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Nonk I'm in London on Monday and again on Tuesday, so I'll try and find out when the Gieves sale starts.
and H&K scarves?
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Gieves & Hawkes sale starts on Monday, 27 December. So does Ede & Ravenscroft. New & Lingwood are beginning their Winter Sale next week sometime...
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OK, my visit is now just a week away. Will be in London 12 Jan to 17 Jan. Any good dept store sales on suits, shoes or shirts? Same goes for the english clothing stores. What are G & H suits going for? What shirt stores on Jermyn street are having good sales? Any Bond St or Oxford St shops to visit? I know this forum doesn't think much of tmlewin suits and shirts, but are they on sale? Any price estimates would be appreciated in case time becomes a factor. Any stores in Bath? Got a day trip planned for there. Also, for any locals or frequent visitors. We will be staying next to the Gloucester Rd, tube. Any good breaksfast spots close (I am an American, but I do not consider Burger King a good spot)? How about a good pub for food and a good fish & chips nearby? Not as important as breakfast though as we probably will not be around for lunch or dinner. Living in Des Moines, Iowa I can almost alway count on compliments when wearing my Trywitt shirts and ties, I even had a woman I had never met before stop me and say something. So sales on even better shirts and ties would be appreciated, although Trywitt's 140's I got at $60 each will be tough to top as a bargain. BTW, why do so many of the british shirt makers not have button through sleeve plackets? Would love a british suit now, even if RTW.
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OK, my visit is now just a week away.  Will be in London 12 Jan to 17 Jan.  Any good dept store sales on suits, shoes or shirts?  Same goes for the english clothing stores.  What are G & H suits going for?  What shirt stores on Jermyn street are having good sales?  Any Bond St or Oxford St shops to visit?  I know this forum doesn't think much of tmlewin suits and shirts, but are they on sale?  Any price estimates would be appreciated in case time becomes a factor.  Any stores in Bath?  Got a day trip planned for there. Also, for any locals or frequent visitors.  We will be staying next to the Gloucester Rd, tube.  Any good breaksfast spots close (I am an American, but I do not consider Burger King a good spot)?  How about a good pub for food and a good fish & chips nearby?  Not as important as breakfast though as we probably will not be around for lunch or dinner. Living in Des Moines, Iowa I can almost alway count on compliments when wearing my Trywitt shirts and ties, I even had a woman I had never met before stop me and say something.  So sales on even better shirts and ties would be appreciated, although Trywitt's 140's I got at $60 each will be tough to top as a bargain.  BTW, why do so many of the british shirt makers not have button through sleeve plackets?  Would love a british suit now, even if RTW.
Was just there over Xmas... You'll find pretty good deals at the usual places: - I picked up some great Eton shirts at Selfridges for a good price. - Looked like Zegna had some good deals on everything from suits to ties... same for Pal Z. Picked up a couple of nice shirts there... - Polo has lots of nice stuff on sale. Bought some cashmere scarfs, etc., but was VERY disappointed that they didn't have any of their EG PL shoes in my size. Some great deals on those... :-/ - On Jermyn St, you''ll find lots to choose from. Avoid TML, and stick to H & K, where they've got lots of nice shirts on sale. While on Jermyn St, I spent most of my time at Dunhill, picking out cufflinks... they've also got some nice shirts and ties on sale. - Stopped by EG... lots of nice shoes, but none on sale yet... Hope that helps. Cheers, JV
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(Mike Hayden @ 04 Jan. 2005, 5:36) OK, my visit is now just a week away.  Will be in London 12 Jan to 17 Jan.  Any good dept store sales on suits, shoes or shirts?  Same goes for the english clothing stores.  What are G & H suits going for?  What shirt stores on Jermyn street are having good sales?  Any Bond St or Oxford St shops to visit?  I know this forum doesn't think much of tmlewin suits and shirts, but are they on sale?  Any price estimates would be appreciated in case time becomes a factor.  Any stores in Bath?  Got a day trip planned for there. Also, for any locals or frequent visitors.  We will be staying next to the Gloucester Rd, tube.  Any good breaksfast spots close (I am an American, but I do not consider Burger King a good spot)?  How about a good pub for food and a good fish & chips nearby?  Not as important as breakfast though as we probably will not be around for lunch or dinner. Living in Des Moines, Iowa I can almost alway count on compliments when wearing my Trywitt shirts and ties, I even had a woman I had never met before stop me and say something.  So sales on even better shirts and ties would be appreciated, although Trywitt's 140's I got at $60 each will be tough to top as a bargain.  BTW, why do so many of the british shirt makers not have button through sleeve plackets?  Would love a british suit now, even if RTW.
Was just there over Xmas... You'll find pretty good deals at the usual places: - I picked up some great Eton shirts at Selfridges for a good price. - Looked like Zegna had some good deals on everything from suits to ties... same for Pal Z. Picked up a couple of nice shirts there... - Polo has lots of nice stuff on sale. Bought some cashmere scarfs, etc., but was VERY disappointed that they didn't have any of their EG PL shoes in my size. Some great deals on those... :-/ - On Jermyn St, you''ll find lots to choose from. Avoid TML, and stick to H & K, where they've got lots of nice shirts on sale. While on Jermyn St, I spent most of my time at Dunhill, picking out cufflinks... they've also got some nice shirts and ties on sale. - Stopped by EG... lots of nice shoes, but none on sale yet... Hope that helps. Cheers, JV
Does Dunhill make good prices on cufflinks? Last winter discounts were very low. Have you seen H&K website? I found it disappointing. How much better is the choice in the shops?
post #36 of 44
Mike: There is a place called Patisserie Valerie on the Brompton Road across from the V&A Museum that has a very nice breakfast, and good pastries and coffee. I would definitely recommend it. In my experience, all of the clothing stores in London will have sales going on; historically, in many places in Europe, sales were confined by law to specific periods in January and the summer, and most store still seem to adhere, more or less, to this schedule, though the beginning dates seem to keep creaping up the calendar. IMO, I would not be so keen to pick up an English RTW suit just for the sake of having one; most of the mass market product over there is nothing to get excited about in terms of construction quality, and with the weak dollar probably no great bargain either. Of course, if you can find a good price on a Chester Barrie, that's a different matter. Note that Barrie also has a lower priced line called, I think, Chester (I've seen them at Austin Reed on Regent St), which is no where close to the main line product in terms of quality. Have a great trip.
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(drljva @ 05 Jan. 2005, 2:43)
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Originally Posted by Mike Hayden,04 Jan. 2005, 5:36
OK, my visit is now just a week away.  Will be in London 12 Jan to 17 Jan.  Any good dept store sales on suits, shoes or shirts?  Same goes for the english clothing stores.  What are G & H suits going for?  What shirt stores on Jermyn street are having good sales?  Any Bond St or Oxford St shops to visit?  I know this forum doesn't think much of tmlewin suits and shirts, but are they on sale?  Any price estimates would be appreciated in case time becomes a factor.  Any stores in Bath?  Got a day trip planned for there. Also, for any locals or frequent visitors.  We will be staying next to the Gloucester Rd, tube.  Any good breaksfast spots close (I am an American, but I do not consider Burger King a good spot)?  How about a good pub for food and a good fish & chips nearby?  Not as important as breakfast though as we probably will not be around for lunch or dinner. Living in Des Moines, Iowa I can almost alway count on compliments when wearing my Trywitt shirts and ties, I even had a woman I had never met before stop me and say something.  So sales on even better shirts and ties would be appreciated, although Trywitt's 140's I got at $60 each will be tough to top as a bargain.  BTW, why do so many of the british shirt makers not have button through sleeve plackets?  Would love a british suit now, even if RTW.
Was just there over Xmas... You'll find pretty good deals at the usual places: - I picked up some great Eton shirts at Selfridges for a good price. - Looked like Zegna had some good deals on everything from suits to ties... same for Pal Z. Picked up a couple of nice shirts there... - Polo has lots of nice stuff on sale. Bought some cashmere scarfs, etc., but was VERY disappointed that they didn't have any of their EG PL shoes in my size. Some great deals on those... :-/ - On Jermyn St, you''ll find lots to choose from. Avoid TML, and stick to H & K, where they've got lots of nice shirts on sale. While on Jermyn St, I spent most of my time at Dunhill, picking out cufflinks... they've also got some nice shirts and ties on sale. - Stopped by EG... lots of nice shoes, but none on sale yet... Hope that helps. Cheers, JV
Does Dunhill make good prices on cufflinks? Last winter discounts were very low. Have you seen H&K website? I found it disappointing.  How much better is the choice in the shops?
To be honest with you, I don't think there were any Dunhill cuff links on sale... :-/ Still, my wife was keen to buy me a pair of the Facet Square links in smoked quartz (for some reason, she fell in love with them when she saw them in NYC a month or so ago...), so who was I to complain? ;-) Each pair is unique, so I spent a good bit of time looking through the various pairs that they had... JV
post #38 of 44
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Each pair is unique, so I spent a good bit of time looking through the various pairs that they had...
I see you are as crazy as I am. In Paris many cufflinks of Dunhill are on sales. Dunhill is in the red.... They have closed many outlets in Paris. I always buy mine with at least 40% off.
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(drljva @ 05 Jan. 2005, 4:26) Each pair is unique, so I spent a good bit of time looking through the various pairs that they had...
I see you are as crazy as I am. In Paris many cufflinks of Dunhill are on sales. Dunhill is in the red.... They have closed many outlets in Paris. I always buy mine with at least 40% off.
Crazy, indeed. I've always had a thing for Dunhill cufflinks... :-P Yeah... Dunhill has had some tough times, and has all but disappeared in the US (to say nothing of their closing of the Bond St store in London...). Sad... :-( Glad you're able to get some good deals. JV
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Dunhill is in the red.... They have closed many outlets in Paris.
When the dunhill' Heritage Boutique at 15 rue de la Paix goes out of business, I'm counting on you to snag me stuff. Hell, it'd be worth the plane ticket.
post #41 of 44
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All right, last time before my trip. There is another thread about London sales going on now, but hey, I want my questions answered. When I arrive next Wednesday, best place for C & J shoe sales? I'm interested in a black wholecut and/or Brogue. G & H RTW suits, what are they going for?
post #42 of 44
Best place for C&J? Either the store on Jermyn Street or in the Burlington Arcade (5 minute walk from one store to the other). Seconds of handgrades are at £200-£230, sales of benchgrades are between £150 and £200. I haven't seen any black wholecuts on sale, but there are plenty of brogues. No idea about G&H suits on sale. Just stop in and check when you get to London.
post #43 of 44
I had a postcard from G&H advertising the sale; RTW suits are 'from £279'. It may be worth looking for C&J shoes at Gordon Scott on Bond Street, or John Ashton in Wimpole Street.
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I second Chorse123's advice re C&J on Jermyn Street. I bought a pair of Weymouth wholecut handgrades today for £200. They are seconds, and are a bit beat up from the shop, but with some polishing and a bit of wear they will be fine. For anyone who is not size 10 (therefore limited sale stock) I would also recomment John Rushton on Wimpole Street, some interesting stock, and if you have not been there before, as I had not until Friday, he is quite a character.
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