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post #21496 of 38197
Excuse to kop - for charity:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270870331904&ssPageName=ADME:B:BCA:US:1120#ht_500wt_914
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post #21497 of 38197
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Originally Posted by shoreman1782 View Post

I'd venture that a general rundown of English shoe rep would go
Edward Green
Crockett and Jones (handgrade, benchgrade is a little lower)
Trickers (but better for country shoes and chunky lasts than business shoes)
Cheaney/Churchs
Alfred Sargent
Grenson (but a lot of variability here)
Loake/Barker/Sanders
(Sorry if this is a lot of repetitive info. all this BS is a blend of seeing/handling these shoes and SF collective/traditional wisdom. I personally own trickers, grenson, and sanders)

Not a bad ordering. I own at least two pairs from each of those makers. Personally I think C&J are slightly over-rated and would stick them below Trickers, and AS above Cheaney for some of their lines, but as you said in your post it's really a question of lines with many of the shoemakers. Barker's country shoes are much better than most of their city shoes (although the Anniversary line is nice). Sanders are highly variable and it's tricky to work out what's decent and what isn't, at least with Loake you know the 1880 line is going to be reasonable.
post #21498 of 38197
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Originally Posted by shoreman1782 View Post

One Tween Spirit's endorsement wasnt enough. Still considering. These (and a few other Manastash pieces) are on sale at Huckberry, if anyone's interested

hey! mad.gif

damnit though now I just signed up for that site to see what they had and I want like all 5 of the Manastash items. I'm using good willpower though and resisting all of them. ok maybe just a vest. but the parka has a removable reversible vest...
post #21499 of 38197
SVB,

I'd definitely look at Shoreman's suggestion of retrickers if they deduct VAT, but if they don't these are very good for the price:

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/barker/products/2912.php

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/barker/products/2913.php

I wouldn't wholeheartedly recommend Barker's dress shoes below the Anniversary line, but their Country range uses much thicker (and IMO) better leather.
post #21500 of 38197
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Originally Posted by ManofKent View Post

Not a bad ordering. I own at least two pairs from each of those makers. Personally I think C&J are slightly over-rated and would stick them below Trickers, and AS above Cheaney for some of their lines, but as you said in your post it's really a question of lines with many of the shoemakers. Barker's country shoes are much better than most of their city shoes (although the Anniversary line is nice). Sanders are highly variable and it's tricky to work out what's decent and what isn't, at least with Loake you know the 1880 line is going to be reasonable.

I defer to ManofKent on all things British shoes. He can prob actually find Northampton on a map. Yeah, C+J (and Alden, for the poster who asked) are probably overrated and their prices seem to have risen disproportionately over the last 5 years or so.

And I'm sure Hendrix is right about Alfred Sargent--the new ranges look very, very nice. Most of the Sargent stuff I've handled is from other labels. In fact I think the BB shoes I"m wearing today are Sargent, and they're great, but no Edward Green.
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Originally Posted by tween_spirit View Post

hey! mad.gif
damnit though now I just signed up for that site to see what they had and I want like all 5 of the Manastash items. I'm using good willpower though and resisting all of them. ok maybe just a vest. but the parka has a removable reversible vest...

I can't find the jacket I posted on any other site (besides two jupiters, which seems to be where they're getting the merch) and I"d like a better description of it before I buy. The parka is more interesting and more hardcore, but out of my price range. This would essentially be a ski jacket for me, and I ski like twice a year
post #21501 of 38197
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

it's pretty good conceptually but I think it would have been better if they did without the m65 bastardization like the chest pockets and epaulets (which I don't actually mind in this context)
i think the pockets while shaped cool ruin the coat, if you don't care it's not an investment piece then you should cop
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Originally Posted by DLester View Post

Looks good except for the chest pockets.

Thanks guys. The chest pockets are what worry me (my girlfriend hates them too haha) but I think it's sick otherwise. Here's a fit pic of the tweed version:

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post #21502 of 38197
it would be totally forgettable if it didn't have the chest pockets. Not going to say I am in love with them but the design is throwaway without them there.
post #21503 of 38197
Pockets look even worse on the fit pic. It is a shame, would be really nice without them.
post #21504 of 38197
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Originally Posted by Desi View Post

it would be totally forgettable if it didn't have the chest pockets. Not going to say I am in love with them but the design is throwaway without them there.


I don't really think so. The short zipper, belt, triangle sleeves and the silhouette in general all make it pretty nice IMO.
post #21505 of 38197
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post #21506 of 38197
neither, supra's look like garbage irl (as evidenced by second pic)
post #21507 of 38197

Looking to buy a patterned scarf. Preferably some fair-isle in red-brown-earth tones. I mostly wear shades of blue, brown and grey, so I think a scarf in those tones would complement the rest of my outfit.

It's come down to these three, but feel free to add another option. Must be below 80 Euro, 110 USD.

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post #21508 of 38197
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Originally Posted by Uncontrol View Post

I don't really think so. The short zipper, belt, triangle sleeves and the silhouette in general all make it pretty nice IMO.

Yeah, I really don't like the chest pockets. I've never liked passants either, so basically I don't like any of the details. It's a shame because this would still have a great silhouette without them.
post #21509 of 38197
I like #3 the most.

http://cdn.styleforum.net/5/59/316x422px-LL-59b6423a_quanticbrown1.jpeg

Pockets on Uncontrol jacket make me think of boobs.
post #21510 of 38197
you guys are supposed to be enablers frown.gif
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