I believe Seeger was folded into Montblanc as its leather goods maker, for purposes of brand, well, synergy. Â British GQ sometimes makes very dubious assertions. Â Dunhill may be big in China but I'd imagine it's also close to being the Nr1 faked brand in China too (along with LV et al). Â Dunhill's had pretensions to the same level of quality and luxury (esp in its accessories) as Hermes, Asprey, etc., but is never quite up there IMHO. Â The White Shirt Bar/Heritage Boutique stuff is very cool but excruciatingly expensive (4000 euro for bespoke shoes, 500 euros for a bespoke shirt). Â Now that it's had to absorb the inventory from the regular dunhill store it's kind of lost its cachet. Â Dunhill is constantly trying to pitch some new thing, whether it's a barber shop or state-of-the-art lighting simulators in its Jermyn St store, double-licensed (someone for Poulsen Skone for Dunhill) Poulsen Skone shoes in England and NY, and now its four design consultants (sic): Bill Amberg for leather goods, Tom Bolt for watches, Richard James for shirts/ties/tailoring and I forget the fourth fellow. Â (I wish one of their consultants would get them to stop making cufflinks with those naff toggle backs.) Â The problem I see with this is that at least two of these consultants (sic) are in direct competition with Dunhill in their own right. Â I haven't yet seen the Amberg leathergoods to see if they resemble Bill Amberg's own-label satchel style, but the clothes now on their website resembles very much what Richard James has done recently -- the odd denim blazer, the intricately patterned tie, the subtle uses of color. Â I don't see how this helps either one of them. Â (I recognize that RJ for one is a much smaller operation.) Â Dunhill must be spending enormous amounts of money on these gimmicks for what can't be great returns in most western markets. Â I come across scads of their ties at Off 5th on every one of my recent visits there.