker pants on eBay several months ago. Hadn't heard of them before that. Picture quality is bad, but the pants are green/cream. The tag says Made in China, but I like 'em quite a bit. They're flat front and more of a traditional fit. They came unhemmed so I had 2" cuffs put on. I'd check out Crittenden if I were in the area.



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Bought a pair of Crittenden seersucker pants on eBay several months ago. Hadn't heard of them before that. Picture quality is bad, but the pants are green/cream. The tag says Made in China, but I like 'em quite a bit. They're flat front and more of a traditional fit. They came unhemmed so I had 2" cuffs put on. I'd check out Crittenden if I were in the area. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Yeah, I'm a little suspicious of where their stuff is made. Most places either trumpet Made in USA or brag about Made in Italy or England. Anyway, likely worth a visit if passing by.

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Made in China isn't necessarily a disqualifier in my book, but it is worthy of a little more caution. 

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Crittenden was started by a former Oxxford exec. I've seen several of their pieces in consignment stores here. The styling is usually good, but the quality is not impressive.
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Made in China isn't necessarily a disqualifier in my book, but it is worthy of a little more caution. 

Turns me off immediately I'm afraid.
post #432 of 474
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I'm curious to know why.

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Mrs. Claghorn has decided I need to get a seersucker suit sooner rather than later.
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Mrs. Claghorn has decided I need to get a seersucker suit sooner rather than later.


Yes... you do.

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I'm curious to know why.

I have yet to find anything that measures up qualitatively. My first suits were Jos. A. Bank China cheapies. I thought the Brooks Brothers Factory Store was a good deal until I realized that the inventory was all Made in China knock-offs of mainline Brooks inventory (BB basically pirating their own stuff!). Department stores from Macy's downward are full of little but cheaply made Chinese goods with poor fabric and construction. Department stores from Nordstrom's on up begin to stock Italian, US, UK, Canadian stuff from established brands with reputations to maintain.

 

I had one suit made by Proper Suit (MTM measured here, made there, mailed with no intermediate fitting). Not the best construction and required  $150 of further work.

 

It's mostly that I've never encountered much beyond the occasional overcoat from China that was what I consider quality. I'm sure there are plenty of HK tailors worth their salt but I never visit there. I'm sure KW is interesting but, much like with beer and Scotch, I'll stick with the good stuff when I can! I have nothing against China. Maybe someday a Zegna or Canali will take root there?


Edited by smittycl - 9/21/16 at 3:25pm
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